The Eastern States Cup was developed in 2010 as a USA Cycling Eastern Regional Downhill MTB Championship Series and featured two USA Cycling State Championships. This proved to be a popular formula with racers and venues. In 2011 the series expanded to three USAC State Championships at six premier East Coast Venues. 2012 brought another year of growth. The series blossomed to fourteen races and five USAC State Championships. In 2013 the ESC added a very successful Enduro Series. In 2014 the ESC added the Eastern States Cup SuperD Series. 2015 was a breakout season for our DH series that featured the Vittoria ESC Super DH Championships with the pro’s taking home over $2000. In 2016 we started the enduro season with multiple sellouts, something we never expected. The ESC introduced the ESC North American Downhill Team for Juniors, we wanted to help our juniors get to the UCI World Cup events and we had great success with the 10 racers on our inaugural team. We will be introducing the 2017 Team in February.
2017 is looking great for racers on the East Coast and especially the Vittoria ESC racers !
The future looks bright for the racers, venues and sponsors of the Eastern States Cup
The VITTORIA Eastern States Cup exists to ensure the future of gravity mountain bike racing on the East Coast. There are three main partners in the sport: racers, venues and sponsors. The VITTORIA ESC works to bring them together, listen, learn their concerns and act accordingly. The ESC offers a format that will excite all three groups, insuring that Gravity Mountain Bike Racing will prosper on the East Coast.
The VITTORIA ESC offers racers a variety of venues, great courses and reasonable race fees. At the same time the VITTORIA ESC will host the highest quality downhill, enduro and super d racing. The VITTORIA ESC will concentrate on keeping the venues within a reasonable geographical area to minimize travel expenses.
The VITTORIA ESC offers venues an event that is profitable and easy to manage. The ESC will introduce a dedicated group of riders and racers to the venues at each event. The ESC strives to ensure a welcome return to each venue for years to come.
The VITTORIA ESC offers sponsors an economical and professional vehicle for media and onsite exposure. The VITTORIA ESC will introduce its loyal racers and fans to sponsors products. The VITTORIA ESC will partner with sponsors to maximize their investment.
Above all the ESC strives to provide a fun safe atmosphere for all.
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