East Coast Junior MTB Championships

Spreading across the US in 2019 the first multi discipline Junior specific Mountain Bike Championships.

Proceeds help the Glen Park Trail System

MAXXIS ESC presents the First
East Coast Junior MTB Championships
at
Glen Park, Stroudsburg, PA

Thank You for registering for the first East Coast Junior MTB Championships. We are excited to heading back to one of the Maxxis ESC’s most popular venues and the current east coast enduro mtb attendance record venue, it seems to be a popular choice. For this event we will have practice on Friday, XC racing Saturday and Enduro racing on Sunday for tis Junior’s only event.

Parents and Coaches may practice with the racers providing they use a number plate and submit a waiver. There is no charge for this. The exception is only racers may practice Sunday morning for the enduro.

Unfortunately two of the three scheduled colleges cancelled their attendance at the last minute, We are sorry for this however Tim Hall, coach of Lees-McCrea will be hosting the presentations. He has some great insight for parents and prospective college athletes

ENDURO ONLY: $100 TIMING CHIPS – We will be using our SIAC Fly By timing system for this event. We will be issuing the Enduro timing chip and holder at registration Check in. Please note if you do not return the SIAC Timing Chip you will owe us $100. Yes they cost that much. Other enduro series require the racers to use their own or rent them plus a deposit. We trust our racers until proven otherwise so please make sure to return the chip if you decide to leave early.

Please Note: GPS units on bars or stem may interfere with the SIAC Timing Chip so it’s best not to use one

XC ONLY: $100 TIMING CHIPS- Second Wind Timing will issue ankle timing chip bracelets starting at 8am Saturday morning and will collect them at race end. Please note if you do not return the SIAC Timing Chip you will owe us $100. Yes they cost that much.

Attached are a couple documents for you to review, two are maps. We will NOT have printed maps for this event as the course is easy to follow, so if you want one please print it. The 2019 MAXXIS ESC Enduro rules are also attached, there have been some changes, so it would be best to read everything.

Enduro Racers must be present at the racers meeting where we will activate their chips.

Please drive slowly through neighborhood while visiting Glen Park, we do not want to upset the neighbors and please visit the local restaurants and let them know you are there because of the enduro race.

We will be onsite Thursday afternoon but please understand we cannot do any registration on Thursday. We have a lot of course set up and we really want to ride our bikes too !

We will be offering our 2019 Maxxis ESC Socks, Pint Glasses and T Shirts at our registration tents, please remember its cash only.

CAMPING –No Camping allowed at Glen Park.

NUMBER PLATES – All racers must always have an East Coast junior MTB Championship Number plate attached to their bike while riding at Glen Park after 8am Friday until event end on Sunday afternoon.

WAIVERS / REGISTRATION FORMS – All racers must check in at registration and fill out the registration and waiver forms before riding the trails after 9am Saturday.

RESULTS AND PICTURES – Will be posted up shortly after the race here: https://www.rootsandrain.com/race7613/2019-jun-15-eastern-states-cup-east-coast-junior-xc-championships-glen-park-pa/results/

SCHEDULE

Thursday: ( June 13, 2019)
Glen Park is open for riding at your own risk

Friday: ( June 14, 2019) NO SHUTTLING
Registration and packet pickup at the MAXXIS ESC Tents 8am-2pm
8am – 11:30am Course inspection and pre riding for Enduro ( Cross Country pre riding is closed
10:30am-11:30am XC Clinic with the College Coaches
11:30am-12:30pm Meet the College Coaches – Lunch Break
12:30pm – 1:30pm Enduro Clinic with the College Coaches
12:30pm – 4pm Course inspection and pre riding for Cross Country ( Enduro pre riding is closed )

Saturday: ( June 15th, 2019 ) NO SHUTTLING
8:00am – 1pm Onsite registration and packet pickup
7:00am – 8:30am Course inspection and pre riding for Cross Country
9:00am XC Race Start
4:30 Podiums all categories

12 and under classes
Start time 9 am: Boys 11-12 – 2 laps (estimated completion time 9:50 am)
Start time 9:05 am: Girls 11-12 – 2 laps (estimated completion time 10 am)
Start time 9:10 am: Open 10 & under – 2 laps (estimated completion time 10:10 am)
13 – 14 classes
Start time 10:15 am: Boys 13 – 14 – 3 laps (estimated completion time 11:15 am)
Start time 10:20 am: Girls 13 – 14 – 3 laps (estimated completion time 11:30 am)
17 – 18 classes
Start time 11:30 am: Boys 17 – 18 – 4 laps (estimated completion time 12:45 pm)
Start time 11:35 am: Girls 17 – 18 – 4 laps (estimated completion time 12:55 pm)
15 – 16 classes
Start time 11:40 am: Boys 15 – 16 – 4 laps (estimated completion time 1:00 pm)
Start time 11:45 am: Girls 15 – 16 – 4 laps (estimated completion time 1:15 pm)
Elite Boys and Girls classes
Start time 1:30 pm: Elite Boys (ages 11-19) – 6 laps (estimated completion time 3:00 pm)
Start time 1:35 pm: Elite Girls (ages 11-19) – 6 laps (estimated completion time 3:15 pm)
Enduro Practice 3:30 – 5:00pm

Sunday ( June 16, 2019 ) NO SHUTTLING
7am – 8am Onsite enduro registration and packet pickup open
7am – 9:30am Enduro course inspection and pre riding
9:45 mandatory Enduro racer meeting at registration area
10am all racer staging

• NO SHUTTLING – That goes for all weekend for everyone. If you are seen/reported/caught/whatever shuttling you will be assessed a time penalty. Trust us you will not be on the podium if you try, so don’t.
• NUMBER PLATES –Number Plate must be affixed correctly to your bike always while on the tracks this weekend at Glen Park. You will not be allowed to ride without one. No cuts or trimming allowed on the plate please.
• PARKING – Parking is in the lot at end of Collins St.. please do not block gate in baseball field lot on Saturday. If the lot are full please park legally in the designated area on the street, do not block driveways, hydrants and lock your car. No EZ Ups allowed on the streets.
• CASH ONLY – Yup, no ATMs on site either.
• BUG SPRAY – You will want it and please don’t ask for ours…lol
• COLD – Temps expected in the 30’s overnights
• RAIN – Don’t even go there !!
• TRANSFER REFUELING STATION – Located on the common transfer compliments of The Arlington Diner at 834 N 9th St in Stroudsburg is providing the refreshments.
• FOOD TRUCK – WABI SABI Will be onsite Saturday and Sunday Waffles with fresh berries, scrambled eggs, grilled home fries and sausage. Oatmeal. Lunch on Sunday will be yakisoba noodles and pulled pork sandwiches.
• SAFETY – International. Search and Rescue.
• RESTAURANTS- Please consider visiting the following race supporters for your dining: The Arlington Diner at 834 N 9th St in Stroudsburg and the Siamsa Irish Pub at 636 Main St in Stroudsburg.
• ALCOHOL – Not Allowed at Glen Park.

Attach pbc waiver esc waiver reg sheet map

The Junior MTB Championships is a place for the top young talent from all over the USA to come and test themselves amongst the nations best! All junior racers are invited to compete in their prospective age categories, amongst their peers. There will also be an elite category where any junior who feels they can be the fastest in the nation can accept the challenge!

In its second year the US Cup Junior MTB Championships adds a second venue on the East Coast. We welcome The Eastern States Cup to the mix. As a well established promotions company and a reputation for putting forth amazing events the ESC organization will lead the East Coast Champs! The first year of junior competition was a great success with over 200 of the fastest junior racers from the West coast competing in Cross Country, Enduro, and Short Track events at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula, CA. Both SoCal Endurance and Team Big Bear MTB teamed up to bring Junior racing to the top level of competition.

It is our goal to establish the highest level of competition and challenge to our junior racers. With a combined experience over 75 years of putting on top level mountain bike events we expect nothing but the best!

For 2019 season The West Coast Junior Championships will again take place at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula, CA. On June 8th and 9th. The East Coast Junior Championships will be held on June 15th and 16th at Glen Park in Stroudsburg, PA.

We look forward to seeing the fastest young rippers in the USA challenging for the Championship Jersey’s.

JUNIOR MTB CHAMPIONSHIPS WEBSITE

REGISTRATION HERE

June 14-16, 2019
Glen Park – Stroudsburg PA

The East Coast Junior MTB Championships is a place for the top young talent to come and test themselves amongst the nation’s best! All junior racers are invited to compete in their prospective age categories, amongst their peers. There will also be an elite category where any junior who feels they can be the fastest in the nation can accept the challenge. Many College Coaches will be in attendance and are looking for prospective student/athletes.


FRIDAY: Practice and Clinics: Enduro Practice in the morning and XC Practice in the afternoon. Clinics and a meet and greet with the College Coaches mid day.

COLLEGES ATTENDING –

  • Lees-McRae
  • Kings University
  • Union College

CROSS COUNTRY: Saturday 
Cross Country is an endurance based event where racers compete on a 3-4 mile lap for a certain number of laps. Lap counts will be determined by category. Laps consist of uphills and downhills on varied terrain. Usual laps times will be 10-15 minutes per lap.

ENDURO:  Sunday
Enduro is a gravity based event with multiple timed stages. The Timed stages are the downhill portions. The uphill portions are not timed.  The podium results will be based on an accumulation of time for all timed stages.

2019 East Coast Junior MTB Championship Schedule

Thursday: ( June 13, 2019)
Glen Park is open for riding at your own risk

Friday: ( June 14, 2019)

8am – 11:30am Course inspection and pre riding for Enduro ( Cross Country pre riding is closed
10:30am-11:30am XC Clinic with the College Coaches
11:30am-12:30pm Meet the College Coaches – Lunch Break
12:30pm – 1:30pm Enduro Clinic with the College Coaches
12:30pm – 4pm Course inspection and pre riding for Cross Country ( Enduro pre riding is closed )
8am – 2pm onsite registration and packet pickup opens

Saturday: ( June 15th, 2019 )

7am – 1pm Onsite registration and packet pickup
7:00am – 8:30am Course inspection and pre riding for Cross Country
9:00am XC Race Start
4:30 Podiums all categories
12 and under classes
Start time 9 am: Boys 11-12 – 2 laps (estimated completion time 9:50 am)
Start time 9:05 am: Girls 11-12 – 2 laps (estimated completion time 10 am)
Start time 9:10 am: Open 10 & under – 2 laps (estimated completion time 10:10 am)

13 – 14 classes
Start time 10:15 am: Boys 13 – 14 – 3 laps (estimated completion time 11:15 am)
Start time 10:20 am: Girls 13 – 14 – 3 laps (estimated completion time 11:30 am)

17 – 18 classes
Start time 11:30 am: Boys 17 – 18 – 4 laps (estimated completion time 12:45 pm)
Start time 11:35 am: Girls 17 – 18 – 4 laps (estimated completion time 12:55 pm)

15 – 16 classes
Start time 11:40 am: Boys 15 – 16 – 4 laps (estimated completion time 1:00 pm)
Start time 11:45 am: Girls 15 – 16 – 4 laps (estimated completion time 1:15 pm)

Elite Boys and Girls classes
Start time 1:30 pm: Elite Boys (ages 11-19) – 6 laps (estimated completion time 3:00 pm)
Start time 1:35 pm: Elite Girls (ages 11-19) – 6 laps (estimated completion time 3:15 pm)

Enduro Practice 3:30 – 5:00pm

Sunday ( June 16, 2019 )

7am – 8am Onsite enduro registration and packet pickup open
7am – 9:30am Enduro course inspection and pre riding
9:45 mandatory Enduro racer meeting at registration area
10am all racer staging

“When I first started out in (mountain biking), it was all about having fun, playing with my mates, with a bit of racing thrown in. Nothing has changed!” – Steve Peat


After a successful inaugural event in California last year the U.S. Cup Junior Mountain Bike Championships are doubling the fun and bringing a second weekend of top-level youth competition to the East Coast. The well-known and respected Maxxis Eastern States Cup series will be organizing the new Eastern Championships and their years of experience promise a flawless event. The championships offer a place for top young talent from all over the country to test themselves against their peers. The U.S. Cup is no stranger to organizing top-level mountain bike races. 2019 marks the 10th year the U.S. Cup has produced UCI Olympic cross-country events for athletes. These events represent the highest level of professional cross-country in the U.S., and offer athletes valuable points for World Cup and Olympic racing for their countries.


The Junior Mountain Bike Championships will crown champions in both cross-country and enduro disciplines. The races will be divided by gender and offer racing age classes in two year increments starting with a 10-and-under class. There will also be an elite category where any junior who feels they can be the fastest in the nation can step up to the plate. Registration is open to anyone from anywhere and we extend a special invitation to our friends from north of the border to come join the fun. No licenses of any kind are needed so there is no red tape for parents to worry about.


The venue for the U.S. Cup East Coast Junior Mountain Bike Championships will be Glen Park in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Glen Park has played host to an Eastern States Couple enduro race each of the past couple years and has been lauded by racers for the variety of terrain it packs into a modest 500′ vertical. The Pocono Bike Club maintains more than ten miles of trails in Glen Park that run the gamut from cross country to freeride. The trails check all the boxes with flow, tech, steeps, rocky features and speed but are still approachable for any level of rider.


For racers interested in participating at the collegiate level, this event will offer a unique chance to meet coaches and recruiters from many of the top cycling schools in the country. Coaches will be offering training and race strategy clinics in both cross-country and enduro and will be looking for young talent to showcase their skills on race day. Visiting schools can be a daunting undertaking for a family but this event will offer ample opportunities for parents and racers to meet and interact with a wide range of coaches over the course of one weekend. College coaches will be on hand and available all weekend but Friday will feature several clinics with coaches that should prove invaluable to every racer, especially those considering collegiate competition in their future.

Endurance racers will compete on a 3-4 mile lap for a certain number of laps. Lap counts will be determined by category. Laps consist of uphills and downhills on varied terrain. Usual laps times will be 10-15 minutes per lap.


Here are the age categories for the Cross Country Championships:

Only 50 spots available per category

Elite Boys (ages 11-19)
Elite Girls (ages 11-19) 
​Boys 17-18 
Girls 17-18 
Boys 15-16 
​Girls 15-16 
Boys 13-14
Girls 13-14 
Boys 11-12 
Girls 11-12 
Open 10 & under 


Here are the age categories for the Enduro Championships:

Only 50 spots available per category

Elite Boys (ages 11-19)
Elite Girls (ages 11-19)
​Boys 17-18
Girls 17-18
Boys 15-16
​Girls 15-16
Boys 13-14
Girls 13-14
Boys 11-12
Girls 11-12
Open 10 & under


The West Coast Junior Championships will follow a similar format and take place the prior week. Vail Lake Resort in Temecula, California will be the host site and the championships will be held on June 8th and 9th. The West Coast Championships will be organized by SoCal Endurance, SoCal Enduro and Team Big Bear.


This promises to be a great family event with fun youth racing for every age level and a unique opportunity to meet college coaches and showcase your talent. We look forward to seeing the fastest young rippers challenging for the Championship Jerseys.

PRESS RELEASE: Eastern States Cup

“When I first started out in (mountain biking), it was all about having fun, playing with my mates, with a bit of racing thrown in. Nothing has changed!” – Steve Peat


After a successful inaugural event in California last year the U.S. Cup Junior Mountain Bike Championships are doubling the fun and bringing a second weekend of top-level youth competition to the East Coast. The well-known and respected Maxxis Eastern States Cup series will be organizing the new Eastern Championships and their years of experience promise a flawless event. The championships offer a place for top young talent from all over the country to test themselves against their peers. The U.S. Cup is no stranger to organizing top-level mountain bike races. 2019 marks the 10th year the U.S. Cup has produced UCI Olympic cross-country events for athletes. These events represent the highest level of professional cross-country in the U.S., and offer athletes valuable points for World Cup and Olympic racing for their countries.


The Junior Mountain Bike Championships will crown champions in both cross-country and enduro disciplines. The races will be divided by gender and offer racing age classes in two year increments starting with a 10-and-under class. There will also be an elite category where any junior who feels they can be the fastest in the nation can step up to the plate. Registration is open to anyone from anywhere and we extend a special invitation to our friends from north of the border to come join the fun. No licenses of any kind are needed so there is no red tape for parents to worry about.


The venue for the U.S. Cup East Coast Junior Mountain Bike Championships will be Glen Park in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Glen Park has played host to an Eastern States Couple enduro race each of the past couple years and has been lauded by racers for the variety of terrain it packs into a modest 500′ vertical. The Pocono Bike Club maintains more than ten miles of trails in Glen Park that run the gamut from cross country to freeride. The trails check all the boxes with flow, tech, steeps, rocky features and speed but are still approachable for any level of rider.


For racers interested in participating at the collegiate level, this event will offer a unique chance to meet coaches and recruiters from many of the top cycling schools in the country. Coaches will be offering training and race strategy clinics in both cross-country and enduro and will be looking for young talent to showcase their skills on race day. Visiting schools can be a daunting undertaking for a family but this event will offer ample opportunities for parents and racers to meet and interact with a wide range of coaches over the course of one weekend. College coaches will be on hand and available all weekend but Friday will feature several clinics with coaches that should prove invaluable to every racer, especially those considering collegiate competition in their future.


Here is the tentative schedule for the East Coast Championships:

CROSS COUNTRY

The Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday 

Endurance racers will compete on a 3-4 mile lap for a certain number of laps. Lap counts will be determined by category. Laps consist of uphills and downhills on varied terrain. Usual laps times will be 10-15 minutes per lap.

ENDURO

The Enduro Championships will be held on Sunday

Enduro is a gravity-based event with multiple timed stages. The timed stages are the downhill portions. The uphill portions are not timed. The podium results will be based on an accumulation of time for all timed stages.


The West Coast Junior Championships will follow a similar format and take place the prior week. Vail Lake Resort in Temecula, California will be the host site and the championships will be held on June 8th and 9th. The West Coast Championships will be organized by SoCal Endurance, SoCal Enduro and Team Big Bear.


This promises to be a great family event with fun youth racing for every age level and a unique opportunity to meet college coaches and showcase your talent. We look forward to seeing the fastest young rippers challenging for the Championship Jerseys.