Spreading across the US in 2019 the first multi discipline Junior specific Mountain Bike Championships.
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.
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: XC Practice in the morning and Enduro Practice in the afternoon. Clinics and a meet and greet with the College Coaches mid day.
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 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.
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 Cross Country ( Enduro pre riding is closed )
- 10:30am-11:30am Enduro Clinic with the College Coaches
- 11:30am-12:30pm Meet the College Coaches – Lunch Break
- 12:30pm – 1:30pm XC Clinic with the College Coaches
- 12:30pm – 4pm Course inspection and pre riding for Enduro ( Cross Country pre riding is closed
- 8am – 2pm onsite registration and packet pickup opens
Saturday: ( June 15th, 2019 ) ( No Enduro Practice )
- 7am – 1pm Onsite registration and packet pickup
- 9:00am XC Race Start
- 4:30 Podiums all categories
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