REGISTRATION / INFORMATION: GT Bicycles Junior XC Challenge at Diamond Hill, RI

The first event will be a GT Bicycles Junior XC Challenger race at Diamond Hill in Rhode Island on Saturday, May 1st.

This Junior (18 and under) cross-country race will coincide with the sold out Maxxis ESC Enduro at Diamond Hill. It will be great preparation for the GT Bicycles East Coast Junior MTB Championships at Blue Mountain Resort, PA In August. The goal of this to establish the highest level of XC competition and challenge for our East Coast junior racers.

The course is designed to be fun and fast with some safe features to keep things interesting.

These races will exist side by side the existing league series on the east coast youth mountain bike scene. Youth racing exploded with NICA and the recently formed NEHSCA and we wanted to give those racers a more regional approach, not to compete with those great organizations but rather to complement their events.

The prizing will consist of CASH Awards, sponsor products, ESC swag, along with some very desirable custom event medals to the top 5 finishers in every class. As a bonus, first-time entrants who show up to race registration with their GT bike will receive a GT swag pack.

The GT Junior XC Challenger races are a great opportunity for kids to get prepped for regional racing. Diamond Hill is a perfect venue for XC Racing with a modest vertical that is packed with a wide variety of riding terrain.

“These races will complement the existing league series on the east coast youth mountain bike scene. Youth racing exploded with NICA and the recently-formed NEHSCA a few years before the pandemic. Not much has been going on these last two seasons with restrictions and safety a paramount. Now it’s time to get back to that level of excitement and start racing!” Chris Nichols, Maxxis ESC Junior Race Director

The Diamond Hill cross-country race coincides with Maxxis ESC Enduro weekend and will be great preparation for the GT East Coast Junior MTB Championships which will have an entire weekend of racing devoted solely to the juniors. “It is our goal to establish the highest level of competition and challenge for our junior racers. With a combined experience over 75 years of putting on top-level mountain bike events we expect nothing but the best!”
George Ulmer, founder of the Maxxis Eastern States Cup presented by Kate’s Real Food

“We are stoked to be able to support and help grow the youth mountain biking community in our backyard by partnering with the Eastern States Cup. It is a great opportunity to help support all levels of riders on their mountain bike journey. Whether it’s someone who is new to the sport and wants to challenge themselves to try out a race, or a regular on the scene with their eyes on the podium, we know that this series will deliver the good times they are looking for! As a bonus, first time entrants who shows up to race registration with their GT bike will receive a GT swag pack.”
Rachelle Boobar- GT Bicycles

Here are the classes for cross-country racers:
Cross Country XC Classes
10 and Under
11-13 Boys
11-13 Girls
14-15 Boys
14-15 Girls
16-18 Boys
16-18 Girls

RACE FEES

• Early Bird Discounted Race Fees
• Race Fees Increase $5.00 April 21.
• Online Registration Closes Wednesday, April 28 at midnight.
• Late Onsite Races fees are + $10 more than the regular Race Fees

10 AND UNDER BOYS AND GIRLS = $55 $35 Early Bird

ALL OTHER CLASSES = $50 $45 Early Bird

REGISTRATION

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Early Bird Discounted Race Fees - Race Fees Increase $5.00 April 21. Online Registration Closes Wednesday, April 28 at midnight. Late Onsite Races fees are + $10 more than the regular Race Fees
Refund Policy: Refunds are available two up to weeks prior to the event, less $ 20 Handling fee via Paypal, contact us at easternstatescup@hotmail.com. Race entries cannot be transferred to a different event
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Refund Policy: Refunds are available two up to weeks prior to the event, less $ 20 Handling fee via Paypal, contact us at easternstatescup@hotmail.com. Race entries cannot be transferred to a different event

PAPER FORMS

A Paper Registration Form and our Waiver must be filled out before checking in. We will have the forms available onsite, however you can download them below to save time.

Please Note: If a parent/guardian will not be onsite the forms MUST be Notarized.

Registration Form Here

Waiver Here

Friday

Registration 3:00pm – 6:00 pm

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Trails Opened, course marked.

If xc and enduro share the same sections, we’ll have to split practice times )

 

Saturday

8:00am – 9:30am Late XC Registration 

Awards Following

 

XC RACE SCHEDULE

14 – 15 classes

Start time 10:00 am:  Boys 14 – 15 – 4 laps (estimated completion time 11:15 am)

Start time 10:05 am:  Girls 14 – 15 – 4 laps (estimated completion time 11:30 am)

 

13 and under classes

Start time 10:15 am:  Boys 11-13 – 3 laps (estimated completion time 11:30 am)

Start time 10:20 am:  Girls 11-13 – 3 laps (estimated completion time 11:45 am)

Start time 10:25 am:  10 & under – 3 laps (estimated completion time 11:55 am)

 

16 – 18 classes

Start time 12:00 pm:  Boys 16 – 18 – 5 laps (estimated completion time 1:30 pm)

Start time 12:05 pm:  Girls 16 – 18 – 5 laps (estimated completion time 1:35 pm)