GT Bicycles Junior XC Challenger race at Thunder Mountain in Massachusetts on Saturday, July 10, 2021.
The GT Junior XC Challenger races are a great opportunity for kids to get prepped for regional racing. Thunder Mountain and the Charlemont Fairgrounds are the perfect venues 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
• Early Bird Discounted Race Fees
• Race Fees Increase $5.00 June 28, 2021.
• Online Registration Closes Wednesday, July 7, 2021 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
Refund Policy: Refunds are available two up to weeks prior to the event, less $ 20 Handling fee via Paypal, contact us at email@example.com. Race entries cannot be transferred to a different event
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 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 )
8:00am – 9:30am Late XC Registration
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)