Online reg open for Pro GRT #2 Eastern States Cup Mountain Creek


Online registration is now open for the inaugural event at the new Mountain Creek Bike Park.  At the Mountain Creek Spring Classic the best local, national and international riders will compete for points in the USA Cycling Pro GRT Series as well as the Eastern States Cup Series.  The race will also mark the first ever USAC New Jersey State DH Championships.  Riders will test their skills on the same terrain that played host to the world renowned US Open of Mountain Biking, as they compete more than $7,500 in cash and prizes.

The Eastern States Cup at Mountain Creek will take place May 17-20 and offer more than ,500 in cash and prizes.  Photo: David Tuffino/Mountain Creek"I'm thrilled that The POC Eastern States Cup is part of the first event at Mountain Creek Bike Park. Having a series race at Mountain Creek continues the POC ESC tradition of offering races at the best bike parks in the east. The Spring Classic is sure to be a highlight of the racing season for years to come." Says George Ulmer, from the POC Eastern States Cup Series.

The Mountain Creek Spring Classic USA Cycling Pro GRT / POC Eastern States Cup Series is a USA Cycling sanctioned Pro GRT event held in conjunction with the POC Eastern States Cup series.  Winners will earn points in both the USA Cycling Pro GRT series and the POC Eastern States Cup Series, with double Eastern States Cup Series points up for grabs as well as the USA Cycling NJ State DH Championship. In addition, female riders will get the opportunity to earn points towards the POC Eastern States Cup “Loeka Women’s Challenge”.  This season long competition will pay $1,000 to the top 4 women in points regardless of class at the completion of the Eastern States Cup Series 2012 season.

This Mountain Creek Spring Classic will give local and regional pro riders a unique opportunity to compete against some of the best national and international riders in the world, such as, 2011 UCI World Cup Champion, Aaron Gwin as well as USA Cycling 2011 National Champion Logan Bignelli and their teams.  Men’s and women’s pro racers will be competing for a share of the $5,000 total cash prize purse.

“We’re so excited to see world-class professional racing continue at Mountain Creek.  We can’t wait to see the racers take to the new course this May” say Marc Tremain, Mountain Creek Bike Park Operations Manager. 

In addition to all the great racing action, Mountain Creek Bike Park is raising the bar with a historic pre-race concert on Saturday night.   Making their first hometown appearance in over 20 years, Punk Rock Legends The Misfits will rock the stage at the Red Tail Lodge with opening acts by Burning Sun and Heart of the Matter.  Tickets for this all-ages show will be $20 available online or at the door starting at 6 PM on May 19th.    

Event Details:
May 17 -20, 2012
Mountain Creek Bike Park – Vernon, NJ
Nearest Airport:              
37 Miles – Newark International Airport
Pro & Amateur
$5,000 Cash Pro Purse/ $2,500 in Product Amateur Prizes
Pro Men: 1st - $1,500, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $400, 4th - $300, 5th - $200
Pro Women: 1st - $1,000, 2nd - $500, 3rd - $300, 4th - $200, 5th - $100
Race Fees:                         
$100 Pro / $85 Amateur
$25/day Thurs & Fri Practice
Race Fees Include Number Plates and Saturday & Sunday Lift Access
20% Lodging Discount for Participants

For more event information, complete schedule and to register CLICK HERE
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About Mountain Creek Bike Park
Mountain Creek Resort is a unique gateway to the mountain lifestyle for millions of local urban and suburban adventure seekers.  Mountain Creek Bike Park is the NY metro area’s closest lift-served biking destination, located just 47 miles from the George Washington Bridge in Northwestern, NJ.  Mountain Creek offers Downhill Mountain Biking for riders or all ability levels with 45 natural and manmade downhill biking trails, more than 60 freestyle terrain features and 1,040 feet of vertical serviced by the high speed Cabriolet open-air gondola. Mountain Creek Bike Park is proudly supported by: Red Bull, Shimano, SixSixOne/One Industries, GoPro, and GT Bicycles.
About the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT)
Created in 2009 to consistently provide world-class athletes with a competitive arena on American soil, the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Gravity Tour (Pro GRT) recognizes the best professional gravity teams and athletes competing on U.S. soil by employing a season-long rankings system to identify overall men’s and women’s series leaders. For more information on the USA Cycling Pro GRT, visit Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including Road, Track, Mountain Bike, BMX, and Cyclo-Cross.
About the POC Eastern States Cup Series
The 2012 POC Eastern States Cup Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series is the USA Cycling Eastern Regional Championship and features five USA Cycling State Championships. Reaching new heights during its third season, the POC ESC has grown to 14 races at 8 great eastern venues. The popular series has over $35,000 available in cash prizes to amateurs and pros. Get more info at

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