Mountain Bike Fesitval

Pats Peak Eastern States Cup Downhill Thrill

2-Day Event: Practice on Saturday for paid entrants only;
Downhill Thrill race on Sunday.

See the Weekend Schedule for times and more details.

--Eastern States Cup (ESC) New England DH Cup USAC Regional Championship
--Qualifier to USA Cycling MTB National Championships.

View some Downhill Thrill photos.

The Downhill racers will take the chair lift up to the top of the mountain and race down the course one at a time against the clock for the quickest time to the bottom of the course. Each racers will take two runs and the best of the two runs will be recorded.

The Downhill race is part of the Eastern States Cup (ESC) New England DH Cup USAC Regional Championship Series. This series includes six venues with seven series races plus the regional finals and the series finals. This multi-championship series includes Pats Peak, NH; Pats Peak NH; Killington VT; Attitash NH, NH; Mount Snow VT; Sugarbush VT; and Jiminy Peak MA. In addition to the New England DH Cup USAC Regional Championship Series there is an Atlantic DH Cup USAC Regional Championship Series. The ESC Downhill races provides high-level racing, multiple USAC Championships at great venues. For a listing of the ESC schedule, rules and more information:

Downhill Thrill Categories

Men Junior
14 & under

Men Amateur Cat 2/3


Men Cat 1
18 & under

Women Amateur Open
Cat 1/2/3

Men Pro
Women Pro


Downhill Thrill Entry Fees

All participating riders must be licensed by USA Cycling.
A 24-Hour membership is available for $10 per person
for Cat 3 and Cat 2.
ALL Cat 1 and PRO racers MUST have an annual USA Cycling license.

Online Registration Pre-Entry Fee before 3pm on Fri, 6/12/15

Onsite Entry Fee


$63 pp

$70 pp


$73 pp

$80 pp

Online Registration Pre-Entry is available:



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The bike course for the 24/12/6 Hours of PATS PEAK and the X-Country Challenge is open for riding! The course begins off the parking lot's west edge by the "Group Shack." ---Please practice common courtesy if a wedding ceremony or other activity is taking place in the Base Area.--- There is no charge to pre-ride the course. All participants and everyone alike are encouraged to ride the course. The course is a technical mix of single track, dirt, logging roads, switchbacks and downhill. The Downhill course is available for pre-riding ONLY on Saturday, June 14 for paid entrants.

Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us:
Telephone: (603) 428-3245
Toll Free: 1-888-PATSPEAK (728-7732)

If you have any technical questions regarding the race course, contact:
Tim Farmer: