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 Series
--USAC NH State Championship DH event
--Qualifier to USA Cycling MTB National Championships

View some Downhill Thrill photos.

2016: New Tracks – New Format – New Lift!

-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. Two different tracks with a common finish, total time for both runs will determine the winners.

-The two tracks will now finish in the DH camping area, complete with berms, jumps and other features.

-The triple chairlift that departs from the same DH Camping Area will be used - no more pushing to the start or riding down to the pits.

Downhill Course

Check out some of the photos of the progress of the course updates.

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The Downhill race is part of the Eastern States Cup (ESC) New England DH Cup USAC Regional Championship Series. This series includes eight venues each with their own series race plus the regional finals and the series finals. This multi-championship series includes Pats Peak, NH; Killington VT; Jiminy Peak, MA; Mount Snow VT; Sugarbush VT; Attitash, NH; Thunder Mountain, MA; and Plattekill, NY. 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

14 & under

Men Amateur Cat 2/3


Men Expert Cat 1
18 & under

Men Open

Amateur Open Cat 1/2
Pure Beginner Cat 3

Men Pro
Women Pro

Downhill Thrill Entry Fees

All participating riders must be licensed by USA Cycling.
For Downhill, One Day license racers can only register for Cat 2 or Cat 3.
One Day license racers must purchase a one day license for parctice and race days at $10 per day.

Online Registration Pre-Entry Fee before 3pm on Fri, 6/10/16

Onsite Entry Fee

Women Pure Beginner $48 pp $55 pp
Junior $48 pp $55 pp


$73 pp

$80 pp

Expert  $73 pp $80 pp
Open $78 pp $85 pp


$78 pp

$85 pp

Online Registration Pre-Entry is available:

2015 Pats Peak Downhill Thrill Video

2015 Pats Peak Mountain Bike Festival Video
presented by Eastern States Cup

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