The Eastern States Cup was established in 2010 as a way to promote the future of gravity mountain bike racing on the East Coast. This series is offered at a variety of venues with challenging courses and reasonable racing fees.
With multiple stops dispersed throughout New England, us Rhode Islanders were lucky to host the series finale "RhodeDuro" on November 5th and 6th in G-Form’s home state at Diamond Hill in Cumberland, RI.
Every mountain biker knows that the fall is the best time of year to ride. With cooler temperatures, crisp air, and colorful fall foliage, what’s not to love? This event was no exception.
The RhodeDuro capped off another successful season for the Eastern State Cup offering six Enduro stages that included single track, rock gardens, and steep drops.
G-Form-sponsored youth team, the RI Renegades, competed in what was their last race before gearing up for the 2017 season. G-Form athletes Ben Poirier and Liam Nichols took to the podium with 1st and 2nd place!
Want more info on the series or find out how to volunteer your support? Check out the Eastern States Cup website!
Below are some pictures of what went down:
Stage 3 offering some slippery terrain.
Spectators waiting for a rider to hit ‘The Chuck Norris Ladder”
And from the other side, a teen fully sending.
A grom eyeing a hefty rock drop.
Who doesn’t love a quick rocky descent?
Get your saugies!
Local RI Shop NBX showing their support.