MAPS and INFO: CLIF Enduro East at Thunder Mountain EWS Qualifier

CLIF Enduro East at Thunder Mountain EWS Qualifier

 

 

We are excited to be heading to our most popular enduro venue, Thunder Mountain.

We will be onsite at the Thunder Mountain Bike park located in Charlemont MA on Thursday working on the tracks and Friday 9am to 2pm for registration. You will need to fill out the registration sheet and sign the ESC and Thunder Mountain waivers. We attached the ESC Waiver and registration sheets. to this email if you want to fill them out before you arrive.

Please remember if you wish to earn EWS points or qualify for an EWS race you MUST possess an EMBA license PRIOR to entering the event. EMBA licenses are available on the EWS website and not onsite. http://www.enduroworldseries.com/emba-membership/

PLAN

Friday registration is open from 9am to 2pm, then racers will go on to practice at both the Warfield Trails and Thunder Mountain. All tracks are open and racers can transfer to both venues via bike transfers of by car. Parking is open at Warfield and Thunder Mountain.

Saturday is race day one, the day starts with late registration and the mandatory racers meeting. Racers will first have their timing chips activated and then will be released in 30 second increments for the pedal transfer to the Warfield trails. There will be neutral support from CLIF at the three Warfield finishes. Racers will complete the three stages at Warfield then pedal transfer to Thunder Mountain for the final race stage of the day. Racers need to check in within 15 minutes of finishing Stage 4 at the CLIF Enduro East Tents to have their timing chips read and deactivated. Following the days racing, the CLIF BBQ Bash will be held from 3pm-5pm featuring Long Trail beers, soda and a delicious BBQ. Results from Day 1 will be released at the CLIF BBQ Bash.

Sunday starts with a short racer meeting at the Charlemont Fairgrounds then we’ll activate the timing chips and send racers over to Thunder Mountain, via a pedal transfer, for the final 4 stages of the weekend. Racers need to check in within 15 minutes of finishing Stage 8 at the CLIF Enduro East Tents to have their timing chips read and results posted. Awards will be held shortly after the last racer completes stage 8.

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

9:00-2:00pm Registration at Charlemont Fairgrounds

9:00am-7:00pm Warfield Trails Open for riding – Course will be marked

10:00am-6:00pm Thunder Mountain Open for riding – Course will be marked – Lift Pass included

SATURDAY

8:00-9:00am Registration at Charlemont Fairgrounds

8:30am Racers Meeting at Charlemont Fairgrounds

9:00am Race Start via Transfer from Charlemont Fairgrounds to Warfield Trails

2:00-3:00pm Racer Chip Check at Thunder Mountain – Mandatory

3:00-5:00pm Split Results CLIF BBQ BASH at Thunder Mountain

SUNDAY

8:00am Racers Meeting at Charlemont Fairgrounds

8:15am Race Start via Transfer from Charlemont Fairgrounds to Thunder Mountain

3:00pm Awards at Thunder Mountain

 

Registration You will receive your timing chip, timing chip holder, two PURPLE “Long Trail Ale beer/soda tickets” one for Friday and one for Saturday and a YELLOW ticket for the CLIF BBQ BASH starting at 3pm Saturday at Thunder Mountain.

Please keep track of your tickets and chips as they are not replaceable.

  • Timing Chip, racers are responsible for the $100/chip replacement fee if not returned
  • Timing Chip Holder racers are responsible for the $10/holder replacement fee if not returned
  • Two Zip Ties to mount the timing chip holder to your handlebar on the right side.
  • Two PURPLE “LONG TRAIL beer/soda tickets”
  • Yellow ticket for the for the CLIF BBQ Bash
  • Racer’s Lift Pass good for Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

T SHIRT SALE

$20 CLIF Enduro East T Shirts are now just $15

If you have not paid for your plate or registration or want to purchase an event t-shirt or socks please note it is CASH only. CLIF ENDURO EAST/ MAXXIS ESC plates are $10 and not included in registration. You do need to have the plate attached to your bike always while riding your bike at the venue. The same thing for helmets! We do not require full face helmets but strongly recommend using them.

Attached are a couple documents and the maps for you to review.  We will NOT have printed maps for this event as the course is easy to follow, so if you want one please print it or save to your phone. The 2018 MAXXIS ESC Enduro rules are attached, we will be following them for this event. Please read through them. Our goal is to keep everything equal for all racers.

TIMING CHIPS –  Amateurs and EWS Classes will be using the new flying finish active chips. The timing chips must be zip tied on the right side of the handlebar with its holder, both will be supplied. Please return the holders along with the chips. Racers are responsible for the cost of broken or non-returned timing chips and holders. The new SIAC active electronic chips have a replacement cost of $100 and the holder $10, so don’t lose it and make sure to return it promptly as there are time penalties for handing in your chip late.

PLEASE NOTE: Do Not Forget Your Chip starting out either day or you’ll be peddling back to Thunder Mountain to get it and surely not happy that you forgot it.

  • SHUTTLING– NO Shuttling Allowed for this event, just don’t ! You won’t be happy and neither will we.
  • PARKING – Please Park Saturday and Sunday at the Charlemont Fair Grounds as we will be starting the race transfers from the Fairgrounds both Saturday and Sunday mornings.  We will also activate your timing chips there. No Parking allowed at Warfield Inn Friday – Sunday.
  • SUPPORT – No outside support allowed on race days at Warfield, however it is allowed at the Thunder Mountain Parking lot on Sunday. No outside assistance allowed, although a fellow racer can assist. No stashes of food, water, tools or parts anytime or anywhere. If you are seen/reported/caught/whatever you will be assessed a time penalty. Trust us you will not be on the podium if you try, so don’t. Now the good news, CLIF will have hydration and energy bars/food at Thunder and Warfield.
  • NUMBER PLATES– Will be sold at registration for $10 CASH each. A 2018 CLIF Enduro East/ MAXXIS ESC Number Plate must be affixed correctly to your bike always while on the tracks this weekend. You will not be allowed to ride without one. No cuts or trimming allowed on the plate please. You can use a 2018 MAXXIS ESC plate and both are good for all the CLIF Enduro East and MAXXIS ESC Events this season so don’t lose them.
  • CASH ONLY– Yup
  • CAMPING – Charlemont Fairgrounds – $10/Day per person. Camping open at 10:00 am Friday.
  • BUG SPRAY – You will want it and please don’t ask for ours…lol
  • COLD – Temps expected in the 30’s overnights (not really but be prepared
  • RAIN – Don’t even go there !!

Thunder Mountain CLIF Enduro East Schedule

 Thursday

Thunder Mountain Open for riding – Course will be marked – Lift Pass NOT Included

Warfield Trails Open for riding – Course will be marked

Friday

9:00-2:00pm Registration at Charlemont Fairgrounds

10:00am-6:00pm Thunder Mountain Open for riding – Course will be marked – Lift Pass          included

8:00am-7:00pm Warfield Trails Open for riding – Course will be marked

Saturday

Race Day at the Warfield Inn Trails. Late registration from 8:00-9:00 at the Charlemont Fairgrounds. No pre-riding Saturday’s Sections on Saturday is allowed. Mandatory racer meeting at 8:30 with racers heading out of the Charlemont Fairground’s Parking Lot at 9:00am, starting with EWS Classes. All racers must have their timing chips activated at the Clif Enduro East Tents in before leaving lot for Warfield Trails.

Racers may not pass one another and must ride single file from the fairgrounds. Racers will start in the order they arrive and line up at Stage One. After racing the three Warfield Inn Stages, racers will transfer back to Thunder in single file formation down Riddle Road back to Thunder Mountain and ride the lift to access Stage 4.

Then we’ll head over to the CLIF BBQ Bash courtesy of CLIF. CLIF will provide a BBQ dinner and you can use your second beer chip from 3-5pm for a Long Trail IPA or soda. We will be releasing the results from Day 1, throwing some raffles and having fun with enduro friends.

 

8:00-9:00am Registration at Charlemont Fairgrounds

8:30am Racers Meeting at Charlemont Fairgrounds

9:00am Race Start via Transfer from Charlemont Fairgrounds to Warfield Trails

2:00-3:00pm Racer Chip Check at Thunder Mountain– Mandatory

3:00-5:00pm Split Results CLIF BBQ BASH at Thunder Mountain

ALL RACERS MUST CHECK IN WITH THEIR RACER CHIPS WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF COMPLETEING THE FINAL STAGE ON SATURDAY.

NO PARKING AT WARFIELD INN Saturday (Wedding)

Sunday

Race Day at Thunder Mountain No pre-riding – RACE ONLY.

8:00am Mandatory Racers Meeting at the Charlemont Fairgrounds.

8:15am Race Start via Transfer from Charlemont Fairgrounds to Thunder Mountain

8:30am Lift at Thunder Mountain opens for transfers to Stage 5.

Awards following at the CLIF Enduro East registration area at Thunder Mountain.

RACERS MUST BE PRESENT AND, ON THE PODIUM, TO RECEIVE ANY CASH OR PRIZES. NO EXCEPTIONS