CLIF Enduro East – EWS Continental Championship Maps and Info

 

We will be onsite at the Burke Mountain Bike park located in East Burke VT on Wednesday and Thursday working on the tracks and Friday 9am to 2pm for registration. You will need to fill out the registration sheet and sign the Clif Enduro East, Victory Hill and Burke Mountain waivers. We attached them all to this email if you want to save time and print them out. Even if you pre-registered you must fill out all 4 forms.

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 can go on to practice at both the Burke Mountain and Victory Hill. All tracks are open and racers can transfer to both venues via bike transfers or by car.

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 Victory Hill. There will be neutral support from CLIF at the base of Victory Hill. Racers will complete the four stages at Victory Hill, then pedal transfer to Burke Mountain for the final race stage of the day. Racers need to check in within 15 minutes of finishing Stage 5 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 4pm-6pm 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 Burke Mountain then we’ll activate the timing chips and send racers up Burke Mountain, via a pedal transfer, for the final 3 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.

Thursday

Victory Hill Open for riding. Pass not included – Course will be marked

Burke Open for riding, No Lift– Course will be marked

Self Shuttling allowed at Burke. Toll Road fee is $5/trip or $15/day

Camping Friday/Saturday at Burke or Victory  $20/vehicle per night

Friday

Victory Hill Open for Practice Pass Included– Course will be marked

10-4pm Burke Open for Practice, Lift Pass included– Course will be marked

Burke Summit shuttle is $10/ride collected at shuttle loading point at Sherburne base lodge.

No Self Shuttling allowed on Friday. Racers that want to shuttle must use the Burke Summit Shuttle.

Toll Road is closed to vehicles with bikes

9-2pm Registration Burke

Camping Friday/Saturday at Burke or Victory  $20/vehicle per night

Saturday

7-9:00am Registration Burke

8:00am Racers Meeting Burke

8:30am Race Start via Transfer from Burke

Toll Road is closed to vehicles with bikes

3-5pm Racer Chip Check in Burke

4-6pm Split Results / Racers Meeting Burke BBQ Party

Camping Friday/Saturday at Burke or Victory  $20/vehicle per night

Saturday results party with free BBQ for racers and volunteers, non-racer meals can be purchased at $15/per person; $10/kid.

Sunday

9:00 Racers Meeting Burke

9:30 Race Start

Toll Road is closed to vehicles with bikes

3pm Awards

Amateurs will skip Stage 4 at Victory only.

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 4pm Saturday at Burke 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.  The 2018 Clif Enduro East 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 Burke Mountain to get it and surely not happy that you forgot it.

  • SHUTTLING– NO self Shuttling Allowed starting Friday. Burke Mountain will be offering LIMITED shuttles for $10/ride for this event. The Burke Mountain Toll Road will be closed to vehicles with bikes Friday – Sunday.
  • SUPPORT – No outside support allowed on race days at Victory Hill or at Burke mountain except the Burke Mountain Base Area. 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 The base of Victory Hill on Saturday and the top of Burke Mountain on Sunday.
  • 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 – Burke Mountain or Victory Hill at $20/night per vehicle. Please note racers cannot use their campsite at Victory during the race on Saturday. If you are camping at Victory and seen anywhere near your tents/vehicle while you are competing you WILL BE DISQUALIFIED !
  • 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 !!

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

RULES

CLIF ENDURO EAST Enduro Racer Categories AND Starting Order from Burke Base
EWS Men Open

EWS Women Open

EWS Men 20 And Under

EWS Men 40

Youth Amateur 16 and under – Skip Stage 4

Men Amateur – Skip Stage 4

Women Amateur – Skip Stage 4

CLIF ENDURO EAST Racing Age is the racers age on December 31, 2018
NO Racing License Required

EMBA License Required to score EWS points

WAIVERS
All racers must sign a CLIF ENDURO EAST, a Burke Mountain and a Victory Hill waiver prior to registering. Racers under 18 must have a parent sign their waiver. Notarized copies are accepted. No other methods are allowed.

Full-face helmets are recommended but not required

Racers MUST hand in their timing chips within 15 minutes after finishing the last stage
or they will be penalized 1 minute, after 30 minutes racers will be DQ’d from the event

Men’s and Women’s Open Enduro Race and Series Payouts:
1st = $1000
2nd = $500
3rd = $250
4th = $150
5th = $100

Men 20 And Under Open Race and Series Payouts:
1st = 250
2nd = 150
3rd = 100

Men 40+ Open Race and Series Payouts:
1st = 250
2nd = 150
3rd = 100

Racers must compete in all 3 CLIF Enduro East events to be eligible for placing in the finals.

Racers MUST hand in their timing chips within 15 minutes after finishing the last stage
or they will be penalized 1 minute, after 30 minutes racers will be DQ’d from the event

$100 fee for lost non-returned chips

 

Racers MUST be present at the Series Final Award Ceremonies or at the Race Award Ceremony
to Receive Awards and/or Cash Payouts!

Racers must be EMBA members (pro memberships) in order to be eligible to collect EWS Qualifier Series ranking points. Riders MUST have the membership before the race – points will not be assigned retroactively.

Racers MUST be present at the Race Award Ceremony to Receive Awards and/or Cash Payouts!

CLIF ENDURO EAST Number Plates – $10 Not Included with Race Registration
All Racers must use a 2018 CLIF ENDURO EAST Number Plate anytime they are on course including their race run and practice. Only Racers with CLIF ENDURO EAST Number Plates are allowed on the Race Course. CLIF ENDURO EAST Number Plate are available onsite and cost $10.00 each. These plates can be reused by racers at all 2018 CLIF ENDURO EAST and MAXXIS ESC races.
Modifications will/can result is disqualification.
Lettering/Logos MUST be 100% Intact. NO CUTS!!

MAXXIS ESC Enduro Series Race Podium
Top 5 in every class make the podium
Racers MUST be present at the Series Final Award Ceremonies or at the Race Award Ceremony
to Receive Awards and/or Cash Payouts!

CLIF ENDURO EAST Enduro Championship Guidelines
Enduro mountain bike racing is designed to be the definitive test for the mountain biker. The focus of each event is on creating a great atmosphere, community, competition and adventure for the competitor. It’s a format that allows riders to compete against each other on individual Timed Stages that are designed to challenge the rider’s technical and physical abilities.

Timed Stages will be mostly downhill and will test the rider’s technical skills. Enduro courses will use the best trails and terrain available. Fun will be the focus for the courses. It is possible that some climbs will be within Timed Stages.

For the untimed transfers or uphill sections racers will pedal. Lifts may NOT be used during the event for any reason. Racers will be disqualified for using a lift until done racing and chip handed in for the day. Racers may use the lift for practice or fun laps afterwards.

Total time from all the timed sections added together will determine finishing order. Ties will be broken by the last timed stage.

There will be category start times for the start of Transfer to Stage 1 and Stage 6. Racers that miss their category start times will be allowed to start at the discretion of the starter. Racers may not start ahead of their category’s assigned start time. At all other timed sections racers may start at their leisure provided all Timed Stages are completed in the proper order.

Once a racer starts a Timed Stage he may not restart that same Stage for any reason. No pre-riding of Timed Stages is allowed once the race starts. All stages and transfers must be done in the proper order. Stages will be closed to racing by the Finish Sweeper. The sweeper will follow approximately ½ hour behind the last amateur racer. Riders arriving after the stage has closed will not be allowed to start and must return to the finish area. This will ensure the event finishes at a reasonable hour.

ALL RACERS MUST ATTEND THE MANDATORY RACERS MEETING ON RACE MORNING

Course cutting by leaving the obvious trail may result in disqualification.

Racers MUST hand in their chips within 15 minutes after finishing the last stage
or they will be penalized 1 minute, after 30 minutes racers will be DQ’d from the event
Racers MUST be present at the Race Award Ceremony to Receive Awards and/or Cash Payouts!

Racers being passed should yield when it is be safe to do so

Approved Bicycle helmets must be worn properly at all times on venues property while riding a bicycle.

Only one bike may be used per event.

Racers Support area is in the Burke Mountain Base area ONLY. No racer support allowed on course, Victory Hill or top of Burke Mountain. Otherwise all tools, parts, hydration, snacks etc must be carried by the individual racer.

Racers must carry everything that they’ll need including water, tools and tubes.

Each rider must be self-sufficient during the entire duration of the race (Food or equipment stashes are not permitted – see Section 6). Personal responsibility and self-sufficiency are a large part of the spirit of enduro racing and riders are encouraged to carry adequate equipment for operating in mountainous environments. Each rider should remember that they are solely responsible for themselves but are urged to help other competitors on course.

Stashing anything on course is not permitted. Riders must not store food and drinks or clothing and equipment on the trail (Food/Gear Stashes). Packaging left behind and uncontrolled food supplies may have a serious impact on local wildlife and the local environment. Any rider found to be hiding or retrieving supplies from unofficial feed / tech stations will be penalized.

Riders must not store or drop clothing or equipment on the trail (Kit Stashes) during Official Training or racing. All riders must remain self-sufficient and carry off the mountain what they carry onto it.

If a racer must return to the pit/parking lot area during the course of the event that racer must return to the race in the same place using the transfer method for that segment

CLIF will offer neutral support with hydration and energy products at the base of Victory and the top of Burke Mountain.

No disposable goggle tear offs are allowed to be used.

The disposal of food packaging on the trail is strictly prohibited.

Any actions by a racer that results in an unfair advantage will not be allowed and will result in a warning, a time penalty or disqualification as determined by the head official.

Rules infractions will be met with a warning, a time penalty or disqualification as determined by the head official

Officials’ rulings can be protested in writing, accompanied with $50 cash and submitted before official results are posted. The head official will make final all protested decisions immediately.

It is understood this is not a complete list of rules so use your common sense as the CLIF ENDURO EAST and the EWS reserves the right to add, change or modify the rules at any point in time