Burke Mountain / Victory Hill Sept 15-16

Burke Mountain / Victory Hill Sept 15 -16

 

 

CLIF ENDURO EAST SERIES FINALS at Burke Mountain / Victory Hill 

Enduro World Series North American Continental Championship Series Finals

September 14-16, 2018

Saturdays stages will take place at Victory Hill

and

Sundays stages will be contested at Burke Mountain

 

We have the CLIF Enduro East EWS North American Enduro Series Finals Saturday Night Results Reveal Party menu sorted. Everything is INCLUDED with your race registration along with a couple Long Trail Brewing IPAs.

Main: Grilled Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Italian Sausage and Grilled Chicken.
Desert: Watermelon, gourmet cookies and Brownies.
Sides: Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Roasted Corn off the Cob Salad, New England Baked Beans, Garden Salad or Caesar Salad

The event is filling up quickly so don’t miss out on the biggest MTB Enduro event in the east.

Camping will be right at Burke and there are specials at their new hotel if you like it a bit more plush.

The summer’s next big Enduro weekend is fast approaching as riders gear up for the two-day CLIF Enduro East event at Burke Mountain and Victory Hill in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom

Vittoria ESC Enduro at Victory Hill

DAY 1 Burke Mountain to Victory Hill and back
Day One will start with a rider’s meeting at Burke Mountain Resort, then it’s off for a transfer to Victory Hill. The transfer does not go over the top of Burke Mountain but rather takes a scenic five-mile trail around the shoulder of the mountain after gaining most of the elevation using the Sherburne Chair at Burke Mountain. After racing four timed sections for at Victory Hill, riders will transfer back to Burke Mountain for one more timed race section down Lower J-Bar to wrap up Day One.

Kingdom Enduro

Day Two will stick to the Burke Mountain side and feature three epic stages that have become legendary in racing circles over the years.

Clif Enduro East - Killington VT 2017

In addition to the racing, there are a host of fun events for participants.  On Saturday night we’ll release results of the first day’s racing at the beer tent with a complimentary CLIF BBQ Buffet and another free beer courtesy of Long Trail Brewery. Camping will be available and there are specials at their new hotel if you like it a bit more plush. Coffee with CLIF will be served Saturday and Sunday all day along with free CLIF bars.

Vittoria ESC Enduro at Victory Hill

You do not need an EMBA membership to race any class but you do need one to be eligible for EWS qualifying and EWS Qualification Points.

There will also be amateur classes that will race for great prizes. The amateur classes will be men, women and 16-and-under. The Amateurs will race the same tracks except one less at Victory Hill on Saturday and one less on Sunday at Burke.

Kingdom Enduro

Courses will be taped by Thursday before the race. Racers can expect to encounter the entire spectrum of enduro challenges over the course of these stages. Racers are allowed to park at Victory Hill and shuttle Burke Mountain’s Toll Road until 5pm Friday.

Vittoria ESC Enduro at Victory Hill

Burke Victory CLIF Enduro East Schedule

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
10:00 Race Start
Toll Road is closed to vehicles with bikes
3pm Awards

Kingdom Enduro

The Enduro East events may be the biggest things to happen to East Coast enduro racing ever. The affiliation with the Enduro World Series is a huge validation of what we have to offer in terms of riders and terrain. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, the race is fast approaching!

 

Stay Tuned as we add to the weekend. There will be more we promise

CLIF Enduro East at Burke / Victory Day One 

There’s been a lot of discussion regarding Day One at Victory Hill. Racer’s will not climb to the top of Burke Mountain, in fact they will take the lift and ride a scenic 5 mile trail to and from Victory Hill. On the return trip the racers will race down Lower J Bar back to the base.

Day two will be at Burke Mountain and feature 3 Epic Stages there.

DAY 1 Burke Mountain to Victory and Back

We’ll start the day off with a a riders meeting at Burke Mountain Resort, then it’s off for a transfer to Victory Hill. We’ll race a few timed sections at Victory Hill then transfer back to Burke Mountain for another timed race section. Remember that’s just one day of the CLIF Enduro East EWS Continental Champs.

The Transfer from Burke on Day one is NOT over the top of Burke Mountain !

It is a scenic and fun 5 mile trail that goes over the shoulder of Burke to the top of Victory Hill and we’ll take the Burke lift to gain most of the elevation.

Riding to the start of an enduro with friends will be a blast.

 

 

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

10:00 Race Start

Toll Road is closed to vehicles with bikes

3pm Awards

 

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 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. Racers will be notified at registration or at the riders meeting when each Timed Stage will close. 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.

Stages will be closed to racing by the Finish Sweeper. The sweeper will follow approximately ½ hour behind the last amateur racer.

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