Mountain Creek Bike Park June 30-July 1

Mountain Creek Bike Park June 30-July 1, 2018 – Enduro World Series Qualifier

 

PLEASE NOTE: You Do NOT need any license to race any class but do need an EMBA License to gain EWS Ranking Points

Stages will be both inside and outside the Bike Park

Racer limits 165 for EWS classes and 100 for amateurs

EWS “Fly-by” finishes for EWS Categories – Amateurs use the popular ESC chip timing system

All registrations Include Friday, Saturday and Sunday Lift and Waterpark passes at Mountain Creek!!

 

Every Entry Includes:

  • Friday – Saturday – Sunday Lift and Water Park Passes
  • 2 Days of Enduro Racing
  • Friday Welcoming Party
  • Saturday CLIF BBQ Bash
  • 2 Beers or Soda
  • 8 Great Enduro Tracks

Prizing

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

There’s no denying that enduro racing is about the hottest on two wheels these days. It seems every bike club and trail network in the country is offering an enduro race of some sort. The Enduro World Series has absolutely taken off and is garnering a bigger and bigger slice of the bike world’s attention. For those looking to get in on the action, or even see if they have what it takes to earn EWS points, the CLIF Enduro East is back for another year. After giving the two-day race format a try last year, CLIF Enduro East will once again offer some of the best enduro racing on the continent. 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.

Mountain Creek Bike park is known for its rocky and technical terrain but also has some of the sweetest flow and jump lines on the East coast and with two days of racing there will surely be a major sampling of some off-the-map offerings.

The CLIF Enduro East races will allow racers to earn points towards a place on the Enduro World Series Reserved List. Racers on the reserved list no longer have to apply to the EWS Lottery to gain entry to an EWS race. Additionally, the winner in each EWS category at every Qualifier Series event will automatically be added to the Reserved List. This is an important stepping stone for serious enduro racers as it facilitates the jump to the world stage without breaking the bank. Mark your calendars and register now.

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 possibly one less transfer and timed section.

CLIF Enduro East Schedule

Thursday
Mountain Creek Open for riding – Course will be marked – Lift Pass not included

 Friday – Lift and Water Park Pass included
10:00am-6:00pm Mountain Open for riding – Course will be marked
9:00-2:00pm Registration Open
5:00 Registration Party

Saturday – Lift and Water Park Pass included
8:00-9:00am Registration
9:00-2:00pm Registration Open
8:30am Racers Meeting
9:00am Racers Lift Load by Class – Racers start upon arriving to Stage 1
2:00-4:00pm Racer Chip Check In
4:00-6:00pm Split Results CLIF BBQ BASH

Sunday – Lift and Water Park Pass included
9:30 Racers Meeting
10:00 Race Start
3:30pm Awards

      Race Classes     

  • Men  – EWS
  • Women  – EWS
  • Masters Men 40+ – EWS
  • U21 Men – EWS
  • Amateur Men
  • Amateur Women
  • Amateur U17

 

The Enduro World Series (EWS) is coming to a race near you as the list of official Qualifier events grows to 50 races spread across 25 countries and four continents.

The expanded lists of races sees the EWS moving into new territories including Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Poland, Switzerland, Colombia and Slovakia. There will also be a race in Lesotho, marking the first time the EWS will hold an event in Africa.

Taking place across four continents in 2018, the 50 events will allow the fastest riders a way to secure entry to their chosen EWS races. Enduro Mountain Bike Association (EMBA) members can gain points based on their results at these local races, with their best three results of the year totaled to generate their global qualifying ranking for the following year. More details about how the global ranking will be calculated will be released next week – along with some more big news…

The Qualifier events were introduced in 2016, with 40 events taking place in 18 countries, and so far roughly 300 athletes have gained direct entry to this season’s races as a result of the system.

Chris Ball, Managing Director of the Enduro World Series, said: “The Qualifier events have been a real success when they were introduced in 2016 and it’s great to see them expanding this season. Demand for EWS entries grows year on year and the Qualifier events are a great way for riders, especially amateurs, to have a clear and fair pathway into the World Series.

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of applications we’ve had to host Qualifiers this year, and it’s great to see so many countries involved – with 43 nationalities already entered in this season’s EWS races it’s amazing to see how truly global the sport has become. It’s great to offer so many riders the chance to participate in the series and we look forward to seeing who rises through the Qualifier ranks to qualify for the main EWS races in 2019.”