Mountain Creek Bike Park June 30-July 1, 2018 – Enduro World Series Qualifier
PLEASE NOTE: You Do NOT need any license to race 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 passes at Mountain Creek!!
Every Entry Includes:
- Friday – Saturday – Sunday Lift Passes
- 2 Days of Enduro Racing
- Friday Welcoming Party
- Saturday CLIF BBQ Bash
- 2 Beers or Soda
- 8 – 10 Great Enduro Tracks
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
Mountain Creek Open for riding – Course will be marked – Lift Pass not included
Friday – Lift Pass for Mountain Creek Included
5-7pm Friday Night “Kick Off Party” / registration / racer meeting at _________ 5-7pm. First Beer or soda is free. Free Appetizer Buffet courtesy of ___________. Free beverage and free Buffet is only for PRE-Registered Racers. Lots of raffles and contests.
Saturday Lift Pass for Mountain Creek Included
9:00am Racers Meeting
10:00am Race Start at Start of Stage 1
1-3pm Racer Chip Check
4-6pm Saturday Night “CLIF BBQ Bash ” at ___________. We’ll release Saturday’s Results and hold a racer meeting. First Beer or soda free. Free BBQ courtesy of Clif. Free beverage and free BBQ Dinner is only for PRE-Registered Racers. We’ll have lots of raffles and contests to keep you entertained too !
Sunday – Lift Pass for Mountain Creek Included
9:00 Racers Meeting
10:00 Race Start
- 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.”