Rules

2018 CLIF ENDURO EAST  

July 1       Mountain Creek, NJ               – EWS Qualifier

July 29     Thunder Mountain, MA          – EWS Qualifier

Sept 16    Victory Hill / Burke Mountain – EWS North American Continental Championships FINALS

 EWS POINTS CATEGORIES
U21 Men 17-20 years old
Men
Women
Master Men 40+

NON EWS POINT CATEGORIES
Amateur Men
Amateur Women
Amateur U17 – 16 years old and under

CLIF Enduro East Series Racing Age is the racers age on December 31, 2018
NO Racing License Required, however to receive EWS Ranking Points racers must possess an EMBA license prior to the event.

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.

EWS QUALIFIERS AND CONTINENTAL SERIES RANKINGS

The WINNERS of every EWS Class Qualifier and the TOP THREE in the Continental Series automatically qualify for the 2019 EWS World Series.

All rounds of each Qualifier and Continental Series event will count towards each Series Overall Ranking
Only EMBA Members will be eligible to receive Global Ranking points
Ranking points will be awarded in relation to EWS age categories listed in Section 3
The EWS Class Winners of the North American Series Continental Series will be crowned North American Series Champion
All EWS points earned in the Continental Series and Qualifying event will count towards each rider’s annual Enduro Global Ranking – used to pre-qualify for the 2019 Enduro World Series.

CLIF Enduro East Series Qualifications
All finishes will count towards the CLIF Enduro East Series Championship Standings
Three races minimum needed to qualify for Series Championship Standings
All ties will be broken by placement in the Championship Finals Race.

CLIF Enduro East Series Number Plates
All Racers must use a 2018 CLIF Enduro East Series Number Plate anytime they are on course including their race run and practice. Only Racers with CLIF Enduro East Series Number Plates are allowed on the Race Course. CLIF Enduro East Series number plates are available at every race for $10.00 each. These plates can be reused by racers at all 2018 CLIF Enduro East Series and MAXXIS ESC races.
Modifications will/can result is disqualification. Lettering/Logos MUST be 100% Intact. NO CUTS!!

WAIVERS
All racers must sign a CLIF Enduro East Series and a venue 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

RACE MAPS WILL BE EMAILED TO REGISTERED RACERS
THURSDAY MORNING PRIOR TO EACH EVENT

CLIF Enduro East Series Championship Guidelines
EWS Rules will be enforced with modifications

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

 

PETS AND ALCOHOL ARE NOT ALLOWED
AT ANY CLIF ENDURO EAST EVENT!

 

Enduro East Will follow Enduro World Series Rules Located Here.

EWS QUALIFICATION CLASSES

Under 21 Men – Men 17 to 20 years old. Based on rider age on the 31 December of competition year. Male Under 21 (U21) racers with EMBA memberships will accumulate points towards an overall EWS Men’s Under 21  A male Under 21 racer
may apply to EMBA to race in the Senior Men category. An Under 21 rider who has been accepted into a senior category may not return to the Under 21 category in the same competition year.

Under 21 Women – When results are submitted for the EWS Women’s Class they will be broken out by age and EMBA points and rankings will be awarded by the racers age class by the EWS. Women 17 to 20 years old. Based on rider age on the 31 December of competition year. Female Under 21 (U21) racers with EMBA memberships will accumulate points towards an overall EWS Women’s Under 21  A feale Under 21 racer may apply to EMBA to race in the Senior Men category. An Under 21 rider who has been accepted into a senior category may not return to the Under 21 category in the same competition year.

Men – Men 21 -39 years old. Based on rider age on the 31 December of competition year. Male racers with EMBA memberships will accumulate EWS points. All Male category times will be placed together in scratch format and EWS points allocated accordingly.

Women – Women 21 -39 years old. Based on rider age on the 31 December of competition year. Male racers with EMBA memberships will accumulate EWS points. All Female category times will be placed together in scratch format and EWS points allocated accordingly.

Master Women–When results are submitted for the EWS Women’s Class they will be broken out by age and EMBA points and rankings will be awarded by the racers age class by the EWS.  Women 40+ years old. Based on rider age on the 31 December of competition year. Male racers with EMBA memberships will accumulate EWS points.

Master Men– Men 40+ years old. Based on rider age on the 31 December of competition year. Male racers with EMBA memberships will accumulate EWS points.

 

NON- EWS CLASSES – AMATEURS

Amateur Men – Non EWS – This Class is for amateur bragging rights and may not do the entire EWS Qualifier’s timed sections and/or transfers

Amateur Women – Non EWS – This Class is for amateur bragging rights and may not do the entire EWS Qualifier’s timed sections and/or transfers

Amateur U17 – 16 years old and under only – Non EWS – This Class is for amateur bragging rights and may not do the entire EWS Qualifier’s timed sections and/or transfers

EWS QUAILFYING INFORMATION

Top ranked EMBA members competing in the 2018 Season will be added to the EWS Reserved List and will be eligible for priority registration for all the 2019 EWS Rounds.

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

EMBA memberships and rankings are available on enduroworldseries.com

The top three in each category at every Official Continental Championship round will be automatically added to the following year’s Reserve List

The winner in each category at every Official Qualifying round will be automatically added to the following year’s Reserve List

EWS Qualifying Ranking Points will be awarded in relation to the overall finishing position of each EMBA member. (Example: 15th position in the Women’s GC = 60 points regardless of how many EMBA members placed from 1st to 14th).

Riders must enter the official EWS categories in order to score EWS points and win prize money.