Thunder Mountain Bike Park July 28 – July 29

Thunder Mountain Bike Park  July 18 – July 29, 2018

CLIF ENDURO EAST Thunder Mountain – EWS Qualifier 

 July 27-29, 2018

by MAXXIS ESC

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 Great Enduro Tracks – 5 New Tracks
  • Raffle Entry

 

The CLIF Enduro East is pulling out all the plugs !!!  

 

In what was a great value to begin with the CLIF Enduro Series has introduced a one week promotion to get all the enduro racers on the east coast to the event. Entry fees have been slashed by $35 for Amateur Classes and for $45 EWS Classes  !!

Registration Fees are now:
$110 Amateur
$120 EWS

Don’t worry the format and the perks have not changed !!!

  • Friday – Saturday – Sunday Thunder Mountain Lift Passes
  • 2 Days of Enduro Racing
  • Saturday CLIF BBQ Bash
  • 2 Beers or Soda
  • 8 Great Enduro Tracks
  • Raffle Entry

Please invite your friends and enemies for this great value and join us in making this the best MTB Enduro event ever !!!!!

REGISTER HERE

PLAN
Friday registration is open from 9am to 2pm, then racers will go on to practice at both the Warfield Trails and Thunder Mountain. All tracks are open and racers can transfer to both venues via bike transfers of by car. Parking is open at Warfield and Thunder Mountain.

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 Warfield trails. There will be neutral support from CLIF at the three Warfield finishes. Racers will complete the three stages at Warfield then pedal transfer to Thunder Mountain for the final race stage of the day. Racers need to check in within 15 minutes of finishing Stage 4 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 3pm-5pm 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 Charlemont Fairgrounds then we’ll activate the timing chips and send racers over to Thunder Mountain, via a pedal transfer, for the final 4 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.

SCHEDULE
FRIDAY
9:00-2:00pm Registration at Charlemont Fairgrounds
9:00am-7:00pm Warfield Trails Open for riding – Course will be marked
10:00am-6:00pm Thunder Mountain Open for riding – Course will be marked – Lift Pass included

SATURDAY
8:00-9:00am Registration at Charlemont Fairgrounds
8:30am Racers Meeting at Charlemont Fairgrounds
9:00am Race Start via Transfer from Charlemont Fairgrounds to Warfield Trails
2:00-3:00pm Racer Chip Check at Thunder Mountain – Mandatory
3:00-5:00pm Split Results CLIF BBQ BASH at Thunder Mountain

SUNDAY
8:00am Racers Meeting at Charlemont Fairgrounds
8:15am Race Start via Transfer from Charlemont Fairgrounds to Thunder Mountain
3:00pm Awards at Thunder Mountain

Last Years Video of CLIF Enduro East at Thunder Mountain

 

Enduro World Series Qualifier

Saturdays stages will take place at the Red Zone across  Route 2 from Thunder Mountain

and

Sundays stages will be contested at Thunder Mountain Bike Park

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.

The second round of the CLIF Enduro East will be at Thunder Mountain Bike Park in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. After storming onto the mountain bike scene in 2015, Thunder Mountain and has been turning heads with their aggressive building strategy and outstanding terrain.

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.

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.

Thunder Mountain CLIF Enduro East Schedule

Thursday

Thunder Mountain Open for riding – Course will be marked

Warfield Trails Open for riding – Course will be marked

Friday

10:00am-6:00pm Thunder Mountain Open for riding – Course will be marked

8:00am-7:00pm Warfield Trails Open for riding – Course will be marked

9:00-2:00pm Registration at Thunder Mountain

Saturday

8:00-9:00am Registration at Thunder Mountain

8:30am Racers Meeting at Thunder Mountain

9:00am Race Start via Transfer from Thunder Mountain

2:00-3:00pm Racer Chip Check at Thunder Mountain

3:00-5:00pm Split Results CLIF BBQ Buffet at Thunder Mountain

Sunday

9:30 Racers Meeting Thunder Mountain

10:00 Race Start

3:30pm Awards

Racers can park at Warfield Inn Trails Thursday and Friday ONLY

NO PARKING ALLOWED AT WARFIELDS INN ON SATURDAY