Maxxis ESC Enduro Final Information and Map

 

Maxxis ESC Enduro Final Information and Map

 

MAXXIS ESC Enduro #10 Finals at Thunder Mountain, MA

It is imperative that racers follow the rules of the road and come to full stops at the stop signs. Racers observed not stopping at stop signs or riding on the wrong side of the road will be disqualified

IN EFFECT FRIDAY TO SUNDAY

The town is supporting of these events but still getting used to a bunch of bikers in town and it is leaf peeper season. NEVER trust a leaf peeper to pay attention.

There is NO PARKING at Warfield House for Saturday or Sunday. The Warfield is closed for a wedding Saturday. Please respect the happy couple and do not drive up to Warfield.

 We are excited to heading back to one of our most popular venues for racing !

 

The event is being hosted at Thunder Mountain and the Charlemont Fairgrounds. Racers will begin the race with 2 stages at Thunder Mountain, transfer, by bike only, the Warfield trails for 2 stages and then return to Thunder for the final 2 stages.

 

If you have not paid for your plate or registration, please note it is CASH only onsite.

 

All attached forms must be filled out even if you preregistered. Print them out, fill them in and save time.

 

There will be a Thunder Mountain paper waiver at registration and everyone needs to fill that along with the attached entry form and ESC waiver.

 

Attached are a couple documents for you to review, one is the enduro map. We will NOT have printed maps for this event as the course is easy to follow, so if you want one please print it. The 2018 MAXXIS ESC Enduro rules are also attached, there have been some changes, so it would be best to read everything.

 

We will be onsite Friday afternoon but please understand we cannot do any registration on Friday. We have a lot of set up and course work to get done.

 

We will be camping at the Charlemont Fairgrounds and starting the enduro from Thunder Mountain at 9 am Sunday. The racers meeting will take place at 8:30 at Thunder Mountain.

 

SPECIAL RULES FOR ROAD TRANSFER:
• Ride bike on the road in the same direction as traffic
• Stop at red lights and stop signs, and obey other traffic signs
• Yield to traffic already on the road
• Yield before entering a roadway
• Yield before moving laterally or turning
• Ride single file and no “pack” riding
ANY RACER OBSERVED NOT OBEYING THE ABOVE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED

 

It is imperative that racers follow the rules of the road and come to full stops at the stop signs. Racers observed not stopping at stop signs or riding on the wrong side of the road will be disqualified

 

IN EFFECT FRIDAY TO SUNDAY

 

The town is supporting of these events but still getting used to a bunch of bikers in town and it is leaf peeper season. NEVER trust a leaf peeper to pay attention.

 

There is NO PARKING at Warfield House for Saturday or Sunday. The Warfield is closed for a wedding Saturday. Please respect the happy couple and do not drive up to Warfield on Saturday for practice.

 

PLEASE NOTE: ALL RACERS MUST HAVE EITHER THEIR LIFT PASS IN PLAIN VIEW OR SEASON PASS READY TO SHOW, OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE DQ’D FROM THE EVENT

 

Enduro
Back is the FOX Seatpost Climbers Challenge. We’ll award the fastest amateur a FOX Transfer Seatpost and the fastest in every class some cool FOX Socks. Remember you have to chip in and out on the climb.

 

New this year is the FLAT TIRE DEFENDER Super Stage. This competition awards the fastest amateur male and amateur female a one FLAT TIRE DEFENDER INSERT, it will be contested on STAGE 1.

 

The ALEX RIMS Super Stage is back too! This competition awards the fastest amateur male and amateur female a pair of Alex Rims Volar rims, it will be contested on STAGE 4.

 

ESC SWAG
2018 MAXXIS ESC Gear in now available onsite, including: Socks, Hats, T Shirts and Fenders. We are closing out all 2018 Maxxis ESC and CLIF Enduro East T Shirts at $10 !

 

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY – $30 pass available from Thunder. Courses will be marked. No registration.
Charlemont Fairgrounds will open at 5:30pm for Camping

 

SATURDAY – Open for riding, tracks open. Registration at Thunder Mountain at the MAXXIS ESC Tents 9am-2pm. Lift runs 9-5

 

SUNDAY – No pre-riding for enduro– RACE ONLY Mandatory Racers Enduro Meeting 8:30. Enduro Race Start 9am. Lift runs 9-5
Enduro Registration 8am-9am at Thunder Mountain

 

CAMPING – Camping is allowed as part of the ESC Box Showdown at the Charlemont Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds is part of the venue and participants will be able to overnight there on Friday and Saturday. The fairgrounds will be open starting at 5:30pm on Friday. Please don’t set-up prior. There is a $10 per night venue fee for the weekend, cash only. No alcohol, open fires or fireworks are allowed at the fairgrounds. We would like to promote the social aspect of these races, and have a fire pit to hang out Saturday night and encourage organizing other activities. No electrical or RV hookups exist, but it is a beautiful old New England fairground with plenty of places to park your rig or setup a tent.

• Camping at Thunder: Thunder Mountain has designated campsites but we to not have enough permitted sites to host everyone for these events. PLEASE camp at the Charlemont Fairgrounds so we can continue having places we can all hang out together and hold events.
• A number of people have asked about setting up pits at Thunder Mountain for the weekend or driving down a camper during the day. People are free to set-up pits or park their RV in the parking lot during the day on Saturday and Sunday. If leave your pit set up on Saturday night, please know you do this at your own risk and Berkshire East nor ESC are not responsible for any personal belongings.

• Directions to Charlemont Fairgrounds: The fairgrounds are located .25 mile on 8A north off of route 2. Follow 8A until you come to a covered bridge (Bissell Bridge) and take a right up the hill before crossing the bridge. Most GPS devices should find Charlemont Fairgrounds if you search. Don’t type in the actual address as it will not lead you where you need to go.

• NUMBER PLATES – Will be sold at registration for $10 each. A 2018 MAXXIS ESC Number Plate must be affixed correctly to your bike always while on the tracks this weekend at Thunder Mountain and your lift pass must be visibly attached to your bike. You will not be allowed to ride without both. No cuts or trimming allowed on the plate please.
• CASH ONLY – Yup, ATM onsite
• PARKING – In the Lot
• BUG SPRAY – You will want it and please don’t ask for ours…lol
COLD – Temps expected in the 30’s overnights
• RAIN – Don’t even go there!!
• FOOD Thunder Mountain’s kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch, their egg sandwiches are pretty darn good.
• SAFETY – Thunder Mountain Rescue.
• CLIF KIDS CLASS –They will compete on all 4 Sections. The will not skip any Stages. Brooks Nablo’s 6-year-old son raced with us last year and had a blast. This year he is practice riding, racing and following the enduro kids to make sure they are safe.

AWARDS – as always Racers MUST be present at the Series Final Award Ceremonies or at the Race Award Ceremony to Receive Awards and/or Cash Payouts!