We are thrilled to announce that we will be heading this weekend to one of our most enjoyable venues on the calendar. Racers have consistently expressed their delight and surprise at the exceptional trail quality, fantastic camping facilities, and lively onsite nightlife. There’s plenty to enjoy with a great outdoor restaurant and a fireside bar.
To kick off the 2023 season, the Powder Ridge Mountain Music Series presents the Lords of 52nd Street: Legends of Billy Joel Band on Friday, May 19th. “The Lords of 52nd Street” have sold over 150 million records and played a crucial role in establishing Billy Joel’s iconic sound. They continue to captivate audiences with their legendary hits. Expect a large crowd on Friday night. Tickets for the concert are available on their website.
Please note that the neutral pit area is located in the parking/camping lot at the base. No assistance is allowed elsewhere.
For spectators, all-day lift rides will be available for $5 at Powder Ridge, even if you don’t have a bike. Please remember that spectators must refrain from entering the courses at all times.
We will not provide printed maps for this event as the course is easy to follow. If you require a map, please print one in advance. You can find the 2023 MAXXIS ESC Enduro rules available on our website. We advise reading through the rules as there have been some changes.
Enduro Racers must be at the base area, where we will activate their chips and call them up to start their race.
When visiting Powder Ridge, we kindly request that you drive slowly through the neighborhood to avoid disturbing the neighbors. Additionally, we encourage you to support the local restaurants by letting them know you are in town for the enduro race.
Due to using one transfer and the potential crowding, the Eastern States Cup Seatpost Climbers Challenge will not be held this weekend.
We are excited to bring back the FLAT TIRE DEFENDER Super Stage this year. The fastest amateur male and female racers will receive a FLAT TIRE DEFENDER INSERT, while the fastest racers in each class will be awarded an FTD backpack containing an FTD discount card. This stage will be contested on STAGE 1.
The INTENSE BIKES PODIUM PAYBACK Program also returns this season, offering cash or certificates to racers who have competed with an Intense bike. To participate, please register with Intense on their website.
Another program we have is Kate’s Cash Rewards. If the men’s amateur class exceeds 50 racers or the women’s amateur class exceeds 20 racers, that class will be eligible for a cash prize in addition to the regular product prizes. The cash prizes will be awarded as follows:
1st place: $100
2nd place: $50
3rd place: $25
Our 2023 Maxxis ESC Jerseys, Socks, Pint Glasses, and T-Shirts are available for purchase at our registration tents. Please note that cash is the only accepted form of payment.
Regarding transfers, racers must follow the direction of the transfer. For this event, there is one common transfer for all five stages. Please be mindful of other racers on the transfer.
ONLY Motorex Ebike Class Racers may use E-bikes from 8am Saturday to the end of the event Sunday on the trails at Powder Ridge. Motorex Ebike Racers will be identified by their white ESC race plates
NUMBER PLATES – All racers must always have a 2023 Maxxis ESC Number plate attached to their bike while riding at Powder Ridge after 9 am Saturday until the event end on Sunday afternoon. If you have not paid for your 2023 Maxxis ESC number plate, please note it is CASH only and no ATM machines are on site.
WAIVERS / REGISTRATION FORMS – All racers must check-in at registration and fill out the registration and waiver forms before riding the trails after 8 am Saturday.
If you pre-registered online, you do not need to fill out ESC paperwork, but we still need a paper copy of the powder Ridge Waiver filled and signed.
You can Download the Powder Ridge Waiver HERE
Please don’t forget for minors, the forms must be notarized if a parent or guardian is not present at event check-in.
CAMPING – Available onsite for a fee
Open Fires are allowed in the supplied Powder Ridge Fire Rings ONLY.
No other campfires allowed
PLEASE set up in a marked camping spot that you have paid for only.
There is no overnight parking except for the campsites.
All Day Lift Rides for spectators, without a bike available for $5 from Powder Ridge
Friday – Open to the Public
9:30am – 6:00pm Powder Ridge Lift spins – Passes available onsite from Powder Ridge
Saturday – Open for ESC racers only
9:00am – 1pm Registration
9:00am – 5:00pm Lift Spins – Open Practice
Sunday (No Practice) – Open for ESC racers only
8:00am – 8:30am Late Registration
8:30am – 8:45am Racer’s Meeting – Class start times announced
9:00am – Race Start
Stan’s Enduro Series
- Racers Must start with their class and at the assigned time. If a racer misses their class starting times, they will incur a time penalty or disqualification.
- Final Class Results will be posted 5 minutes after the last racer finishes in each class.
- Each racer’s time and current positioning will be available as soon as they finish.
- We will award medals and prizes at our tents 15 minutes after the Final Class Results have been posted.
- No Reruns unless the course is closed during your race run.
• NO SHUTTLING – That goes for all weekend for everyone. If you are seen/reported/caught/whatever shuttling, you will be assessed a time penalty. Trust us, you will not be on the podium if you try, so don’t.
• CASH ONLY – Yup, no ATMs on site either.
• 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 !!
Youth 14U, KATE’S KIDS CLASS and KATE’S LITE CLASS – For the Enduro they will not compete on Stage 3. Our Enduro Staff will conduct a course ride-along on Saturday at 11:00 am. Meet at the ESC Registration Tents. These classes will start at 9 am and will compete on stages 4-5-1-2 in that order
The above may be adjusted, so please check with us at Registration. No parents may ride with or run behind their children unless they are registered racers – NO EXCEPTIONS
• Attachments: Powder Ridge Waiver – Map Start Times