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KATE’S Lite/Kids Class

The 2023 Schedule and plans will be released in the first quarter of 2023. Have a great off-season!

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The 2022 KATE’S KIDS CLASS is made possible by KATE’S REAL FOOD, makers of delicious organic energy bars that #fuelyouradventures.” This class is for introducing young riders to the aspects of MTB racing.

Thanks to the Maxxis ESC, KATES Real Food, and the venues, Kates Kids Class competitors will  have reduced registration fees and can receive a full pre-registration refund if their parent/guardian volunteers for course marshalling on Sunday during the race. Volunteers must pre register to qualify for the refund. We’ll get volunteers on course, give you an ESC Official’s T-Shirt, and an official ESC whistle. All you need is a fun attitude and a cell phone in case of an emergency. Volunteers should be at least 18 years old.

Kate’s Kid Class Racers must register online to be eligible for the refund.

All Kates Kids Class racers must have their parents sign a Maxxis ESC waiver and a venue waiver when checking in at registration. A notarized waiver is acceptable if a parent will not be present during registration. The Maxxis ESC waivers and registration forms are available for download on the website.

The racers in the KATE’S KIDS CLASS Enduro must stay together with assigned officials during the race. On practice days racers in the class, may practice with a race registered parent or guardian. In no case should a Kate’s Kids Class racers ride without adult supervision.

KATE’S KIDS CLASS

  • The Kate’s Kids Class preregistration fee is 100% Refunded after a parent volunteers and completes course marshaling for the race on Sunday. To be eligible for the refund Parents must register to volunteer at the time of the racer’s online registration.
  • All you need is a fun attitude and a cell phone in case of an emergency.
  • Late or onsite registrations will incur the $10 late fee.
  • In the Enduro racers in this class will compete in three race segments. 
  • This is the for the FUN Class!!

ENDURO
Most enduro events will offer the KATE’S KIDS CLASS and KATE’S ENDURO LITE CLASS, depending on the course and venue. On Saturday, Maxxis ESC Officials will meet with both classes at a prearranged time for a group ride, so everyone will have a chance to pre-ride the transfers and race sections. During the race, the Maxxis ESC Officials will ride with both classes. The Kate’s Classes will usually start last and compete on 3 +/- stages at most enduros, this allows them to participate without the stress of seasoned racers attempting to pass them. It’s possible that the class will begin in a different section than the rest of the racers.

RACER’S ABILITY
KATE’S KIDS and KATE’S ENDURO LITE CLASS Racers should be able to ride most trails at the a bike park without assistanc. If there are hard sections they don’t feel comfortable on, then they should walk those sections. We want to make sure the KATE’S KIDS CLASS racers can ride the tracks and have fun. We never want a child to feel intimated or over their head. While we do have racers as young as 10 racing our enduro events but age doesn’t equate to rider ability. We ask that the racers are able to ride all the trails at the bike park before entering. We want to ensure they have fun and progress. This is not a learn to ride program but rather a learn to race program. Please keep in mind the Maxxis ESC Enduro tracks are some of the most challenging trails in the East.

Racers should be self-sufficient and carry their own hydration, tools and tubes. All Maxxis ESC Rules should be followed by Kate’s Kids and Kates Enduro Lite Classes including assistance and shuttling aspects.

ENDURO RACING WITH YOUR KID
If a parent wishes to race with their child(ren), they must be registered in the Kates Enduro Lite Class and adhere to all MAXXIS ESC Race Rules. We’re sorry, but due to insurance requirements, there are NO EXCEPTIONS.

The racers in the KATE’S KIDS CLASS Enduro must stay together with assigned officials during the race. On practice days racers in the class, may practice with a race registered parent or guardian. In no case should a Kate’s Kids Class racers ride without adult supervision.

DOWNHILL
The KATE’S KIDS CLASS will be the first group to start. They will compete on the same track as the MAXXIS ESC DH racers, go-arounds for more difficult features will be available. Our volunteer will sweep the track after the last racers prior to the ESC Series racers starting.

All KATE’S KIDS CLASS racers will be awarded a prize and called up to the podium for pictures at our awards ceremony. The top three will receive Maxxis ESC Medals. Racers must be present and in the Awards Picture to receive prizing. 

The racers in the KATE’S KIDS CLASS can only participate in one discipline at Kask Showdowns.

Racers must be 12 or younger on December 31, 2022 to be eligible.

KATES’S ENDURO LITE CLASS

This Class will have a reduced registration fee.
Have you been hearing the buzz about enduro racing but weren’t sure if it was for you? Got a kid that’s been bugging you to let them race? The KATE’S Enduro Lite Class will offer an introduction to enduro racing in a stress-free setting. This Class will ride and race with the KATE’S Kids Class.

Racers will race 3+/- segment(S) and get a total race time and a race time for each segment. The class will not compete for Maxxis ESC Podiums, Medals, or a Series Championship. This is the for the FUN Class!! All Kate’s Enduro Lite racers will receive some tasty prizing from Kate’s Real Food.

Everyone has to start somewhere, and this is the place. Before you know it, you will be ready for the next level of racing. Spread the word and we hope to see you at one of our events!

The KATE’S Enduro Lite format will offer fun tracks to entertain all levels of riders but will focus primarily first-timers. The emphasis will not be on results or prizes but on learning and having fun with like-minded mountain bike riders.

All KATE’S LITE CLASS racers will be awarded a prize and called up to the podium for pictures at our awards ceremony.  

PLEASE NOTE: KATE’S Lite Class racers are required to stay with the KATE’S Kids Class and race the segments in the same order. KATE’S Enduro Lite Class Racers may only compete in enduro at our Box Showdown Events.

Other than what is noted on this page the KATE’S KIDS CLASS and the KATE’s ENDURO LITE CLASS will be governed by all the same rules as our other Maxxis ESC racers.

During practice and race day, only race registered MAXXIS ESC racers with 2022 MAXXIS Race Plates are permitted on the MAXXIS ESC racetracks or transfers.

These are NOT learn to ride programs, riding instruction is not given.