Sugarloaf – ME

September 11-12, 2021 MAXXIS ESC BOX SHOWDOWN at Sugarloaf, ME
MAXXIS ESC Enduro Series Gold Level Enduro World Series Qualifying Event
MAXXIS ESC Intense Downhill Series

MAXXIS ESC Enduro Ranking Points: This event and all 2020 Maxxis ESC / EWS events offer 125% Maxxis ESC Enduro Series Points

 Sugarloaf Bike Park Hosts the Maxxis ESC Box Showdown featuring both the Maxxis ESC Enduro and the Maxxis ESC Intense DH Series races on Sunday September 12, with practice Saturday September 11

For the past 11 years, the Maxxis Eastern States Cup has been ensuring the future of gravity mountain bike racing on the East Coast. The Maxxis ESC has hosted USA Cycling ProGRT’s, EWS Continental Championships, EWS Qualifiers, and the Race the World DH events during the Windam World Cup. Continuing our mission we will be hosting an EWS GOLD Qualifier at Sugarloaf Bike Park for their awesome variety of trails. This event will be a Box Showdown event with our Intense DH series competing on the same day at the same time.

For the EWS Gold Qualifier at Sugarloaf , former MTB Olympian Adam Craig will be putting together a 5 stage race that utilizes a wide variety of terrain. The EWS Gold Qualifier will use 2 lift transfers, but racers should be prepared for a lot of pedaling on the other three transfers.

Sugarloaf is putting out the red carpet for the Maxxis ESC, this being the first weekend of MTB lift service ever at the resort. There will be a live band on Friday night, Strider races all weekend, camping in the lot, food and beverage specials!

Schedule: 
Friday 
3pm – 5pm Registration
10:00am – 5:00pm Sugarloaf Lift spins – Passes available onsite from Sugarloaf for a discounted price of $40

Schedule: 
Saturday 
9am – 2pm Registration
Intense DH and Enduro Practice 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 
7:30am – 9am Late Registration
Motorex Ebike/Box showdown Start 8:00am
Enduro Race Start 8:30am – No Practice
Intense DH Practice 9:00am-11:15am
Intense DH Race Start 11:30am

MAXXIS ESC Enduro Ranking Points: This event and all 2020 Maxxis ESC / EWS events offer 125% Maxxis ESC Enduro Series Points

2021 MAXXIS ESC INTENSE DOWNHILL CLASSES
•  KATES Kids U12 (12 and under)
• Youth U15 (15 and Under)
• Junior Amateur 15-18 (cat 2/3)
• Men Amateur 19-29 (cat 2/3)
• Veteran Amateur 30-39 (cat 2/3)
• Senior Amateur 40+ (cat 2/3)
• Junior Expert 15-18 (cat1)
• Men Expert 19-29 (cat1)
• Veteran Expert 30-39 (cat1)
• Senior Expert 40+ (cat1)
• Amateur Women (Cat 2/3)
• Masters 50+ (cat 1/2/3)
• Pro/Expert Women (pro and cat1)
• Pro Men (pro)

2021 MAXXIS ESC ENDURO CLASSES
• KATES Kids Class (12 and Under)
• KATES Enduro Lite Class
• 15 And Under
• 20 And Under Open
• 21-29
• 30-39
• 40+ Open
• Masters 50+
• Female Amateur
• Male Pro Open
• Female Pro Open
• Motorex E-Bike Class

MAXXIS ESC Racing Age is the racers age on December 31, 2021

NO Racing License Required

Early Bird Pricing – Prices Increase $10 three weeks prior to the event 
KATES KIDS U12 = TBA
KATES Enduro Lite = TBA
AMATEURS = TBA
PRO = TBA

BOX SHOWDOWN
AMATEURS =TBA
PRO = TBA

Late/Onsite pricing is $15 more than Online entry rates

RACE FEES – Include a Saturday Practice LiftPass and a Sunday Race Lift Pass and

MAXXIS ESC BOX SHOWDOWN RACE REGISTRATION
ENDURO and INTENSE DH

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THE WEDNESDAY AT MIDNIGHT PRIOR TO THE EVENT

By registering, it is unequivocally understood that the participant(s) does not have any COVID19 indicators or signs/symptoms that would prohibit participation.

  • No COVID symptoms, no signs and/or symptoms for 30 days
  • Has not traveled out of the country in the last 30 days
  • Has not encountered anyone who was infected with COVID19 in the last 30 days
  • Has diligently followed CDC guidelines to prevent contraction of COVID19
    Masks and social distancing and thermal body temperature checks will be required.

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 12 RIGHT HERE

POLICIES:

  • Refunds are available two up to weeks prior to the event, less $20 Handling fee via Paypal, contact us at easternstatescup@hotmail.com
  • Race entries cannot be transferred to a different event
  • Once a refund is issued the same racer cannot re-register online for the same event, but they can onsite subject to availability 
  • Race entries can be transferred to another person for a $20 handling fee until the Wednesday prior to the event. Contact us at easternstatescup@hotmail.com
  • SORRY BUT NO EXCEPTIONS TO ABOVE POLICIES

CLICK FOR FULL MAXXIS ESC ENDURO INFORMATION AND RULES

CLICK FOR FULL MAXXIS ESC INTENSE DOWNHILL INFORMATION AND RULES

MAXXIS ESC Number Plates:
All registered racers must use a 2021 MAXXIS ESC Number Plate anytime they are on course including their race run and practice.
Only registered racers with 2021 MAXXIS ESC Number Plates are allowed on the Race Course.
2021 MAXXIS ESC number plates are available at every race for $10.00 each.
These plates can be reused by racers at all 2021 MAXXIS ESC races.
Previous year’s plates are not allowed to be used.
Modifications will/can result in disqualification. Lettering/Logos MUST be 100% Intact. NO CUTS!!

If you have not paid for your 2021 Maxxis ESC number plate, please note it is CASH only and  ATM machines are on site.

Enduro Racers will be charged the replacement cost of $100.00 for broken, lost or non-returned timing chips

Enduro Racers must be present at the racers meeting where we will activate their chips

Please drive slowly through the neighborhood while visiting our venues, we do not want to upset the neighbors and please visit the local restaurants and let them know you are there because of the enduro race.

Lodging
Sugarloaf is offering Maxxis ESC races a lodging discount for Hotel rooms or condos. https://www.sugarloaf.com/booklodging?pid=20608#/room

CAMPING – Vehicle Camping available onsite. Due to local restrictions tent camping is not allowed. Sleeping in your RV, Car, Trailer etc is allowed and will offered for $25/vehicle for the weekend. The camping fee is payable onsite only

WAIVERS
All racers must sign a MAXXIS ESC and a venue waiver prior to practicing or registering at all events. Racers under 18 must have a parent sign their waiver or supply a notarized parental signed copy. No other methods are allowed.

We will be onsite Friday afternoon but please understand we cannot do any registration on Friday. We have a lot of course set up and we really want to ride our bikes too !

We will be offering our 2021 Maxxis ESC Socks, Pint Glasses and T Shirts at our registration tents, please remember its cash only

INFORMATION:

  • 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.
  • NUMBER PLATES– Will be sold at registration for $10 each. A 2021 MAXXIS ESC Number Plate must be affixed correctly to your bike always while on the tracks. You will not be allowed to ride without one. No cuts or trimming allowed on the plate please.
  • CASH ONLY– Yup, ATMs on site.
  • 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 !!
  • KATES KIDS CLASS – For DH the KATES Kids Class will do the same track. For the KATES Kids Class Enduro they will compete on one Less Race Section. Our Enduro Staff will conduct a course ride along on Saturday at 2. Meet at the Registration Tents. 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

BOX COMPONENTS SHOWDOWNS
The “BOX Showdown” weekends will feature both Enduro and Down Hill races at the largest resorts on our schedule. BOX Components and the MAXXIS ESC will present high end prizing for the top three men and women that race both Enduro and Downhill during the weekend.

RACERS MUST FILL OUT THE BOX SHOWDOWN SHEET AT THE ENDURO TIMING DESK PRIOR TO THE START OF THE FIRST RACE OF THE EVENT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BOX EAST COAST SHOWDOWN POINTS AND PRIZES

KATES KIDS CLASS
Racers will not be charged for race registration and will receive a free race day lift pass if applicable. This class will do the same DH tracks as the pros, go arounds for features will be available. In the Enduro races this class will compete on one less race segment. Late or onsite registrations will incur the $10 late fee.

Racers must be 12 or younger on December 31, 2021 to be eligible.

KATES ENDURO LITE CLASS
This class will race for a reduced rate thanks to Kates Real Food and the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup. KATES ENDURO LITE Racers will compete on one less stage and race with the KATES KIDS CLASS. This class is meant for beginner and new to enduro racers to experience what the enduro racing excitement is all about. Racers will get a total race time and a race time for each segment. The class will not compete for Maxxis ESC Podiums, Prizes or a Series Championship. This is the for the FUN Class!! The KATES Enduro Lite format will offer four fun tracks to entertain all levels of riders but will focus primarily on women, kids and first-timers. The emphasis will not be on results or prizes but on learning and having fun with like-minded mountain bike riders.

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

Enduro 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

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

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PETS AND ALCOHOL ARE NOT ALLOWED AT ANY EASTERN STATES CUP EVENT!