Blue Mountain – PA

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ESC is STOKED to be racing at Blue Mountain in 2017. We’ll be there twice for 2 BOX east Coast Showdown events. !

DOWNHILL: June 25th and September 3rd, 2017

ENDURO: June 25th and September 3rd, 2017

REGISTER FOR JUNE EVENTS HERE

REGISTER FOR SEPTEMBER EVENTS HERE

All registered racers will need to check in at the Mountain Bike Center to check in and sign the paper release.

All racers will need an ESC number plate. Plates can be purchased through ESC on their website (www.easternstatescup.com) or purchased onsite for $10.

Multi-Event Discount

Pre-registered racers will receive $10 off the registration charge for enduro and downhill if registering for both evets. The multi-event discount is for online pre-registrations only. Onsite registrations will be charged full price. There is no discount for dual slalom.

Onsite Registration

Onsite registration will be available IF the race is not sold out. A $10 late fee will be added to all onsite registrations. Discounted lift passes will not be available for onsite registrations.

Registration Hours

Friday June 23rd – 11:30am-5:00pm (Camping and lift pass pickup only)

Saturday June 24th – 9:00am-2:00pm

Sunday June 25th – 7:30am-9:00am

Camping

Camping will be available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Camping will be in the fields at the bottom of our snowtubing park. Tents and campers are permitted. The camping fee is $15 per person for the weekend. (12 and under are free). This fee covers the following:

Firewood for the provided fire rings (please do not burn outside of these rings)
Indoor restrooms
Hot showers (Hours are Friday 4pm-10pm, Sat 7am-10am & 5pm-10pm, Sunday 7am-10am)
Water and sewer dump for campers
Downhill Race Info

The downhill race is a USA Cycling Sanctioned event and all USA Cycling rules and regulation apply

Downhill Practice Schedule

Friday June 23rd 12pm-6pm (Friday lift pass not included with registration, must be purchased separately)

Saturday June 24th 10am-6pm (Included with registration)

Sunday June 25th 9am-11am (Course closed from 11:30am-12:00pm)

Downhill Race Schedule

Race start at 12:00pm

Approximate start times are listed when registering. Updated start times will be posted on race day.

Downhill Start Order

Male Open 50+

Female Amateur Open

Female Expert Open

Clif Kids Class 14 and Under

Amateur 40+

Amateur 30-39

Amateur 19-29

Amateur 15-18

Expert 40+

Expert 30-39

Expert 19-29

Expert <18 Female Pro Male Pro Downhill Prizing and Awards All Amateur Classes race for medals and prizes. 1, 2, 3 receive ESC medals. Prizing is awarded through 5th place. Pro Classes race for money. Pro payout for male and female is: 1st = $500 2nd = $200 3rd = $100 Number Plates: All Racers must use a 2017 VITTORIA ESC Number Plate anytime they are on course including their race run and practice. Only Racers with VITTORIA ESC Number Plates are allowed on the Race Course. Venues sell VITTORIA ESC number plates at $10.00 each. Number plates can be reused by racers at all 2017 VITTORIA ESC races. Modifications can and will result is disqualification. Lettering/Logos MUST be 100% Intact. NO CUTS ALLOWED!! Enduro Race Info It is highly recommended that Enduro Racers reserve a timing chip with Eastern States Cup prior to registering. This race sold out last year and a reserved chip will save you a spot. The fee is $5 and is not included with registration. Visit www.easternstatescup.com for more info. Enduro Schedule Friday June 23rd – Practice 12pm-6pm (not included in registration, must be purchased separately) Saturday June 24th – Practice 10am-6pm (not included in registration, must be purchased separately) Sunday June 25th – Enduro race start at 9:30am (No practice allowed on Sunday)* *BOX Showdown racers (Enduro and DH) will start the Enduro at 9:00am and be expected to race with their DH class. VITTORIA ESC Number Plates All Racers must use a 2017 VITTORIA ESC Number Plate anytime they are on course including their race run and practice. Only Racers with VITTORIA ESC Number Plates are allowed on the Race Course. ESC number plates are available on the ESC website or at every race for $10.00 each. These plates can be reused by racers at all 2017 ESC races. Modifications will/can result is disqualification. Lettering/Logos MUST be 100% Intact. NO CUTS!! ALL RACERS MUST ATTEND THE MANDATORY RACERS MEETING ON RACE MORNING Full-face helmets are recommended but not required Racers MUST hand in their 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 Race Award Ceremony to Receive Awards and/or Cash Payouts! VITTORIA ESC Enduro Series Race Podium Winner in every amateur class will receive a custom VITORIA ESC Selle Italia Bike Seat Top 5 in every class make the podium 1st, 2nd and 3rd in every class receive Custom Eastern States Cup Podium Medals 4th and 5th place receive Sponsor Prizes The 2017 Vittoria ESC Enduro Series will be upping the Men’s and Women’s Pro Purses this season! Men’s and Women’s Pro Enduro Race Payouts: 1st = $500 2nd = $200 3rd = $100 The Vittoria ESC Pays EQUAL Men’s and Women’s Pro Payouts VITTORIA ESC Enduro Championship Guidelines Enduro mountain bike racing is designed to be the definitive test for the mountain biker. The focus of each event is on creating a great atmosphere, community, competition and adventure for the competitor. It’s a format that allows riders to compete against each other on individual Timed Stages that are designed to challenge the rider’s technical and physical abilities. Timed Stages will be mostly downhill and will test the rider’s technical skills. Enduro courses will use the best trails and terrain available. Fun will be the focus for the courses. It is possible that some climbs will be within Timed Stages. For the untimed transfer or uphill sections racers will pedal or use lifts. Lifts may ONLY be used before designated timed stages. Each event will have unique rules regarding lift use. Racers will be disqualified for using a lift other than before designated timed stages. Total time from all the timed sections added together will determine finishing order. Ties will be broken by the last timed stage. There will be category start times for the start of Section 1. Racers that miss their category start times will be allowed to start at the discretion of the starter. Racers may not start ahead of their category’s assigned start time. At all other timed sections racers may start at their leisure provided all Timed Stages are completed in the proper order. Once a racer starts a Timed Stage he may not restart that same Stage for any reason. No pre-riding of Timed Stages is allowed once the race starts. All stages and transfers must be done in the proper order. Racers will be notified at registration or at the riders meeting when each Timed Stage will close. Riders arriving after the stage has closed will not be allowed to start and must return to the finish area. This will ensure the event finishes at a reasonable hour. ALL RACERS MUST ATTEND THE MANDATORY RACERS MEETING ON RACE MORNING Course cutting by leaving the obvious trail will result in disqualification. Racers MUST hand in their 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 Race Award Ceremony to Receive Awards and/or Cash Payouts! Racers are responsible for clearing and timing in and out of every start/finish including the timed climb Racers being passed should yield when it is be safe to do so Full-face helmets are recommended but not required Helmets must be worn at all times on venues property while riding a bicycle. Only one bike may be used per event. Support is only allowed in the pit/parking lot area. Otherwise all tools, parts, hydration, snacks etc must be carried by the individual racer. U14 and Amateur women are allowed assistance with repairs only, from another racer that has not yet finished the race Racers must carry everything that they’ll need including water, tools and tubes. Water stations may or may not be available on course. Stashing anything on course is not permitted If a racer must return to the pit/parking lot area during the course of the event that racer must return to the race in the same place using the transfer method for that segment Any age may race in the Pro Open Class Any age may race in a younger class except for 19-29 racers Women can race in women’s classes or age groups There will be 2-3 officials at each event Any actions by a racer that results in an unfair advantage will not be allowed and will result in a warning, a time penality or disqualification as determined by the head official. Rules infractions will be met with a warning, a time penalty or disqualification as determined by the head official Officials’ rulings can be protested in writing, accompanied with $50 cash and submitted before official results are posted. The head official will make final all protested decisions immediately. It is understood this is not a complete list of rules so use your common sense as the ESC reserves the right to add, change or modify the rules at any point in time BOX East Coast Showdown Info 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 ESC will present high end prizing for the top three men and women that race both Enduro and Downhill during the weekend. RACERS MUST REGISTER 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 ALEX RIMS SUPER STAGE All Racers are automatically entered into the ALEX RIMS SUPER STAGE competition with no extra fees. The ALEX RIMS SUPER STAGE is a separate competition within the ESC Enduro Series. Two Alex VOLAR 2.7 enduro/all mountain rims will be awarded to the fastest male and female AMATEUR on the ALEX RIMS SUPER STAGE, while the fastest in every class gets some cool ALEX RIMS swag. Occasionally the ESC will award the ALEX RIMS SUPER STAGE to a pre-selected class announced at the racers meeting. The Vittoria will chose one stage to be the ALEX RIMS SUPER STAGE that will be announced at our racers meeting and identified by banners at that start of that stage. FOX Transition Seatpost Climbers Challenge All Racers are automatically entered into the FOX TRANSITION Seatpost Climber’s Challenge competition with no extra fees. The FOX TRANSITION Seatpost Climber’s Challenge is a separate competition within the ESC Enduro Series. The seatpost will be awarded to the fastest AMATEUR on the climb, while the fastest in every class gets some cool Fox swag. Occasionally the ESC will award the seatpost to a pre selected class announced at the racers meeting. One uphill transfer at each race will be timed. That one transfer will have independent timing boxes, so racers can rest before and after the timed climb. The timed transfer does not count in the overall race time. It is MANDATORY for all enduro racers to Time IN and Time Out Regardless if you are trying or just transferring to the next stage. Racers can only win ONE Doss Seat Post per season! BOX Showdown participants will begin the Enduro at 9am on Sunday and will be expected to finish in time to race with their DH class. Dual Slalom Head to head racing on Saturday afternoon! (June 24th) Race Classes: Pro Men, Amateur Men, Women, Junior Schedule: Practice 10am-12:30pm Qualifiers 1pm Elimination Rounds 4pm Format: One run qualifing heat on the same course for all racers. The top 16 qualifiers in each class will move on to the elimination round. Elimination bracket will be head to head with each rider getting one run on each course. Rider with the lowest combined time moves on. Awards: Pro Men will race for 50% of pro entry fee split 1-2-3 All other classes race for prizes Race Courses Downhill race course will be Formula-OCS-Loose Cannon-Happyy Ending. We will not be using the rock drop to bridge section above OCS. We will follow the older section of Formula. The enduro race will use most of the remaining trail system, including our newest trail, Night Train. The only trails that will not be included in the race are El Camino, Ewok Village, and Empire. A course map will be provided to registered racers the week of the event. The bike park will be open for registered racers only on Sunday June 25th from 9am-2pm! Camping available onsite

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ABOUT BLUE MOUNTAIN BIKING: Blue Mountain Bike Park is back baby! Offering lift-serviced downhill mountain biking with varied terrain! Blue has something for everyone, from hardcore downhillers looking to improve their skills, to downhill beginners looking to learn and grow! Last season Blue busted out a sick Progression Drop Zone and mapped out potential trail locations for future expansion. Speaking of improvements, Blue will be adding more trails, loops and a unique Skills Area! Riding instruction, equipment rentals and race events are also available, making Blue Mountain your one-stop destination for all things mountain biking, all-season-long!

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