Victory Hill – VT

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September 8, 2019 MAXXIS ESC Enduro Series #10
Registration: Saturday 9-2 and Sunday 8-9
Practice: Saturday 9-4 
Race: Sunday Enduro 9am 

MAXXIS ESC RACE REGISTRATION
On Line Registration closes the Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 11:59pm
Refund Policy: Refunds are available two up to weeks prior to the event, August 24, 2019 less $10 Handling fee via Paypal, contact us at easternstatescup@hotmail.com

Race entries cannot be transferred to a different event

Race entries can be transferred to another person for a $20 handling fee until Wednesday September 4, 2019. Contact us at easternstatescup@hotmail.com

SORRY BUT NO EXCEPTIONS TO ABOVE POLICIES

MAXXIS ESC Number Plates:
All registered racers must use a 2019 MAXXIS ESC Number Plate anytime they are on course including their race run and practice.
Only registered racers with 2019 MAXXIS ESC Number Plates are allowed on the Race Course.
2019 MAXXIS ESC number plates are available at every race for $10.00 each.
These plates can be reused by racers at all 2019 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!!

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

Race Fees: 
CLIF KIDS U12 = $.01 (we have to charge something for this form, sorry)
AMATEURS = $90  $85 Early Bird Pricing in effect until August 24, 2019
PRO = $95  $90 Early Bird Pricing in effect until August 24, 2019

Early Bird Pricing is a $5 savings from regular entry rates
Late/Onsite pricing is $10 more than regular entry rates

Camping:  Pre- Registration Special Saturday night camping fee is $15 per vehicle. $20 cash/vehicle onsite

Registration Here

MAXXIS ESC Enduro Racer Categories
CLIF Kids Class 12 and Under
15 And Under
20 And Under Open
21-29
30-39
40+ Open
Masters 50+
Female Amateur
Male Pro Open
Female Pro Open

MAXXIS ESC Racing Age is the racers age on December 31, 2019

NO Racing License Required

CLIF KIDS CLASS
This class will race for free thanks to CLIF and the MAXXIS ESC. CLIF 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, 2019 to be eligible.

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.

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

Men’s and Women’s Pro Race Payouts:
1st = $500
2nd = $250
3rd = $150
4th = $100
5th =   $50

Men’s and Women’s Pro Series Payouts:
1st = $1500
2nd = $500
3rd = $250
4th = $150
5th – $100

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

FOX Transfer Seatpost Climbers Challenge

All Enduro Racers are automatically entered into the FOX TRANSFER Seatpost Climber’s Challenge competition with no extra fees. The FOX Transfer Seatpost Climber’s Challenge is a separate competition within the MAXXIS 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 MAXXIS 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 not chipping in or out for the FOX TRANSFER CLIMB will be assessed a time penalty
Racers can only win ONE FOX TRANSFER Seat Post per season!

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 MAXXIS 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 MAXXIS ESC will award the ALEX RIMS SUPER STAGE to a pre-selected class announced at the racers meeting. The MAXXIS ESC 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.

Racers can only win Set of ALEX RIMS per season!

FLAT TIRE DEFENDER SUPER STAGE
All Racers are automatically entered into the FLAT TIRE DEFENDER SUPER STAGE competition with no extra fees. The FLAT TIRE DEFENDER SUPER STAGE is a separate competition within the MAXXIS ESC Enduro Series. One FLAT TIRE DEFENDER foam tire insert will be awarded to the fastest male and female AMATEUR on the FLAT TIRE DEFENDER SUPER STAGE, while the fastest in every class gets a Flat Tire Defender drawstring backpack. Occasionally the MAXXIS ESC will award the FLAT TIRE DEFENDER SUPER STAGE to a pre-selected class announced at the racers meeting. The MAXXIS ESC will chose one stage to be the FLAT TIRE DEFENDER SUPER STAGE that will be announced at our racers meeting and identified by banners at that start of that stage.

Racers can only win Flat Tire Defender Insert per season!

MAXXIS ESC Series Race Podium

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 Prizes from Euroline Motorex
Venues may enhance prize packages with prizes.

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

On the weekend of September 7 – 8 the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup Enduro circuit heads up to Victory Hill in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. This backcountry trail network is sprawled over the southern slopes of Umpire Mountain at the end of Victory Hill Road. It offers nearly 20 miles of previously secret and rarely ridden singletrack, as well as backcountry skiing and hiking – with plenty of room for parking, camping, hiking, and virtually no local traffic near the site.

Our official race hotel is the BURKE MOUNTAIN HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
Book a discounted room by phone here and mention”Victory Hill Enduro”.

Victory Hill is about 7 miles ride by bike from Kingdom Trails’ East Burke headquarters, via Lodge Trail, Camptown and CCC Road. It is 12 miles away from East Burke by car. Basic onsite camping will be available on Victory Hill – $15 Saturday Camping Fee. Motels and full service campgrounds exist in East Burke, St. Johnsbury and Concord, Vermont.

For a report on the inaugural 2016 VH Enduro here is Jeb Wallace Brodeur PinkBike article replete with splendid photographs and video. 

The first Victory Hill Enduro was 13+ miles long and comprised of 4 challenging stages ranging from 1 to 2 miles in length, with different kinds of forest singletrack and terrain. With no shuttling and plenty of climbing to each starting point, the event required excellent fitness and endurance.

ALL EVENT PROCEEDS ARE REINVESTED IN TRAIL BUILDING EFFORTS ON VICTORY HILL

Camping and pre-riding opens on the afternoon of Friday, Aug 10th. Course practice is on Saturday with racing on Sunday, Aug 12th.

This early season event promises to be unique in that it occurs on rarely ridden singletrack on the edge of Kingdom Trails. Riders can expect long timed stages that descend 1-2 miles each. This alpine setting provides breathtaking views of the White Mountains and plenty of space for parking, product tents, primitive camping, bonfires and racing.

MAXXIS Eastern States Cup is the leader in organizing gravity MTB racing in the Northeast, while Kingdom Trails is a world-class developer of modern mountain bike trails and excellent bicycle events. With these two entities teamed up, participants and spectators can look forward to a fantastic weekend of riding and racing in the remote, rural surroundings of Victory, Vermont.

Victory Hill’s twelve miles of singletrack are located on the backside of Umpire Mountain, in the town of Victory. Victory is 2 miles as the crow flies from East Burke, Vermont and 7 miles away by car. Restaurants, motels and campgrounds with amenities are located closer to KT headquarters in East Burke, Lyndonville, St. Johnsbury and Concord, VT.
From a recent Pinkbike article:

East Burke sits at the base of Burke Mountain, where the ski resort and bike park can be found on its northwest facing aspect. On the other side of the mountain, Victory State Forest can be found stretching 16,000 acres from the eastern slopes of Burke Mountain down into the valleys and across several smaller peaks. Here, Knight has been working on a new set of trails for over a year, alongside John McGill of Victory Hill Sector, a company dedicated to the protection of large tracts of land from being parceled.

Address:

2871 Victory Hill Rd, Victory, VT 05858

Camping Allowed: Primitive on site

Camping within 5 miles: Alpine Valley Campground