Victory Hill – VT
May 20-21, 2017 VITTORIA ESC Enduro Series #2
Registration: Saturday 9-2 and Sunday 8-9
Practice: Saturday 10-5
Race: Sunday 9:00
Victory Hill Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/victoryhillsector/
Victory Hill Website: https://victoryhillmtb.wordpress.com/about/victory-hill-sector/
RESERVE TIMING CHIP: HERE
This event is brought to you by EAST BURKE SPORTS – LOCATED IN THE HEART OF VERMONT’S NORTHEAST KINGDOM. AS AVID CYCLISTS, WE HAVE HELPED DEVELOP THE RENOWNED KINGDOM TRAILS, ARGUABLY THE PREMIER BIKING LOCALE IN NEW ENGLAND. OUR STAFF IS TRAINED TO GET YOU GOING AND KEEP YOU INFORMED. LET US HELP YOU WITH ANYTHING.
On the weekend of May 20th and 21st the VITTORIA 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.
The Victory Hill Enduro will be 14+ miles long and comprised of 4 or 5 challenging stages ranging from 1 to 2 miles in length, with different kinds of forest trail and terrain. With no shuttling and plenty of climbing to each starting point, the event requires excellent fitness and endurance.
Registration, camping, and recon begins on Friday night May 19th,. Practice runs and recon is on Saturday and also available on Friday with a Kingdom Trail Pass. Racing is on Sunday. Only 200 guaranteed spots are available.
It will sell out quickly so please REGISTER early ! PRICES GO UP BY $25 AFTER May 14th On site registration is only available if spots remain (Cash or check only A $25 surcharge is in place for those riders who can’t make it and are seeking REFUNDS. But NO REFUNDS after 15th.
Chip timing and number plates, prizes include medals and and merchandise from equipment sponsors for amateur categories and a cash purse in the Mens and Womens Pro categories.
Vittoria ESC Race Plates are required for Saturday practice and racing. The 2017 Vittoria ESC number plates are available online or onsite for $10 each: http://www.easternstatescup.com/2016-esc-plates/ once purchased the plates are good for all ESC races in 2017.
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 donations suggested for the weekend. Motels and full service campgrounds exist in East Burke, St. Johnsbury and Concord, Vermont.
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 TRAILBUILDING EFFORTS ON VICTORY HILL
Camping and pre-riding opens on the afternoon of Friday, May 19th. Course practice is on Saturday with racing on Sunday, May 21st.
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.
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.
Victory Hill Road, Victory VT
Camping Allowed: Primitive on site
Camping within 5 miles: Alpine Valley Campground