Victory Hill – VT

August 11-12, 2018 MAXXIS ESC Enduro Series #7

Registration: Saturday 9-2 and Sunday 8-9
Practice: Saturday 12-7 **
Race: Sunday 9:00
Victory Hill Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/victoryhillsector/
Victory Hill Website: https://victoryhillmtb.wordpress.com/about/victory-hill-sector/

** Please note there is an XC race Saturday Morning at Victory Hill using the same trails, no enduro racers llowed on the tracks before Noon

On the weekend of August 11-12 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.

MAXXIS ESC RACE REGISTRATION

$5 Discounted Early Bird Pricing in effect until July 29, 2018
On Line Registration closes the Wednesday August 8, 2018 at 11:59pm
Onsite Registration will be $10 more and CASH ONLY

Refund Policy: Refunds are available two up to weeks prior to the event, July 29, 2018 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 August 8, 2018. Contact us at easternstatescup@hotmail.com

SORRY BUT NO EXCEPTIONS TO ABOVE POLICIES

2018 MAXXIS ESC NUMBER PLATES ARE AVAILABLE ONSITE AT $10
THE PLATES ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES AND AVAILABLE ONSITE
THEY ARE GOOD FOR ALL 2018 MAXXIS ESC AND CLIF ENDURO EAST EVENTS

Race Fees: 
$5 Discounted Early Bird Pricing in effect until July 29, 2018
CLIF KIDS U12 = $.01 (we have to charge something for this form, sorry)
AMATEURS = $85 $80 Early Bird
PRO = $90 $85 Early Bird

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$5 Discounted Early Bird Pricing in effect until July 29, 2018
$10 For Saturday Night Camping at Victory Hill
$ 0.00

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.

FOX Transfer Seatpost Climbers Challenge
All 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 penality
Racers can only win ONE FOX TRANSFER Seat Post 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.

The Victory Hill Enduro will be 14+ miles long and comprised of 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 Saturday August 11th,. 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.

Chip timing and number plates, prizes include medals and and merchandise from equipment sponsors for amateur categories and a $2000 cash purse in the Men’s and Women’s Pro categories.

MAXXIS ESC Race Plates are required for Saturday practice and racing. The 2018 MAXXIS ESC number plates are available onsite for $10 each. Once purchased the plates are good for all ESC races in 2018.

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 – $10 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 TRAILBUILDING 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