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2024 Stan’s Enduro Schedule

May 5 Powder Ridge, CT
June 9 Glen Park, PA
June 23 Jiminy Peak*
June 30 Killington, VT *
July 14 Arrowhead, NH
July 21 Thunder Mountain, MA*
July 28 Burke Mountain, VT
Aug 18 Sugarloaf, ME*
Sept 8 Woodstock, VT
Sept 22 Thunder Mountain, MA*
Oct 6 Monteau, NH
Oct 20 Arrowhead NH **

*Thule Showdown Bonus – All Showdown events carry 110% Maxxis ESC Series Points
**Series Finals Bonus – All Series Finals events carry 125% Maxxis ESC Series Points
Stan’s No Tubes Enduro Series – Top 10 races by Series Points earned

2024 Stan’s Enduro Race Classes

E-BIKE
KATES KIDS 12U
KATES ENDURO LITE
YOUTH 14U
JUNIOR GIRLS 16U 
JUNIOR BOYS 16U
20U WOMEN 
20U MEN
21-29
30-39
40-49
50+
AMATEUR WOMEN
PRO WOMEN
PRO MEN

Racers may make one class change per season and no points will carry over to the new class when a racer upgrades or downgrades their class.
MAXXIS ESC Racing Age is the racers age on December 31, 2024
NO Racing License Required

Men’s and Women’s Pro Race Payouts:
1st = $600
2nd = $300
3rd = $200
4th = $100
5th =   $50


Men’s and Women’s Pro Series Payouts:

1st = $1200
2nd = $ 600
3rd = $ 400
4th = $200
5th – $100

Important Notice for Pro Racers: The Pro Class field is locked at 1:00 pm Saturday. This means no new registrations or transfers into the Pro Classes will be accepted after this time.

2024 Stan’s Enduro Virtual Racer’s Meeting (coming Soon)

MAXXIS ESC Number Plates:
Racers must display their 2024 MAXXIS ESC number plate while practicing or racing on the course. Only racers with a valid and registered 2024 MAXXIS ESC number plate are permitted on the course. These number plates can be purchased at each race for $10 and are valid for the entire season. Any modifications to the plate will result in disqualification, and the lettering and logos must remain completely intact, with no cuts allowed.

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.

SHUTTLING
Shuttling will result in a disqualification unless allowed explicitly in our racer’s letter or racer’s meeting.

Cannondale E-Bike Enduro Class

The best 6 rounds by points count towards the series championship standings.
In the event of a tie, the best position at the most recent event takes precedence.
Thule Showdown Races score 110% series points
Series Finals at Arrowheadr scores 125% series points
We will present the Cannondale E-Bike Class for Class 1 bikes at enduro venues that allow Emtb bikes..

  • Only Cannondale E-Bike Class racers may use an E-bike during official practice hours on transfers or race sections.
  • Non-registered Cannondale E-Bike Class racers may not use an E-Bike on transfers or race sections during official practice hours.
  • At events where E-Bikes are not allowed, they may not be used on transfers or race sections during official practice hours.  Non-registered Cannondale E-Bike Class racers may not use an E-Bike on transfers or race sections during official practice hours.

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

MAXXIS ESC Cannondale EBike Enduro Series Race Podium
The top 5 racers in each class will make the podium, with the first, second, and third place receiving custom Eastern States Cup Podium Medals. The fourth and fifth places will receive prizes from Kate’s Real Food. Some venues may offer additional prizes as part of their enhanced prize packages.

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

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

ANY ACTION TO GIVE A RACER AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE AS DEEMED BY THE ESC CAN RESULT IN A DISQUALIFICATION

Due to the venues and the ESC’s environmental concerns, tear-offs are not allowed at any Maxxis ESC event.

MAXXIS ESC Enduro Series Qualifications:

The best 10 rounds by points count toward the Stan’s Enduro Series Championship standings. (except the Motorex E Bike Class)

In the event of a tie, the best position at the most recent event takes precedence.

*Thule Showdown Bonus – All Showdown events carry 110% Maxxis ESC Series Points

**Series Finals Bonus – All Series Finals events carry 125% Maxxis ESC Series Points

No minimum number of races is needed to qualify for Series Championship Standings
All ties will be broken by placement in the Championship Finals Race.
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.
ESC races will be scored using the MAXXIS ESC point schedule.
Only one bike may be used per event.

To score series points, racers must complete the full race. DNFs do NOT score points.

Racers may make one class change per season, and no points will carry over to the new class when a racer upgrades or downgrades their class.

YOUTH 14U CLASS

  • The 14U Class will do the same stages and in the same order as the Kate’s Kids’ Class
  • The 14U Class will start behind and must not pass the Kate’s Kids Class.
  • Kates Kid 12U and 14U racers may only compete in one discipline per weekend

KATE’S KIDS’ CLASS

  • The Kate’s Kids’ Class preregistration fee is 100% Refunded after a parent volunteers and completes course marshaling for the race on Sunday.
  • Parents must register to volunteer at the racer’s online registration time to be eligible for the refund.
  • All you need is a fun attitude and a cell phone in case of an emergency.
  • Late or onsite registrations will incur the $10 late fee and not be eligible for the volunteer refund.
  • In the Enduro, racers in this class will compete in fewer race segments than other racers.
  • This is the for the FUN Class!!

The racers in the Kate’s Kids’ Class can only participate in one discipline at the Showdowns.

Racers must be 12 or younger on December 31, 2024 to be eligible.

KATE’S ENDURO LITE CLASS
This class will race for a reduced rate thanks to KATE’S REAL FOOD and the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup. This class is intended for beginner and new enduro racers to experience the excitement of enduro racing. Participants will receive a total race time and a time for each segment but will not compete for Maxxis ESC Podiums, Prizes, or the Series Championship. This class is all about having fun! The Kate’s Enduro Lite format provides enjoyable tracks suitable for riders of all levels, focusing on women, kids, and first-timers. The emphasis is on learning and having a good time with like-minded mountain bikers rather than results or prizes.

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

SHOWDOWN SERIES
The “THULE Showdown” weekends will feature both Enduro and DH races on the same day at the largest resorts on our schedule. The Showdown Series events will carry 110% Intense DH Series Points! The ESC will present high-end prizing for the top racers that race both Enduro and Downhill during the weekend and we will count Showdown Series Points towards the ESC Showdown Championship!

RACERS MUST FILL OUT THE THULE SHOWDOWN SHEET AT THE ENDURO TIMING DESK BEFORE THE START OF THE FIRST RACE OF THE EVENT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR  THULE SHOWDOWN SERIES POINTS AND PRIZES

INTENSE BIKES PODIUM PAYBACK Program that pays cash or certificates to racers that have raced with an Intense bike and have registered with Intense.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Kate’s Cash, When the number of racers in the men’s amateur class exceeds 50 or in the women’s amateur class exceeds 20, the class will receive a cash prize in addition to regular product prizes. The cash will be awarded as follows:

$100 -1st
$50 -2nd
$25 -3rd

What’s the difference between DH and Enduro MTB Racing?

MAXXIS ESC Enduro Championship Guidelines

In the event of a tie in the Race, the best position at the last stage takes precedence.

In the event of a tie in the Series, the best position at the series finals takes precedence.

Timing Chips MUST be activated at each race class start time that will be announced and posted at the Racer’s Meeting

Once your timing chip is activated, it’s crucial for you not to let your race chip idle near the start or finish beacons, as the timing chips continuously read the broadcasted times. The timing chips have a limited capacity of 100 time stamps, and after reaching that limit, they will stop reading times, and no more times will be recorded, resulting in a DNF (Did Not Finish).

Racers must hand in their timing chips within 15 minutes of completing the final stage, or they will incur a 1-minute penalty. If the timing chip is not handed in after 30 minutes, the racer will be disqualified from the event.

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

Racers may make one class change per season and no points will carry over to the new class when a racer upgrades or downgrades their class.

Enduro mountain bike racing is designed to be the definitive test for mountain bikers. Each event focuses 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 of the courses. It is possible that some climbs will be within Timed Stages.

For the untimed transfers 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 will determine the 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 starter’s discretion. 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 the rider’s meeting when each Timed Stage closes. 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 timing chips within 15 minutes of completing the final stage, or they will incur a 1-minute penalty. If the timing chip is not handed in after 30 minutes, the racer will be disqualified from the event.
  • Racers MUST be present at the Race Award Ceremony to Receive Awards and/or Cash Payouts!
  • Racers are responsible for clearing their timing chip and timing in and out of every start/finish, including the timed climb
  • Racers being passed should yield when it is safe to do so
  • Approved Bicycle helmets must be worn properly at all times on the venue’s 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.
  • Racers must carry everything they’ll need, including water, tools, and tubes. Water stations may or may not be available on the course.
  • Stashing anything on the course is not permitted
  • Due to the venue’s and the Maxxis ESC’s environmental concerns, tear-offs are not allowed at any Maxxis ESC event.
  • 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
  • There will be one head official and 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 penalty, 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 by $50 cash, and submitted before official results are posted. The head official will make all final 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.

MAXXIS ESC Zero Tolerance Policy

  • Use of obscene or vulgar language at any time.
  • Taunting of racers, officials, or spectators by any means, including but not limited to baiting, ridiculing, and the threat of physical violence or physical violence.
  • Openly disputing or arguing any decision by an official.
  • Visually displays any sign of dissatisfaction with an official’s decision.

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