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Youth 14U Enduro and DH

The Youth 14U class is for racers that will be 14 or younger on December 31, 2024

YOUTH 14U Class: Rider Ability

This Class is designed for young riders who can confidently navigate most trails at the venue. While we welcome racers as young as 5, age isn’t the only factor.

Independent Riding: Racers should be able to ride most trails without assistance. Walking challenging sections is perfectly acceptable. Our goal is fun and safety, not pushing beyond comfort levels.

Prior Trail Experience: We recommend riders have prior experience riding the venue’s trails to ensure a positive experience.

Introduction to Racing: This class is designed to give young riders a taste of MTB racing, not a learn-to-ride program.

Keep in mind that the Maxxis ESC features some of the most challenging trails in the East. If you’re unsure if racing is the right fit, feel free to contact us for guidance. We want all racers to have a fun and safe experience!

THULE SHOWDOWN –  YOUTH 14 raceRs can only compete in one discipline.


The YOUTH 14U Class will be one of the first groups to start. They will compete on the same track as the MAXXIS ESC DH racers. Go-arounds for more difficult features will be available.

During practice and race day, only race registered MAXXIS ESC racers with 2024 MAXXIS Race Plates are permitted on the MAXXIS ESC racetracks.


Youth 14U Racers must stay with the assigned Maxxis ESC official during the race. A Maxxis ESC official will guide the class for a  practice session on Saturdays at a pre-announced time.

To ensure a safe and fair race for all participants, we have qualified guides who will ride with the kids during the race. This allows us to maintain a consistent experience for all racers.

Racers in this class will compete in fewer race segments than other racers and in a different order.

Racers should be self-sufficient and carry their own hydration, tools, and tubes. All Maxxis ESC Rules should be followed b, including assistance and shuttling, unless otherwise noted.

During practice and race day, only race-registered MAXXIS ESC racers with 2024 MAXXIS Race Plates are permitted on the MAXXIS ESC racetracks or transfers.