Preview: Enduro East At Mountain Creek

Jun 25, 2018
by Eastern States Cup  
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The Summer's next big enduro weekend is fast approaching as riders gear up for the two-day Clif Enduro East event at Mountain Creek Bike Park in Vernon, NJ on June 30 and July 1. The event is an official qualifier for the Enduro World Series, here's what you need to know to be a part of the excitement.

Clif Enduro East EWS Qualifier Thunder Mountain - Day One

Day one will start with a rider's meeting at Mountain Creek Bike Park, then it's up the lift and then a pedal transfer to stage one. The transfer leaves the bike park for some “out of bounds” tracks and some new trails just built for this event.

Clif Enduro East - Killington VT 2017

In addition to the racing, there is a host of fun events for participants. Friday night will offer a late registration and welcoming party at Mountain Creek's Biergarten. Food specials and a free Long Trail beer for every racer will highlight the festivities. On Saturday night, we'll release results of the first day's racing at the Big Bear BBQ in the waterpark along with the Clif BBQ Buffet and another free beer courtesy of Long Trail Brewery. Coffee with Chameleon Cold Brew will be served Saturday and Sunday, along with free Clif bars.

Clif Enduro East EWS Qualifier Thunder Mountain - Day One

You do not need an EMBA membership to race any class but you do need one to be eligible for EWS qualifying and EWS qualification points.

Clif Enduro East EWS Qualifier Thunder Mountain - Day One

There will also be amateur classes that will race for great prizes too. The amateur classes will be men, women, and 16-and-under.

CLIF Enduro East Burke Mountain Victory Hill

This CLIF Enduro East race is an official Enduro World Series qualifier. The winner of each class is automatically qualified for all 2019 EWS races. Additionally, qualifier events, like the three Clif Enduro East races, allow racers to earn points towards a place on the Enduro World Series reserve list. Racers on the reserve list no longer have to apply to the EWS Lottery to gain entry to an EWS race.

BOX Components at Thunder Mountain

The Clif Enduro East events are the only three qualifiers that take place within a few hours of each other. Instead of trotting around the country or globe, racers can earn points with just a short drive between venues. In order to qualify or collect EWS qualification points, you need to have an EMBA license before the event. Licenses can be purchased HERE. If you're not trying to qualify for the EWS, you do not need an EMBA license.

CLIF Enduro East Burke Mountain Victory Hill

Courses will be taped by Thursday before the race. Racers can expect to encounter the entire spectrum of enduro challenges over the course of these stages.

The folks at Mountain Creek have added three days of water park lift passes so racers can cool down after a long day of enduro racing and practice.

Clif Enduro East Burke Mountain and Victory Hill - Day 1 Race Recap

The Enduro East events may be the biggest things to happen to East Coast enduro racing ever. The affiliation with the Enduro World Series is a huge validation of what we have to offer in terms of riders and terrain. Don't miss out on this opportunity, the race is fast approaching!

REGISTRATION HERE Open until Wednesday midnight. On-Site registration is also available for a slightly higher race fee.

Thursday - Lift Ticket Not Included
12:00pm - 7:00pm Bike Park Open
5:00pm - 7:00pm Mountain Creek Thursday Night Fun Race
7:00pm - 10:00pm North of Nightfall Movie Screening with Live Q&A with Carson Storch @ Red Tail Lodge- Free to Attend

Friday – Lift and Water Park Pass included
9:00am-2:00pm Registration Open
10:00am-7:00pm Mountain Open for riding – Course will be marked
6:00pm - 10:00pm Registration Party in the Biergarten - Food & Drink Specials and Karaoke Jam

Saturday – Lift and Water Park Pass included
7:30am-8:30am - Registration
9:00am -7:00pm - Lift open
8:30am - Racers Meeting @ Registration Tents
9:00am - Racers Lift Load by Class
2:00-4:00pm - Racer Chip Check In
4:00-6:00pm - Split Results CLIF BBQ BASH @ Big Bear BBQ in Waterpark
6:00pm - 8:00pm - Biergarten open

Sunday – Lift and Water Park Pass included
9:30am - Racers Meeting @ registration tents
10:00am - Race Start
3:30pm Awards @ registration tent

CLIF Enduro East Series Racer Categories:
Youth Amateur 16 and under
Men Amateur
Women Amateur

EWS Categories
EWS Men 20 And Under
EWS Men 40
EWS Men Open
EWS Women Open

CLIF Enduro East Series Racing Age is the racers age on December 31, 2018

NO Racing License Required, however to receive EWS Ranking Points racers must possess an EMBA license prior to the event.

Men’s and Women’s Open Enduro Race Payouts:
1st = $1000
2nd = $500
3rd = $250
4th = $150
5th = $100
Men 20 And Under Open Race Payouts:
1st = 250
2nd = 150
3rd = 100
Men 40+ Open Race Payouts:
1st = 250
2nd = 150

2018 CLIF ENDURO EAST presented by Maxxis ESC
July 1 Mountain Creek, NJ – EWS Qualifier
July 29 Thunder Mountain, MA – EWS Qualifier
Sept 16 Victory Hill / Burke Mountain – EWS North American Continental Championships FINALS

2018 CLIF ENDURO LITE presented by Maxxis ESC
July 8 Burke Mountain - Beginner Enduro Racers - Families - Kids


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 CLIF Enduro East, where mountain bike races become destination events! Can’t wait to meet up with the crew for bikes, food, beers, and water park action.
  • + 2
 I thought the waterpark was too sketchy to be sent?
  • + 3
 We're gonna send it alright !!!
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 @Eastern-States-Cup: Lol is stage five down the steep one?
  • + 1
 And thats how mountain creek became part of uci
  • + 1
 Mountain Creek is better than the bike parks in Colorado.. Just saying
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