Next Tuesday, May 22, is the first Mid Week MTB Mini Enduro p/b Go-Ride of 2018! Here is all of the beta if you’re racing, on the waitlist, want to volunteer, want to watch, or just want to understand what happens at a Mini Enduro.
Race Location and Schedule:
All racers must park at the Andy Ballard Equestrian Center parking lot (1600 Highland Dr, Draper, UT 84020)
4:00pm – Courses posted at the Go-Ride tent. Riders may pre-ride or walk the courses, but must yield to other trail users and treat all riders on course with courtesy, or risk disqualification.
4:00-6:45pm – Racer Check-in. All racers must check-in at the Go-Ride tent in the Equestrian Center Parking lot. Riders who do not check in will not receive finish times, even if you have a number plate. Any racer who is picking up a number plate must submit a Mid Week MTB Series Waiver to receive a number. Save time by printing and filling it out before you arrive!
Racers who have a number plate do not need to fill out another waiver, but you MUST CHECK IN. Racers who have a number plate but forget it must buy a new number plate on site ($15 cash).
5:45pm: Stage 1 course is closed to pre-riders
6:00pm: Stage 1 racing begins
6:00pm: Stage 2 course is closed to pre-riders
Times and Transfers
Time range to get from check-in to Stage 1 Start: FAST = 20min; SLOW = 45min
The climb to the Stage 1 Start is less than 3 miles and just over 700 ft of climbing. The suggested route from the Equestrian Center to the Stage 1 Start will be marked. NOTE: There will be 2-way traffic as racers transfer and general trail users pass. Plan your timing accordingly, be nice, and keep your speed down as you travel to the start. You may utilize any trail you choose to get to the start, but the route we mark will take you on a tour of both stage’s finishes. Stage finishes are denoted by big Go-Ride teardrop flags.
Time range to get from Stage 1 Finish to Stage 2 Start: FAST = 8min; SLOW = 15min
The transfer is just under 2 miles and just over 100 ft of climbing. PLEASE FOLLOW THE TRANSFER SIGNAGE. This will ensure you arrive at Stage 2 on time. NOTE: There will be 2-way traffic as racers transfer and general trail users pass. Plan your timing accordingly, be nice, and keep your speed down as you travel to Stage 2.
When you pass the Go-Ride flag, you are no longer racing and must yield to other riders and trail users!
Final Start List:
The start list will be considered final on Monday at 5pm. Your start time will remain the same, even if the rider in front of you is a no-show on Tuesday. Please utilize the timing guidelines provided on the website to ensure that you arrive at the Stage 1 start at least 5 minutes before your start time. Please check in with our volunteers at each Stage start when you arrive!
Please confirm your name and category are correct. If you already have a race plate, confirm that number is correct and don’t forget to bring it! If you don’t see a number by your name, you need to contact me! Email email@example.com with any issues.
Note that these times are subject to change, though not drastically. Be sure to check for updates online and confirm your final start time at check-in.
Missed Start Times – Stage 1
If you miss your Stage 1 start time, and the rider after you has not yet departed, you may drop in, but your original start time will be reflected in results (i.e. if your time is 6:31:30 and you depart at 6:31:44, your total race time will have begun at 6:31:30). If you totally blow it, you will have to wait to start after all other racers have departed, as long as you are able to start within 1 minute of the final racer and it is not yet 7:45pm.
No racers will be started from Stage 1 after 7:45pm unless a course hold or other issue has delayed starts. Once 7:45pm passes, no riders who have missed their original start time will be able to race.
Stage 2 cut off times:
When you arrive at stage 2, you will be sent off on a first come, first served basis, with 30-second intervals. The cut-off times below give you plenty of time to travel from Stage 1 to Stage 2 safely and courteously. Do not dilly-dally, lollygag, or otherwise delay your Stage 2 start. As racers arrive and line up, you could easily end up missing your Stage 2 start!
Youth 13-: 25 minutes from Stage 1 Start time
Women Beginner: 25 minutes from Stage 1 Start time
Men Beginner: 25 minutes from Stage 1 Start time
Women Sport: 20 minutes from Stage 1 Start time
Men Sport: 20 minutes from Stage 1 Start time
Women Pro/Expert: 15 minutes from Stage 1 Start time
Men Expert: 15 minutes from Stage 1 Start time
Men Pro: 15 minutes from Stage 1 Start time
Missed Start Times – Stage 2
If you miss your Stage 2 start time, you will have to wait to start after all other racers have departed, as long as you are able to start within 1 minute of the final racer and it is not yet 8:15pm.
Final Cut-Off Times
No racers will be sent from Stage 2 after 8:15pm unless a course hold or other issue has delayed starts. Once 8:15pm passes, no riders who have missed their original start time will be able to race.
How to Start:
Due to ease and safety considerations, each rider should start with one foot on the ground and the front wheel on the ground just behind the starting line (the front wheel should not be in front of the starting line). Our timing system, which we acquired thanks to Peak Fasteners, is really slick. You’ll hear a 5-second count-down of beeps, and you’ll be able to see the countdown on a tablet You roll on the FINAL beep which is when the screen says 0.
Riders who start before 0 and the final beep, or riders who place their front tire over the start line are subject to 5-10 seconds of penalty depending on the severity of the infraction. Note that the the start timer does not assess the penalty, the race director applies the penalty before finalizing results.
Category Change Stickers and XC Stickers:
Because all riders are racing the same trails in our Mini Enduros, our focus is on you and your number. If you have a sticker on your plate from an XC category that differs from your Mini Enduro category, no worries! If the sticker on your Mini Enduro plate doesn’t match everyone else in your category, as long as the number on your bike and the category on the start list are correct, you are good to go!
When you finish both stages, feel free to cheer on friends, but use caution not to impede racers traveling to their stage starts. Be sure to visit our sponsors at the Equestrian Center, party at the Go-Ride tent, and relax until the raffle, which is stacked with awesome gear, clothing, and equipment!
If You’re on the Waitlist . . .
The Corner Canyon Mini Enduro has been sold out for weeks and we have a wait list of 65+ people. We have asked registered racers to let us know by Friday May 18th at noon if they won’t be able to make it. We will go down the list if any slots open up. You can still join in the fun by volunteering!
If you want to get a free race at the Solitude or Snowbird Mini Enduro, volunteer to help out with the Corner Canyon race. We need trail marshals to keep everything running smoothly. Sign up here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org