Have general questions about Mini Enduro race nights? Read on!
How do I register for Mini Enduro Races?
2 ways! Buy a season pass or pre-register online. There is NO on-site registration for Mini Enduros. Act fast! Mini Enduros sell out at 200 racers! Click here for pricing and registration info!
Do I have to check in on race night?
Yes! We need to know you are on-site, so we can make sure all racers are accounted for at the end of the night and in results. You must check in at the designated tent before riding to the Stage 1 start. Depending on the venue, you will either need to submit a waiver as your check-in process, or fill out a sign-in sheet.
What’s the deal with waivers?
Every racer must fill out ONE Mid Week MTB Series waiver for the season. Even if you race both XC and Mini Enduro, you only need to fill out ONE Mid Week MTB Series waver for the season. We will link to it here after the new year.
Certain venues require their own waivers. Each racer MUST fill out and turn in venue-specific waivers on race night in order to race. We will link to venue waivers here as they become available.
When do i receive my number?
You will pick up your number at the first race that you attend. You will keep this number for the duration of the season, and use it at both XC and Mini Enduro events.
What if I lose or forget my number plate?
Your number has timing chips on it. Each racer must have a number plate on their bike in order to participate in each race. If you lose or forget your number, you must purchase a new number on-site at the registration tent. Replacement numbers are $15. This new number will be your number for the remainder of the season. DO NOT bring your old number back to a venue!
Why do I need to purchase a number plate separate in addition to a season pass or race entry?
We make you purchase your plate so that you are more likely to remember to bring it to each race! And we make you pay more for a replacement plate so you’ll be less likely to forget that original number plate!
What is a mini Enduro?
Our Mini Enduros consist of 2 stages. Each stage is mostly a descent and is timed. The transfer between the finish of Stage 1 and the start of Stage 2 is not timed and normally consists of a climb.
Riders are given a cut-off time to get to Stage 2 so that the event flows smoothly and everyone is able to finish before dark, even if there is a course delay or other issue.
All riders complete the same 2 stages, regardless of category. All riders complete Stage 1 first and Stage 2 second. For more information about Mini Enduro rules, click here.
Why are Mini Enduros 2 stages, and why does everyone ride the same trails?
Peak Fasteners generously sponsored Mid Week MTB Series’ Results and Timing, allowing us to purchase our own timing equipment. This purchase allows us to host more events and keep your entry fees low. We do rely on volunteers to run the system, though! (Click here to learn more about volunteering!)
We now own 2 timing boxes, which dictates the number of stages we can run. Running all categories on the same trails is the most reasonable and efficient way for 200 racers to participate, while giving reasonable intervals between racers, and allowing all racers to complete both stages between 6pm and sunset.
WHat Time Should I arrive on Race Night?
On-site check-in begins at 4pm. The first racer departs from the start of Stage 1 at 6:00pm.
Start lists with individual start times are emailed and posted on this website starting the week before the race. Start lists are considered final by 9pm on the Monday evening before the race. It is YOUR responsibility to arrive at the start of Stage 1 in time to depart at your assigned start time. For more details on start times, visit the Racing Rules page.
What are the racing categories, and how do I know which one to enter?
Mini Enduro races are divided into categories based on racer ability, fitness, and experience. Certain categories are also divided by age group. We ask that you race your age as of 1/1/2019, but we probably won’t card you.
can i change categories?
Yes. but there are several guidelines. Visit the Racing Rules page for more details.
i Am registered or bought a season pass, but now I can’t race. Can I get a refund or transfer my entry to an upcoming race?
We get it. Injuries happen. Work stuff comes up. Whatever the reason you are unable to race, we do not issue refunds for individual races. We may be able to transfer your entry to a future race. This will be determined on a case by case basis.
There will be no refunds given and no transfers allowed on-site.
We can only issue a refund if you purchased a season pass and the race season has not yet started. As we are a non-profit organization, we may withhold a percentage of the total refund based on card processing fees, which we would make you aware of before issuing the refund.
Why are results posted the following day, if we have this fancy new timing system?
We’d like to say that it’s the way it’s always been. That’s true, of course, but with modern technology, that’s only an excuse. The reality is that it takes time to do the following:
Make sure all racers who started, finished. We compare sign-in sheets to finish times.
Confirm all racers have submitted the correct waivers.
Confirm all racers are listed in the correct category.
The tablets the starter used must be merged with the finish line timers for each stage. We do not currently carry a data plan for our equipment due to hardware and plan costs, so this must be done manually. (Raise your hand if you’d like to sponsor this upgrade!)
Increase suspense, and decrease the amount of time you need to wait in the dark on a Tuesday night to see final results. We’d rather high-five, do the raffle, and enjoy some snacky treats!
If a Mini Enduro is sold out and I cannot race and I inform you, so another racer can enter, Why do I not get a refund?
We want you to race. When you register, our goal is that you race. We know that sometimes, you just can’t. But we try to prevent racers from taking up the 200 cherished spots who aren’t serious about racing. If we issued refunds left and right, we would spend more time processing refunds than making the Series, the courses, and the atmosphere as epic as possible.
We know it sucks to not race and not get a refund when you really cannot ride. If possible, come volunteer at a future race and earn a freebie back. But you can know that someone else gets to play in your place, and that is pretty awesome.