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 RACE GUIDE 

 

2023 NAEC

Silver Mt. Resort // Kellogg, ID
JUNE, 2023


PRACTICE DAY
Friday

TWO DAYS OF RACING

Saturday + Sunday

Registration opens Feb. 1, 2023. More details soon!

 

​​​VOLUNTEER!

 

​♥   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED   ♥   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED   ♥   VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  ♥ 

The NAEC relies on a bevy of volunteers, and we've got some pretty sweet incentives to make it worth your time, sweat, and feel good endorphins. Swag that's in the works (last year was a t-shirt and an custom-branded, insulated mug), hearty lunch on race day, and a lift ticket to come back and play on another day. #workhardplayhard

NAEC CATEGORIES

All Pro, Expert, Jr Expert, Hardtail, and E-Bike categories will race the same Pro course. The NAEC will feature a level of difficulty that can challenge every rider. The endurance required and technicality of the Pro course is designed to prepare riders to race at an EWS event. Historically, the Pro overall race times have typically been longer than EWS races. You will cover a lot of ground, you will climb a lot of vert, and you will do a ton of descending. If you have doubts about your ability to safely complete the Pro course because of difficulty or length of the pedal, please enter Sport.

 

Sport and Jr Sport racers will race a shorter, less technical version of the Pro course. Sport racers will climb less on the shortened version of the Pro course, but will still have a ton of descending.

 

There is no beginner category.

​The 2023 NAEC categories are:

Pro Men, Pro Women

**E-Bike Men, E-Bike Women 

Hardtail Open (will race Pro/Epert Course)

Jr Expert Boys 17&U, Jr Expert Girls 17&U

Expert Men 18-20; Expert Women 18-20;

Expert Men 21-34, Expert Women 21-34

Expert Men 35-49, Expert Women 35-49

Expert Men 50+, Expert Women 50+

Jr Sport Boys 17&U, Jr Sport Girls 17&U

Sport Men 18-34, Sport Women 18-34

Sport Men 35-49, Sport Women 35-49

Sport Men 50+, Sport Women 50+

**E-Bike racers will race the Pro/Expert stages and may include an additional “Power Stage” per EWS rules.  The E-Bike course may have less lift access than the regular course. The E-Bike category is for advanced riders only.  Please do not register for the E-Bike race if you are not comfortable racing on Double-Black Diamond level trails.



VENUE

Silver Mountain Resort is located just off I-90 an hour east of Spokane, WA, in sunny and scenic Kellogg, Idaho. The North American Enduro Cup venue is located right in the Silver Mountain Resort Gondola Village at 610 Bunker Avenue Kellogg, Idaho. Racer packet pickup, timing, neutral support and podiums will all be conveniently located next to the hotel, restaurants, coffee shops and Silver Rapids Waterpark. Silver Mountain Resort offers a wide range of lodging options, amenities, and activities for the entire family. Be sure to take advantage of our special NAEC group rate when making your reservations!  RESERVATIONS

  1. No outside alcohol allowed at Silver Mountain Resort Gondola Village during the event, but there are plenty of places to purchase on site. 

  2. No dogs allowed in the Silver Mountain Resort Gondola Village, and dogs are not to be left unattended anywhere on Silver Mountain Property.

  3. Overnight parking is available in the gravel parking lot across the street from the resort at a rate of $30/for up to 2 parking spaces, per night.  Reservations are available here. Ground sleeping style tents are prohibited in the Silver Mountain Parking lots. There will be blue rooms and trash dumpster provided plus more bathroom facilities available in the gondola upload area.  There is a dump station located on Bunker Ave. between I-90 and the Silver Mountain parking lot. Please keep it tidy so we can continue to offer this convenience. Camping with full hookups is available 10 miles east of the venue at Wallace RV Park.

 


PACKET PICKUP

Packet pickup will be held in the Gondola Village at Silver Mountain Resort. Your race packet contains your number plate, timing chip, and any additional race materials including your complimentary lift tickets for both race days. Packet Pickup will be limited on Saturday morning - plan on being there Friday to get your packet and essentials for racing on Saturday.

 


TIMING

 

Timing is provided by Zone 4, and features live results this year. You must promptly return to the timing area in the base area upon completion of the race.  Failure to do so will result in being marked as a DNF.  Lost or damaged timing chips will incur a $150 replacement fee. 


 

2023 NAEC SCHEDULE - General

The North American Enduro Cup base of operations is right in the Gondola Village at Silver Mountain Resort, 610 Bunker Avenue Kellogg, Idaho. Racer packet pickup, timing, neutral support and podiums will all be right in the village.

MONDAY - THURSDAY Before the 2023 Race

Silver Mt Bike Park is closed to the public.  Shuttling or riding up is strictly prohibited and any violators will be DQ'd.

THURSDAY Before the 2023 Race

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.....  Racer Packet Pickup in Gondola Village provided by Local Real Estate.
8:00pm .........................   Course is posted below and on the NAEC homepage.

FRIDAY, Before the 2023 Race - Last day for Packet Pickup without prior arrangements

9:30 am - 6 pm ...................  Course Open for Practice*
*Tentative times that will be controlled by Mountain Operations. Last practice run must start no later than 5:30pm from top

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm...........  Racer Packet Pickup in Gondola Village

SATURDAY of the 2023 Race

No Packet Pickup Saturday Morning EXCEPT WHERE SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE

We have historically left between 7-8 AM for the pro riders. The details of when your class/call-ups will go out will be announced closer to the event.


SUNDAY of the 2023 Race

Chances are that everyone will need to be getting in the gondola line to be in front of the public. Plan on line and a wait at the top before you start your Sunday racing, but you will be able to wait in the Mountain House at the summit.

 

Podiums start approximately 30-60 minutes of last racer finishing and returning their timing chip. Racers MUST return to the timing area in the Gondola Village immediately upon completion of their last stage to turn in their timing chip. Failure to do so within 30 minutes of finishing their last stage may result in being marked as a DNF. 

the 2023 course will be announced just before the race occurs. 2022 COURSE:
 

2022 Day 1: https://www.trailforks.com/route/schwalbe-naec-2022-day-1/

2022 Day 2: https://www.trailforks.com/route/schwalbe-naec-2022-day-2/
 

All racers must check in, sign waivers, and pick up lift tickets before practicing any part of the course.

If you are using the Trailforks App, make sure you update the Idaho region before trying to access the course.

Check in starts at 8:00 am on Friday, 90 minutes before the course is opened for practice. Motorcycles and shuttles are not permitted for purposes of pre-riding, practice or inspection of any of the course at any time during the week of the event, including practice day. E-bikes are allowed on course ONLY if you're registered to race in the e-bike category, and only during Friday practice hours. Violators of these rules will be disqualified from the event. NO DOGS ON COURSE.

 

NO PRACTICE MON-THU AT SILVER MT 

Silver Mountain Bike Park is PRIVATE PROPERTY and CLOSED Monday - Thursday

THERE IS NO SHUTTLING OR RIDING UP MONDAY-THURSDAY, JUNE 6-9, 2022. 
 
**VIOLATORS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM THE RACE**

 

PRO PURSE
$12,000 pro purse - North American's largest enduro

pro purse with equal payouts for men and women.
First Place ............... $2,700

Second Place .......... $1,500

Third Place .............. $900

Fourth Place ........... $540

Fifth Place ............... $360


 

RULES

The NAEC follows the rules established by the Enduro World Series. 

 LINK TO EWS RULES

Each racer is responsible for knowing and following these rules.  Failure to comply with these rules or any other NAEC-specific rules posted on the NAEC's website or communicated to racers at the event may result in penalties or disqualification.  The NAEC organizers, in their sole discretion, will make any decisions regarding any alleged or potential violation when reported or observed.  These decisions are final and not appealable.

REFUNDS

We do not offer transfers or deferrals, any cancelled spots will be reopened for purchase for other participants. 

UP TO ONE MONTH BEFORE EVENT (any cancellations made by 5pm PST on 5/10/2022):
Full refund, less $20 refund fee

UP TO 2 WEEKS BEFORE EVENT (any cancellations made by 5pm PST on 5/26/2022):
50% refund, less $20 refund fee

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS BEFORE EVENT:
NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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