Silver Mt. Resort // Kellogg, ID
JUNE 17-18, 2023
TWO DAYS OF RACING
Saturday + Sunday
Registration is CLOSED.
♥ 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
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 a national-level event. For example, the Pro overall race times have typically been longer than most 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/Expert 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.” 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.
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
No outside alcohol allowed at Silver Mountain Resort Gondola Village during the event, but there are plenty of places to purchase on site.
No dogs allowed in the Silver Mountain Resort Gondola Village, and dogs are not to be left unattended anywhere on Silver Mountain Property.
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.
Check in/PACKET PICKUP
Packet pickup will be held in the parking lot across the street from the Gondola Village at Silver Mountain Resort. Your race packet contains your number plate, timing chip, and any additional race materials including your lift tickets for both race days. Packet Pickup will be limited on Saturday morning and available ONLY if you have reserved a Saturday morning spot by contacting us no later than Thursday, June 16, 2023 at 5:00 pm. Click the link to make a reservation.
Check in/Packet Pickup Times:
Thursday: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, then 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(You can just sign waivers and get your practice lift ticket Friday between 12:00 pm and 6:00 PM, but you will still need to check in during the designated times to be able to race.)
Saturday am before first riders on course: BY RESERVATION ONLY.
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 across the street from the Gondola Village at Silver Mountain Resort, 610 Bunker Avenue Kellogg, Idaho. Check in/packet pickup, timing, neutral support will all take place across the street from the Gondola Village. The Mandatory Racer Meeting and Podiums will be in the Gondola Village.
Watch this space for more updates throughout the week.
MONDAY through THURSDAY Before The Race
Silver Mountain Bike Park is closed to the public. Accessing the course, including by shuttling, hiking, or riding up, is strictly prohibited. Any violators will be disqualified.
THURSDAY, June 15, 2023
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Racer Check in/Packet Pickup in the parking lot across the street from the Gondola Village.
8:00 PM // Course is posted below and on the NAEC homepage.
FRIDAY, June 16, 2023
Last day for Check in/Packet Pickup without prior arrangements
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM // Course Open for Practice - Official times will be controlled by Mountain Operations.
4:30 PM // CUT OFF for Stage 5 practice.
5:00 PM // Chair 3 closes. Use Moose Knuckle if you miss the last Chair 3 uplift.
5:30 PM // Last practice run must start no later than 5:30 pm from top.
Check In Times:
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM // Check-in/Racer Packet Pickup across the street from the Gondola Village
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM // Practice lift Tickets and waivers only. You will NOT be checked in for the race if you arrive during this time. This will ONLY to get your practice lift ticket and sign waivers. You will be required to check in between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM. You will NOT be able to check in on Saturday.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Check-in/Racer Packet Pickup across the street from the Gondola Village
MANDATORY RACER MEETING:
6:30 PM // in the Gondola Village.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM // Live music by LoGee and brick oven pizzas at the Beanery
SATURDAY, June 17, 2023
No Check In or Packet Pickup Saturday Morning EXCEPT WHERE RESERVED IN ADVANCE. See Above.
Race Day 1:
Call Ups. BE IN THE GONDOLA VILLAGE NO LATER THAN 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE CALL UP TIME LISTED FOR YOUR CATEGORY BELOW:
7:20 AM Pro Men
7:30 AM Pro Women
7:35 AM Jr Expert Boys 17&U
7:35 AM Jr Expert Girls 17&U
7:45 AM Expert Men 18-20
7:50 AM Expert Women 18-20
7:50 AM Expert Women 21-34
7:50 AM Expert Women 35-49
7:55 AM Expert Men 21-34
7:55 AM Expert Men 35-49
7:55 AM Expert Men 50
8:05 AM E-Bike Men
8:05 AM E-Bike Women
8:05 AM Hardtail Open
8:10 AM Jr Sport Girls 17&U
8:10 AM Sport Women 50
8:15 AM Jr Sport Boys 17&U
8:15 AM Sport Men 50
8:15 AM Sport Men 35-49
8:15 AM Sport Men 18-34
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm // NAEC x LCTA Party at the Beanery! Join us for our big raffle live music by LoGee, nachos, a full bar and Ablis CBD mixed drinks. CLICK HERE to get your raffle tickets now. All raffle proceeds go to Lake City Trail Alliance who builds, maintains and advocates for our surrounding trail system.
SUNDAY, June 18, 2023
8:00 AM // Gondola Starts Loading. Everyone needs to be in the gondola line to be in front of the public. Plan on line and a wait at the top before you start racing on Sunday, but you will be able to wait in the Mountain House at the summit.
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:
Day 2 E-Bike Power Stage: https://www.trailforks.com/route/schwalbe-naec-2023-day-2-power-stage
If you are using the Trailforks App, make sure you update the Idaho region before trying to access the course.
All racers must sign waivers, and pick up lift tickets before practicing or racing any part of the course. All racers must be checked in by 9:00 PM on Friday.
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**
$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
The Official NAEC Rulebook is linked below. It follows much the same form and format as previous NAECs and other race series, so there shouldn't be any surprises. However, there are specific rules for the NAEC.
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.
We do not offer transfers or deferrals, any cancelled spots will be reopened for purchase for other participants.
LESS THAN 30 DAYS BEFORE EVENT (any cancellation made after 5:00 pm PST on 5/18/2023):
NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
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