Bentonville – Arkansas Enduro Series

When:
September 30, 2022 – October 2, 2022 all-day
2022-09-30T00:00:00-05:00
2022-10-03T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Hand Cut Hollow
2909 NE J St
Bentonville, AR 72712
USA
Bentonville - Arkansas Enduro Series @ Hand Cut Hollow | Bentonville | Arkansas | United States
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BENTONVILLE ENDURO

Presented by Arkansas Enduro Series | Monster Hydro | Moosejaw

Powered by Ozark Outdoor Foundation

 

Full details about AES and the other races in the tour can be found at https://www.arkansasenduroseries.com/.

The AES Round 5, the final round, is in Bentonville, Arkansas!

This is a three-day event.  Friday will be the Flavor of Enduro, and Pre-Ride for the Enduro and Saturday & Sunday will be the Enduro with up to 7 stages, and around 20 miles of riding, each day. All enduro Racers will race on both Saturday and Sunday.

All Racers, regardless of age or category, will race the same course and stages.  There will B line options for more difficult areas – or walk anything you do not feel comfortable riding. Stages must be completed in order, and only one time, unless otherwise noted.

To keep our production quality high there will be a cap on the total number of Racers.  Once that number has been reached registration will be closed.  If it is at least three days prior to the race a Wait List will be created (see Wait List section).  Plan accordingly and register as soon as possible so you do not miss out.

 

Entry Details

-Awesome Event Swag

-Custom Number Plate

-Neutral support provided by sponsor Phat Tire Bike Shop.

-Slaughter Trail Guides laying out a professionally marked course with arrows and tape. Maps emailed to racers after registration closes.

-Medical support on race days

-Slaughter Trail Guides providing an Enduro Timing System from SPORTident for you to have an experience just like the World Series races with accuracy to the 1000th of second and instant results upon finishing.

-Aid station and snacks mid-race

-Post-race meal included with entry on Saturday & Sunday for all registered Racers.

-Cold adult beverages in marked areas – 21+ only | Bike Rack Brewery

-A professional awards ceremony with awards to all categories

-Payouts for Pro categories 10 deep | Awards 5 deep

-Refreshments and food available for purchase

-On site sponsors

 

Schedule & Course Map

Full schedule, along with the course map, will be emailed out to all registered Racers and posted in Facebook Event the week of the race after registration closes. Be sure to monitor your emails race week to review the schedule.

Failure to check in and pick up your timing chip by the scheduled mandatory race meeting can result in a Racer not being able to race. Failure to head to the first stage by the end of the final wave can result in a Racer not being able to race.

Friday |

Will include the Flavor of Enduro and Pre-Ride & Check In for the Enduro

Saturday |

Will include final check in, timing chip pickup, race start times, mandatory Racers Meeting, timing chip TURN OFF, Pre race meal, etc.

Sunday |

 

Logistics

Race Venue Address – 2909 NE J St, Bentonville, AR 72712-8535

Camping – Details if/where there will be camping coming soon

Dogs – Dogs are allowed but must be on a leash at all times; even good dogs.

Pack It In, Pack Out – If you haul it in you haul it out. Leave no trace. Respect.

 

Prepare

Food – Post Race Meal provided to Racers on Race Day only. Meal ticket obtained at Registration & Timing tent after turning in your timing chip. Family and friends welcome to grab a plate for purchase. While an onsite food truck may offer breakfast and other meal s for purchase please bring your breakfast food, snacks, special dietary foods, hydration and anything specific for your pre and post-race needs.

Water – We will provide water at the aid station during race times but you need to be prepared for pre ride days and race days. Bring more than you think you’ll need. Plan to have at least 50-60 ounces on you at all times while riding.

Snacks – Have carbs and protein on hand between meals

Safety – This is not the time to skimp on protective equipment. We highly suggest a full-face helmet, knee pads, and elbow pads. Riding within your limits is essential.

Trash – If you pack it in, you pack it out.

Nice to have – Spare tubes, inflation device, tire plugs, chain link, derailleur pulleys and other parts. There will be onsite mechanical support but it is always best to give your bike a once over before a race to address any issues as well as to bring any items you may need to make repairs.

 

Flavor Of Enduro

Beginner Enduro Event on Friday, September 30th

The ‘Flavor Of Enduro’ is designed to be an introduction to the sport of enduro racing for folks of all ages! The event will begin with participants checking in at the registration booth to sign their waiver and get a timing chip. If riders are under the age of 18 an adult will have to be present to sign their waiver. Once everyone has gathered we will navigate through an enduro seminar talking about some of the important aspects of enduro racing that will prepare you for the journey. The group of participants will set off in waves by categories to be guided through the course by an experienced enduro rider that will give everyone an all inclusive experience to the lifetime sport of enduro!

Schedule | September 30, 2022

3PM – Check in at registration booth.

4PM – Flavor Of Enduro seminar & riders meeting.

4:30PM – Riders depart venue to ride course in waves by category.

6PM – All riders return to venue to turn in timing chips.

Awards Ceremony immediately following.

The event will begin with a Enduro Seminar to explain the enduro format, how to use your timing chip, enduro racing rules and what to expect when you’re ready to tackle the real deal!
Prepare for up to 2 stages and up to 2-3 miles of riding.
Slaughter Trail Guides will lead the group of participants through the ‘Flavor Of Enduro’ course!
Hydration support and riders lounge thanks to Monster Hydro.
Slaughter Trail Guides providing an Enduro Timing System from SPORTident for you to have an experience just like the World Series races with accuracy to the 1000th of second and instant results upon finishing.
Professionally marked course with arrows and tape. Course details emailed to racers after registration closes.
A professional awards ceremony with prizes for Top 3 in each category.
AES event swag.

 

Rules

#Racing Age | What your age will be on 12/31/22

#Onsite Payments – Venmo and PayPal, and cash if exact, accepted for any onsite purchases – no credit/debit card. This does not apply to any vendors – they will have their own payment options.

#Race waiver will be required and must be signed onsite at the venue. Any Racer under the age of 18 must have a parent present with them at Check In to sign waiver.

#Only Racers, with a number plate on, will be allowed on the event stages during the race on Saturday.

#You cannot change your category after the race starts.

#Racers must attend the Racers Meeting, not start the race before the Racer’s Meeting, and must be go out to start the race during your noted category wave time; not any later.

#All timing chips must be picked up prior to the Mandatory Racer’s Meeting or the Racer may not be able to race.

#Racer cannot wear a timing chip at any time that is different from the one that was assigned to them by the Timing Director at the Timing Tent.

#Timing chip must be worn on the Racer’s right wrist unless otherwise noted by the Race Director or Timing Director.

#The bike and equipment you start the race on must be the same bike and equipment you finish on. Official Race Director must approve exceptions. *Exceptions are repairing or replacement of tires.

#Once Racers have entered the stage line there is no cutting in line.

#All stages must be completed in order, and only once, unless otherwise notes in Racer Meeting by the Race Director.

#Timing stations will be placed at the start and finish of each stage. All Racers must stay on course during the stages and transitions. Veering off course is disrespectful to everyone from the landowner, race organizers, fellow competitors and yourself.

#Any form of outside assistance or support such as; non-racers, family members, friends or unapproved pit stops is forbidden. However, Racers are allowed and encouraged to help fellow competitors on the course.

#Stage Reruns are NOT ALLOWED for mechanicals, the racer crashing, or going off course unless discussed with and approved by the Race Director or Timing Director ONLY.  Only Racer impediment, safety hazards, or fellow Racer injury support warrants a re-run and must be approved by the Race Director or Timing Director ONLY prior to the re-run. Stage reruns can be seen by the Timing Director and do not disappear from the timing chips history regardless of time that has passed. Any unapproved re-runs, either intentional or unintentional will result in a disqualification. Flat tires, bent wheels, broken chains, and ANY type of mechanical issue, or rider error is part of racing and does not warrant a re-run.

#Always stop for an injured Racer.  In the case of a downed Racer that receives assistance provided by another participant – the helping participant’s time will be adjusted by averaging the lap times from the particular stage or a re-run will be authorized by the Race Director. The downed Racer may not qualify for a re-run. If you cannot contact the Race Director wait at the Timing tent until receiving direction.

#Do not change, adjust, or modify the course in any way. If you have a concern about a course feature please present the concern to the Race Director with a picture and description of concern.

#Do not disrespect the land such as littering.

Racers deviating from any of AES Rules can and/or will be time penalized and possibly be disqualified from the race.

 

Overalls

Participants will register for the category they will remain in for the series to qualify for Overalls. You cannot change categories after the second stop and you must notify april@slaughtertrailguides.com if you are changing your category prior to that.  Failure to let us know of a category change can impact your series overall points negatively.  If you race in different categories the results will not be combined for overall results.

The Tour Overall is your best 3 out of 5 results. You must finish 3 races to qualify for the overall. In the event that there is a tie in the overall – each Racers next best finish will be calculated into the overall score until the tie is broken. If two Racers have completed all 5 races and still have tied points – total race time will be calculated and the lower times advances into the overall position. Overalls will be awarded 5 deep.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU REGISTER USING THE SAME NAME FOR EACH STOP or your Overall points will be affected.

 

Camping, Lodging, & Venue Info

Details if/where there will be camping coming soon

Dogs must be leashed at all times.

 

Wait List

This race has a Racer limit. Once those numbers are reached you can register for the Wait List, and if/when spots become available, we will pull from the Wait List in the order of registration and you will be charged.  Please note we will pull from the Wait List automatically through the day registratrion closes so if you can no longer attend please email april@slaughtertrailguides.com to have yourself removed from the Wait List.  It is the Racers responsibility to monitor their email to see if they have been removed from the Wait List and in to the race.

 

Refund & Transfer Policy

These are rain, shine, ice or snow events except under extreme circumstances in which we will notify all participants of any cancelations.

Refunds | With a 15% fee we will honor a refund when the request is at least two weeks (14 days) prior to the race.

If the request is made with less than two weeks to the race then a refund will not be available.

Transfers | With a 15% fee we will honor a transfer to another AES race within the season when the request is at least one week (7 days) prior to the race.

If the request is made with less than a week to the race then a transfer will not be available.

In the event a transfer is given the participant will receive a credit/coupon code, minus the 15% fee, to use to register for an upcoming race within the same series and season.  The participant will need to pay for any difference in entry fee(s). If the credit is not used by the end of the series/season it will expire and no further transfers or refunds will be available for it.

No refunds or transfers after you have arrived for the race or after the race starts/has happened.

Merchandise purchases and registration service fees are non refundable.

We do not accept participant to participant transfers or the selling of entries.

 

If you purchased the Protect Your Registration Fees (Event Registration Protection), through Allianza when registering, then you will need to contact them directly via the contact information below:

Tech@athleteReg.com

(888) 956-9560.

https://www.eventregistrationprotection.com/allianzassistance/ManagePolicy/

https://www.allianzworldwidepartners.com/usa/terms-and-condition

If you purchased the Protect Your Body insurance through Spot when registering then you will contact them directly:

https://www.allianzworldwidepartners.com/usa/terms-and-condition

Your policy information for both of these can be found on your BikeReg registration email receipt.

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Ozark Outdoor Foundation, Arkansas Enduro Series, and any of their contractors/vendors are not associated with the Special Offers or Add – Ons that are offered via BikeReg when registering for an event.

 

For any race related questions email april@slaughtertrailguides.com

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