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An Enduro Weekend Success!

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CERA had another successful “Enduro Weekend” and our members and friends that came out to make it happen are home now with a very well deserved “PAT ON THE BACK”.  Everyone did an outstanding job to make for an issue free event!  We had enough help this year with several non-club members coming out and this made a big addition to the needed workforce.

Congratulations to our Crazy Miner Overall winner: Marc De Marco

Congratulations to our Fools Gold Overall winner: Kyle Boardman

          Our Sign-up crew!

A lot of positive feedback from the riders always makes it worthwhile for the club members and friends that all came out to make this happen.  We do it for the love of the sport and while some riders are not wanting to deal with timekeeping, CERA’s Georgetown locating in the National Forest precludes us from doing otherwise.  There cannot be a “speed contest” in the forest so timekeepers are it for the foreseeable future.  They are actually more of a challenge than just racing to see who’s the fastest but the word “timekeeping” seems to scare off some.  Just keep in mind that the days of old timekeeping is long gone and there is not really any actual time keeping involved.  A roll chart showing all the possible check locations, a digital watch, an odometer and reasonably good riding skill is all one needs to be able to stay close to on time.    The roll chart gives you the time and mileage so you just have to “pace” yourself to get to each mileage points when your watch tells you it’s time to be there.  Yes it does still involve some thinking and that’s the challenge…Can you keep track when you start to get tired?  An Enduro is an endurance contest and the ones that can endure and keep a clear head are the ones that will be listed at the top part of the results sheet.

A few of the many volunteers that it takes to put on an Enduro

So join us next year and be sure to bring along two or more of your riding friends.  Meanwhile please support the other Enduro Clubs by participating in their Enduros.

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Crazy Miner Official Results

Fools Gold Official Results

CERA’s “Enduro Weekend” Is Finally Here!

You and your Family and Friends are cordially invited to our Enduro weekend.

  1. Crazy Miner Family Enduro, Round 2 of the 2019 SRT District 36 Youth Family Enduro Championship Series
  2. Fools Gold Round 3 of the 2019 SRT District 36 Championship Enduro Series.

Saturday’s Crazy Miner is an event you can ride with your family and as a warm up for the full enduro on Sunday so bring the family.

Join us for the weekend of riding and camping in the national forest.  And the best part is there are no gate or camping fees!  You will need to get a fire permit if you want a campfire or are using a portable outdoor stove.  Get your permit online here or at the Georgetown Ranger Station 

CLICK ME to get the Information you need!

Flyers; Route sheets for both events, Pre-Registers Row Assignments for both events!

Or mayby you want to come up and help?  Click the link in the side bar >>>>>>>>>>

Stuff to know:

Required to Ride:

  • Current Red, Green Or Out-of-State OHV Sticker Or Current Licence Plate
  • A Forest Service Approved Factory Or Aftermarket Spark Arrestor 
  • Your Riding Number/Letter (assigned by CERA) On Your Front Number Plate At Least 4″ high
  • Your Riding Number On A Helmet Sticker (supplied by CERA) On The Lower Right (throttle) Side Of Your Helmet (make sure you helmet strap doesn’t cover it)
Dates:    May 4-5, 2019
Place:
Mace Mill Staging Area
Mace Mill Rd.

Georgetown, CA
Sign Up Hours:
Friday 3-5 pm / 7-9 pm
Saturday 7-9 am / 3-5 pm 7-9 pm
Sunday 6-8:30 am
(subject to change)
Key times:
Crazy Miner – 9:00 am
Fools Gold – 8:00 am

Crazy Miner – Fools Gold Flyer

Map to the meet

Maybe you’d like to come up and help put on one or both of the meets?  We are looking for extra help and no experience is necessary – we train on the job!
If you’re interested signup here: 
CM-FG Volunteer 

 

Work Points and Pre-Course Work Explained….

For Our Fools Gold and Crazy Miner Competitors and Helpers……

Enter To Ride the Fools Gold and /or Crazy Miner Here

Volunteer To Help out at the Fools Gold and / or Crazy Miner Here

But first read on…..

To Clear up any misunderstood information on Trial Work prior to the Crazy Miner and Fools Gold…. Coming out to help clear the trails from winter damage (downed trees and such) you will NOT be DQ’d for being on the course in the weekends before the events.
The Rule:  11.2.4 Riders found riding in the wrong class or engine class, or engaged in illegal practices, will be disqualified from the event and shall have cards pulled for at least the next meet. The following shall be considered to be illegal practices:
B. Pre-riding any part of the course within 24 hours of start time.

So we welcome your help on a daunting task due to a harsh winter.

Understanding Points:   The Fools Gold is part of the D36 Enduro Championship series and the Crazy Miner is part of the D36 Youth Enduro Championship series – two separate series.
Riders who work an event on event weekend are eligible for work points but not on other weekends of work before or after the event.  A rider working the Fools Gold  event can get “work points” toward the D36 Enduro Championship.   A Rider working the Crazy Miner event who qualifies for a class in the Youth Enduro Championship (Kids, Ladies, C Super Senior, Master and Pioneer Classes) can get “work points” toward the D36 Youth/Family Enduro Championship.  A rider riding the Fools Gold and working the Crazy Miner (no course access such as marking or trail work on event weekend) can get work points for the Crazy Miner (in qualifying classes only) and then ride the Fools Gold and get championship points for the Fools Gold.   Conversely a rider can ride the Crazy miner and get championship points (in qualifying classes only) and then work the Fools Gold and get championship work points for that.  A rider CANNOT work the Crazy Miner then not ride the FG and expect to get work points for the Fools Gold and visa versa.  One must actually work on event day to get work points for that event run that day.  In NO case can a rider get both work points and championship points for working and riding the same event.   To answer the obvious question, how can a rider work and ride the same event?   Well it’s been tried for both points when a rider has come out on Thursday or Friday of event weekend when all the pre-event setup is being done and work around camp, work traffic control, help at sign-up the day before, help at sound check,  help pull arrows after the Enduro, etc. then ride the event and expect both work and competition points.  I point this out because it has been attempted more than once at our event.

We Welcome all comers both workers and competitors — We do this for you….Come out and do it for us!

If, after reading this and you have any further questions about points please give me a call at 925.413.2434.  Bill McGibbon, CERA Referee.

Enter To Ride the Fools Gold and /or Crazy Miner Here

Volunteer To Help out at the Fools Gold and / or Crazy Miner Here

CERA’s Enduro Weekend Online Sign-ups Open!

 

Finally..Our Online Sign-ups for both the Fools Gold and Crazy Miner are now open!

Ride one or the other, or better yet….Ride Both!

  1. Crazy Miner Family Enduro, Round 2 of the 2019 SRT District 36 Youth Family Enduro Championship Series
  2. Fools Gold Round 3 of the 2019 SRT District 36 Championship Enduro Series.

Saturday’s Crazy Miner is an event you can ride with your family and as a warm up for the full enduro on Sunday so bring the family.

Join us for the weekend of riding and camping in the national forest.  And the best part is there are no gate or camping fees!  You will need to get a fire permit if you want a campfire or are using a portable outdoor stove.  Get your permit online here or at the Georgetown Ranger Station 

Avoid the rush at the Enduro! GET ENTERED EARLY!

 Sign Up Online Here 

Stuff to know:

Required to Ride:

  • Current Red, Green Or Out-of-State OHV Sticker Or Current Licence Plate
  • A Forest Service Approved Factory Or Aftermarket Spark Arrestor 
  • Your Riding Number/Letter (assigned by CERA) On Your Front Number Plate At Least 4″ high
  • Your Riding Number On A Helmet Sticker (supplied by CERA) On The Lower Right (throttle) Side Of Your Helmet (make sure you helmet strap doesn’t cover it)
Dates:    May 4-5, 2019
Place:
Mace Mill Staging Area
Mace Mill Rd.

Georgetown, CA
Sign Up Hours:
Friday 3-5 pm / 7-9 pm
Saturday 7-9 am / 3-5 pm 7-9 pm
Sunday 6-8:30 am
(subject to change)
Key times:
Crazy Miner – 9:00 am
Fools Gold – 8:00 am

Crazy Miner – Fools Gold Flyer

Map to the meet

Maybe you’d like to come up and help put on one or both of the meets?  We are looking for extra help and no experience is necessary – we train on the job!
If you’re interested signup here: 
CM-FG Volunteer