MId Atlantic MASS Festival Weekend - CANCELLED!!

Date: 2011-06-24
Race Type: XC & Enduro

Team Trans-Sylvania Epic p/b NoTubes! &
Team Mountainside!


Highlighted Changes to 2011 Festival Weekend:

XC/Enduro Stand Alone events this year, but we're keeping all the fun stuff and invite you to stick around and enjoy the weekend --- Make this one a fun weekend with the team or family and enjoy the farm with some relax'n and mess'n about after the super serious points chasing is in the bag (and before too!)

Here's the Twenty11 Festival Weekend format:

Friday - Night ITT and TTTs in various shapes & sizes - 


--- Night TT start time about o'dark:00:30 (usually works out to about 9PM) --- 
--- day of registration for TT from 6-8PM ---
(no MASS points, but super fun and a good reason to come out on Fri night!)

Saturday - XCs & Enduro Events
--- start time 10 AM for first wave ---
--- kid's events during the day - scavenger hunt, nature hike, arts and crafts --
--- awards for all classes and kid's race(s) follow completion of day's racing ---
--- evening fun ---

Sunday - ??
--- pack up and skedaddle on home ---

Camping - of course will once again be available right on site.  Please be sure to register for the appropriate number of nights per person.

Food - TBD

Reg Fees:  Friday Night TT is $15 through June 17, $20 after.  
All Saturday races are $30 reg fees through June 17, $40 after.

We're still bringing you lots of the fun stuff too - the Slow DH is back on a widened course (love me them bulldozers) and we'll definitely be finding ourselves another bike to throw around as far as is humanly possible for the Murffy Toss.

Be aware of the consolidations of categories as per the MASS regulations.  There are points categories for all the classes listed, but some are combined for day of prizes at each MASS event.  It is your responsibility to understand these combinations and be able to explain them to me in detail in both verbal and essay format. 

You are responsible for knowing the Oesterling Farm Rules as shown below.

MASS Points

This year it is the same as every other MASS race except the finals at Bear Creek with are still worth double points.  No higher math skills needed!!



If you arrive earlier you won't be able to set up anyway so chill and have a nice drive out.

1. NO DOGS - Big, little, pure, mutt we love them all, but we are not allowing them on the farm this weekend. The only dogs that should be running around are the family farm dogs.  THIS INCLUDES EVERYONE, NOT JUST CAMPERS.  Please keep in mind that the Oesterlings are doing a wonderful thing by allowing people to come ride their private property and don't screw this up for everyone or be a jerk by bringing a dog.  

2. No fires. You can bring your portable grills but no open campfires. We will get a bonfire going for your marshmallow roasting pleasure.

3. No pre-riding except for Friday afternoon June 25th. (Though you can jump in the Wed night rides with the Mountainside crew - please contact Mike Laub, Team Mtnside's Grand Poohbah, for more information about these rides - mike.laub@tycoelectronics.com)

4. No smoking, even though you may be outside.

5. Kids supervised - You're invited and encouraged to bring your entire family to the event as we do have much more than just a bike race going on with things for everyone, even if it's just relaxing by the pond or fishing in the creek. However, we require that children have adult supervision while on the farm at all times and you, as the parent or guardian, must provide this supervision. There are 2 ponds and there will be no lifeguard on duty.  Swimming is at your own risk.

AND Kids in the pond - This is a big attraction for the youngsters and a great way for them to spend some time. However, please be aware that the boats and floating dock are the Oesterlings property and they must be treated with care. Abuse of these items or any other property will not be tolerated.  Destruction of property will result in ejection from the property.

6. Keep it quiet during quiet times. Quiet hours are 11pm - 7am. There will be plenty of time for you to be rowdy and loud cheering on the other racers. Hopefully you'll all lose your voices from cheering and be too tired from racing for this to even be a concern.

7. Don't be a jerk. I'm the only one allowed to be a jerk all weekend since I'll be going on not nearly enough sleep each night and completely stressed about one thing or another. Don't be an ass like me.  If you're a jerk you'll be asked to leave.

8. Respect the property. Seven years in a row you've been perfect ladies and gentlemen and wonderful guests, which is why we're inviting you all back. Please remember that the Oesterlings live here all year long, have been incredibly supportive of mountain biking on this property and are my in-laws so there is no way I can get away from them if you do things to upset them. Well I can, but my wife is pretty great most of the time... Please be respectful of the property and thank the Oesterlings for their hospitality and support of our sport whenever you have the chance.  Hell, bring Rosezelma flowers even!  

9. DO NOT LITTER. I'm not just talking here about the camping area where we will have some trash receptacles, but do not drop your used gel packs on the course. I know you're quite sure that those used foil containers are going to weigh you down and keep you from winning, but if you're caught littering the course you'll be DQ'd (and that don't mean I'm taking you out for a BliZzard). There is no reason to not put that packet back in your jersey pocket or under your leg band 'til the end of the race. The only place you will be allowed to drop the food wrappers is at the start/finish line/feed zone area where they must be picked up by a teammate or your support person.

10. Pack out what you pack in. Going along really well with #8 above. Bring a big ol' trash bag, put your garbage in your big ol' trash bag, put your big ol' trash bag in your car, put your car in your driveway, and put your trash in your trashcan at home. Thanks for helping us keep the place clean. We will have some trash receptacles around the venue, but helping us with little things like this keeps the event going because it keeps me, my crew, my folks, my inlaws, and my wife happy and this only keeps going if we keep smiling!

11. We reserve the right to create and impose further rules throughout the weekend as we deem necessary to reduce inconsiderateness (is that a word?) so that we can all have fun, be happy and get along.

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