24 Hours of Electricross


About the Event
Zero Motorcycles set a world record by completing the first electric off road 24-hour endurance event.

Staged in the heart of San Jose at an off road motorcycle park, the Zero Motorcycles’ 24 Hours of Electricross was the world's first all-electric endurance off road event.

Event Quotes - Scroll Down on Right Side:
“This event pulled together an incredibly diverse group of people from around the world. Everyone from lifelong motorcyclists to environmentally-conscience trend setters fielded teams. Some traveled thousands of miles at their own expense for this opportunity to make motorcycle history,”
- Neal Saiki, inventor and founder, Zero Motorcycles.
“The race was a lot of fun and a great learning experience. Thanks so much for the shirt and we look forward to another Zero Electricross next year”
- David Haugen Fox Racing Shox Team
"Prior to the race I had only logged one hour ride time on the bike. I was pleasantly surprised with the Zero's durability. After 24 hours and 500 miles of all out racing, we had only minor issues. The only maintenance I needed to do after 24 hours was wash the bike, that's incredible!"
- Dave Wood
Well I say we totally accomplished the goal and the ZERO performed perfectly. In fact I cannot still get over the lack off maintenance, broken parts, worn brakes etc that we did not encounter and the the bike completely did not need. I have seen, ridden, raced full blown race bikes that are prepped for BAJA, ISDE, ENDURO's etc that could not make the distance, yes conditions were much more controlled but I am a true supporter of the ZERO and electric motorcycles.

If you need any marketing testimonies, interviews or whatever I will give a double thumbs up on the ZERO! Again thank you for putting on an epic event and allowing a bunch of knuckleheads to try to destroy your product!

- Dean Joyner
MCMA Race director, life member
'The 24 hour Electric Motorcross was a great event. I thought the track and location was excellent with the time of year for the weather just right. It was one of the most mentally and physically demanding days of my life, yet at the same time, very rewarding to be part of Electric vehicle history'
- Scott Snaith Chairman 50cycles.com
I'll never forget this." It was friendly, fun, exciting, long, interesting, tiring, challenging, and surreal.

It was truly an honor to be part of the event and to be around such talented, competent and enjoyable people, dedicated to performance, progress, fun and sensical efficiciency in two wheeled sports and transportation.

The event and all the people at it showed inspiration, vision, positive action and real results. The bikes showed grace and power, albino two wheeled cheetahs of the ground and air. Riders kept each other on course with aggressive but friendly competition.

- Gillis Lang
I Want to thank you again for the 24 hour race. I've been riding and racing for over 35 years and the Zero race was one of the best ones I have been to. Zero Company and it's bikes are a first class operation. If the MCMA or I can help you in any way, please let me know.
Thank You,
Bill Thomas
Marin County Motorcycle Ass.
24 Hours of Electricross Trophy Event Results: Click Here

When it Happened:
10:00AM Saturday, April 4 – 10:00AM Sunday, April 5, 2009

Where it Was:
408MX Motocross Track in San Jose, California

For More Information:
Name: Lisa Saiki
Email: lisamarie@zeromotorcycles.com
Phone: 888-786-9376

FAQ: Click Here
Rules: Click Here to Download (pdf)
Liability Waiver: Click Here to Download (pdf)

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Event Results
PlaceTeamTeam NameTotal
(laps)
Diff
(laps)
Gap
(laps)
Avg.
Speed
Best
Time
Best
Speed
In
Lap
11Hotchalk (Stolle)101521.1011:05.027.4923
24MCMA (Smith)986292920.5211:11.825.06828
37Fox (Marquez)940754619.5551:08.926.131462
46Marin (Zero Wired)927881319.2961:08.726.19911
52Bernardi92590219.2531:12.025.008780
610Kidder Electric (Kidder)9101051518.9321:06.027.2913
75Raiser (Chiappe)8861292418.4421:11.725.0897
8950 Cycles (Snaith)879136718.2271:15.023.985562
98Wingdingers (Lang)8581572117.8421:05.627.44522
103Dotcom Bombs (Oliver)60640925212.6151:13.824.395389

Articles
AutoBlogGreen (February 28, 2009) - Zero Motorcycles to host 24 Hours Of Electricross
Red Herring (March 20, 2009) - "Zero Motorcycles Aims for Guinness Record
The Green Motorist (March 23, 2009) - Driving Range Won’t be an Issue at Electricross Event
Santa Cruz Sentinel (March 27, 2009) - Electric motorcycle makers go for world record

  Press Releases
ZERO MOTORCYCLES TO SET WORLD RECORD FOR 24 HOUR ALL-ELECTRIC VEHICLE ENDURANCE RACE (March 23, 2009) - Download.pdf
ZERO MOTORCYCLES OFFERS ZERO X DEMO-RIDES DURING WORLDRECORD SETTING 24 HOURS OF ELECTRICROSS (March 25, 2009) - Download.pdf
ZERO MOTORCYCLES SETS WORLD RECORD THIS WEEKEND AT 24 HOURS OF ELECTRICROSS - Download.doc


Post Event Coverage

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Quotes
“I am very pleased to see so many teams participating in this event. Development of durable, dependable electric vehicles will be of great help in addressing many concerns currently facing the continued provision of Off-Highway Vehicle recreation opportunities on public lands. The availability of quiet off-highway vehicles could open up many new opportunities not previously considered. Regardless of who wins the race, merely holding this event is a win for the entire community.”
- Daphne Greene, Deputy Director of the California State Parks OHV Division

“The BlueRibbon Coalition is proud to be a sponsor of Electricross. BRC believes that Zero emission OHVs will become an important factor in the land-use equation and will help our efforts to champion responsible recreational trail use on public and private lands. Zero Motorcycles should be commended for making a product that has serious off-road capabilities, protects the environment, and is fun to ride. I believe Zero emission OHVs will not only help keep existing trails open, but actually enable local governments and land agencies to designate certain sensitive land classifications, in the urban/rural interface, as open for electric off-road vehicle use. “
– Don Amador, Western Representative of the Blue Ribbon Coalition

Event Sponsors
Fox Racing ShoxBlue Ribbon CoalitionHi Ball EnergyAlpinestars
Scotts Valley RVWe All RideCustom Culinary ConceptsTiger Balm
Bell HelmetsAcerbis RacingAkeena Solar
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