Baja SAE Maryland

April 19-22, 2018

Mechanicsville, Maryland USA

Edwards Demonstration & Learning Center Facility Information & Policies

The following policies and guidelines are to be followed by all visitors (participants, staff, volunteers, spectators, etc) while on site for the Baja SAE Illinois 2017 event:

  • Facility hours are 7:00 am – 6:00 pm on Wed, June 7
  • Facility hours are 7:00 am – 9:00 pm on Thursday, June 8, and Friday, June 9
  • Facility hours are 7:00 am – 5:30 pm on Saturday, June 10

  • No smoking
    • The Edwards Demonstration & Learning Center property (including all outdoor areas) is a non-smoking facility
    • Baja SAE events are non-smoking events

  • No one under the age of 12 years is allowed on site
    • Strict enforcement by security

  • No one under the age of 18 years is allowed in the pit/paddock area

  • No pets permitted on site
    • Service animals are exempt

  • Closed-toed shoes made of substantial construction with puncture resistant soles are required for everyone on site.  Shoes should be made of strong material and must cover the entire foot (no sandals, high heels, ballet flat, etc).
    • Strict enforcement by security

  • Participants and volunteers are required to wear long pants.
    • Spectators can wear shorts or capris.

  • Exposure to the sun and heat requires protection – a hat, sunscreen, and plenty of drinking water are recommended for summer months.  Dress appropriately for daily temperature.

  • No unescorted tours permitted – visitors must stay within the designated spectator areas and walkways.

  • Cameras and video cameras are allowed for this event only

  • Cooking/grilling anywhere on the facility is not allowed.  Outside food is not permitted on site (Caterpillar has a food service contract with Eurest Dining Services).  Lunch will either be provided or be made available for purchase on event days, and concession stands will be open to purchase additional food and beverage items outside of lunch hours.

  • Proper personal protective equipment is required for all welding and grinding activities (welding helmet/safety glasses, long sleeves, long pants, gloves, etc).

  • Refueling activities should always be performed in a safe manner.  When refueling please following the guidelines below
    • Always refuel with the engine turned off
    • The driver must exit the vehicle before refueling
    • An appropriate fire extinguisher must be available while refueling
    • Never refuel a vehicle if there is an open flame, grinding, or welding activities nearby
    • Refueling is only allowed in the designated area during the endurance race

  • Speed Limits   Smith Road (approach road)               30 mph maximum

On Site                                                25 mph maximum

  • IF YOU OBSERVE ANY POTENTIALLY UNSAFE SITUATION, PLEASE INFORM A MEMBER OF THE EVENT STAFF OR FACILITY!!