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Baja SAE Rochester World Challenge 2013

Baja SAE Rochester World Challenge 2013

Rochester Institute of Technology welcomes the top engineering and engineering technology students in the world as they prepare to test their skills in the biggest collegiate baja competition of the year.

Colleges and universities from around the world will build an all-terrain vehicle capable of holding up under the most adverse conditions. 

We look forward to seeing college students at their best—applying the knowledge they've learned inside the classroom.

As part of the Baja SAE Challenge, RIT is challenging ALL TEAMS to make a food donation as part of your “entry” to the RIT 2013 Baja Challenge.  We are suggesting one non-perishable food item to be donated on behalf of EACH TEAM MEMBER. There will be a collection site at the entrance to the Gordon Field House on Friday, June 7th.  All food donations will be given to the local food pantry.

Important Messages

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Competition Sponsors

Volunteers, Judges, and Officials Information Booklet

Volunteer Registration - CLOSED

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Team Information Packet and Course Maps

Team Deadlines

Race Schedules

Event Sites & Directions

Directions to the RIT campus:

1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 
From the Rochester airport: Turn right onto Brooks Avenue, then a quick right onto I-390 South. From 390, take the next exit (Scottsville Road) and turn right at the end of the ramp. Drive approximately 3 miles and then turn left onto Jefferson Road (Route 252). RIT's campus will 
be on the right.

From the NYS Thruway: Take exit 46 and go north on I-390 to exit 13 (Hylan Drive). Turn left onto Hylan Drive and continue north to Jefferson Road (Route 252). Turn left onto Jefferson Road. Go west a short distance and the entrance to RIT's campus will be on the left.

Directions to Hogback Hill Motorcross Track:
From the RIT campus: Head east on Jefferson Road (Route 252). Turn left onto NY-96/South Main Street. Turn right onto NY-31/State Street. Turn left (north) onto Galloway Road. Take Galloway Road to the end and then turn right onto Hogback Hill Road. The motocross track will be about 1/2 mile down the road on the left. It will take about 45 minutes to get to the track from RIT's campus.

Hogback Hill MX

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Registered Teams

International Teams

Shipping Information

Rochester Hotels

Baja SAE Prefered Hotels

Country Inn & Suites East
797 East Henrietta Road 
Rochester, NY 14623 

We are proud to welcome guests of BAJA SAE RIT to our beautiful location!

The following amenities are included for you enjoy:

  • Hot breakfast buffet served on real china
  • Dinner now available (Monday-Thursday)
  • Fridge and microwave in all rooms
  • DVD player in all rooms (complimentary rentals)
  • Indoor heated pool and whirlpool
  • Coffee and cookies in lobby all day
  • High-speed Internet access (wired and wireless)
  • Weekday USA Today
  • Shuttle service for airport and locally (within five miles)
  • Local and long distance calls
  • Business Center with printers
  • Fitness Center
  • Book rentals and games
  • Parking - complimentary
  • Coffee/dessert station at 5 p.m. during weekdays
  • Guest laundry/same day dry cleaning available
  • T.G.I. Fridays and Delmonico’s Steak house restaurants in our parking lot

Contact Pinkesh Patel for groups at 585-427-0131 or

Best Western
940 Jefferson Road 
Rochester, NY 14623 

  • 7 minutes - 3.81 miles from RIT
  • Free Shuttle Service to and from airport and within 5 mile radius to include RIT transportation
  • Free Hot Breakfast Buffet
  • Refrigerator and microwave in every room
  • Free Highspeed Internet
  • DVD Player in each room with free movie rentals

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Local Stores


Hardware stores Address Phone Website
Home Depot 770 Jefferson Road, 
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 427-0390
Lowe's 2350 Marketplace Drive, 
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 424-1340
Auto Zone 2199 E. Henrietta Road, 
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 334-3060
Advance Auto Parts 3333 W. Henrietta Road, 
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 427-0160
AJ Fasteners 3495 Winton Road, 
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 247-8188  
Cross Bros. Co. 3353 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road, 
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 427-7850
Fastenal 2856 W. Henrietta Road, 
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 424-2860
Mayer Hardware 226 Winton Road North, 
Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 228-7665
Weider's Professional Hardware 2199 E. Henrietta Road, Suburban Plaza, 
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 334-2260  
Wilson Hardware 812 Monroe Avenue, 
Rochester, NY 14607
(585) 473-5962  
Welding Address Phone Website
Accurate Welding Services 400 Western Drive, 
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 272-1494  
General Welding & Fabricating 60 Saginaw Drive, 
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 697-7660
GM Welding 1450 E. Henrietta Road, 
Rochester, NY 14623
(585) 424-6918  


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