WHAT: Ender Enduro by Great Northern Cycles , 09/13/2014
WHO: Mountain Bikers
WHEN: 8am Start Saturday
WHERE: WMR Bike Park
GENERAL EVENT INFO:
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Enduro races are all the rage these days. Instead of racing on super specific bikes (XC, DH, Freeride, Cross, slopestyle…) this type of event captures the core of what mountain biking is all about – you riding your bike over a huge variety of terrain on trails that are highlighted by incredible riding experiences. No wonder why this has been the biggest movement in bike racing in many years.
Enduro Races consist of multiple stages – Untimed climbing stages and timed descending stages.
Untimed climbing sections require pedaling or riding a chairlift to the next stage. These stages must be completed within a set amount of time to avoid disqualification. The racer with the lowest overall combined times on the descending stages will win the event.
ENDER ENDURO PRESENTED BY GREAT NORTHERN CYCLES
$500 CASH PURSE FOR OPEN CLASSES
REGISTRATION, COST and LIFT TICKET INFORMATION
Race entry fee:
$35 USD. Registration Deadline is noon (MDT) on Friday Sept 12. *DAY OF REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE TO TO E-STORE ISSUES**
(Race Administration needs this extra time to coordinate staffing, course and timing logistics based on turnout)
Required to train (Sept 12 only) and on race day
Discounted tickets will be available at any ticket office for $20
Cancellations / Refunds:
There are two courses, a short course and a long course.
Registration closes noon Friday Sept 12.
Short course is approximately 10 miles long, has 3600' vertical feet (plus lift ride) and is estimated to take 60-80 minutes of riding time.
The Long course is approximately 29.5 miles long, has 10150' vertical feet (plus one lift ride) and is estimated to take 3-4 hours of riding time.
Protection - Full-face helmets are NOT required for this race. You must have a helmet on at all times, not propped back on your head. Carrying a full face for descending is recommended but not required. Knee pads and full-finger gloves are strongly recommended.
Equipment use – you may only use one set of equipment for this race (except replacement tubes). Anyone using more than one frame, wheels, or fork/shocks will be DQ’d.
Receiving Assistance – At no time may a racer receive any outside help. This includes a pump, trail tool, water, snack…anything. The idea is to be self sufficient.
Public – some later stages of the race may have some public conflict, in particular near the trailhead, intersections and lift plaza. At no time does competing in this event allow anyone to not respect normal trail etiquette. Any specific complaint from public will result in a DQ.
Passing – Racers will start on an interval on the timed descending stages. Most passing will likely occur during climbs. Please respect those who may be going faster.
Liaison stages / transitions – Once riders have finished their climbs, there is no hurry to begin the next stage unless a rider is up against the time minimum for that climb. Riders can climb as a group in friendly uncompetitive uphill stages. For Timed Downhill stages, you must wait for the Marshall to start before re-entering the course.
Course Marking and other info - intersections will be marked with race tape and Transition areas will be staffed but course navigation is up to you.
Hammer HEED and Water - Water will be available at the Start, Finish, and at the Pond Transition areas.