The Big Mountain Enduro Series Presented by Yeti Cycles, is an authentic multi-stage, multi-day annual Enduro series throughout the most picturesque vacation destinations in the Rocky Mountain region. This highly anticipated sports entity offers some of the biggest and most challenging terrain in and around these mountainous landscapes.
The 2014 Big Mountain Enduro Series will encompassed over 50,000 vertical feet of descending world-class single track and bike park terrain throughout the entire season. Each course is specially designed to give participants a unique riding experiences, including high altitude trails and big descents that test athlete’s pure strength, endurance and bike handling skills.
Racing Classes are Pro and Amatuer. Pros can win cash, Amatuers can win gear or equipment. New for 2014 is a “Vet Men 30+” class. Guys old enough, who maybe used to ride pro, but aren’t quite ready for pro anymore. The BME races are a great way to check out enduro racing for new riders. All the races are in awesome locations that you want to go ride in anyway. They all have camping and hotels or other short term lodging options. Bring your family.
Snowmass, Durango, and Keystone are all two day, Saturday Sunday events. Moab is one day, the Whole Enchilada. And Crested Butte in 2014 is an epic five day Ultra Enduro. Expect days to start early (sometimes 5 am for Pros at certain locations, Ams starting later, but also finishing later.) Be prepared for all day outings. Bring extra tubes, food, hydration and clothing layers. The Whole Enchilada starts at 12,000 feet, with snow, and finishes around 5,000 feet in sunshine and 85º. Read the local weather report and be prepared. You’ll be ready for a cold beer at day’s end.
Helmets must be worn at all times during competition. A full face helmet is recommended during special stages, but not required. Specific body protection including but not limited to, knee pads, elbow pads, full-fingered gloves, full- face helmet and torso protection are strongly encouraged for some Big Mountain Enduro stages, but not required.
Only one frame, one front and rear suspension unit (fork/rear shock) and one pair of wheels can be used by a competitor during a race. Only upon approval of the Race Director, may a rider replace a frame, suspension part of wheel.
Training is absolutely essential. Ride everything. As fast as you can. As much as you can. It’s really that simple. Read BME Overall champ Nate Hills’ take on the subject of training For more info, check out training articles Part 1 and Part 2, as part of the Enduro MTB Training, the premiere enduro specific training program.
The timing system Big Mountain Enduro uses is a state of the art RFID chip system. Innovative Timing solutions, from St. Louis, USA, created their own unique product for use at triathlons with 1000’s of participants and has customized it to work wonderfully with enduro races. Giving real time results, racers are stoked on this product. It has been used at the Enduro World Series stop in Winter Park, CO.
For more information and registration visit www.bigmountainenduro.com!