The California Enduro Series bonus event at Mammoth is just around the corner! Spots are still available for the Kamikaze Bike Games Enduro on September 8, but be sure to sign up right away as there is a limited field for this highly anticipated event!

While the KBG Enduro doesn’t count for points towards the 2013 series, CES participants will be stoked on the exciting and challenging venue.

“Mammoth Mountain is legendary in mountain bike racing – think back to the days of John Tomac and Missy “The Missle” Giove on the Kamikaze Downhill! – and a big part of the mountain bike scene in California,” says Steven Gemelos, Director of the California Enduro Series. “We are excited to add the KBG Enduro as a bonus event to the 2013 California Enduro Series and we’re looking forward to the challenges Mammoth will bring to the table for our riders.”

Bill Cockroft, Senior Vice President at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, is excited about the partnership as well, “Bringing on the California Enduro Series as a partner with the Kamikaze Bike Games is a great blending of old and new-a great way to kick off the rebirth of this year’s Kamikaze Bike Games. We’re very pleased to have them onboard.”


Participants can expect to ride roughly 19 miles on race day with approximately 1,000 feet of climbing and more than 4,150 feet of descending. Racers will encounter three timed, primarily downhill, stages along this route as well as three transfers, which are untimed, but mandatory, and include a climb of about six miles as well as two lift-accessed transfers. With a field limit of only 300, this event will sell-out quickly.

This is the inaugural year of the Kamikaze Bike Games, a five-day multi-disciplined bike event that includes mountain bike racing for all ability levels, top-ranked road rides, kids races, a manufacturers’ expo as well as music, food, and festivities. All proceeds from the Kamikaze Bike Games benefit the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation (MMCF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that funds athletic programs and facilities as well as educational programs.

For more information on the Mammoth Kamikaze Bike Games, visit


Consisting of four events showcasing the amazing diversity of California’s terrain, the 2013 California Enduro Series offers something for everyone.

The series kicked off in Southern California April 7 with the highly successful PCA Enduro in Riverside. It gathered even more momentum with the VP/Kali EnduroFest at the Dirt Club in Los Olivos on April 27 and took on some serious elevation in the Sierra Mountains with the China Peak Enduro on June 30. CES next visits Mammoth for the bonus enduro on September 8, and then heads to the coast for the finals on October 12 in Santa Cruz, California. Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz is excited to bring the Santa Cruz Super Enduro back to Soquel Demonstration State Forest (Demo) as a weekend event that includes tent camping, food & beer, and an outdoor screening of Anthill’s latest film “Arrival” in addition to the October 12 race.

For more information about the California Enduro Series, visit

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