Fernie, BC – As Enduro mountain bike racing continues to grow, more and more events are popping up for the 2013 season. Fernie Bike Park will make their contribution to the sport this year with the Wild Mountain Fernie Enduro on June 30, 2013, presented by Compressport.
The Wild Mountain Fernie Enduro will feature the GSL GM City format, a 39 km route with four timed technical descents. Riders will be ranked in the enduro results – with only the descents timed, and in the cross country results – with a total time for the entire 38.7km course. With four descents totaling 1,822m, the Fernie Enduro will provide enduro mtb racers with a World Class Enduro experience.
The route will feature four epic Fernie descents:
2. Project 9
3. Red Sonya
Overall: 38.7 km, 1765m climbing, 1822m descents
Enduro is the hottest new format in mountain biking, combining the fitness of getting yourself to the top of the mountain in a fun and friendly non-competitive atmosphere, with a timed competitive descent ranking based on the rider’s combined time over the designated downhill portions. The format is appealing because it exemplifies the mountain biking experience, fostering camaraderie on the climbs and adrenaline and friendly competition on the descents. Several top cross-country mountain bike pros are switching to racing enduro for the 2013 season.
Date: Sunday, June 30th
Format: 39Km Route with 4 timed descents (cumulative time) and overall cross country time (start to finish).
Cut off times:
Start: 9:00 AM – Fernie Alpine Resort Plaza
Leg 1: 10:00 AM
Leg 2: 11:30 AM
Leg 3: 12:30 PM
Leg 4: 2:30 PM
Finish: 3:30 PM – The Arts Station
Schedule: Detailed schedule to follow. Packet pick up will be at the Fernie Alpine Resort Day Lodge between 4-7 pm on Friday, June 28th, at the run finish staging area in front of The Arts Station on Saturday, June 30th between 12pm and 6pm, or at the start line at Fernie Alpine Resort Plaza race morning.
Recommended Bike: Cross country, trail or all mountain bikes with suspension lockouts, for climbing to the descents, are ideal.
Categories / Awards:
Awards for 1st-3rd in the Enduro category and 1st overall in each XC category.
Support and Swag:
The best course support around with fully stocked checkpoints (Ultima, Honeystinger, fruit and other goodies), professional timing and course marking, medical support, finish line bbq and entertainment, draw prizes and a sweet Fernie Ultra pint glass.
Register before May 31st and receive a pair of Wild Mountain Fernie Ultra and Enduro Compressport socks!
$110 before May 31st, $135 starting June 1
*No Refunds. Substitutions are permitted prior to June 20, 2013 and subject to a $20 Administration Fee.