Congratulations to 2016 winners Leonie Picton and Matt Beer!
If you like riding new trails, with super long descents, this is the place. Last year’s winning time was 25:58, spread across only three phenomenal descents. Don’t let the number of descents fool you, this race was designed for the MEC National Enduro Series presented by Intense Cycles and it is every bit a national-caliber competition organized by a phenomenal group. Come prepared as the day will see riders climbing close to 2000 metres. These trails are steep, extremely fast, and a great test of bike skills and fitness.
Last year, local trail builders carved a one-off loamer exclusively for this race. Black Hawk Down, as the trail is called, is a nine to 12-minute trail so smooth some equated it to skiing. It was ridden as a blind stage for the race, and trail builders Ally, Hamisch and Max are rumoured to be hard at work creating a new trail for this year.
This event is part of a two-day festival put on by the Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association. Saturday features an XC race, aprés party near the beach, beer gardens and tons of vendors. Sunday’s enduro will have a beer garden, vendors on site and some great locally cooked treats!
Date: May 7 – Fraser Valley Enduro, Chilliwack, BC
Place: Vedder Mountain
Organizer: BC Enduro Seriers/MEC National Enduro Series presented by Intense Cycles
Cost: Prices include racing, beer and a meal
$100 to Jan 31
$110 Feb 1 onward
$90 to Jan 31
$10 Feb 1 onward
|15 and under
$75 to Jan 31
$90 Feb 1 onward
Enduro World Series–Men, Women, Master, Men 40+, U21 Men and U21 Women
North American Enduro Tour–U21 Men, Pro Men, Pro Women, Amateur Men, Amateur Women, Master Men (40+)
Canadian National Enduro Series–Pro Men, 40+ Men, 30-39 Men, 21-29 Men, U21 Men, U15 Men, Pro Women, Open Women, U21 Women
Pro Men: 1st: $270 2nd: $150 3rd: $80
Open Women (BCES), PRO Women (CNEC): 1st: $270 2nd: $150 3rd: $80
There must be a minimum of 125 particpants in each race to be allocated the above prizing. If there isn’t then it becomes pro-rated.
Registration: Deadline for online registration is May 6, 2017.
Detailed event description: bcenduro.com/fraser-valley
The MEC Canadian National Enduro Series (CNES) presented by Intense Cycles, is excited to be returning to Vedder Mountain in the Fraser Valley and thankful for the support of the trail club–Fraser Valley Mountain Bike Association. The crew is as dedicated and hardcore as they come, with club president Ernie Kliever working tirelessly with local stakeholders to ensure that the trail network is world class, and that the climb trails leave you with lots in the tank.