It's always good to hear about new events popping up and the formation of a new series of enduro races can only back up the evidence that the sport is thriving. We have just heard about this series in the US and it's well worth a mention - with such promising venues and the link between existing races this is sure to be a top-notch trio of events.
Here's the full lowdown from the organisers:
Burke Mountain, Mountain Creek and Highland Mountain to Link Races in New Series
Vernon, NJ – July 17, 2013 – Burke Mountain Bike Park, The Kingdom Trails, Mountain Creek Bike Park and Highland Mountain Bike Park are pleased to announce the launch of a new East Coast focused enduro series. With the support of presenting and supporting sponsors Mavic and Shimano the new Eastern Enduro Triple Crown Series will link the three largest and most established existing northeast races into a three race series this fall.
“The way that enduro racing separates the strongest overall rider while also encouraging a sense of camaraderie, makes it a sport that we want to get behind. With that in mind, we are very excited to be working with Highland Mountain and Mountain Creek to co-promote our three already well-established top quality events." says Lilias Ide, Operations Manager for The Kingdom Trails.
The plan is for each resort to retain the identity and operations of their signature world-class events, but the three races will be linked by an overall points series and follow the same guidelines for formats, categories and timing systems. This will provide competitors with a consistent racing experience at each event. With over $20,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs at the three races there is plenty of incentive for racers to put the east coast on their travel calendar this fall.
The dates for the three races will be as follows:
September 7 The Kingdom Enduro – Burke, VT
October 6 King of the Mountain Enduro – Vernon, NJ
October 19 OverMountain Enduro – Series Finals – Tilton, NH
Registration is now open for The Kingdom Enduro at Burke Bike Park.
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