Building upon the success of the first ever Enduro mountain bike race held in Utah, the 2012 Bell Wasatch Enduro at Canyons Resort, the 2013 Enduro Cup will feature three races and crown a series champion.
What is Enduro?
It’s all about speed, power, endurance and bike handling skills. Enduro is the ultimate all-mountain challenge; a growing genre of off road racing that pits cardio and strength against nerve and skill. This European Style of racing is new to North America, using a rally-style format involving timed Competition Stages (descents) linked by Transfer Stages (climbs) that are not factored into the overall time. While the transfer stages are not timed, there is a set time limit for each one.
Italian Super Enduro format – Minimal climbing (untimed) Transfer Stages- Individual time trial on the Competition Stages (descents). Racers will leave from Canyons Resort Village in groups of 5 and climb to the first timed Competition Stage (see course description below). For each Competition Stage racers will be grouped according to category and sent off in 30 sec. intervals. After each Competition Stage riders will make their way (Tranfer Stage) to the next Competition Stage to again be grouped by category before tackling the next Competition Stage. Racers must use 1 bike for the entire event and must be self supported - Recommended bike would be a 5/6inch travel trail bike or 4+ inch travel 29er
Enduro combines the excitement of Downhill, the fitness of Cross Country and camaraderie like you’ve never experienced at an event before. The fastest growing mountain bike race discipline in the North America, 90% of the nation’s Super D events switched to Enduro format for 2012. Enduro offers the recreational cyclist a challenging yet fun racing experience while offering serious racers the ultimate test of fitness and technical skill. No longer do you need a purpose built XC or DH race bike, the best tool for the job is the bike most mountain bikers already own, a 5-6inch travel trail bike…and that is why we choose to race Enduro!