30 Days Until BME #2, Kennebec Pass Enduro


All you can eat bacon and all you can drink coffee at 11,600′ on Kennebec Pass race morning!

We have lots of updated information on the second round of the Big Mountain Enduro Series. If the all you can eat bacon and all you can drink coffee didn’t catch your attention, then read on for all the juicy details on the weekend of events including course descriptions/maps, schedule, Friday shuttle, post-race party and more!

Register Today for the Kennebec Pass Enduro

There are still spots available, but they are moving fast! If you signed up for one of the other two races in the Big Mountain Enduro Series, then you don’t want to miss this one! Or if you are already signed up, grab your buddy! They won’t want to miss this!


Course Description / Map

The Kennebec Pass Enduro is not for the faint of heart- it is a true backcountry event that will require riders to have moderate to excellent fitness. That said, you will only be timed on major descents in two stages, or as our Frenchy friends like to call it, specials.

Riders will have a 5.5-mile ride from the shuttle drop to the start line which gains 2,044 feet. This is not a time section, however it is a grunt of a climb! You will have approximately 2 hours to ride this untimed portion.

From the top of Kennebec Pass (and the official start line), riders will t-off in one minute intervals beginning with Pro/Open Men, then Pro/Open Women, Amateur Men and Amateur Women. This descent starts on the Colorado Trail to Champion Venture Road. You will take a left on the road and then an immediate right back onto the Colorado Trail singletrack. The descent continues to Walls Gulch Bridge, where you will check in with a timer who will record your time.

Once you cross the Walls Gulch Bridge, you will have a 4-mile untimed climb to High Point. Upon arriving at High Point, you will check in with a timer and you will start the second stage. From High Point, you will descend the Colorado Trail to Dry Fork Trail and proceed to the finish line at the Dry Fork trailhead. Your two stages will be recorded and tabulated at the finish line.

Because of the remoteness of this course, we will have to wait until all riders have finished to post results. We anticipate this will be around 1 p.m. at Ska Brewery shortly before we do the awards and raffle.

View the course map and elevation profile on Garmin Connect by clicking here

Of special note: This is not a ski area enduro. Although the climbing sections are untimed, they are steep and technical. It will take a great degree of fitness to be able to complete this course. There will be time parameters for the climbs, but they will be very attainable. Make sure you will be able to enjoy the climbs and “race” the downhills!

Schedule of Events

Friday August 31, 2012
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Registration at Second Avenue Sports

Saturday September 1, 2012
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration at Second Avenue Sports
4 p.m. MANDATORY riders meeting at Ska Brewery (All racers must attend, no exceptions. Start times will be posted)

Sunday September 2, 2012
6 a.m. Meet at Ska Brewery to load bikes and shuttles (All racers will need to sign in at this time. All participants must be shuttled to the drop-off area)
9 a.m. Individual Time Trial start for Pro/Open Men, followed by Pro/Open Women, Amateur Men, then Amateur Women (Start times will be posted at mandatory riders meeting at Ska Brewing on Saturday afternoon)
1 p.m.-4 p.m. Awards, Raffle and Post-Race Party at Ska Brewery

Friday Pre-Ride Shuttle

Mild to Wild Rafting is offering a Friday morning shuttle for $20 to all race participants who are interested in pre-riding the course. The shuttle will leave Mild to Wild Rafting at 8 a.m. on Friday, August 31. Reservations must be made with a credit card deposit by August 24, 2012. There is a 20 person minimum for this trip to happen, so register today! Mild to Wild Rafting is located at 50 Animas View Drive in Durango, CO 8130. They can be reached at (800) 567-6745 or (970) 247-4789.

Neutral Support from Shimano

The Shimano Multi-Service Crew will be on hand to provide neutral support to all racers at the event. While they won’t be out on-course, they will be around the day before to ensure your bike is running it’s best when it’s time to drop the hammer.

Complimentary Chiropractic Services from Alpine Chiropractic

Alpine Chiropractic, based in Durango, Colorado, will be providing complimentary chiropractic care and sports medicine to race participants and staff of the Big Mountain Enduro Race Series. Dr. Jon Qualls, DC and Dr. Ashley Qualls, DC are a husband and wife team experienced with many different sporting events and are committed to helping you feel and perform at your best. Alpine Chiropractic will be available to provide pre and post race treatment including: chiropractic care, taping, stretching, soft tissue therapy, Kinesio taping, muscle stimulation therapy, and cold laser therapy. Look for our tent at each event and stop by for an evaluation and treatment. Good Luck to all Participants! For additional information about our office visit our website atwww.alpinechiroco.com

Important Locations

2nd Avenue Sports
600 E. Second Avenue
Durango, CO 81301

Ska Brewery
225 Girard Street
Durango, CO 81301

Mild to Wild Rafting
50 Animas View Drive
Durango, CO 81301

In Other Event News

We’ll have a lot more information to come on BME #3, The Whole Enchilada, but in the meantime, if you want to book your shuttle for Friday, September 28 then contact Rim Tours directly at 435-259-5223 orinfo@rimtours.com. Competitors are $20 and non-competitors are $25. Deadline to book your shuttle is Wednesday, September 19!

2012 Big Mountain Enduro Series Schedule

July 20-22 BME #1 Steamboat Springs, CO (Permit Pending)
Aug 31-Sept 2 BME #2 Durango, CO (Permit Pending)
Sept 28-30 BME #3 Enchilada Enduro, Moab, UT

Source: Bigfoot Productions

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