Buff Pass Enduro kicks off Big Mountain Enduro Series July 20-22

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Buff Pass Enduro kicks off Big Mountain Enduro Series July 20-22 in Steamboat Springs, CO

Golden, Colo.The first race in the inaugural Big Mountain Enduro Series, Buff Pass Enduro is nearly underway for July 20-22 in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The following two races in the series include BME #2, Kennebec Pass Enduro and the sold-out BME #3, The Whole Enchilada. This new format of racing encourages spectator and sponsors alike to catch the high-speed, adrenaline-fueled action of cross country and downhill mountain biking—combined.

“This is going to be a great high country Enduro,” said Keith Darner, race director. “Of the three Big Mountain Enduros, this one is going to require and favor riders with better fitness. There are several short middle chain ring climbs that will test your lungs and legs.”

The course has been finalized and will begin at the top of Buffalo Pass parking lot and follow Trail 1101 Wyoming Trail to Trail 1102 Mountain View Trail. Racers will pass Long Lake and ride to the top of Steamboat Ski Area and descend a fast, flowy route down the mountain to finish in Gondola Square. Pre-riding the course is not yet recommended as Trail 1101 still has a lot of downfall that will be cleared July 2-8, and Trail 1102 has some in sections. The route down the mountain is yet to be determined based on trail work that is currently taking place. This information will be posted the week of July 9th.

The field is limited to 200 participants for all categories. There are still limited spots available, register online here through Tuesday, July 17 at 11:59 p.m.  Get all the details at www.bigmountainenduro.com.

Schedule

Friday July 20, 2012
1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Registration at Christy Sports Gondola Square (Steamboat Ski Area)

Saturday July 21, 2012
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration at Christy Sports Gondola Square (Steamboat Ski Area)
6 p.m. Mandatory rider meeting at Bear River Terrace Restaurant

Sunday July 22, 2012
6 a.m. Meet at Mountain Meadows Parking Lot at Steamboat Ski Area to load into shuttles (mandatory of all race participants)
8 a.m. Race starts at top of Buffalo Pass (4 start waves separated by 10 minutes each)
12 p.m. Awards and party on the deck of Bear River Terrace in Gondola Square at Steamboat Ski Area

2012 Big Mountain Enduro Series Schedule

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

Source: RaceMSC

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