Feature: 2015 DTS Enduro Race

This may be the most fun available in two or four wheels

Enduro Event Race Coverage
The Dirty Sanchez, Enduro Race, 2015, Grass Valley, California, Jerome Clementz, First Place. Photo by  Abner Kingman

The Dirty Sanchez Enduro Race 2015, Grass Valley, California. Jerome Clementz wins first place (click to enlarge). Photo by Abner Kingman

The Dirty Sanchez is a throwback enduro race held in a private ranch and put together by friends and family to celebrate what is good about mountain biking. Rad trail, great beer, music, rc cars, off-roading, and great camaraderie guaranteed a good time. But this year looked to be a little different. The greatest Enduro racer in the world, Jerome Clementz was attending and flanked by powerhouses Marco Osborne, Ben Cruz and Jeff Kendall-Weed to name a few.

In addition, media was invited, as this event was the continuation of a WTB product launch called WTB Throwdown, which launched a bevy of new tires and rims from WTB. Images, movies and stories are sure to follow suit from this event.

The Dirty Sanchez Enduro Race 2015, Grass Valley, California. Jeff Kendall-Weed takes 11th place. Photo by Abner Kingman

The Dirty Sanchez Enduro Race 2015, Grass Valley, California. Jeff Kendall-Weed takes 11th place (click to enlarge). Photo by Abner Kingman

Ron Sanchez and Mark Weir

This event is made possible by the efforts and generosity of a certain Ron Sanchez. He is a man who owns property in the Sierra Foothills and he has embraced mountain biking. He’s built up the trails in his land, and only asks that riders remain respectful and that they help in maintaining the network.

Organizer Ron Sanchez by  the wall ride. Photo by Robert Lowe

Organizer Ron Sanchez by the wall ride (click to enlarge). Photo by Robert Lowe

Mark Weir plays a special role too, as he is the magnet that has attracted sponsors and talent to this event. Mark has been the king of enduro racing in the US and he’s been down and out with personal injury and tragedy. But through all these life experiences, he’s remained as the voice and the beacon of what’s great about mountain biking. Through the years, Mark has gained the respect, admiration and friendship of many and he’s attracted talent and attention to Dirty Sanchez.

Mark Weir driving the shuttle vehicle. Photo by Robert Lowe

Mark Weir driving the shuttle vehicle (click to enlarge). Photo by Robert Lowe

Be sure to click through to page 2 for the race report and to page 3 for a complete gallery with over 100 event photos from Abner Kingman and Robert Lowe. Travel with us and explore the glory of the Dirty Sanchez Enduro Race.

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About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.


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