November 3rd 2012 at the Dirt Club in Los Olivos, CA
Santa Barbara, CA., (October 4th 2012) – Kali Protectives The Fall of the Enduro p/b VP will be an awesome and exciting test of speed, skill and endurance for mountain bike enthusiasts of all levels.
For info visit www.vp-usa.com/enduro
On November 3rd, 2012 we will throw our second Enduro race at the Dirt Club in Santa Ynez, CA. This second event grows out of the success of the VP Components Dirt Club Enduro held last July. We are proud to say that we did such a great job with the first race that the riders demanded a fall event too!
Athletes will prove their skill and speed on the bike through 9 special stages while enduring a 3hr day in the saddle. The format follows that of WRC auto racing and European style MTB Enduro events.
After the event, and awards ceremony, we will host a party with tri-tip grilled on site, music, and a screening of a great MTB movie under the stars… and SURPRISE it is all included in the $40 entry fee!
Our event will feature predominantly downhill timed special stages linked together by non-timed liaison stages. Each rider will complete the courses on the same bike without shuttles or lifts, riding along through check-points to the start of each timed special stage.
This is an event that is all about having fun and riding your bike fast. The top athlete in each category will be the fastest and most skillful bike handler for sure. There will be a mix of Downhill type tracks, Super D tracks, and XC descents. And because the riders will have to ride the liaison to the start of each timed stage, there will be a fitness element to this race, but with a totally chilled-out vibe. There will be $1000 cash payout in the Open/Expert Men and and high value prizes in every category.
The KORE Pump Track Prologue : Show Your Flow and have some fun before things get too serious! This short blast around the pump track will be used to set the start order for the next stage and establish the pecking order!
VP COMPONENTS Session 1- features two laps of a 4 mile loop with 2 special stages per lap for a total of 8 miles and 4 timed special stages. The special stages will all be short in duration, ranging from high-speed flowing trails, to short downhill tracks with berms, jumps, and drops. Climb to the top of each timed stage at your own pace, then drill it down the course for your race time. One of our courses will be a new trail built at the DIRT CLUB just for this event!
KALI Protectives Session 2 features two laps of a second 4 mile loop with 2 special stages per lap for a total of 8 miles and 4 timed special stages. The special stages will all be short in duration, ranging from flowing Super D trails, to more technical tracks that will require a bit more handling skill. Again, climb to the top of each timed stage at your own pace, then drill it down the course for your race time.
*All stages are able to be ridden by beginners. There are slower beginner “ride-arounds” for more difficult terrain where necessary.
Friday November 2nd
5pm: Registration, Packet pick-up and course pre-ride
Onsite Camping Available
Saturday November 3rd
7am- 9am: Registration, Packet pick-up and course pre-ride
9:15am: Mandatory Rider Meeting
10am: KORE Pump Track Prologue
12pm: VP Components Session 1 first riders off
2:30pm: VP Components Session1 last riders finish
3:00pm: KALI Protectives Session 2 first riders off
5:30pm KALI Protectives Session 2 last riders finish
6:15pm: Movie and Dinner
Dinner is included in entry fee.
*All courses can be ridden by riders of all ability levels and there
are slower beginner options for challenging features.
For additional information on the event, see the event website;
Source: Erik Saunders