VP Components Announces New Enduro Event: The VP Components Dirt Club Enduro at the Dirt Club in Los Olivos, CA
Over $15,000 in prizes and cash in 11 categories on June 23 & 24 2012
Santa Barbara, CA., (February 17, 2012) – The VP Components Dirt Club Enduro will be an awesome and exciting test of speed, skill and endurance for mountain bike enthusiasts of all levels. This two day event promises to be an exhilarating and rewarding adventure for all.
The VP Components Dirt Club Enduro format will be based loosely on WRC Auto Rally and European MTB Enduros. 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 pure 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 also be a strong fitness element to this race. There will be cash payout in the Open/Expert Men and Women categories and high value prizes at least 10 deep in every category.
The Dirt Club near Los Olivos, CA is a private location for mountain biking enthusiasts to enjoy their sport in a safe location completely removed from other trail users, this is a 100% conflict free riding area. With downhill trails, super d trails, a dual slalom course, a 12 mile cross country course, an ever expanding pump track, a new DJ line, and miles of dirt double track ranching roads, countless opportunities are provided for riders of all abilities to explore and have fun. This venue has hosted various MTB races the past 12 years, including the Santa Ynez Valley Classic leg of the US Triple Crown Series.
Session 1 features two laps of a 10 mile loop with 4 special stages per lap for a total of 20 miles and 8 timed special stages. The special stages will all be short in duration, ranging from high-speed less technical trails, to short downhill and super d tracks with berms, jumps, and drops. We expect this to be a 2-2.5 hour day.
Session 2 (Night racing) will require each competitor to have a light and will cover a 6 mile loop with 2 timed special stages. The special stages will be held on tight and fast descending cross-country single track that we expect to run around 3 minutes in duration each.
Session 3 will be the big day that likely decides the winners over a 10 mile course with two timed special stages. This will be essentially a two run Super D on the Dirt Club’s new Super D Flow Trail. The Super D Flow Trail features two short climbs, berms, pump features, jumps, drops, and even a big sender for 15-20 minutes per run.
*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; www.vp-usa.com/enduro
The VP Components Dirt Club Enduro is supported by:
The DIRT CLUB
SB Chicken Ranch
Source: Erik Saunders