Video: Sun Valley Super Enduro set to light up Idaho

Race, Sun Valley Bike Festival highlight some of Idaho’s best riding destinations


Greg “Chopper” Randolph tells us all about the Sun Valley Super Enduro and the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival in Idaho this weekend.

Readers of a certain age may remember an animated cross country racer on the NORBA circuit named Greg Randolph—aka Chopper. After hanging up his racing cleats, Randolph did a stint at Smith Optics and wrote a column for Bike Magazine. Now the Idaho-resident heads up Visit Sun Valley, an agency that promotes tourism in the tony burg.

Sun Valley Enduro

Well known as a winter sport haven, Randolph wants to establish Sun Valley as a summertime mountain bike mecca as well.

Chopper returns to gibe a course preview of the very long Sun Valley Super Enduro race course.

This weekend the town hosts the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival and the Sun Valley Super Enduro—a pair of events designed to highlight the area’s tonnage of scenic and fun riding. Check out these two videos for the low-down. Even if you can’t make it to Sun Valley for the festival, the area is worth putting down on your bucket list.

About the author: Don Palermini

Chicago-born Don Palermini became a cycling-based life-form in the sixth grade after completing a family road bike tour of his home state. Three years later he bought his first mountain bike to help mitigate the city's pothole-strewn streets, and began exploring the region's unpaved roads and trails. Those rides sparked a much larger journey which includes all manner of bike racing, commuting, on- and off-road bike advocacy, and a 20-plus-year marketing career in the cycling industry that landed him at his current gig with Santa Cruz bicycles. Now residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, his four favorite words in the English language are "breakfast served all day," together in that order.

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  • Matt says:

    I live in Idaho and it’s still an 8 hour drive to SV/Ketchum. Would like to see the area do a smaller stage race, ie 3 days or so, kind of a working man’s stage race. Could definitely pull it off with all the fantastic trails in the area. Enjoy the week ahead. Cheers

  • KRob says:

    Why spread the Enduro over two days. With only five stages and 24 miles total It would be easy to fit it onto one day. Is it just to keep people in the area another day?

  • Matt says:

    Pardon, make that a 3 day XC stage race…….

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