ENDURO OVERVIEW

We have a few changes up our sleeves for 2018. For starters, we’re holding the Enduro on Saturday AND Sunday. Know why? Because there’s a ton of trailwork taking place over the summer and we think we may be able to show you a few new goodies. We can promise at least three stages. Hint-hint.

We’re placing the Outlier Enduro on day two and three of our little mountain bike huckstravagahnzah. Slated for Saturday and Sunday, our purpose-built brake pad roaster will feature three (at least!) ball’r stages rich with vertical drop and ridiculously long sections of flowy downhill all-mountain goodies.

PURSE

$2500 split five deep between pro men and pro women. Medals and plaques for the top three in each category.

WHAT’S THE COURSE LIKE?

We’d call this course super-d-ish. Perfect for a 5-6″ travel bike, but navigable on an XC steed (or even a fatbike). Minimal climbing. Because c’mon. At the end of the day two things will happen;

  1. Everyone who races will have fun.
  2. The best riders will win.

Is it a DH track? Nope. But at the end of the day, you’re gonna race your bike in a downhill direction with lots of gravity on your side.

TRANSFERS?

Two words: Lift. Served. Save your pedaling kung-fu for somewhere else. All starts are accessible from Vail’s chairlifts. You can expect very little uphill effort throughout all three stages.

PRACTICE?

Hell yeah. Friday.

REGISTRATION

2018 registration is LIVE, but online (discounted) reg ends Thursday night (Sep 27) at midnight. You can still register on-site for the Enduro until 9am on Saturday, Sep 29, but there’s a $10 on site late fee. All riders receive a race day ticket. Additional lift tickets may be purchased on site. Summer passholders may use their pass for lift access. Preregistered riders receive a RockShox Outlier Enduro tee.

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FIELD LIMIT

Yup. 200 riders max.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICKUP

Online registration ends at midnight on Thursday, September 28. Competitors may register on site, but will incur a $10 late fee.

On-site registration and packet pickup take place for the Rockshox Enduro on Friday, September 28 from 8am-7pm and from 7am-9am on Saturday, Sep. 29. You’ll need to hustle if you’re registering or picking up your packet on Saturday – racing begins at 10am sharp.

Packet pickup takes place in the Express Lift building which is located just west of Gondola One in Mountain Plaza of Vail Village. If you’re crossing the bridge from the main Vail parking structure, keep heading south (towards the mountain). You’ll see the Scott Bikes demo rigs on your right. Packet pickup and reg are immediately behind them.

CATEGORIES/FEES

RockShox Enduro – Pro/Open Men 135
RockShox Enduro – Pro/Open Women 135
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Men 19-29 110
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Men 30-39 110
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Men 40-49 110
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Men 50+ 110
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Men 19-29 110
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Women 110
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Junior Men 85
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Junior Women 85

All preregistered riders receive a swank Outlier tee and a one-day lift pass. Online registration ends Thursday at midnight, on site registration ends on Saturday at 9am. $10 one-site late registration fee.

PARKING

Vehicles with rooftop bikes should park on the top level of the Lionshead parking structure. Lower deck clearance: 7 feet 2 inches. Oversize vehicles should use the upper deck of the main Vail parking structure, also 7 feet 2 inch clearance for the lower levels. Town of Vail operated garages in Lionshead and Vail Village are free in summer.

TRAVEL

Vail is located 100 miles West of Denver International Airport and accessed by 3 exits off of Interstate 70. The main Vail exit is #176. Head back under the highway from the roundabout, then head around the second roundabout. Going right (West) will take you towards the Lionshead Parking Structure. Follow the roundabout to the East to access the Vail Village Structure. Find more directions HERE.

Vail is serviced by both Eagle Airport and Denver International Airport. Eagle airport offers non stop service to major cities and is a short 20 minute drive from Vail, while Denver International is only 2 hours East of Vail. View airport information and flight specials here.