COID UPDATE: It is with great regret that we announce the cancellation of the Rock Shox Outlier Enduro for 2020.

Welcome to The RockShox Outlier Enduro 2019. With a minimum of 4 stages and lift-served transfers, we’re ready to show you the very best of Vail Mountain. We have a few changes up our sleeves for 2019 including new connectors and the return of Magic Forest, which hasn’t been open all year. There’s a ton of trailwork taking place over the summer – cross those fingers and wish upon a star, because if all goes according to plan, we’re gonna roll out some new goodies. Only 150 slots are available, so jump in soon!

The Outlier Enduro takes placed on day two and three (Saturday and Sunday) of our little mountain bike huckstravagahnzah. Prepare to have a blast with your riding pals as we queue up Vail’s best trails. The courses are constructed with a minimum of climbing and a maximum of fun.

Participants may purchase one-day USAC licenses on site if not already an annual USAC license holder. Please be ready to load at 7:30am on Saturday AND Sunday. Registration will be open all day on Friday and at 6:00AM on Saturday. Saturday registration and bib pickup cuts off at 7am sharp on Saturday.


Plaques for the top FIVE in each category.  !st and 2nd place get their choice of a POC Tectal helmet or POC Crave Clarity sunglasses! To the victors goes the swag!


Stage 1 (Saturday, Chair 19) and 3 (Sunday, Chair 1)

  • PRO MEN: 8:15
  • PRO WOMEN: 8:25
  • CAT 1/2/3 Men 19-29: 8:40
  • CAT 1/2/3 Men 30-39: 8:50
  • CAT 1/2/3 Men 40-49: 9:00
  • CAT 1/2/3 Men 50+: 9:10
  • CAT 1/2/3 Women: 9:20
  • Junior Men: 9:30
  • Junior Women: 9:40

Stage 2 (Saturday, Chair 19) and 4 (Sunday, Chair 1)

  • PRO MEN: 10:30
  • PRO WOMEN: 10:40
  • CAT 1/2/3 Men 19-29: 10:55
  • CAT 1/2/3 Men 30-39: 11:05
  • CAT 1/2/3 Men 40-49: 11:15
  • CAT 1/2/3 Men 50+: 11:25
  • CAT 1/2/3 Women: 11:35
  • Junior Men: 11:40
  • Junior Women: 11:50


We’d call this course super-d-ish. Perfect for a 5-7″ 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. COURSE DESCRIPTION AT BOTTOM OF PAGE


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.


Hell yeah, practice. Friday.


2019 registration is LIVE, but online (discounted) reg ends Thursday night (Sep 26) at midnight. You can still register on-site for the Enduro until 7am on Saturday, Sep 28, but there’s a $10 on site late fee. All riders receive race day tickets (two). 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.

Register NOW!


Yup. 150 riders max.


Online registration ends at midnight on Thursday, September 27. 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 27 from 8am-6pm and from 7am-9am on Saturday, Sep. 28. You’ll need to hustle if you’re registering or picking up your packet on Saturday – racing begins at 8:15am sharp.

Packet pickup takes place in grassy area just next to 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.


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 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. All riders receive two one-day bike haul passes. Online registration ends Thursday at midnight, on site registration ends on Saturday at 7am. $10 one-site late registration fee. Additional lift tix available for $29


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.


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.

2019 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS – finalized