2017 RockShox Enduro Stage 1 RESULTS

2017 RockShox Enduro Stage 1

2017 RockShox Enduro Final

 

UPDATE: September 30, 2017 – 7:00pm

Hey Everybody – 

Mother Nature decided to throw us a curve this afternoon and we’ve been getting after it sorting out contingency plans. You’ll find tomorrow’s start times right below this note. 

  1. We’re starting on time. At least that’s the plan at this moment.
  2. There are some gaps built into the list at key moments, but not many of them. We want to keep a bit of separation between specific categories, but we also don’t have a lot of time to play around with.

Plan on being at the bottom of Chair 19 in Lionshead at 7:15 for a brief meeting. We need to clear a few trees that fell during the squall, but we have a crew headed up at crack-thirty to get after it. IF the course(s) are too slick to race at that time (and they DO dry out quickly) we have a few options. We can shorten the time interval between riders if we experience a delay, but we can only push that so far before your on-course experience becomes unsafe and unfun. If we run too long we’ll look at abandoning a stage, most likely stage 1. 

We’re going to do everything that we can to give you a full three stages tomorrow. Thanks for your patience. I’d explain more, but I’m having a minor medical problem that’s preventing me from writing what would normally be a longwinded email digging deep into all of the conversations we’ve had since 2 this afternoon.

See you at 7:15.

Mike 

RockShox Enduro Start Times – 2017

A quick note about start order; it’s in EVERYONE’s best interests to have the field leave the start in descending order of speed/ability. We can (and more importantly, WILL) adjust the start order in the gate in order to make sure that we minimize passing as much as possible. Just communicate your concerns at the top of stage 1 and things typically sort themselves out from there. M’kay?

ENDURO OVERVIEW

We’re placing the Outlier Enduro on day three of our little mountain bike huckstravagahnzah. Slated for Sunday, October 1, our purpose-built brake pad roaster will feature three ball’r stages rich with vertical drop and ridiculously long sections of flowy downhill all-mountain goodies.

Better still? This year’s event is slated as USA Cycling’s Rocky Mountain Regional Championships. Add THAT to your race resume and watch sponsors line up with palm fronds, full face helmets and first class airfare for races in exotic locales next season.

Don’t wanna race? How about a new bike, friend? The Outlier Festival will host the bike and outdoor industry’s best brands, all hitting the trail direct from Interbike to demo next year’s raddest whips and products.

We’ve got a $2500 cash purse split evenly between the men and women’s fields.

2017 COURSES – just announced!

ENDURO STAGE 1: 8am

  1. Start at Chair 16 (Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead) with a 7:15 load…don’t be late! Racing starts promptly at 8am!
  2. Start at top of Radio Flyer
  3. Continue on Lion Down Road (cross road) to Radio Flyer (2nd half) again
  4. Left on Big Mamba after short section of Lion Down (again)
  5. Descend Lion Down after Radio Flyer to Mane Lane
  6. Finish at bottom of Mane Lane where it connects with…wait for it…LION DOWN!
  7. Stage 1 starts promptly at 8:00am. Pros first – we’ll publish a start list the evening prior and email it to everyone. Stage 2 starts after everyone’s completed Stage 1.

ENDURO STAGE 2: 10am

  1. Start at Chair 16 (Eagle Bahn Gondola in Lionshead) again
  2. Start at top of PMT (upper) cross to lower PMT after crossing Lion Down Road
  3. Descend Lion Down Road to lower section of Old 9 Line
  4. Descend Old 9 Line to Lion Down, descend Mane Lane to finish (same finish as Stage 1)

ENDURO STAGE 3: 12:00pm

  1. Start at Gondola One outside of registration
  2. Pedal from top on service road to top of Magic Forest
  3. Start at Magic Forest, descend to Cub’s Way
  4. Descend Cub’s Way to bottom of Fred’s Lunch
  5. Fred’s Lunch to Gitalong Road to Onza Alley
  6. Descend Onza Alley to Bailey’s, then Strawberry Lane/Berry Picker in ABC Lot

 

 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Yep. We’re USA Cycling sanctioned this year. We’re also a championship event. Just about anyone can race on a one-day license, but ONLY annual license holders are eligible for the CHAMPION sashes. Riders can purchase or renew one-day or annual licenses on site, or they can visit USAC’s site to get it done in advance.

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 everyone in 2015 and 2016 finished with a huge smile. And upgrades for 2017 are looking soooo goooood!

TRANSFERS?

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

PRACTICE?

Hell yeah. A mini storm cell came and dropped just enough moisture on Thursday to turn all of Vail’s trails into a mountain bike powder day. It doesn’t get any better.

REGISTRATION:

2017 registration is LIVE, but online (discounted) reg ends Thursday night at midnight. You can still register on site until 6pm on Saturday.

Need to register to race or demo? Attagirl/boy. Head HERE.

Wanna bring your brand? Great – reserve your expo/demo space HERE.

Demo attendees may register on-site all weekend with no late fee.

No on-site registration for the Enduro on Sunday, October 1.

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 29 from 8am-7pm and from 7am-6pm on Saturday, Sep. 30. You’ll need to hustle if you’re picking up your packet on Sunday – we open at 7am and all riders must board Chair #19 in Lionshead by 7:30!

There is no registration on the day of the event.

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 125
RockShox Enduro – Pro/Open Women 125
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Men 19-29 100
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Men 30-39 100
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Men 40-49 100
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Men 50+ 100
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Men 19-29 100
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Women 100
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Junior Men 75
RockShox Enduro – Cat 1/2/3 Junior Women 75

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 6pm. $10 one-site late registration fee.

VOLUNTEERS? YESSSSS!

Killing you softly with bear swag. One short volunteer shift nets you;
– a VIP pass for all three days of the demo including Friday’s VIP/Media day
– one lift ticket for demo bike hauls
– one swank Outlier event tee
– Ergon grips or Fox gloves!

If you sign up for two shifts we add;
– a comp event entry
– an additional lift ticket
– A new helmet from Fox, Kask or Scott

Three shifts?
– Add a set of Continental tires
– And a pump or tool from Crank Brothers!

Interested? Fill out this simple form.

SCHEDULE

Friday, September 29

  • 8am-7pm: on-site registration and packet pickup open in Express Lift building adjacent to Gondola One in Vail Village
  • 9:30am-6pm: Mountain is open to ride for all XC and Enduro competitors
  • BIKE HAUL TICKET REQUIRED (not included in registration) FOR UPHILL ACCESS

Saturday, September 30

  • 7am-6pm: packet pickup and on-site registration, Gondola One Ticket Office
  • 10:00am-4:30pm: Outlier Demo, Vail Village
  • 9:30am-6pm: Mountain is open to ride for all XC and Enduro competitors
    • BIKE HAUL TICKET REQUIRED (practice ticket not included in registration)
  • 10:30am: Gondola One & Eagle Bahn (#19) open (+/- 15 minutes – xc dependent)
  • 4:30pm: Outlier Demo concludes for day

Sunday, October 1

  • 10:00am-4:30pm: Outlier Demo, Vail Village
  • 7:15am: Early chairlift for race field – Chair #19 in Lionshead
  • 8:00am: SRAM Outlier Enduro Stage 1 start  – top of chair 19
  • 9:30am: Gondola One and Eagle Bahn open to public and demo attendees
  • 3:00pm: SRAM Outlier Enduro awards, Vail Village (demo area)

SANCTIONING:

USA CYCLING

OTHER STUFF TO DO:

  • Adventure Ridge – Saturday and Sunday, September 26-27. Got kiddos? Or are you a kid at heart? Vail’s Adventure Ridge is open for business! Vail’s Adventure Ridge is a beautiful ride up the Eagle Bahn Gondola out of Lionshead Village. At the top you’ll find both kid-and-adult-friendly activities like zip lines, ropes challenge courses, a climbing wall, and a rebound trampoline – all at 10,350 ft!
  • Vail Farmer’s Market & Art Show – Sunday, September 27. Now in its 11th year, the Vail Farmer’s Market and Art Show boasts over 135 tents during the 16 Sundays of the summer. Held from 10am-3:30pm.

LODGING

Visit our lodging page for a complete list of lodging specials.

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.

2017 REGISTRATION/VOLUNTEERING

Need to register to race or demo? Attagirl/boy. Head HERE.

Wanna bring your brand? Great – reserve your expo/demo space HERE.

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