2016 COURSES

2017 will showcase a few different alignments. Stay tuned for more details.

  • Stage One: Radio Flyer, new (lower) PMT connector, Big Mamba, Hank’s Hideaway, Son of Simba – finish at Bwana Junction above switchbacks.
  • Stage Two: PMT (top to bottom), Lower Old 9 Line, Mane Lane, finish in Bwana Junction (same finish as Stage One).
  • Stage Three: Fred’s Lunch, Gitalong Road, Onza Alley, finish in ABC Lot via Lower section of Berry Picker/Strawberry Fields.

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.

START TIMES

To be revealed, but all Enduro riders must be prepared to board Chair #19 in Lionshead at 7:30 sharp on Sunday!

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.

MAPS:

Stages 1 and 2 revealed at 2:30 on Saturday, Stage 3 at noon on Sunday. Why? To preserve the Enduro-ness. Dropping 7 different kinds of smoke up in here.

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 finished with a huge smile. And planned 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?

We’ll announce stages 1 and 2 at 2:30 on Saturday, then stage 3 at noon on Sunday. Why? We want to preserve the “sight-unseen-ness” of the race. With that said, the number of trail possibilities are finite, so an earnest rider could reasonably ride just about every possibility at least twice on Saturday.

REGISTRATION:

2017 registration is LIVE!

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 1pm-7pm and from 6:30am-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 at 7:30 sharp!

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

  • 1pm-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 (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
  • 7:30am: 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
  • 3:45pm: 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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