PCA Enduro: The Socal Race Series

Jan 21, 2013 at 12:27
Jan 21, 2013
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The Progressive Cycle Association (PCA) is excited to start the first Southern California Enduro Series. It is a four stage series spanning from February to June of 2013. PCA will be holding events at Glen Halen, Two Tree's (seen in video) and Black Mountain. For more information on how to get involved visit www.racepca.com.

Professional racer Eric Carter and Racers and Chasers race promotions Robert Herber are proud to announce for 2013 the formation of PCA, the Progressive Cycle Association to host a Southern California Enduro Series under the title of GER Series or Gravity Endurance Racing Series.

bigquotesWe are looking forward to our first event to showcase what we can offer to the cycling community of Southern California. Enduro is a rapidly growing segment of our sport and we hope to be the home for it in Southern California. - Eric Carter

The GER Series will have a minimum of four events for 2013 utilizing a minimum of three venues with potentially a TBD forth location. PCA has a number of objectives for the GER Series for 2013.

*Provide professionally run events with accurate results provided efficiently to the rider.
*Create an inviting and non intimidating vibe to bring more riders to the sport.
*Utilize trails with fun, challenging courses with an emphasis on All Mtn Bikes.
*Continue the Racers and Chasers theme of family friendly venues areas.
*Provide exposure for sponsors and riders via viral and print media outlets to create more value for sponsors and riders and companies who support PCA.
*Have Fun.


Some screen grabs from our last video.

(Riders from the left) Robert Herber, Eric Carter, John Buckell hiking up for another shot.


bigquotesWhen we did our first Enduro with Racers and Chasers at Black Mountain last year we were surprised at the turnout of 150 riders, we look to double those numbers for 2013 and with that increase in entries we look to expand to new venues around the Southern California region. - Robert Herber

Some screen grabs from our last video.

These Enduro tracks don't lack the necessary elevation to really have some fun.


Current Dates and Venues:
February 16th - Black Mountain Open Space
April 6th - Box Springs Mountain Park
May 4th - Glen Helen Raceway
June 8th - TBD

For more information you can find us at RacePCA.com
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49 Comments

  • + 6
 Eric Carter here, just wanted to say thanks for all the positive comments on here, We are looking forward to our first race and what the future holds for this series. Also thanks to our sponsors for helping us get this off the ground and the guys at Suspended for getting this edit just how we wanted.
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 EC thanks for putting this on and giving riders in SoCal an opportunity to experience the fun of enduro racing. Everyone wants stuff like this to happen but it takes a couple of people willing to risk it to put their heads together and pull it off. No small undertaking and I wish you guys the best of success.
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 E.C., I love that there is a race at Glen Helen. That's directly on the other side of the freeway from where I did my first BMX race, 33 years ago in 1980, at the Mark Cook Memorial BMX track. Although I no longer live in So-Cal, if things work out I'm going to try to make it down there for that race.
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 Thank you Sprockets for the kind words of encouragement....I was lucky to be approached by Robert Herber to do this with him, I don't think either of us could do it to its potential without the other....The response has been really good and we are excited. Warthog....Glen Helen should be a lot of fun...the trails there will give a unique experience and feel...it isn't as big as our other two announced venues in elevation but there are lots of trails with moto whoops on them.... On a MTB these small sections feel like a giant gravity feed pump track. Look forward to seeing you out there.
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  • + 5
 SoCal ! Black mountain ! enduro ! sounds like a winning combination to me. I use to ride there on my GT LTS and my Level Betty, that was when you could only find a handful of people riding out there, I can not even imagine 150 people out there riding at once, that is awesome. I wish you guys the best of luck with the series.
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  • + 7
 looks like some real fun!! why not do this in NorCal? oh that's right, because no one lives up there Frown
  • + 11
 We NEED a Nor-Cal enduro series! There isn't close to enough MTB events up here...
  • + 7
 starting in the fall there is an enduro series in Santa Cruz
  • + 3
 i kno. Waiting on the dates man i'm stoked!
  • + 2
 @airsoft is it going to be a very limited selection of riders like that other one or nice and open?
  • + 2
 @airsoft There will be the Santa Cruz Super Enduro as a part of the California Enduro Series. Not an entire series in SC, lol.

@carpy95 I believe they will open it up to more people this year.
  • + 2
 Isn't that just 1 enduro race in SantaCruz? There's a California Enduro Series but no venues or dates have been announced.
  • + 2
 The Santa Cruz Super Enduro is the only venue that has been announced by MBOSC (Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz) Check out the middle of this article: www.mbosc.org/2012/12/05/2013-scmbf
  • + 3
 to all of you who think Santa Cruz is in NorCal, i'm sorry, i really meant Nor-NorCal, waaaaaaay up here in Humboldt Co where i ride. we've got lots of great trails and a few passing race "series'" but there just aren't any people up here. booohooo
  • + 1
 yeah sorry did not mean to bring confusion to the matter. I know there will be a race in demo forest but I do not know where the races will be held after that. And as regards to the limited amount of riders I am not sure but I think they are trying to make a push for more riders.
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  • + 1
 enlighten me pls!
the guy with the 29er looks kind of more detached from the bike high off the ground, doesnt take corners so aggrsively. is this has to do with 29ers or his bike has high bb?
i dont try to judge just wondering!
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  • + 1
 the last enduro at blk mtn was super fun! i would say its half gnar. this one is going to be better because they know what to fix and make better since the first one.
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  • + 1
 Wow, that terrain looks so much like some of the stuff we've got here in Madrid, Spain. Awesome location for some rocky Enduro tracks!
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  • + 1
 Anyone else notice the red 29er? So Enduro and niners can co-exist? I'd like to show up with my 29er, but I can already hear the haters and see the dirty looks.
  • + 4
 Me, the 9er was for the most of the time out-of-screen, ops
  • + 1
 I've used my 29er in an enduro. I got some questions but no dirty looks. Also, I won my class so no complaints about performance. Honestly, I think the guy in the vid just has a different style (and possibly skill level) than the others.
  • + 1
 Throttlemire,
Will anyone give you dirty looks or try to make fun of you for what kind of bike you ride? It's possible but highly unlikely, and if they do just make sure to smoke them in the race. Trust me, anybody that's truly fast didn't get that way by focusing their energy worrying about whether or not somebody else likes to ride a different kind of bike than they do. All that matters is that you get out there and rip it up, whatever size wheeled bike you like to ride. For the record (even though it does not matter), this is coming from a guy that loves his 26" bikes, and when they eventually get replaced it will be with more 26" bikes. Have fun and good luck!
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  • + 2
 Hey, did someone see the massive advantage of 26er vs 9er in the video?
Enduro all around baby
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  • + 2
 Thank you!! I've been wanting to have an Enduro series in SoCal for forever!!
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  • + 1
 Anyone do the first Black Mtn Enduro? How was it? Full gnar, half gnar or gnar deficient?
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  • + 1
 Slight error in the video. Glen Helen Raceway is in San Bernardino County, not Riverside County.
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  • + 1
 On the website it says the trails are open to the public during the race...?
Thats sketchy if I read that right!
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  • + 1
 The most important question?
What format?
If is a not a euro format then its a boring super D race.
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  • + 1
 Last Enduro at Black Mountain was off the hook! Cant wait to race there again! R&C hosts rad events.
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  • + 1
 New series, awesome!...and the first race is already next month, yikes!
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  • + 1
 Don't grow in America, GROW IN BRITAIN...or both, suits me fine Wink
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  • + 1
 Where can you ride at Glen Helen, around the prison?
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  • + 1
 We definitely going up there!!!
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  • + 1
 Nice 1 Guy's, "the futures bright the futures gravity Enduro"
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  • + 0
 i dont really see how its going to work at box springs mountain/two trees unless they plan on only a few people showing up.
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  • + 1
 Black Mountain on my birthday. :o. Hope the new bike will be here!!!
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  • + 2
 holy weelies batman
  • + 1
 i think mr bucknell would be better suited 2 a unicycle as im pretty sure he spent the whole video on 1 wheel Wink
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  • + 1
 I better start training..
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  • + 1
 Just put it on my to do list.
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  • + 1
 Can't wait for the Black Mountain race, last years race was brilliant!!!
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  • + 1
 Get fired up!!! Kill trail!!!
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  • + 1
 Oh it looks so flowy! I'd love to ride that stuff...
  • + 1
 yeah, me too Smile
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  • + 1
 seems like a cool series
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  • + 1
 Great video Suspended!
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