We are happy to announce the 2013 Oregon Enduro Series dates. This year, presenting sponsors Santa Cruz Bicycles and Shimano return to support the original, premier enduro series in the US. Now in its fourth year, the Oregon Enduro Series host a five-race points series that provides the world's top enduro athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents. We focus on producing fun and exciting events for all participants...from those who love competition, to those who just want a great experience riding enduro with their buddies on the best trails in the world.
The Oregon Enduro Series has continued to solidify its position as the premier enduro mountain bike series in the country with great support from returning sponsors, Santa Cruz, Shimano, Fox, Bell, Clif Bar, SR Suntour, The Hive/E13, DaKine, Continental, Santiam Bicycles, POC, Oakley and new sponsors ONE Industries, Roval Wheels, Muscle Milk and more. Thanks to our great sponsors, we have over a hundred and twenty thousand dollars ($120,000) in cash and prizes to give away to category winners, at raffles and at the many trail-work parties hosted before and after the races.
The Oregon Enduro Series provides incredible race venues across the Pacific Northwest from May until September, starting with Hood River, May 25th and 26th. The series then goes to the legendary bike-town of Bend, June 8th. For our third race, we are pleased to be partnering with the Ashland Mt. Challenge, June 22nd. The series wraps up with a new TBA new venue July 14th, and the Finals at Mt. Hood and Sandy Ridge, September 7th and 8th.
DATES: Race #1: May 25th & 26th – Hood River* Race #2: June 8th – Bend Race #3: June 22nd – Ashland Mt. Challenge Race #4: July 13th – New Venue TBA Race #5: September 8th & 9th – Mt. Hood & Sandy Ridge (Finals)*
*NAET Races: In our pursuit to grow the sport of enduro we are pleased to be a major part of the North American Enduro Tour (NAET) and have two of our events, Hood River and Mt. Hood/Sandy Ridge, on NAET this year.
New Timing System: Our commitment to being the leaders in the industry has lead us to create the most technologically advanced enduro specific RFID chip timing system in the sport, with the help of Innovative Timing Systems. 2013 events will now be chip timed and results will be live at the end of each stage.
Muscle Milk Team Challenge: Our goal is to create the most incredible events possible, and this drive carries over into our charitable activism and land stewardship. This is why we are giving you the opportunity to give back this year by participating in the Muscle Milk Team Challenge. The Muscle Milk Team Challenge will consist of teams of two or more accumulating points for each event as well as over the series in an effort to win money for their charity of choice. Points totals, coupled with the amount of charitable contribution to society, the environment, or the trails we ride, will determine the winners. We will award Team Challenge winners at each individual race and crown the Team Challenge Champions at the Mt. Hood Finals. The Oregon Enduro Series prides itself on giving back to the trails we race on, and we want to extend and reward that passion to the racers who attend our events by highlighting their efforts and encouraging everyone to give back.
The 2013 Oregon Enduro Series will be bigger and better than ever. The commitment of our sponsors and athletes will ensure the growth of Enduro in North America. We look forward to seeing familiar faces and hope to make a lot of new friends this year.