The 2013 Oregon Enduro Series Presented by Santa Cruz and Shimano

Feb 25, 2013
by Oregon Enduro  
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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.

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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.

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.

Oregon Enduro Series - image by Cory Tepper

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.

Registration is now OPEN! To learn more go to

Oregon Enduro Series Sponsors


  • 9 1
 Oregon has some of the best riding I've ever done in the country hands down and NO sales tax! unlike shitty California the world's most expensive place to live. Ya the weather is pretty nice but my house in Oregon was nicer and cost 1/5 the price. I'd move back to Portland in a second.
  • 7 6
 I too would move to portland, if i were a hipster
  • 4 0
 If only all the good riding in Portland wasn't 45-60 minutes away. I live in Seattle now and it's nice to be able to cruise out to Duthie or Grand ridge in 20 minutes. Hopefully all the "cyclists" in Portland start supporting their mountain biking brethren and get some trails built in forest park.
  • 2 0
 I actually lived in Eugene, and the riding is 45-60+ mins. away but unbelieveable, Oakridge, Mckenzie river trail etc.. I perfer Portland or Bend to Eugene, Hipsters and all. btw Hipsters are everywhere not just Portland.
  • 4 0
 WestwardHo: you need to spend more time with the Locals... YES the "Big" and famous trail networks are farther out, but there are trails EVERYWHERE in Portland if you know where to look. AND we don't have the god awful traffic/road system that is Seattle...

Enduro27: yeah cause there's NO hipsters in the Bay Area...
  • 2 0
 Man, I've wanted to compete in these for a couple years now but I live in SoCal so I can't. :/ But in a couple years when I go up to Oregon for college I hope to compete in these. I can't wait! It's gunna be a blast! Oregon has awesome riding - anywhere in the state but central Oregon is some of the best.
  • 4 0
 Only did 2 rounds of the series last year. Best races I've ever done! Can't wait!
  • 5 0
 The Weir Wolf!
  • 2 6
 WTB Weir wolf or Mark Weir?
  • 1 0
 It's actually the same thing.
  • 1 0
 Haha. I was just wondering is he so intrigued about Mark (the person) or those tyres with those significant side knobbys.
I really hate to say it but haters make me famous..
  • 3 0
 Wanna ride there! Once I'll make a north american enduro tour, that'd be great!
  • 3 0
 I want to move to Oregon just for this series.
  • 2 0
 I think the trail in the video is a downhill run on cline butte in Tumalo, or maybe horse ridge.
  • 1 0
 It's cline butte.
  • 3 0
 Santacruz and shimano... What a great combo
  • 3 0
 Best Enduro Series logo
  • 2 0
 I wish new england had a series like this
  • 1 0
 Or the mid-atlantic or the south east.
  • 1 0
 Damn...gotta get myself up to the Ashland race! I live in the SF Bay Area and it's only 5 hours away! Not bad at all.
  • 1 0
 Best Enduro series in the US by FAR... Can't wait for it to fire up this year so I can get my new secret weapon out Wink
  • 1 0
 They should've filmed on Trail #3, it's such a technical Enduro trail
  • 1 0
 What goggles is the dude using in the vid?
  • 1 0
 smith optics
  • 1 0
 Cool helmet!!
is it a Bell helmet? i never see it..
  • 1 0
 Looks like it might be a POC helmet. They are sweet.
  • 1 0
 Believe it is the Giro Feature. Giro's lower end, affordable AM helmet.
  • 1 0
 I hope they do one day race formats. Practice on Saturday. Race on Sunday.
  • 1 0
 The Ashland Enduro is a 2 day race with 2 timed runs each day & 2 different zones of the mountain. Some of us practice one zone on Thursday and the other on Friday and race Saturday and Sunday. That makes for a lot of riding in 4 days.
  • 1 0
 I should correct myself. In the past, the Ashland Enduro was a 2 day race, now it will be 1 day with 4-5 timed stages. That will make it much tougher.
  • 2 2
 Give em' more uphills, anybody can go down! I wanna watch em' sufferrrr!!!!! By the way, love the medal!
  • 1 0
 Wheres the trail?? I live in Bend and want to ride that
  • 2 4
 Enduro just looks like what I would called XC for the past 15yrs lol
Do enduro races just tend to be shorter/longer? i'm not sure I get it.
  • 3 0
 You might want to take a look at some of the articles that were posted yesterday...I bet you'll find one in particular to be quite enlightening.
  • 1 0
 Here you go - this might help out:
Enduro is like XC with less and easier uphills (usually un-timed I think) and more aggressive downhills - trail riding with a focus on downhill
  • 2 0
 In traditional XC races your being timed on the entire course. With Enduros, your being timed only during descents with very little climbing involved. Enduro will favor a rider who spends a few days every week at a lift-assisted park more than it would a guy who rides 100 miles of roads every week. If your an accomplished XC racer accustomed to riding more technical or abusive, or downhill terrain, you should do alright.
  • 1 0
 Ahh I was talking in the general I'm going for an XC ride this weekend" kind of thing rather than a race
As in Enduro is what I would expect from an every XC ride.

But thanks for the great explanations about the rules/time aspects about the downhills etc :-)
  • 1 0
 Count me in!
  • 1 1
 Anybody know what trail that is in the video ? Looks pretty rad !!
  • 1 0
 I love living in Oregon.

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