Photo Epic: Big Mountain Enduro - Winter Park

Sep 7, 2015
by Devon Balet  
The third and final stop of the Big Mountain Enduro series brought racers to Winter Park and the Trestle Bike Park. After two days and six stages racers battled their way to the podium. Richie Rude continued his dominance in the Pro Men's field while Anne Galyean practically walked away with the win in the Pro Women's field. With the completion of the final stop, the series overall leaders were named for all categories.


Day one of racing greeted racers with classic Colorado blue skies.
  Day one of racing greeted racers with classic Colorado blue skies.

Bright morning sun and all out speed for breakfast.
  Bright morning sun and all out speed for breakfast.

The future is looking bright with the young age of some of the racers.
  The future is looking bright with the young age of some of the racers.

Classic Fraser Valley fog.
  Classic Fraser Valley fog.

The Trestle Bike Park crew was out in full force for day one set up in key heckle spots.
  The Trestle Bike Park crew was out in full force for day one, set up in key heckle spots.

Low and fast style of Richie Rude proving he has what it takes to win enduro races world wide.
  Low and fast style of Richie Rude, proving he has what it takes to win enduro races world wide.

Cody Kelley has been on fire this year. Kyle Warner and he have been in battle for the NAET overall.
  Cody Kelley has been on fire this year. Kyle Warner and he have been in battle for the NAET overall.

Wide open is the name the game for a lot Trestle Bike Park.
  Wide open is the name the game for a lot Trestle Bike Park.

Anne Galyean was looking smooth and fast all weekend long besting her competitors by 0 58.79.
  Anne Galyean was looking smooth and fast all weekend long, besting her competitors by +0:58.79.

Krista Park has had a solid season of racing after coming back from injury. Park took home second for the weekend and first overall for the series.
  Krista Park has had a solid season of racing after coming back from injury. Park took home second for the weekend and first overall for the series.

Nate Hills is always looking smooth on his bike and this weekend was no different.
  Nate Hills is always looking smooth on his bike and this weekend was no different.

Young gun Dylan Crane was on fire this weekend finishing day one sixth overall then stepping up to a third place finish.
  Young gun Dylan Crane was on fire this weekend finishing day one sixth overall, then stepping up to a third place finish.

Trestle Bike Park isn t all smooth fast bermed trails. There are a few rocks to be found as well. Scott Countryman goes low and fast over one particularly large rock.
  Trestle Bike Park isn't all smooth fast bermed trails. There are a few rocks to be found as well. Scott Countryman goes low and fast over one particularly large rock.

A lone racer rides the lift up into the clouds on Trestle Bike Park.
  A lone racer rides the lift up into the clouds on Trestle Bike Park on the start of day two.

Sparky Moir tucks into the start of stage four.
  Sparky Moir tucks into the start of stage four.

Rider in the mist.
  Rider in the mist.

The thick fog and clouds lingered well into the morning making for some interesting photo opportunities as well as racing conditions.
  The thick fog and clouds lingered well into the morning making for some interesting photo opportunities as well as racing conditions.

Mitch Parsons and Andrew Dunlap top out on the lift on a foggy start to day two.
  Mitch Parsons and Andrew Dunlap top out on the lift on a foggy start to day two.

Stage five sent racers onto Mountain Goat a fun but technical trail in the deep woods. The opening section of the trail is no big deal but later on things get more interesting. Christine Irelan airs into the start of Mountain Goat.
  Stage five sent racers onto Mountain Goat, a fun but technical trail in the deep woods. The opening section of the trail is no big deal, but later on things get more interesting. Christine Irelan airs into the start of Mountain Goat.

Porsha Stockton had a great weekend of racing earning herself first in Amateur Women 19-39.
  Porsha Stockton had a great weekend of racing, earning herself first in Amateur Women 19-39.

Aside from racing for the podium here in Winter Park Kyle Warner was in a heated battle with Cody Kelley for the North American Enduro Tour overall.
  Aside from racing for the podium here in Winter Park, Kyle Warner was in a heated battle with Cody Kelley for the North American Enduro Tour overall.

The man behind Enduro MTB Training proves he isn t just a workout plan. Dee Tidwell has had a great year of racing with a first place finish here in Winter Park.
  The man behind Enduro MTB Training proves he isn't just a workout plan. Dee Tidwell has had a great year of racing with a first place finish here in Winter Park.

Alex McGuinnis kept it clean all weekend landing himself a fifth place finish in Pro Men.
  Alex McGuinnis kept it clean all weekend landing himself a fifth place finish in Pro Men.

Anne Galyean showed up to Winter Park to win and that is exactly what she did finishing just shy of a minute ahead of Krista Park in second.
  Anne Galyean showed up to Winter Park to win and that is exactly what she did finishing just shy of a minute ahead of Krista Park in second.

After two days of racing participants were stoked to get some fun runs in.
  After two days of racing, participants were stoked to get some fun runs in and enjoy a BBQ.

There was plenty of Oskar Blues brews on hand for the post race BBQ.
  There was plenty of Oskar Blues brews on hand for the post race BBQ.

Big Mountain Enduro held a silent auction to help raise funds for the Will Olson Memorial Fund. Sponsors for the series stepped up big filling tables of product for auction all to help our friend.
  Big Mountain Enduro held a silent auction to help raise funds for the Will Olson Memorial Fund. Sponsors for the series stepped up big filling tables of product for auction, all to help our friend.

1. Anne Galyean 2. Krista Park 3. Sarah Rawley 4. Alex Pavon 5. Jill Behlen
  Pro Women's Podium 1. Anne Galyean 2. Krista Park 3. Sarah Rawley 4. Alex Pavon 5. Jill Behlen

1. Richie Rude 2. Kyle Warner 3. Dylan Crane 4. Cody Kelley 5. Alex McGuinnis
  Pro Men's Podium 1. Richie Rude 2. Kyle Warner 3. Dylan Crane 4. Cody Kelley 5. Alex McGuinnis

When you are on the top step everyone is gunning you as though you have a target on your.... face
  When you are on the top step, everyone is gunning you as though you have a target on your.... face!

The Vet Men 30 Series Overall Podium gave a cheers to Will Olson whom was in third overall coming into this race. Cheers to you Will.
  The Vet Men 30+ Series Overall Podium gave a cheers to Will Olson, whom was in third overall coming into this race. Cheers to you Will.

Crushing iphonographer
  Crushing #iphonographer

1. Krista Park 2. Leigh Bowe 3. Sarah Rawley 4. Heather Irmiger 5. Anne Galyean
  Series Overall Pro Women 1. Krista Park 2. Leigh Bowe 3. Sarah Rawley 4. Heather Irmiger 5. Anne Galyean

1. Richie Rude 2. Nate Hills 3. Jared Graves not pictured 4. Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski 5. Jon Buckell
  Series Overall Pro Men 1. Richie Rude 2. Nate Hills 3. Jared Graves (not pictured) 4. Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski 5. Jon Buckell

Another year of Big Mountain Enduro racing is in the books. A big thank you to everyone with the BME putting together great weekends of racing bikes
  Another year of Big Mountain Enduro racing is in the books. A big thank you to everyone with the BME, putting together great weekends of racing bikes!

Full results here.
More on the Will Olson Memorial Fund.


MENTIONS: @BigMtnEnduro / @devonbalet




33 Comments

  • + 38
 I feel so sorry for that kashima!
  • + 7
 Hope they were already messed up stanchions
  • + 12
 Someone finally found a good use for a Fox fork.
  • + 6
 @jsspreier No actually it was a brand new fork with no scratches and nothing wrong with it.
  • + 2
 who does that?
  • + 1
 I've been to restless it could have been off a rental and they just reinstalled it. Three clicks to move one cog on the Scott voltage fr10
  • + 6
 Kashima is marketing. It does jack shit.
  • + 12
 Lies it looks sexy
  • + 3
 I think it has better internals. It's just so people know you paid more for your fork.
  • + 35
 I love how Graves can not show up for a race, and still claim 3rd overall.
  • + 15
 Since Graves wasn't there, the kid should get to keep the $900...
  • + 2
 There are 4 total races in the Big Mountain Enduro series, the BME takes your best 3 races for the overall.
  • + 1
 The Crested Butte stop was not part of the overall for the series as it was the EWS.
  • + 3
 Way to go, Dr. Anne. It's Bill from Mizzou Bioengineering/Chemical Engineering. I hope your defense went well (and I bet it was a slam dunk, hence the appellation). Congratulations on all of your recent accomplishments.
  • + 1
 Indeed! Thanks, Bill. I just started my postdoc today.
  • + 6
 Looks like a really fun park!
  • + 6
 It is.
  • + 4
 This place look very nice
  • + 2
 I heard they may put in more trails next year. Apparently the FS won't let them add more mileage, so they have to "remove" some XC mileage before adding new DH runs.
  • + 1
 I heard this too... Hope it's true, had some excellent days at Trestle this year. Hoping to get one more closing weekend.
  • + 1
 Anyone know which trails they ran? I recognize some, but obviously some I have not ridden yet (and have 3 weekends left to ride them).
  • + 2
 Most of the pictures seem to be from Rainmaker/Boulevard/Bear Arms. However they raced all over the place, I was up there on Friday and Most all of the mountain was closed because it was taped up for race runs.
  • + 1
 Thanks. I have yet to ride upper boulevard or bear arms. I have also avoided Trestle DH for this is my second season and have enough fun on the less technical trails for now. And glad I decided to lay off the DH for this weekend. I was not aware the BME was happening and would have found out when I arrived.
  • + 2
 That's a suh-weet Turner.
  • + 1
 Mitch Parsons with the overall 19-39 win
  • + 1
 What is that thing on Cody Kelley's left wrist?
  • + 1
 Timing chip
  • + 1
 It's the new IR timing beacons they're using, super duper sweet tech
  • + 6
 prototype Di3 shifter. hooks up to your nervous system
  • + 2
 Dope photos!
  • + 1
 Cody Kelley should get an award for best hair!
  • + 1
 Long live Cody Kelley!
  • + 1
 Way to go Krista!

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