Here's what Big White had to say about the race:
Alpine, fresh-cut trails, big mountains, expansive views and the newest bike-park in Canada: Big White Resort. Round number 5 of the the MEC BC Enduro Series (BCES), presented by Intense Cycles was hosted by Bike Big White, with support from Sovereign Cycle.
All doubt, scrutiny, and wonder were far exceeded this weekend as Big White Resort
delivered the goods. The trail crew cut-in two brand new trails just for this event, showing their determination and passion for providing a phenomenal trail experience for every rider.
Riders were treated to riding trails that may never be open to the public and they were thoroughly impressed with the rawness, multiple lines and shear gnar. With mandatory doubles, drops, and rock rolls that had people second guessing their skill!
Big White opened restaurants, brought in more staff to ensuring the pump-track was watered, and everything was on point for likely the dustiest race of the year. Trail Club and Community
The crew at Big White has been busting their butts to put together a truly world-class bike park, they've also partnered up with Alpine Bike Parks to help bring the noise and keep the trails flowing. I have a huge respect for both these teams, building a bike park is no easy feat, coupling this to hosting Canada's largest enduro series within the first two weeks of operation truly shows that riding is life at Big White.
I can't urge you enough, if you want to experience the creation of something authentic and raw, get involved with Big White; whether it's smashing berms or lending a hand, you need to check this place out. Local Supporters—Thanks
These types of events can’t happen without the dedicated and loving support of the local communities.
Special thanks to Big White Resort.
Kris H. | Trevor H. | Kat B. | Russ Morton | Alpine Bike Parks | Sovereign Cycle
Russ and Leigh from Sovereign Cycle have supported the race heavily, thanks guys! MEC Trail Donation
At every stop in the B.C. Enduro Series we give back 10% of participant registrations to the local trail club, at select events, MEC matches our 10% providing an extra little bit to help the clubs manage the trails, that’s over 20% back to the local club!
Big White being the rockstars they are, decided that 10% should go back to the Kelowna mountain biking group MTBco.
At this race, we donated just over $1,100 back to the local club and $1,100 went to the trails at Big White! Racing
You can check out more photos from the event here, courtesy of:James CattanachSam Egan - Cedarline Creative
The trails were in prime condition for racing and as the first race of the season is was exciting to see how the long winter affected riders. The Course
STAGE 1 | Pry Bar> Nessy> Rubber Boa > Hot Tub > Mop Up
STAGE 2 | Rockhammer > Knockout > New Trail >Joker > Black Mamba
STAGE 3 | Rake and Ride
STAGE 4 | BC Cup DH Our Trailforks profile is here Results You can find the full results here.
For series points in the MEC Canadian National Enduro jump on over to Roots and Rain. U15 Men
1 // Emmett Hancock // 23:08
2 // Johnathan Helly // 23:56
3 // Brady Fogolin // 28:28 U21 Men
1 // Carter Woods // 22:01
2 // Elliot Jamieson // 22:09
3 // Alex Silverthorne // 22:29 U21 Women
1 // Ainhoa Ijurko // 28:26
2 // Sena Odyakmaz // 30:55 21–29 Men
1 // Reid Pearce // 23:22
2 // Levi // 23:31
3 // Jay Stamino // 23:32 30–39 Men
1 // Nate Briggs // 23:22
2 // Joel Harwood // 24:19
3 // Guillame Racine // 24:23 40+ Men
1 // Leon May // 24:13
2 // Ryan Hayes // 24:26
3 // Trevor Syrowy // 25:11 Open Women
1 // Sarah Moore // 27:54
2 // Veronika Voracek // 28:47
3 // Megan O'Brien // 29:22 Pro Women
1 // ALN // 24:35
2 // Leonie Picton // 26:30
3 // Jennifer McTavish // 31:05 Pro Men
1 // Brendon Edgar // 21:36
2 // Max Leyen // 21:37
3 // Evan Guthrie // 21:43 A massive thank-you to this year's series sponsors and supporters
• And anyone who Volunteered with us and anyone who helped with a shuttle, a beer or a spare tube! We Need Help
We're always looking for parents, girlfriends/boyfriends or injured riders to help out!
What you'll get:
• Post-race meal and drink
• Discount entry to any other race, for you or for a friend/kid/dog
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