The Burney Ridge Enduro is centered around a simple and fun concept. Silver Star is known for its fast and flowy trails for all ages and abilities and this race is no different. If you have been interested in enduro racing but haven't had a go at it yet, this is the race for you, think of it as "Fun-Duro". The three stage race will include some of Silver Stars new XC trails and some of your favorite bike park trails and will feature two climbing sections and one lift assisted ride. The race/ride will start by climbing up Cross Mountain trail to Silver Shack and where Silver Shack meets Paradise trail, racers will turn left (back towards the village) to head to Challenger & Paradise for Stage 1 of 3 timed stages. The Challenger timed stage will go from Paradise to the base of the Comet chair. Racers will then go up the Comet chair to the top. Then Stage 2 will be LTG down to Cross Mountain. Racers will then climb Cross Mountain and Silver Shack up to Paradise where they will turn right on Paradise to head to Hub 1 and Stage 3, the final timed stage, which will be down Snake Pit to the village.
Be sure to swing by Ski Dazzle for your Sniper Action Tag to get some action shots.
According to Devin Knopf, Silver Star's Events Manager, enduro races take many forms all over the world. "Some are crazy long Super-D races, like the Downieville Classic or the Megavalanche. Others, like races in the Enduro World Series, include multiple timed downhill stages that are held over a single day (like the Burney Ridge Enduro), or over multiple days and are linked by non-timed climbs. “They’re basically pedally downhill races where fitness is just as important as skill, but for this Silver Star race it's more about fun.” Knopf says. "Bring the whole family!"
In keeping with the simple theme, the event will have Men's and Womens categories in Jr (13-17), Open and Masters (30+). You can register Friday on site as well as Saturday morning before the race for only $50. For more information please visit Silver Star Bike Park.
Awards will follow at the Saloon, as will the stories of good times and great flow from the event. Prizing is provided by Norco
and Smith Optics
and Silver Star Bike Park.
Silver Star’s bike park features more than 300 dirt jumps and 600 berms. Trails range from green (easy) to double-black (expert), from gently winding through wildflower meadows to adrenalin pumping runs packed with berms, table tops and features that challenge the hardcore rider. A four-bike carrier lift, Comet Express, allows access to 50 km's of DH trails and 1,600 vertical feet of riding in under seven minutes.Silver Star also boasts more than 37km of new XC trail which will surely impress.
Thanks to our supporters Norco Smith CCN
Ted Morton from Kamloops Mountain Biking
Megan Rose from BC Enduro Series SIlver Star Bike Park
The bike park runs full time until September 1 and then features two bonus weekends on September 6/7 and 13/14
Enjoy the ride,
Silver Star Bike Park teamSilver Star Mountain Resortwww.trailforks.com