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California Enduro Series Announces 2022 Schedule

Nov 17, 2021
by California Enduro Series  
James Eves, 2021 Open eMTB Men Champ, racing the 2021 China Peak Enduro. PC: Bixxel.


PRESS RELEASE: California Enduro Series presented by Specialized

California Enduro Series – now in its 10th year running! – is thrilled to announce the 2022 race schedule with six exciting events lined up including a brand new venue.

The all-new Georgetown Enduro, presented by MTB Experience and California Expeditions, will kick off the 2022 season on May 21. The Mammoth Bar Enduro, presented by TBF Racing and The Hub Roseville is set to follow just two weeks later on June 4 in Auburn at the Auburn SRA and Mammoth Bar OHV.

The China Peak Enduro, presented by China Peak Mountain Resort, will lead a trifecta of big mountain action into the mix on June 25 in Lakeshore, followed by the Mt Shasta Enduro, presented by Mt Shasta Ski Park July 30-31 in McCloud, and the Northstar Enduro, presented by Northstar California August 20-21 in Truckee.

The 2022 season will wrap up as usual with the Ashland Mountain Challenge, presented by Ashland Mountain Adventures, just over the California/Oregon border in Ashland on October 1.

CES Director Steve Gemelos says, “With the addition of Georgetown to our line up of favorite regular events, 2022 promises to deliver some seriously good times on the bike. Here’s to a safe, fun and challenging upcoming season – we’re looking forward to seeing you out there!”

New Women's Categories
The CES crew and race organizers are excited to expand on the women's race categories. Making a debut for the 2022 season are Master Pro Women 35+, Expert Women 35+, and Sport Women 35+.

Queen Stage
The Queen Stage returns for each race for this season. The racer in each category with the fastest time on this particular stage will get bonus points towards their overall ranking.

Stage Wins
Of course, winning a race and winning the overall are the goals, but we all like stage wins as well. For the 2021 season, the series will again be tracking stage wins, offering a bonus prize for the male and female amateur racer with the most stage wins at the end of the season.

eMTB Categories
eMTB categories will be available at the first five of 2022's six events: Georgetown Enduro, China Peak Enduro, Mt. Shasta Enduro, Mammoth Bar Enduro, and Northstar Enduro. These four categories are: Open eMTB Men, Open eMTB Women, Sport eMTB Men, and Sport eMTB.

Sponsoring the Series
CES is made possible by the generous sponsorship of industry and community businesses.

If you’d like to get involved and be part of CES’ exciting 2022 season, send an email to sponsorship@californiaenduro.com.

Learn more at californiaenduroseries.com.

Enjoy these photos from our 2021 season by series photographer Bixxel. Check out more photos and full race reports on the CES website!

2021 Mammoth Bar Enduro.

2021 Mammoth Bar Enduro.

2021 Mammoth Bar Enduro.

Evan Geankoplis, 2021 Mammoth Bar Enduro Pro Men and series overall champ.

Amy Morrison, 2021 Mammoth Bar Enduro Pro Women and series overall champ.

2021 China Peak Enduro.

2021 China Peak Enduro.

2021 China Peak Enduro.

Cody Kelley, 2021 China Peak Enduro Pro Men champ (4th in the series overall).

Essence Florie, 2021 China Peak Enduro Pro Women champ (2nd in the series overall).

2021 Mt Shasta Enduro.

2021 Mt Shasta Enduro.

Devin DeBruhl, 2021 Mt Shasta Enduro Junior Pro Men U21 champ (3rd in the series overall).

Jacob Dore, 2021 Mt Shasta Enduro Master Pro Men 40+ and series overall champ.

2021 Ashland Mountain Challenge.

2021 Ashland Mountain Challenge.

2021 Ashland Mountain Challenge.

Todd Renwick, 2021 Ashland Mountain Challenge Pro Men 5th place (3rd in the series overall).

Heidi Kanayan, 2021 Ashland Mountain Challenge Pro Women 3rd place (also 3rd in the series overall).


35 Comments

  • 17 1
 Northern California Enduro Series?
  • 12 0
 HELLA
  • 12 8
 Real Northern Californians consider everything south of Santa Rosa to be So Cal
  • 23 1
 @codypup: Real So Calers consider everything north of LA to be Nor Cal...
  • 3 0
 No kidding. Wake me up when there's something south of BFE.
  • 5 5
 @codypup: Bay Area is central California
  • 2 1
 @codypup: Just because the Bay is a city, doesn't mean it's not Norcal. When I think NorCal, I think Redwoods. There are Redwoods all over the bay area.
  • 12 0
 Stoked for Georgetown!!!
  • 6 0
 Paging Fellow Riders..
  • 2 0
 @abueno: and Geanies
  • 3 0
 California Enduro Series is a long running and very well organized series of races. Most all races sell out every year, so that says alot about the locations and the organization of them all. These races are not known for their super gnarly venues or their So Cal locations. So criticize away at all the things you can find that don't fit your specific needs. You can pick and choose what type of location fits your style of riding the best or what will challenge you the most. BIG UPS to all the bike clubs for organizing these races with the help of the CA Enduro staff. I'm stoked to get into any of these well organized races. The race weekends are FULL OF FUN!
  • 5 0
 exciiiiiited. i'll be there again, struggling to stay midpack in sport, again and again
  • 3 0
 +1 … ain’t much but it’s honest work.
  • 3 0
 Can't wait to help fill in the pack again next season!
  • 1 0
 Name always throws me off. We have SoCal Enduro Series and then "California Enduro Series" which is basically all near Sacramento and legitimately has an event in Oregon. So weird.

But facts are facts, there isn't particularly great riding in SoCal. And the parts that are good are frowned upon/illegal and could never hold a sanctioned/permitted event. It's just Vail and Summit. And then the Southridge Fontana stuff.

Meanwhile we're home to Aaron Gwin, the gwinningest downhiller in history (minnaars standing behind me, isnt he?).

I'd like to run out to this China Peak place and take photos of the event. Still a bitch of a drive from LA.
  • 1 0
 There are other areas that have been used in California in the past, but unfortunately the organizers are stuck in their current locations. Previously there were Enduros at Black Mountain and Elfin Forest in San Diego as an example. Elfin is an awesome location and Black Mountain has/had a few super fun runs.
  • 1 0
 @salespunk: There's also Vale Lake in Temecula, which has been used for Enduro events in the past, with good success. I know California is a big place, but it would be nice if one of these events didn't require a 6+ hour drive from LoCal.
  • 1 0
 It really comes down to organizers down here. Steve and co don't organize the races themselves, but promote them as part of the series. Having done a so cal enduro race, it was definitely not to the standard you experience at the races that are part of the ca enduro series.

They have run ca enduro events at summit before but that wasn't great given the parks refusal to close down for the race. So we were stuck racing on trails like dickies and plumbers. Similarly they even had that race in Mexico and that turned into a complete cluster ****. I have been a part of two different organizations who put on bike races and it is so much work for usually so little monetary reward coming back.

As someone who lives in SD, the drives definitely suck, but it is worth it for how fun the races are.
  • 4 0
 big UPS to CalEnduro! Thank you guys
  • 2 0
 Surprised mammoth mountain isn’t part of the series still. Every single round is such a long drive for anyone Bakersfield and south. Call it NorCal Enduro Series then.
  • 1 0
 Last time I checked it was because the person who organized and ran the race in Mammoth took a different job and nobody has stepped up since.
  • 1 0
 @Austink: I’ve heard that as well. I always though the enduro at Kamikaze Games was good and well worth being part of a larger series. Hopefully one day.
  • 2 0
 excited for the race season. was eagerly waiting for this schedule to be released!
  • 1 0
 Too bad 'race season' doesn't coincide with
Ca prime mtb season(October-spring).
  • 1 0
 Where at in Georgetown could they host the first race.
  • 1 0
 Literally anywhere...So many enduro-friendly trails there.
  • 1 0
 Are clipless Crocs still banned at Georgetown?
@shredasaurus
  • 1 0
 Good times ahead!!
  • 1 0
 Stoked on the new venue!
  • 1 0
 Yesssss
  • 1 0
 Great action pictures!
  • 1 0
 Slaying Heidi!
  • 1 0
 yyyyessssssssssSSSSS
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