People from all around gathered in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont to race the premier trails in the area. Racers were in pursuit of a piece of the $6,000 cash purse and in search of E.W.S. qualifier points. Riders were pushed to their limits as day one was full of on and off rain showers and thunder storms making everything seem completely different from what they were like on practice day. Day one would cover 25 miles which required riders to climb 4,300ft over a total of five stages. With the rain coming down mid race for most riders it would make for some larger time splits on each stage. It seems like there is no way of escaping the rain in enduro racing.
Off-camber roots and rocks pushed riders around.
Everyone enjoyed a nice meal after their rugged day of racing, before getting to bed early for part two at Burke mountain where they will ride three final stages.