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Clif Enduro Lite: an Entryway to the Enduro Racing World

Sep 15, 2017
by Eastern States Cup  
Kingdom Enduro

Have you been hearing the buzz about enduro racing but weren't sure if it was for you? Got a kid that's been bugging you to let them race? A new event created by the race professionals at the Vittoria Eastern States Cup/Clif Enduro East race series is just what the doctor ordered. The Clif Enduro Lite event will offer an introduction to enduro racing in a stress-free setting at Burke Mountain in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.

Clif Enduro Lite an Entryway to the Enduro Racing World

The Clif Enduro Lite format will offer four fun tracks to entertain all levels of rider but will focus primarily on women, kids and first-timers. The emphasis will not be on results or prizes but on learning and having fun with like-minded mountain bike riders.

Clif Enduro Lite an Entryway to the Enduro Racing World

Pro racer and Burke local Ella Skalwald is gathering a group of seasoned pros to help spread the excitement and ease some fears people may have associated with racing. Says Skalwald: "I am personally very excited about this event because it gives people who are interested in racing, but might feel intimidated, a fun, welcoming and caring space to try it out! We will have a Q&A session with our seasoned racers and then have support at the start of each track. The pros will be there to get people excited and feel comfortable for their run!"

Kingdom Enduro

There will be numerous classes and age groups so racers will be riding with similar ability and age levels:

Kids
8 & Under
9–11

Girls
12–14
15–17

Boys
12–14
15–17

Women
Beginner
Amateur
50+

Men
Beginner
Amateur
50+

Photo by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur Burke Mountain Kingdom trails VT

Burke Mountain is a fantastic venue and the Clif Enduro Lite event will take advantage of some of the area's best terrain with just the right amount of challenge and variety.

Course

Transfer 1: uplift » top part of Roly Grail » up open slope and right onto CCC rd to Lower J-bar
Stage 1 Lower J-bar

Transfer 2: up Shire » up camp town CCC Rd
Stage 2 DMA/New Black Smith

Transfer 3: up camp town » right on CCC Rd
Stage 3 down Little Chief

Transfer 4: up Sherburne/Roly Rd to top of lift
Stage 4 Black Forest Finish

Vittoria ESC Enduro at Victory Hill

Everyone has to start somewhere, and this is the place. Before you know it, you and/or your kid will be ready for the next level of racing. Spread the word and we hope to see you all there!

Get registered now: https://www.bikereg.com/clif-enduro-lite-at-burke-mountain-vt

Schedule:
Date: Sunday, Oct. 1
Location: Sherburne Base Lodge
Registration: 7:30-9:00
Racer Meeting: 9:15am
Lift Load: 9:30am
Awards: 2:00pm

The Vittoria ESCV Enduro Finals are Sept 23-24 at Killington Resort, VT. The event is open to all!

Vittoria ESC Enduro Round Two at Victory Hill VT



10 Comments

  • 12 0
 This is awesome! Looks gorgeous there too.
  • 4 0
 I think this thing is really going to take off. I can see a lot amateur riders wanting to give it a try. Great Idea!
  • 6 2
 This is a great idea. Hudson my son who is the cover photo loves enduro. The kids all get along and encourage each other. Sorry to the rest of MTB but enduro has the best people. Especially the ESC !
  • 2 0
 Man they need something like this here in Oregon. I've been racing XC and have always wanted to try enduro this looks like a great way to do it!
  • 4 0
 Such a great idea!
  • 2 1
 So pumped to meet a new group of bikers who are stoked to ride bikes! This will be a fun event!
  • 1 0
 Well done, looks like a great event.
  • 1 0
 Those berms look saucy
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