Details Announced for 2020 North American Enduro Cup & EWS Qualifier

Nov 4, 2019
by North-American-Enduro-Cup  

PRESS RELEASE: 2020 North American Enduro Cup

The stage is set for the return of the North American Enduro Cup (NAEC) to Silver Mountain Bike Park in Kellogg, Idaho. We'll be racing on Northern Idaho’s best lift-served downhill mountain bike trails - the same trails that consistently earn Best in the Northwest top awards. Celebrating its 5th year, the NAEC has made a name for itself as one of the most challenging and rewarding races in North America. The 2020 edition continues the momentum with a new course, never before ridden tracks, the $12,000 pro purse, plus some exciting new additions underway to take it to the next level.

New Trails: Flagged in the summer of '19 and shovels were in the dirt this fall.
New Categories: We’ve added more amateur age categories! See the full listing of categories below.
New E-Bike Categories: Yes, we are going there. By mid-race some of you may wish you were on an E-Bike, too.
Finish Line Festivities: We will be there to cheer you on across the finish line with a proper celebration for completing this epic race.
Cut-Off Times: We have been resisting this, but it's time to add cut-offs for those who like to take a nap mid-race or go shower before turning in their timing chip.

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Save the Dates:
The NAEC is shaping up to be “THE” race of 2020. We are expecting an early sellout and a waitlist, mark your calendar now with these important dates:

Opens February 1st, 2020
$110 Full Enduro - race entry + race day lift ticket
(Additional lift ticket for Friday practice can be purchased for $20.)

2020 Race Schedule:
June 11 - Course Release
June 12 - Practice Day
June 13 - Race Day

2020 NAEC Categories:
Pro Men, Pro Women
Expert Men 16U, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
Expert Women 17U, 18-39, 40+
Sport Men 16U, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
Sport Women 17U, 18-39, 40+
Hard Tail Open
E-Bike Men, E-Bike Women

Enduro World Series Qualifier:
The NAEC will once again be an EWS Qualifier for those seeking to race at the next level. Racers must have an EWS Membership prior to the race to obtain points.

Cheap, hot champagne never tasted better.

We have even more in the works... Visit our website for the most up to date info.


  • 9 1
 Is the cutoff really necessary? I don’t think people were lollygagging out there this year. Seemed more like the organizers didn’t quite realize how long the course would take.
  • 2 0
 That's what we get for lollygagging around in line for stages all day. Last year also had a course hold or two. I hope they're generous in their cutoff times.
  • 1 0
 @dirtyhal agreed. They also probably didn't plan on the massive bottleneck of multiple categories trying to get down the last stage at the same time.
  • 1 0
 @sledshed: The two day format was great, none of these problems! An event this big deserves to be a two days.
  • 6 4
 serious question: why the ebike class? to sell more tix? a requirement to be an ews qualifier?
  • 4 0
 love the hardtail class
  • 5 3
 3 hours of racing, 5 hours of podium #participationaward
  • 1 0
 award parade, instead of ceremony. they just throw ur award at u as u walk by. jokes aside, this is an awesome venue. raced it last year.
  • 2 0
 Yeah that's way to many categories...
  • 1 0
 Damnit.. I don't own an enduro bike. But I own a hardtail and an ebike..... I am torn on which one I should race this year.
  • 2 0
 33 classes Holy Crap
  • 4 2
 Kind of nice to see the ages get broken up like that though. As a 39 year old having to race in the 30-39 category it sucks lining up with a 29 year old bike shop employee who's 30th birthday is sometime in Dec. It's also good for 49 year olds who dont have to race guys my age this year.
  • 5 0
 Makes it easier to podium with 6 riders per class.
  • 1 0
 @gilby82: Try 2-3 in certain classes. Guaranteed podium and shwag!

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