Details Announced for Round 1 of the 2020 North American Continental Enduro Series at Bootleg Canyon

Jan 30, 2020
by Downhill Mike Scheur  
Picture by Antonio Marroquin IG antonio13009
Photo by Antonio Marroquin IG antonio13009


PRESS RELEASE: DVO Mob n Mojave, Enduro presented by GT Bicycles and ODI Grips

Bootleg Canyon has been busy preparing for the largest mountain bike race ever to grace their infamous trails. This year the Enduro World Series (EWS) will have 7 stops for the North American Continental Series, with Bootleg Canyon being the very first stop on the tour. Imagine a World Cup event where amateurs can race the same course on the same day amongst some of the very best in the world. That is what these EWS Continental Series races are all about. So far the very best from the USA, Canada, and Mexico have been signing up in masses. Many other elite Enduro athletes are expected from around the globe as well to get a taste of the Southern Nevada winter mountain bike racing scene in February from the 14th - 16th, 2020.

GT's Joey Foresta getting sideways at last month's State/Regional Gravity Championships at Bootleg Canyon. Rumors have it that Joey will be racing this EWS Enduro instead of or alongside the DH.

Photo by Jerry Walton sostokearial
Photo by Jerry Walton/#sostokedarial


This event is also the second event of the 3-event DVO Winter Gravity Series (WGS) Enduro presented by GT Bicycles and ODI Grips. All DVO WGS events begin on Fridays with ample amounts of open practice, a fun Dual Slalom race, shuttle service, race registration, Packet Pick-Up, and even a FREE DVO Happy Hour trackside during the afternoon DS race. Seen here are racers Ryan Wischmeyer #115 and Austin Hentsch #69 battling out it for the Dual Slalom State/Regional Championships last month.

Photo by Jerry Walton sostokedarial
Photo by Jerry Walton/#sostokedarial


Saturday is the EWS Enduro race with $2,500 in cash for the top 5 Pro Men and Pro Women. If you are looking for EWS points, all pertinent information can be found on the event organizers website. Here is an example of the EWS info you will find.

"As the various EWS Continental events do not all necessarily use the 6 official EWS categories (Men, U21 Men and Master 40+ Men, Women, U21 Women, and Master 35+ Women) and as riders will sometimes race outside their EWS age category at regional events, EWS Continental level series ranking points are assigned as follows".

Picture by Antonio Marroquin IG antonio13009
Racer Jace Scholes/Photo by Antonio Marroquin IG antonio13009

"Providing they have raced all the same stages, riders are sorted into one of the above 6 categories based on their year of birth. Riders with an EWS membership are assigned ranking points for their finish position within that group". Event Organizers Website

Picture by Antonio Marroquin IG antonio13009
Racer: DVO's Paul Serra 2020 Nevada State Enduro Champ/Photo by Antonio Marroquin IG antonio13009

All Enduro racers that sign up in Pro/Open or Category 1 will have a choice to compete for EWS points with the required EWS membership. If you are in one of these categories and have the EWS membership number, your results will be submitted to the EWS in one of the 6 EWS categories. Also, all in the Pro/Open or Category 1 will do a 4th stage that will be much more technical than the 1st 3-stages. Category 2, 3 and Juniors will only do the 1st 3-stages.

Picture by Antonio Marroquin IG antonio13009
Photo by Antonio Marroquin IG antonio13009

Sunday is the Downhill race with $1,500 in cash for the top 5 Pro Men and Pro Women. This DH racecourse will have a split for the Pro, Open and Category 1 that will challenge all and have the Bootleg Pucker Factor (BPF) going for it. Juniors, Category 2 and 3 racers will have it a little easier. BPF rating is 7 for Pros/Elite and 5 for all others.

Photo by Jerry Walton sostokedarial
Racer Quinn Winter/Photo by Jerry Walton/#sostokedarial


A huge shout-out to our newest event sponsor, The Gravity Cartel. iXS and Spank USA will be providing the event with three 26’ shuttle vehicles. Yep, the company that “Like you, lives for the descents” will not only help you with your podium-finishing descent but also with your effortless climb to the top. We proudly bring you the "iXS and Spank Shuttle Service". With online registration seeing more action than previous events, 3 shuttle trucks will be used throughout the event instead of the usual 2 with the Gravity Cartel seeing to that!

EWS shuttles provided by iXS and Spank USA
Shuttles provided by iXS and Spank USA

If you are riding on an Intense bike or planning on purchasing one soon, we hope you have signed up for the Intense Podium Payback Program? The INTENSE Podium Payback Program is the INTENSE rider support program for amateurs and professionals racing INTENSE Mountain bikes. In an effort to promote Mountain Bike racing INTENSE riders can earn cash payouts for Pro Riders, and Credit certificates to amateur racers across the country. With over $2,000,000 up for grabs in 2020.


A huge thanks go out to the late Brent Thomson for having the vision, passion, strength, and friends for making these mountain bike trails. Also, not possible without the Boulder City Parks Department, DVO Suspension, GT Bicycles, ODI Grips, KHS Bicycles, iXS, Spank USA, The Gravity Cartel, Intense Cycles, Peaty's USA, Cushcore, All Mountain Cyclery, MJT Designs, Box Components, Trucker Co, Mynesweepers, TRP Cycling Components, PunchGunk, Kore North, and Kali Protectives.

Official Event Website
Register Here
The Enduro will have a field limit of 250 racers. Sign up before the event sells our and/or the next price increase.


6 Comments

  • 8 0
 Bootleg is awesome!
  • 5 0
 If you don't love Bootleg Canyon; you probably kick kittens
  • 5 0
 Bootleg is awesome!
  • 2 0
 Love seeing a BMX dome in an enduro haha
  • 2 0
 Area 51? Looks kind if like it’s been nuked
  • 1 0
 Good Lord there won't be a pressurized tire in sight hahaha

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