Canadian National Enduro | Rossland
The August long weekend is typically one of the best weekends in the summer no matter where you live, the first weekend of August represents summer bliss in all it's glory. Good weather, trails, friends, beaches and yes bikes. This year, the August long weekend was no different.
Rossland has long been a community that exemplifies collaboration, determination and the success of mountain biking tourism. Every year Rossland plays host to a myriad of events and with trails right from the home of Canada's first chairlift at Red Mountain Resort
, there's nothing more you need than a bike.
The town of Rossland
is situated high in the Monashee Mountains of the Kootenary Region in British Columbia. Many confuse this area's name as Interior BC, and that could likely be due to the dry and dusty summer trails, but make no mistake, these trails are full-noise, Kootenay style. Rossland and it's 3500 inhabitants was chosen to host Round #1
of the Osprey
Canadian National Enduro Series presented by NOBL
because of it's location, unbelievable trails and in all honesty because of Ryan Kuhn. Ryan is a local community champion, you've likely heard of him before, he's been running mountain bike events, coaching and is now the President of the Kootenay Columbia Trail Society
. So, what better place to host the first stop of the Canadian National Series
, than right in the heart of one of the most authentic mountain biking zones in Canada!Canadian National Enduro
The goal of the Canadian National Enduro is to bring a more competitive, technical and prestigious Enduro Series. Ultimately, giving Canadian riders a stepping stone to the world-stage. This year we have partnered up with the GAAP Enduro in Quebec, to host the second round of the series. We've already begun planning for 2017 with events in Ontario, Quebec and ???.
As the series gains traction, we will continue to bring you to the best trails across the country, to truly crown the best rider in Canada. The BC Enduro Series will still remain as a great way to explore, race and have an adventure with your buddies on the best single-track in BC.
So how does the Canadian National Enduro Series work?
-Four events total, you must do x2 to qualify for the overall, Sun Peaks (Finale) is a bonus points round.
-Pro Men and Pro Women Categories pay cash!
-The Canadian National Enduro Events, currently utilize existing BC Enduro Series locations, as such, the events are combined with the BCES points, so racers entered in the BC Enduro Series (East or West) will get points for the respective series (Each series allows you to drop X1 race if you do them all)
I'd like to thank all of our sponsors and communities for joining us in this new venture, your support, understanding and collaboration make riding bikes fun!
We're looking to start something great here, so if you're looking to get involved in a positive, fun environment, feel free to inquire - email@example.com
For more information, please visit the websiteLet's Get to Racing!Course Information
The race started with the first wave at 8:30am, it took racers an average of 5-6 hours to complete the course, with a few riders pushing the 7.5hr mark. While everyone was all smiles, it would appear as though a few souls were crushed! This is the CNEC, we're looking to push the physicality as well as the technicality, and eyes were definitely spread WIDE OPEN after Stage 2, so check out the photos. 47kms on the bike will do that to you!
It was an interesting weekend with many Canadian riders at the Aspen, EWS race, it will surely be interesting at the next round in Revelstoke, BC.
Luckily, the heat wave broke on the day of the event, so riders had cooler temperatures, drinking 400 Litres of water between 250 people is a sign of a good day!Photographers
Thanks to the men behind the lens.
James Cattanach photos are here
and hereJunior Development Program
This year also marks the selection year for the 2017 Enduro Development Team. We've enlisted the expertise of Joel Harwood, renowned Whistler Gravity Coach, as the head coach and Team Coordinator.
For more information head over to our website
(be sure to check out the documents and links)
A note from Joel Harwood:
Blueprint Athlete Development held its final athlete identification camp in Rossland and was once again impressed by the level of riding displayed by the youngsters. Team prospects Elliot Jamieson and Mateo Massitti displayed bike handling, stategy, and fitness well beyond their ages and posted results that would have put them in 7 th and 11 th respectively among the elites. With only Revelstoke and Sun Peaks remaining this season, U21 and U15 racers will be pushing hard to earn a spot on the 2016/2017 Osprey National Enduro Team. - Joel HarwoodThe After Party
The Canadian National Enduro has graciously picked up Central City Brewing and Red Racer Beer
as a partner for the Canadian National Enduro, what a great partnership, riders were stoked to cross the finish line and be poured a cold frosty.OSPREY FASTEST AMATEURS
Osprey Packs is handing out a Raptor 14 and Raptor 10 hydration pack to the fastest amateur times at every race. RESULTSFull Results: Click Here
To view series results check them out on Roots and RainU15 Men
Pos No. Name Team Time
1st Elliot Jamieson | Fox Racing Shox / KORE | 00:24:59
2nd Mateo Massitti | 00:25:10
3rd Neve Abraham | Commencal/Fox Head | 00:25:31U21
1st Felix Abraham | Commencal bikes, Fox He | 00:25:08
2nd Andreas Massitti | Knolly | 00:25:12
3rd Carter Krasny | Santa Cruz & Smith Optic | 00:25:1321-29 Men
1st Harrison Smith | Jeff Pont's Mom | NOBL | 00:25:25
2nd reid pearce | 00:25:52
3rd Dune Casu | 00:26:0230-39 Men
1st Cesar Gairin | Orbea, 9Point8, adidas Sp | 00:24:29
2nd Kipp Fennell | 00:25:33
3rd anthony boussetta | endless biking | 00:25:4840+ Men
1st frith murray | Revolution Cycles/Wife | 00:25:04
2nd Reg Mullett | Calgary Cycle, Race Face | 00:25:30
3rd Shane Kroeger | Derailed Enduro | 00:25:4350+ Men
1st Rich Marshal | Derailed | 00:25:56
2nd Richard Mulligan | Radbike/Outside Bike | 00:28:55
3rd Mikael Sears | 00:35:08U21 Women
1st Jennifer McTavish | Ryders Eyewear, Chroma | 00:31:43
2nd Robin Pollard | RMCC | 00:34:45
3rd Keeley Wentzel | 00:36:41Open Women
1st Caroline Rousselle | Revolution Cycles | 00:31:33
2nd Alana Thomas | Outside Bike&Ski/Radbike | 00:31:35
3rd Jennifer Mchugh | 00:31:44Pro Women
1st Katie Spittlehouse | Wreckless Racing | 00:30:34
2nd Julie Marshall | Derailed Endro Racing | 00:30:35
3rd Amanda Sin | 00:31:11Pro Men
1st David Harder | Cube bikes, Nobl, NRG, O | 00:23:35
2nd Josh Solman | Revolution Cycles & Servi | 00:23:58
3rd Nick Quinn | 00:24:01Short Course Men 21+
1st Jason Fisher | 00:10:16
2nd David Hall | 00:10:35
3rd Richard Miller | Rundle Mountain Cycle Cl | 00:12:09Short Course Men U21
1st Ryder Eagleton | Seven Summits Gravity R | 00:09:51
2nd Jacob Baggott | Rundle Mountain Cycling | 00:10:05
3rd Blaise Swain | 00:10:22Short Course Women 21+
1st Sharon Lapwood | 00:11:57
2nd Leanne Vecchio | Revolution Cycles | 00:12:13
3rd Ellen Ga | 00:14:53Revelstoke
In September we're heading to Revelstoke, for some very technical descents and long stages!
• Two days of racing
• Camping at Glacier House Resort
- Very Limited supply!
• Sutton Place Hotel at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, has a special pacakage -Click Here
• Best trails in Revelstoke
• NO SHORT COURSE for this race!!!A massive thank-you to this year's series sponsors and supporters
• And anyone who Volunteered with us and anyone who helped with a shuttle, a beer or a spare tube!WE NEED HELP!
We're always looking for parents, girlfriends/boyfriends or injured riders to help out!
What you'll get:
• Post-race meal and drink
• Discount entry on any other race, for you or for a friend/kid/dog
Contact Diana: firstname.lastname@example.orgNeed Something?! More Information?
• Athlete Inquires | email@example.com
• Volunteer Information | firstname.lastname@example.org (Diana)
• All other inquiries | email@example.com (Event Director)
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