Round 3 of Revolution Enduro
brought 200 athletes to Eagle Colorado, for a one day backcountry epic. Racers were served four stages of fun, fast, and rowdy trail selections that delivered stoke and high-fives for the new race venue. The day covered 24 miles that included a bus shuttle and pedal transfers totaling 3370’ of elevation gain. Most importantly the racers topped out at 10,800 feet and descended nearly 5000’ back to Eagle.
The high country of the White National Forest above Eagle provided an amazing backdrop of scenic bowls while wildflowers in full bloom greeted the racers as they transferred to Stage 1. Racers quickly descended from high alpine meadows to technical chunk that provided the first challenge of the day.
Stage 2, was a blind stage that took place on steep jeep two-track that caught-out many racers out with the level of speed that transitioned to rock gardens to lose shale and broken slab sections.
The five minute hike-a-bike transfer to Stage 3 put the racers back onto single track that was a mix of narrow single track with steep loose chutes into the stage finish.
The soil content changed as the racers worked their way down towards Stage 4 and the town of Eagle to a chalk like consistency that gives the neighboring town of Gypsum it name. Stage 4 was wide-open fast single track with long sight lines that delivered the racers back to race HQ for lunch and awards.
Awards saw several local riders enjoy success on home trails. Local junior racer George Poggemeyer edged out the Pro Men leaders to take the fastest times on three out of the fours stages. Pro Men series leaders Jake Ingram and Clayton Haskins continue to battle for series points while Pro Women Megan Cerise’s consistency has established her as the leader for her category. Junior Women racer Laney Tuttle has swept the series with another win. For full results click here
Round 4 of Revolution Enduro heads to Powherhorn Resort on September 1, over the Labor Day weekend to host the series finale for adults categories. This race will offer a mix of lift access and side-country courses on Colorado’s Grand Mesa. Click here for more details.