Smith Enduro: Osprey BC Enduro Series, North Vancouver - Course Release

May 5, 2016
by Canadian Enduro  
BC Enduro KR Enduro Finale - Retallack BC
Quentin has got style for miles, and he's all smiles!


Welcome Back, we've missed you!
Welcome to the first race of the season, the SMITH Enduro! Round #1 of the OSPREY BC Enduro Series (BCES), presented by Smith Optics on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 on Mount Fromme in North Vancouver.

This race is going to be a coming of age tale, our third year running the BC Enduro Series, our adventures are still more intimidating than your buddies new e-bike, and we've added a bunch of short course options for those with limited time and a desire to fulfill their inner-enduro. With that being said, this year is going to be THE ONE, we've been working since last September to take you guys further into the back country, down alpine ridges, deep into local scenes and down that slippery, wiggly brown worm of singletrack spread across Beautiful, British Columbia! So c'mon, Get Some!!!

SMITH ENDURO Osprey BC Enduro Series North Vancouver Course Release
A bunch of new stops, hope to see you all at Williams Lake for a long weekend, on some of the best flowing single track, don't forget the steep gnar on Saturday!


Come have an adventure, your mom will forgive you!
It's Mothers Day, so buy her a card, cook an early breakfast and then thank her for all the money, time and band-aids she put on your sore body!

Registration is still open, register now! - Day of registrations are CASH ONLY!!! Please bring exact amounts

We're starting off the year with a big one at the SMITH Enduro, this course is going to see who's been sipping beer all winter, and well, who was riding their bike while drinking beer! For the young gun's in the crowd, it will be a chance to try your skills out on trails that are older than you and your twitter handle combined!

RACE COURSE

Course Map

Regular Course
• STAGE 1: Lower Oil Can
• Up new climb trail
• STAGE 2: 7th Secret
• Along Leopard
• STAGE 3: Leopard from highpoint, Crinkum to Kirkford
• Up MTN HWY
• STAGE 4: Espresso
• Along Baden Powell
• STAGE 5: Lower Dream Weaver

Short Course Option - STAGES 3, 4, 5 ONLY!
• STAGE 3: Leopard from highpoint, Crinkum to Kirkford
• Up MTN HWY
• STAGE 4: Espresso
• Along Baden Powell
• STAGE 5: Lower Dream Weaver

Important Course Info
This year we will be working with Trailforks to release all of our courses. Their APP is amazing and here are a few helpful hints for using Trailforks

Download the App
• Download the BC REGION - this will allow you to utilize the map when you're 'offline'
• Go to: https://www.trailforks.com/routes/
Check out our course here
Once on the event hand page, you will see on the right, above the map, a "wishlist" button, with a Cellphone Icon - CLICK THAT BUTTON, it will put a copy of the route into your phone!

**Disclaimer**
Courses will be finalized on Saturday before 7 pm. Riders wishing to ride the course before it is finished being marked do so at their own risk. You will be biking to trailhead, rules of the road apply, don’t be "That guy/girl/dog" and ruin it for all.


Junior rider showing us how its done
Yup, she's faster than you...


Registration/Staging Address
ARGYLE SECONDARY SCHOOL
ENTER GRAVEL PARKING LOT OFF OF ARGYLE STREET | 1131 Frederick Rd, North Vancouver, BC

• This is where you will NEED TO PARK YOUR CAR, we'll have vendors on site with demo bikes, new products and shuttles from Endless Biking for $5.00 to get you up to the Fromme Parking Lot.
NO PARKING IS ALLOWED FOR RACERS AT THE FROMME PARKING LOT - They will be checking to make sure we abide by this!
• Day-of Registration | Cash Only, $80 for Adults, $70 for Short Course, U21 $70, U15 is $60

EVENT SITE
• Please do not park on the road
• NO PARKING AT FROMME TRAILHEAD - This means you!!
• Shuttle turnaround must be kept clear at all times.
• BCES Tent located closest to the X on the orange Map.
• Food will be provided by AUSSSIE PIE GUY from 12:30pm-3:30pm at the registration/staging area
SMITH ENDURO Osprey BC Enduro Series North Vancouver Course Release


Trailhead Information
New Fromme Parking Lot, End of Mountain HWY Road
15 Minute bike ride (Faster if you're on a 29er) from Argyle School Staging.
Link for route

Shuttle provided by Endless Biking
• $5.00 per lift in cash, starting at 8:30am with 30-39 Men
• 3 shuttle runs (with there bus and two vans!) from ARGYLE Secondary School up to the new FROMME parking lot, so lot's of room for y'all shredders!

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results
Yoann is a class act, here he is with his crew from Whistler, watch out for them on their Commencal steeds!


SCHEDULE
7:30am VOLUNTEER and FIRST-AID MEETING - Meet at REGISTRATION TENT
7:30-8:30am Registration and Racer Plate Pick Up - Location to be determined
8:30 am 30-39 Men
9:10 am 21-29 Men
9:30 am Women & short course
10:00 am U21 and 15 & Under
10:25 am 40+ Men
11:10 am Pro Men (Pro athletes who leave prior to this time will be given a three minute penalty)
11.50am-3.55pm: Riders finishing
12:30pm FOOD VENDOR SETUP at the Event Stage
3.00pm: Awards (or when ever last rider is in)

BCES amp CDC - Nth Vancouver Enduro Results
Hey Mom, check this out...Happy Mothers Day!


VENDORS ON SITE
You will find the following sponsors and supportes on site:
SMITH Optics with demo helmets and glasses
Endless Biking at top of Mount Fromme
Nobl Wheels
Raceface Performance Products
Commencal with demo bikes
Aussie Pies with some great food!
Knolly with demo bikes
House of Chain providing neutral tech support

ACCOMMODATION
There are plenty of options near Fromme, the closest camping option is Capilano RV Park. We do not have any preferred partners at this location.

Giant Factory Team
Adam Craig is pretty dreamy, with the long flowing locks, but then again, there is more fun in this photo than a nine-year-old running on energy drinks!


SMITH ENDURO Osprey BC Enduro Series North Vancouver Course Release

Next Stop: FRASER VALLEY, May 15th
The Fraser Valley race is going to feature a secret stage that all riders will race 'blind'! It's loamy and some have tagged it, the best trail in the Valley!

• Over 10 bike brands will be onsite with demos and product
• Saturday is the FVMBA Vedder Classic and they're offering 30% off to anyone registered in the BC Enduro Series race - email president@fvmba.com to redeem
• Practice starts at 2:30pm on Saturday - We'll have shuttles running for you guys to soak it all in!
• Pre-party shake down, on Saturday night, cheap beer, klunker races, prizes, movies. No better way to train, then to race hungover and tired, just ask Lance! Info Here
Stay up to date!


SMITH ENDURO Osprey BC Enduro Series North Vancouver Course Release
This will be our biggest ladies class of the year, and we've got an equal pay-out for males and females, all year!


WE NEED HELP!
We're always looking for parents, girlfriends or injured riders to help out!
What you'll get:
•Jersey
• Lunch
• Post race meal and drink
• Discount entry on any other race, for you or for a friend/kid/dog
Contact Diana at admin@bcenduro.com

The amazing volunteer support crew chilling at the finish line after a hard day work out on trails looking after all the riders.
Volunteering has it's perks!


Need Something?! More Information?
Website
Facebook
Instagram
• Athlete Inquires | athletes@bcenduro.com
• Volunteer Information | admin@bcenduro.com (Diana)
• All other inquiries | ted@bcenduro.com (Event Director)

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!

SMITH ENDURO Osprey BC Enduro Series North Vancouver Course Release


MENTIONS: @COMMENCALbicycles / @KNOLLYBIKES / @raceface / @SmithOptics




41 Comments

  • 7 1
 Fantastic! Can't wait for the May long weekend.... we are stoked in Williams Lake to have the opportunity to host the Osprey BC Endure Series here in the Cariboo.
We are working on some fun events to go along with the race, so hope to see you all in the "Puddle" in two weeks. For additional info on riding in the area check out our brand new site: www.ridethecariboo.ca
  • 4 1
 The way the course is mapped, and the way it is described are different.

Map says: 1. Oilcan 2. 7th 3. Leppard/Krinkum/Kirkford 4. Espresso 5. Dreamweaver
Text description says: 1. Olican 2. 7th & Espresso 3. Baden Powell 4. Leppard/Krinkum/Kirkford

I am going to guess the map is correct, but could you confirm?
  • 2 1
 I ride there quite a bit and the text description seems to make more logistical sense if its supposed to end near the new parking lot. Also i think 7th and expresso together make more sense
  • 1 0
 @rvass: yeah, I also ride there a lot. To me, the map makes way more sense - it has a whole extra stage for a start, and it doesn't include racing on the Baden Powell, which would seem like a pretty bold move on a weekend with the number of hikers etc. on the trails.

Ending on Dreamweaver would also put us closer (kind of) to the school, which I think is where the festivities are taking place (not the parking lot). But that's just my opinion.
  • 1 0
 @phixx: right on. I was just guessing haha. I didnt read the part about ending at school. Makes sense. I dont really want to race on the bp anyways haha! I like 7th and crinkum and 7th and expresso so either way im happy!
  • 1 0
 @rvass: hopefully the crew can confirm either way. Looking forward to a good day out!
  • 1 0
 Judging from the conversation I just had at tonight's NSMBA race... It is the map that is correct.
  • 2 0
 Sorry about that, our fingers couldn't type as fast as our excitement! The map is correct. Stage 1: Lower Oil Can, Stage 2: 7th, Stage 3, Leopard (starting at high point)/Crinkem/Kirkford, Stage 4: Espresso, Stage 5: Lower Dreamweaver....
  • 1 0
 @bcenduroseries: Awesome - thanks for clarifying. Looking forward to it!
  • 3 0
 @phixx Duncan, SO SORRY!! Correct Route is:

REGULAR COURSE

STAGE 1: Lower Oil Can
-Up new climb trail
STAGE 2: 7th Secret
-Along Leopard
STAGE 3: Leopard from highpoint, Crinkum to Kirkford
-Up MTN HWY
STAGE 4: Espresso
-Along Baden Powell
STAGE 5: Lower Dream Weaver

SHORT COURSE OPTION - STAGES 3, 4, 5 ONLY!

STAGE 3: Leopard from highpoint, Crinkum to Kirkford
-Up MTN HWY
STAGE 4: Espresso
-Along Baden Powell
STAGE 5: Lower Dream Weaver
  • 1 0
 @bcenduroseries: no problem!

Sounds like a great course, really looking forward to it. Sneaking out of work to get in some pre-riding this afternoon. Been a while since I rode Lower Olican!
  • 1 0
 Phew, cause yesterday we rode this as per the initial description:
Short Course Option
• MTN HWY to Lower Oil Can
• STAGE: Down Lower Oil Can
• Up New Climb Trail then UP MTN HWY
• STAGE: down 7TH Secret and down Espresso

And it was pretty brutal for a short course, that new "climb" is killer :s happy it's not included now, bummed i rode the wrong course lol
  • 3 1
 Injured so I cant ride. But I will be there with beers. Prepare to get foam fingered!
  • 2 0
 same here - was looking forward to racing. signed up back in february, but I crashed a few weeks ago and got a concussion. still not cleared to race so I'll be cheering!
  • 2 0
 @mickmart: I feel ya buddy!
  • 1 0
 Map description and course description contradict each other. Hopefully this is clarified soon. Regardless, looks like a fun course. Stoked to race on Sunday!
  • 3 0
 @gooch SORRY!!!! I'm a Rider, not a WRITER!

REGULAR COURSE

STAGE 1: Lower Oil Can
-Up new climb trail
STAGE 2: 7th Secret
-Along Leopard
STAGE 3: Leopard from highpoint, Crinkum to Kirkford
-Up MTN HWY
STAGE 4: Espresso
-Along Baden Powell
STAGE 5: Lower Dream Weaver

SHORT COURSE OPTION - STAGES 3, 4, 5 ONLY!

STAGE 3: Leopard from highpoint, Crinkum to Kirkford
-Up MTN HWY
STAGE 4: Espresso
-Along Baden Powell
STAGE 5: Lower Dream Weaver
  • 2 0
 signed up to race but suffered a concussion a week ago.. sigh.. i'll be there to cheer them folks!!
  • 1 0
 @bcenduroseries will there be water at the aid stations? that'll be the deciding factor for me between bottle cage/backpack. stoked!
  • 2 0
 Nice work Megan! Keep it up!
  • 3 0
 You too Ted and Diana!
  • 1 0
 So I can't make it to any of the rounds except for the Revelstoke round. Anyone know where I can pre-reg for that? Thanks!
  • 2 0
 On the website @dirtjumper771 www.bcenduro.com and head to registration tab Wink ....it will direct you to ccnbikes registration page.
  • 1 3
 Signed, but now have a cracked hub on my rear wheel..
Any one has a spare 26", 12x142 axle, shimano driver wheel by any chance ?
Or a 27.5 dropout for a banshee rune v2 ? I've been waiting mine for almost a month..

I would probably also accept a slick 27.5x2.1 tire, the 2.25 schwalbe I tried can almost fit..
  • 2 1
 Taylor, is that you doing the front flip?
  • 1 0
 It's a Yankee
  • 1 1
 Are the listed trails open for the public to ride while the racing takes place? I sort of doubt it, but it's worth asking.
  • 2 0
 @rfrench Hey Rhys, they most certainly are, feel free to join in the crew, and don't be afraid to jump to the front if you aren't racing.
  • 1 0
 Stoked!!!
  • 1 0
 TMACKSTAB FRONT PAGE
  • 2 0
 Yeah buddy!!
  • 3 0
 Oh man I'm embarrassed
  • 1 0
 Perfect course!
  • 1 0
 Edit: Oops double post.
  • 1 0
 Endur no!
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