For its first edition, Trans-Vallarta Enduro hosted riders from six different nationalities who had their riding, fitness and navigation skills tested on 16 stages along a three-day racing journey through the Mexican Sierra Madre Occidental, a mountain system connected with the Rocky Mountains.
A race that started and finished in the tropical paradise of Puerto Vallarta, México. Having our base camp in the magical and UNESCO protected towns of San Sebastian del Oeste and Mascota, towns with a lot of history where you can still breath the Mexican country culture and traditions from back in the day. These two villages had recently gained some International fame for its rowdy, physical and steep mountain bike trails with a great variety of terrain.Day One Begins! San Sebastian del OesteCamp No. 2Day 2: Mascota Day 3: Puerto Vallarta
The last day we did a 3-hour shuttle traverse through the Sierra crossing several peaks, rivers and canyons from Mascota to the top of the mountains in Puerto Vallarta to finally race down to the beach where we had a fully Mexican style award ceremony and some of the best traditional fish tacos!Arriving at the beach!!! And the winners are...
Leigh Bowe filled the Women Podium on the top, followed by Becky Gardner and Sienna Martin sitting on third place. These girls did an amazing race and also knew how to keep the party on for the entire trip.
The PRO Men were the most interesting guys to follow during this 3-day blind race, having Ryan Gardner out of the Podium by a major Mechanical and giving the chance to Corey Sullivan to take the hot seat followed by the Mexican talent Johny Salido and Ted Morton on third.
We raced honoring our friend Robert, founder of the ENVA (Enduro Vallarta) trail system who unfortunately passed away after strongly fighting against Cancer! Robert will be always in our hearts and we will always share the ride with him!
Thanks so much for the big support of our staff and volunteers also the brands who believed in our projects: Rocky Mountain Bikes Mexico, The North Face Mexico, Bikexstore, SDG components, Flat tire Defender, Feedback Sports, EHEC Riders, RedBull, Bikes&More and Poc México.Registration
for our next multi-day bike party is OPEN! See you soon for a “Day of the Dead” adventure in Oaxaca, Mexico. Transierra Norte 2018 here we go!See you soon!!!