Race Recap: Round #2 Kamloops // Norco Canadian Enduro Series presented by Live to Play Sports
What a day for a race! After a week of sizzling weather and relentless mosquitoes, the temperatures dropped and the bugs took a break, making for ideal race conditions. We had fresh dirt on the course, some old favourites, and the unique Harper Mountain atmosphere that makes this event a rider favourite. At one point we had to close a stage briefly for a team of horses crossing the trail, but honestly, that's one of the things we love about Harper Mountain.
Don't worry, no berms were harmed in the making of the video (read below).
This week we had a fully stacked field of amateurs and pros. Taking the top steps were Miranda Miller for the women and Rhys Verner for the men. Honourable mentions going out to our Norco Canadian Enduro Development team riders Max Leyen (3rd Pro Men) and Jacob Tooke (2nd U21 Men). We also wanted to give a shout-out to Emmy Lan, who finished first in the U21 Women's category at the age of 15, she also cracked the top 10 in Pro Women's category.
Stay tuned midweek for our event video, which we will be highlighting the women of the Norco Canadian Enduro Series and the lovely destination of Kamloops.TRAIL LOVE
Livin’ like a local and exploring like a tourist! Kamloops is hometown for the race organizer, so we treated riders to a few local treats this weekend.
The first major treat was a revitalized trail project that we’ve been spearheading since last fall. The trail links together a bunch of older trails and since it is still to be finalized, we were able to set up a few corners to offer riders a few unique turns to make them giggle!
With every registration, we donate 10% to the local trail club. For this event, we donated $2636 back to the trails.
For 2019 we wanted to give a little more back to the Kamloops scene so last fall we put a grant application together for $5000, we then topped it up with $2500 from Ted's pocket to make it all come together.
This project would not have happened with out the support of the trail managers from KPCC. Also a thank-you to the KBRA in helping with the grant application.
A big thanks to the trail managers at the KPCC and to the KBRA helping with the grant application.
Harper Mountain | Tourism Kamloops | Red Collar Brewing | Kamloops Performance Cycling Centre | Coookshack Cravings | The Bicycle Cafe | Mountain Biking BC | Deon Baker | Olly Glenn | Patrick Rasche | Drake | Alex Kerkoff | Connor Hamilton | Spoke N'Motion | KBRA | Kyle Rosten
Liked the course? Donate to the Kamloops Performance Cycling Centre
SMITH THRILLS AND SPILLS - Timed Descent
At every event, we pick a stage that is full of wild thrills and tremendous spills. This year our buddy Mike Coulter is on course armed with $75.00 cash to make someone's day a little better, so follow along on Instagram for the video from this stage, and be sure if you see Mike Coulter to spin a yarn and tell him about your Thrills and Spills.
These events are more than just racing, it's about having an adventure with your crew and in some cases, winning some sweet, sweet, prizing!
You can find the full results here.
If you're looking for photos, we had the pleasure of having James Cattanach and Sam Egan onsite, you can view their photos here on Pinkbike
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If you're keen to volunteer, register here as a volunteer
Thanks to all our volunteers, you are the backbone of the racing community! The Norco Canadian Enduro Series is supported by:
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! Need something? More information?
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