Mark Weir Wants to Know if You're Tough Enough for the TDS Enduro

Mar 6, 2018
by Wilderness Trail Bikes  

CONTEST: Wilderness Trail Bikes

Think you've got what it takes to race the invite-only TDS Enduro?

For the first time ever, event organizers are providing race entries for three lucky winners who prove they have what it takes to survive the weekend at what we think is America's gnarliest enduro race. Three contest entries will be selected to win a TDS Golden Ticket, which grants them free entry to race the coveted event!

How to enter: All you need to enter is a phone and mad skills. Put together a 15-30 second video of you going full gas and proving you've got the chops to race TDS. Taking place in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California, all twelve stages of the TDS are among the roughest and rowdiest tracks in America, so show us you've got the skills to keep it (mostly) rubber side down throughout the weekend. Enter the contest by posting the video to Instagram and tagging all of the following hashtags in the caption of your video.


Choosing a winner: The legendary Mark Weir himself will review the video submissions and select three lucky TDS Golden Ticket winners by March 16th. The Godfather of American Enduro values off-camber corners, white knuckle rock chutes, and unreasonably high speeds. Let the videos begin!

TDS Enduro dates: April 13-15, 2018

Details: We're accepting entries from anywhere in the world, but winners are responsible for getting themselves to and from the event. We will cover the race entry fee, but participants are on their own for the rest of it, including food and lodging. There is plenty of space for camping on site, so sweep out the back of your pickup truck and bring a sleeping bag. Privateers encouraged. Self-reliance required.


  • + 87
 What about a crappy video of me popping 2 second wheelies and bunny hoping a curb?
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 You're a shoe-in.
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 I'd say probably set a rock next to the curb cuz he said he likes rock chutes.
  • + 3
 nah Kirt Voreis already submitted that video.
  • + 2
 You just nailed my street game...
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 You can't even spectate, I'm afraid.
  • + 42
 Well, I was able to get 14 bags of groceries in on one trip. Take that in, enduro bitches/'
  • + 33
 In this scenario

Is Mark Weir...Willy Wonka?
  • + 14
 I never thought, my life could be, anything but catastrophe, but suddenly i begin to see, a bit of enduro for me...
  • + 3
 @raditude: That's some good Roald Dahl knowledge...
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 @ReformedRoadie: I never thought that I would be, schralping the gnar in luxury, cause i'd have said it couldn't be done. But it can be done!
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 @raditude: I am assuming you got kids...
I hope you have kids, LOL

I have way too much Dr. Seuss memorized...
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 @ReformedRoadie: I never thought that I would climb, over a mountain in ecstasy, but never-the-less its there that I, am shortly about to be.
  • + 19
 Feeckkk, there's this hugeee huck to flat on my campus I've been sizing up for years. Definitely an ankle breaker, but I think this weekend I'm gonna send that shit. Totally worth for the possibility of hitting this track.
  • + 7
 Send it!!!!
  • + 5
 Yeah bro send it!
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 Send, and post it to pinkbike as well!
  • + 17
 Send X-rays!
  • + 17
 Thanks fer da 30 day heads up.

Later this afternoon I’ll buy you lunch in Antarctica. Hope you can make it.
  • + 11
 I suppose if one is starry-eyed to hang around Norcal enduro bro's then this contest may be the shiz. That said, it seems kinda chintzy (they let you in and you pay for everything else, woo-hoo?) compared to most contests posted on PB.
  • + 7
 Bro. Come on and shred...funny the industry / pros that currently go got grilled by the land owners for lack of maintaining the property. I think this looks rad but have a huge issue with the elitism associated with it.
  • + 8
 There is a PRO-GRT (NW Cup) the same weekend in port angeles Washington!
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 Yesterday, i was climbing up a pretty mellow trail, and some guy on a green hightower LT was coming down so i pulled aside and watched him, while his mom filmed him, for what im now assuming was this contest entry. just some advice if you see this, you should find something to film that doesnt involve you going slow over a few roots....
  • + 1
 Aww, snap!
  • + 6
 Hell no I'm not. Can I come anyway?
  • + 5
 Bonus points for working “brah” into as many parts of the video as possible
  • + 4
 Double points if you leave out the ‘sits on bike and puts goggles on scene.’
  • + 5
 I don’t have a $10k enduro bike, can I use a huffy?
  • + 1
 Back before YouTubers were riding Huffys (Huffies?) at Whistler for likes there was a mythical race called the Walmart Downhill and it was just that. Year after year we all heard new stories about it but no one ever seemed to be able to recall where it was or even which friend had actually been there. The mystery lives on...
  • + 1
 What I I recreate Kendallweed's horrible ragdoll at TDS, will I qualy?

...nevermind, if Jeff goes down like that at TDS I probably shouldn't mess with this one, downieville's more my speed
  • + 1
 This event is totally ridiculous fun and a quick 3 miles from my house. I'll be there, up to my knees in poison oak, sipping on a barley pop wondering how anyone could ride the track at such speed. #whipit
  • + 2
 Damn I have the perfect video for this, but still recovering from an injury. Someone else will have to take the mustache ride this time.
  • + 4
 Tell me that open photo is doesn’t look like weir is chiefing a vape pen
  • + 3
 Extra points if your tires are Weirwolves.
  • + 3
 I love bikes!
  • + 3
 Yeah Sam!!
  • + 1
 Me too lol
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 I love lamp!
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 Have you seen their promo videos
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 WTB, I'll let you know right here and now, I am not tough enough.
  • + 0
 Oh man, the dirty sanchez enduro invitational. #goals #tds
  • + 1
 Yay bicycles!
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