The Yeti Cycles Big Mountain Enduro presented by Shimano is back for the sixth year running and although they just finished the Finale last week in Mascota Mexico, the crew is excited to announce their 2018 schedule. The BME will continue as the premier Enduro series in North America and will include four major stops for the overall series. Three of the four races will count towards series points, so riders are able to drop one race or their lowest score, if competing in the entire series.
Most of last year’s sponsors will return in full support for the upcoming season and those partnership details and news will be released in the coming weeks. The BME team is working on new trail additions to each venue and making sure to use the best terrain those venues have to offer. BME Managing Director, Brandon Ontiveros stated, “We are eager to get started on the 2018 season and to announce our amazing list of sponsors. Equally, I’m personally honored to be partnering with the four venues we selected for next year and am especially excited to see what we can change up over in Aspen Snowmass for the BME Finals. After coming off a successful EWS event last season and really upping the game with fresh cut trails, we’re going to keep evolving and will attempt to use new and worthy trails throughout the valley with the approval of local permitting and trail advocates.”
With fewer races versus last season and a more manageable schedule that balances well with the EWS tour, the BME hopes see increased racer numbers and attract some the top international pros chasing the overall cash purse of $25,000. Having continued sponsorship support from some of the industry’s top brands, the amateur, junior and master categories will also have huge incentives, competing for large prize packages courteous of ongoing BME sponsorships and the products they provide our racers.
Online registration will open Monday, January 1st, so bookmark the date and keep an eye out for important updates. Racers who register for the full BME series online will receive a 15% discount and more details will be provided next month.The Yeti Cycles Big Mountain Enduro presented by Shimano 2018 Calendar:Stop #1:
Santa Fe, NM - May 26thStop #2:
Crested Butte, CO - June 23rd-24th Stop #3:
Keystone, CO - July 7th-8th Stop #4/Finals:
Aspen Snowmass, CO - August 4th-5th
BME Crested Butte Finals Video
Photos courteous of Eddie Clark Media and Tony Wilhelmswww.bigmountainenduro.com
Thanks to Yeti Cycles and Shimano for continuing the title sponsorship support for the 2018 BME. Full sponsorship announcement will be coming soon. For more information on partnership opportunities, contact Brandon Ontiveros.