Race Report: Youth Enduro Series - Round 1

Mar 26, 2019
by Robert Herber  
Participants were treated to great views but didn't waste any time taking in those views

Photo credit: Logan Gallagher

The weather in Utah finally let up long enough to get Round 1 of the Youth Enduro Series off with tomorrow's generation of young riders. With 3 stages and just over 11 total miles of riding these riders proved that they could shred the beautiful trails of Southern Utah.

Racers traveled from neighboring states to participate in the Southern Utah event and were treated with perfect racing conditions. The rain the day before had everyone nervous but the racers that braved the conditions were treated to sunny skies and amazing temperatures.

To goggle or not to goggle, that is the question!
Advanced boys 14-18 rider Preston Johnson makes his way down the easier part of stage 2

A few of the riders make their way back to the top of Stage 2

Class winner Diggy Russell is dropping in another great run on Stage 2
Jack Johnson takes one of the short uphills at full speed.

Trevor Worley doesn't have time to look at the flowers as he sends it through the rocks and drops.
The snow in the background was threatening but held off long enough for participants to enjoy great racing weather.

Rider 431 Brock Bleggi decides that he didn't need his goggles with the tacky racing conditions.

Eventual class winner and second fastest on the day Noah Hunt shows his speed and descending abilities.
Easton Droubay chooses the outside line on his way to his podium finish.

Racers enjoyed the perfect dirt conditions as the twisted their way through the southern Utah sagebrush.

G-form contest winner River Martucci is not leaving any time on the course on his way to 3rd overall in the in the 15-16 boys class.
DJ Flyin Pickle shows that he can shred on his hardtail and carbon forks before taking the stage to keep the good times rolling after the races have concluded. DJ Flyin Pickle serves as the Youth Enduro Series announcer when he is not on the bike.

Brady Muzquiz is ripping past the rocks and tortoise dens on Stage 3

Garrett Leonardson is proof that patriotic gloves make you faster as he enters the bottom of stage 3
Preston Johnson is able to keep his eyes on the trail and photographer Logan Gallagher

Riders stuck around after the event to claim their awesome sponsor swag.

Boys 17-18 rider David Ockey and his friends so off some of the great sponsorship swag that participants were treated to after the event.

The next two rounds of the Youth Enduro Series will take us from the southern deserts of Utah to the mountains. Round 2 takes us to the awesome trails at Solitude Mountain Resort near Park City, Utah and round 3 to the Brian Head Mountain bike park to explore their new trails.

A huge thanks to our sponsors that provide us with the coolest raffle prizes, Intense Cycles, 100% clothing, ESI Grips, G-form pads, 7D trail tools, FASST MTB, Red Rock Cycles.

For more information about upcoming events or how to sponsor jump on over to YouthEnduroSeries.org

MENTIONS: @YouthEnduroSeries


  • 5 0
 Guys. . . You know chicken man? The one who got his account banned? Well yeah, the one in like the first pic with the neon blue/green bell super 3 helmet, that's him.
  • 3 2
 I remember being 16 and being able to afford a Factory 36 with orange lowers. Wait never mind.

But it’s rad to see stuff like this event happening. One reason why I love the bike industry.
  • 4 1
 Actually buddy I’m 17Wink
  • 1 0
 He worked his butt off for those lowers LOL. Nice job Jeremy!
  • 1 0
 @Pacosampeles: haha I know, I’m one of his coaches. I always give him crap for it.
  • 1 0
 Whaaat? I'm from StG, would've loved to stop by and cheer...totally missed this!
  • 1 0
 Great event Rob! Thanks for bringing Enduro to St George!
  • 1 0
 To be fair I did put my goggles on. But it was a great day for racing.
  • 1 0
 What no girls raced?
  • 2 0
 Three girls raced. Including an 8-year old on a fully custom 140mm 24inch wheeled bike. They all did a great job.

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