Big Mountain Enduro Announces 2022 Race Season Updates & Registration Info

Dec 14, 2021 at 14:08
by BigMtn Enduro  
Mitch Ropelato dropping one of the final stages of the Big Sky BME. Loose dusty and spectator friendly. Photo dirkbadenhorst

With winter finally making its first appearance across the US, many avid riders may be wondering when they can start setting their sights on the upcoming enduro racing season.

The answer to that question is: “Pretty. Dang. Soon” because registration for the 2022 Big Mountain Enduro (BME) race series opens January 1st, 2022 at 8am MST on the BME website.

Racers who are interested in competing in the BME series should mark their calendars because early registration guarantees the best pricing and secures their place in events that historically sell out quickly!

Jill Kintner riding a steep loose line at Purgatory as the spectators cheer her on. Photo dirkbadenhorst
Jill Kintner riding a steep & loose line at Purgatory as the spectators cheer her on.

Spectators watching racers as they drop a steep and loose line at Big Sky Resort. Photo by dirkbadenhorst
Spectators and racers checking out a steep and loose line at Big Sky Resort.


The 2022 season's race schedule will take racers on a national tour of new and familiar venues that showcase a wide variety of tracks and terrain across 5 states. Four of five rounds will count towards the overall series points and rankings, and the pro purse will increase from years past with more information about that topic to be announced by BME soon.

After a hard weekend of racing - celebrations are a must. Photo by dirkbadenhorst

This year’s race series is presented by new title sponsor, Specialized, and the series will welcome back Maxxis, FOX, Shimano, DT Swiss, Stan’s No Tubes and Industry Nine. Some new sponsors to the series are FSA and 10 Barrel Brewing.

Porsha dropping into an early morning backcountry stage outside of Brian Head UT. Photo by dirkbadenhorst
Porsha dropping into an early morning backcountry stage outside of Brian Head, UT.

BME racer heading down the longest and coldest backcountry stage at the BME finals in Brian Head. Photo by dirkbadenhorst
BME racer heading down the longest (and coldest) backcountry stage at the BME finals in Brian Head.

BME racer dropping the A line on the World Cup DH track at Purgatory Resort. Photo by dirkbadenhorst
BME racer dropping the A line on the World Cup DH track at Purgatory Resort.

Also new for the 2022 season is a Master Men 50+ category. After a large turnout and high demand last season, the team at BME decided to support the “old dogs” and bring forth a new category catering to the older, but still very strong and skilled riders. Don’t worry, the Master Men 40-49 category still remains and is one of the most popular categories for BME events.

For those who missed the 2022 racing schedule announcement from BME, below is a schedule recap of what there is to look forward to.



BME racer riding the longest backcountry stage of the weekend in the rain. Photo by dirkbadenhorst
BME racer riding the longest backcountry stage of the weekend in the rain.

Essence riding the World Cup DH track at Purgatory Resort. Photo by dirkbadenhorst
Essence riding the World Cup DH track at Purgatory Resort.

For riders interested in learning more, check out the BME website ( http://www.bigmountainenduro.com ) and follow along on their Instagram account:@bigmountainenduro to stay up to date with the happenings of next year's exciting Big Mountain Enduro racing season.

Photos provided by @dirkbadenhorst

Lia dropping into a steep loose chute at Purgatory Resort. Photo by dirkbadenhorst
Lia dropping into a steep loose chute at Purgatory Resort.



28 Comments

  • 10 2
 Some real jank features on that WC course that they added this year. Wish it went back to its more raw and open style it had rather than bike park edition with wood spines and single line choice... still is such a sweet track though!
  • 4 0
 The original raw track was where it’s at! The OG version we were riding in the grass years ago
  • 2 0
 they've still go that road gap plank out for ski season. wonder how long it's going to be till jerry decides to have a go...
  • 4 0
 The wood features made it even tougher. I’m not ashamed to say those might be the hardest trails I’ve ever ridden. That place is ****ing rowdy!
  • 2 0
 @Jgallegos335: frankly I can't wait to hit on my skis too
  • 2 0
 @mrosie: made me feel like selling my bikes...haha
  • 8 1
 Sick and tired of the "old dogs" kicking everyone's asses. I can't wait to be in that age group and finally, get all of the extra skill and speed that I've been lacking. Quick question, is there a ceremony for that induction into the group?
  • 3 0
 We’d consider it if it were our favorite kind of ceremony…Race to the top of the biggest transfer??!

Only kidding, but we are pretty fired up about this new category AND we can’t agree more - this group is FAST.
  • 2 0
 @BigMtnEnduro: I did a few races this fall and came mid pack in the 18-29 category but would have been bottom quartile in the 50+ category, it was crazy, their category all-together smoked the entire field.
  • 1 0
 I think we just need a separate category for Westy Wink , dude is ageless and faster than most of the pros
  • 1 1
 @hallj2: it's cuz the fast 18-29 year olds race in the pro category.
  • 1 0
 @dthomp325: thanks for the self-esteem boost
  • 9 0
 Without Yeti sponsoring, I am hoping the race reports cover more than Yeti riders
  • 1 0
 Get on the podium with your non Yeti and I'm sure you'll get some coverage.
  • 9 0
 Three words for anyone wanting to race Mt Bachelor: Cush Core Pro
  • 1 0
 Same if you are racing Big Sky
  • 1 0
 How is that different than most places?
  • 2 0
 @RadBartTaylor: Bachelor is littered with razor lava rocks everywhere.
  • 6 0
 @willis1021: How does cush core prevent your sidewall from getting ripped open? DH tires are the answer.
  • 1 0
 @DirtyHal: Never said it did. Was just making a comment about the rocks
  • 3 0
 Shep is back on the menu! Come get some Missouri Woods riding in yer life boys
  • 3 0
 Missouri Mountains! All the chunk! Round 1!!
  • 1 0
 Not sure if the racers can expect steep and loose conditions this year or loose and steep, either way the stoke will be at an all time high. Long live chainsaw !
  • 2 0
 Is that Richie Rude champagne shape-up?
  • 1 0
 #gameon
  • 1 1
 Looks sick! -weebleswobbles
  • 1 0
 Ok





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