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!
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.
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.
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.
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