Coming off a successful year of racing in the U.S., the Big Mountain Enduro (BME) has put together another incredible event calendar for 2022 and the buzz around the series couldn’t be any hotter. This past race season included 5 sold-out events at diverse venues across the country encompassing every mix of riding you could imagine, along with some of the most technical tracks the U.S. gravity race scene has witnessed in decades. Richie Rude of Yeti Cycles took the overall series win for the pro men, and it was Kera Linn of Cannondale who won the pro women’s division. Full 2021 results can be found HERE
With the number of youth participants steadily increasing each year, the 2022 BME will continue to bring more young riders into the sport of Enduro, while keeping the challenging and unique terrain that BME events are known for to develop top racers across amateur and pro categories alike.
Next season’s 5-stop national tour kicks off in Ironton, MO in May and will then head to the big mountains and steep descents at Big Sky, MT in late June. In mid July, BME returns to the Rocky Mountain high alpine in Durango Purgatory, CO, followed by Brian Head, UT in August. The September Finals will culminate at a new and exciting west coast venue in Bend / Mt. Bachelor, OR. There racers can expect a big day of backcountry racing and some of the best downhill tracks that Mt. Bachelor Bike Park has to offer. All 2022 events will be two-day races, which will maximize the rider experience and showcase the great trails at each host destination.
Online registration will open on January 1st via the BME website. Events will sell out quickly, so those interested in competing in the top North American series should bookmark the date and secure their entries early. Full details on race categories (with some new additions) will be available online in November, along with information for the points and rankings system, lodging discounts for racers and teams, and more. BME 2022 Schedule
Ironton, MO: May 14th & 15th
Big Sky, MT: June 25th & 26th
Durango Purgatory, CO: July 16th & 17th
Brian Head, UT: August 27th & 28th
Bend / Mt. Bachelor, OR: September 17th & 18th For more information visit www.bigmountainenduro.com
Photos by Eddie Clark and James Stokoe
Visit their websites for full 2021 BME racer galleries.