Video: Course Preview and Details Announced for Moab Enduro Cup

May 4, 2015 at 13:59
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Pro rider Alex Petitdemange takes you through the Klondike Bluffs venue in preparation for the May 9 opening event of the 2015 Enduro Cup season. Shot entirely with Sony's Action Cam.

The Magnificent 7 trail area in Moab Utah set the stage for the first stop of the 2014 Scott Enduro Cup presented by GoPro in Moab Utah. Results are available online at endurocupmtb.com category results and also on www.itsyourrace.com event.aspx id 2961

The SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria will kickoff in Moab, UT, on May 9, and event organizers are proud to announce the race course details. With immense excitement surrounding the race series, registration for this stop is sold out. Sony’s Action Cam presents the First Look Moab video, here. To review the detailed course map and race rules, please visit, EnduroCupMTB.com.

The new race course for 2015 at Klondike Bluffs will include four timed stages descending approximately 3,000 vertical feet with a total mileage of 29 miles for the open and expert categories and three timed stages covering 25 miles for amatuer and junior divisions. The trail system features a variety of terrain from swooping dirt single track to slickrock raceways and technical ascents, which will provide fresh and challenging race terrain for the riders.

Race course at Klondike Bluffs for the opening race of the SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria in Moab UT on May 9.

Athlete check-in is located in downtown Moab at the Chile Pepper Bike Shop on May 8 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. On race day, May 9, the base area will be located at the south entrance to the Klondike Bluffs trail system. The first riders will begin transfer stage one at 7:30 a.m. The race will be followed by a barbeque, awards and raffle at the race base area. All raffle proceeds benefit the Grand Country Trail Mix. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to join the event festivities while enjoying the mountain bike community atmosphere.

Enduro races pit riders' physical endurance and technical downhill skills making it an excellent discipline for riders of all ability levels. Three races will take place this season at Moab, UT, (May 9) which is sold out, Sun Valley, ID (June 27-28 ) and Canyons Resort, UT (Aug. 15). Spectators and athletes may view live timing results throughout the race on ItsYourRace.com and the ItsYourRace App.

The Magnificent 7 trail area in Moab Utah set the stage for the first stop of the 2014 Scott Enduro Cup presented by GoPro in Moab Utah. Results are available online at endurocupmtb.com category results and also on www.itsyourrace.com event.aspx id 2961

For more information, visit the series' new website, EnduroCupMTB.com, or follow "EnduroCupMTB" on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and #EnduroCupMTB. Enduro Cup is an MSI production.


26 Comments

  • 23 2
 Klondike bluffs? That is one of the most XC oriented trail networks in moab.
  • 12 5
 The first thing I did when they announced the venue and look at the refund policy: No Refunds Frown
I have extremely low expectations for this race being any fun. What a horrible venue, descending less than 3,000 vertical feet and zero shuttle service!
  • 15 13
 g1701- Its called an enduro race. If you want lift service, go do DH races... friggen whimp. Its still going to be massively fun. Mag 7 was pretty XC orientated and I enjoyed it. Klondike has some quality trails so if anything it'll be a fun time on some good trails with a bunch of fellow rippers. Although it sucks the open class won't be racing on Baby Steps. Maybe one day they'll have the descents down legit DH trails but I always look to Moab as more of a sprint XC race rather than enduro. The social scene makes it more than a good time which is nice.
  • 6 0
 Should race down porcupine rim...
  • 4 1
 Scott- When I pay money for an Enduro race I want a fun course and experience. I don't see the value in a course that doesn't offer anything I can't get any other day of the week. Extra descents and shuttles is one way to do that, I realize timing is their biggest expense but I don't feel like I will get my monies worth. I know they can't shuttle this venue and their wouldn't be any point since it's relatively flat. I have ridden a lot of this trail system and my parting thoughts were, no reason to waste my time riding here again.
  • 3 1
 But this race hasn't had a history of ripping down gnarly descents but rather on those trails you speak of and of course with no shuttles.... maybe next year don't buy an entry spot without knowing the course? Simple solution really, and a fun experience is completely on you to have. It could be the lamest course ever but you can still have a blast hanging with the other riders... I know I have. Again not the best area for an enduro race and I wouldn't consider it as that but based on every race they've had before this and at the other stops, you know that the chances for a legit enduro race as I and most likely you, see it, are very low. I feel your expectations and statements of disappointment are both overblown. Hell you're from CO and the Big Mountain Enduro has been happening.... why wouldn't you save your money and just race those? Now those are legit enduro races. Boom, problem solved.
  • 2 0
 Definitely not a downhill race, but it'll still be fun. I had hoped, and expected, that Megasteps would be one of the stages - oh well. Though the total elevation change is minimal, a lot of these stages will be on rock so the speeds are high. It'll be more "downhillish" than Mag 7 was, and I was kinda over racing there anyway (as fun as it is). I'll be on a 120mm travel 29er. Smile
  • 3 0
 120mm 29er??? Shit, have fun winning. Wink
  • 6 1
 Not to sound like a trail nazi, but on a course that dry is it really necessary to drift the same corner that many times in a trail preview that showed maybe a few hundred yards of trail??
  • 7 0
 What a lame race course. No Kane creek rides?!?!?
  • 7 1
 Nice XC race you got there, seems like a hardtail or cyclocross bike could be ideal.
  • 1 0
 Well the photo above is a guy on a singlespeed hardtail boosting a lip. CX bike huh? This isn't a gravel grinder son.
  • 2 0
 I'm pretty sure they could have packed in more than 3k of descending in 25 miles even in the same network if they had used a different route. I rode out there a couple of weeks ago, and it's definitely pretty flat for an enduro race, there are some rocky tech sections, but nothing remotely steep.
  • 5 1
 Yep, pretty bummed about this one. The Moab stop has been my least favorite of this series and looks like that'll continue.
  • 4 0
 I'm doing a timed descent xc race in October called Moab Rocks and literally is the same course...
  • 5 0
 Looks pretty flat.
  • 4 0
 I would have benefited from closed captioning
  • 1 0
 Frenchie isn't a Yeti ambassador anymore? Niner?
  • 1 0
 Capt. Ahab or Porcupine would have been solid choices
  • 1 3
 I have a feeling most of the kooks complaining here wouldn't have the stones to race anyways even if they were setting the course...
  • 1 0
 oh yeah fasha surfer brah
  • 3 6
 All trails are fun
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