Race Report From The Big Creek Quick Six Enduro

May 15, 2018 at 19:59
by Roswell-Alpharetta MTB Org  

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BIG CREEK
QUICK SIX
ENDURO
Photo: Rush Photography

Just 30 minutes north of Atlanta, you’ll find Big Creek Park in Roswell, GA where freeriding has been happening since the late 90’s. Five years ago, the local SORBA chapter, RAMBO (Roswell-Alpharetta MTB Org.), started a mini, six-stage enduro event that gives racers the format, fun, and excitement of the big races, but on a more approachable scale. 100% of the race proceeds go back into the trails to build new features and skills programs. This year’s Big Creek Quick Six Enduro sold out weeks in advance, no doubt thanks to the massive swag and raffle prizes thanks to event sponsors and high-quality timing by the 3rd Coast Productions crew.

3x Winner of the Quick Six Enduro, Ben Hobbs (Factor/Novatec/Joe's No Flats), ripping down Stage 6 Monsoon - Photo: Jeremy Bordelon
Ben's sister Abby Hobbs (Sunshine Cycles/Weevil Outdoor) taking the win in Women's Open by 16 seconds proving the Hobbs family is simply fast - Photo: Jeremy Bordelon

The Quick Six is more than just six timed stages. It’s a full day of riding, heckling, cheering, and great times on the trails with friends. The vibe is unique for races like this, as it forgoes the high-pressure pro classes and purses, massive scale, and is really just a day of Shred. Chill. Repeat. The race courses are comprised of one-time-only trail sections mixed with existing ones, so it keeps locals on their toes and gives non-locals a fighting chance. Plus each year trail routes are different, so there’s always a new challenge.

Jennifer Braddock (Portable Rock Climbing) sends it off the double-rock drop on Stage 4 on her way to a 3rd in Women's Open - Photo: George Aubrey

Steady Spin's Kevin Grimes putting on a show for the crowd in his Q6 Enduro debut - Photo: George Aubrey

Relaxed. Composed. Julia Lance comfortable at mach speed down the all-new Stage 6 to a 4th in Women's Open - Photo: Cloud8 Photography

Former winner of the Q6 Enduro, Chris Wyatt pushing deep to a strong 4th place in Men's Expert - Photo: Cloud8 Photography
This what we love about the Enduro. Lucas Miles Osaba, a local NICA racer with the NITRO Composite team going big with a smile on Stage 4's drop - Photo: George Aubrey

Men's Expert Podium - 1) Ben Hobbs, 2) Drew Blankenbechler, 3) Jack Brown, 4) Chris Wyatt - Photo: Jeremy Bordelon

13, 5-person teams competed for the bragging rights and massive trophy by scoring the best overall finishes. 1) Joe's No Flats/Novatec, 2) Blue Mountain Bikes, 3) Outstokin - Photo: Jeremy Bordelon

Full race results here

This year’s event wouldn’t be possible without our amazing supporters and hundreds of volunteer hours.

Special thanks to:
Atlanta Cycling
Blue Mountain Bikes
Free-Flite Bikes
Fresh Bikes
Outspokin’ Bicycles
Performance Bicycles
Reality Bikes
Roswell Bicycles
Sixes Pit Bikes
Twisted Spokes Bicycles
Whitetail Bicycles
Industry Nine
Joe’s No Flats Sealant
Novatec/Factor
Smith
3rd Coast Productions

The Hooligans put in countless volunteer hours each year to help RAMBO create one-off trails, help with day-of race operations, and so much more. - Photo: Ellin McCabe



8 Comments

  • 1 0
 Super fun race. Can't say enough about the volunteers who put in huge hours to make it happen, and the great support of the sponsors. So many really young racers is a good sign for the sport... and they are fast!!! Great job by Ryan Kramer who was the emcee and Third Coast Enduro for a great timing system.
  • 2 0
 2 Things: 1. i'm glad 3rd coast found some high quality timing equipment since the TTC race; and 2. Thats Emily Cox in the second pic, and not Abby Hobbs. Both ladies are badasses!
  • 1 0
 This is one of the best race events in the ATL metro enduro or otherwise. I have raced or volunteered in it every year since the beginning and it has become THE event to be at. Great location, awesome for spectators, food, tons of swag/give aways and a great vibe. No wonder it sells out every year. #bluemountainbikes
  • 1 0
 Great event! Had a blast racing this year! Definitely coming back for more next year.
  • 1 0
 Great job jack
Only 15 and showing the dudes what fast looks like
#Ocenduro
  • 1 0
 Atta babe, BENDURO!! And big shout out to Abby too (btw, that's not Abby in picture but it is another rad lady, Emily Cox).
  • 1 0
 Oops! Sorry Emily! Thanks all for coming out and having a great time! Stay tuned for plans with funds raised!
  • 1 0
 Great job #benduro Hobbs





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