Alpine, fresh-cut trails, big mountains, expansive views and the newest bike-park in Canada: Big White Resort. Round number 5 of the the MEC BC Enduro Series (BCES), presented by Intense Cycles was hosted by Bike Big White, with support from Sovereign Cycle.
All doubt, scrutiny, and wonder were far exceeded this weekend as Big White Resort delivered the goods. The trail crew cut-in two brand new trails just for this event, showing their determination and passion for providing a phenomenal trail experience for every rider.
Riders were treated to riding trails that may never be open to the public and they were thoroughly impressed with the rawness, multiple lines and shear gnar. With mandatory doubles, drops, and rock rolls that had people second guessing their skill!
Big White opened restaurants, brought in more staff to ensuring the pump-track was watered, and everything was on point for likely the dustiest race of the year.
Canada's Newest Bike Park
Brendon Edgar is one of my favourite Canadian Riders. He's one of the most hard-working, raw and powerful riders to watch, I'm always excited when marshals text me on course, about how the guy with 'No Sleeves', is on an absolute tear! He gives "zeros" about anything other than going fast. Big White trails are "Shredgar" approved.
This is the first-race ever at Big White, surely not the last!
Trail Club and Community
The crew at Big White has been busting their butts to put together a truly world-class bike park, they've also partnered up with Alpine Bike Parks to help bring the noise and keep the trails flowing. I have a huge respect for both these teams, building a bike park is no easy feat, coupling this to hosting Canada's largest enduro series within the first two weeks of operation truly shows that riding is life at Big White.
I can't urge you enough, if you want to experience the creation of something authentic and raw, get involved with Big White; whether it's smashing berms or lending a hand, you need to check this place out.
These types of events can’t happen without the dedicated and loving support of the local communities.
Special thanks to Big White Resort.
Kris H. | Trevor H. | Kat B. | Russ Morton | Alpine Bike Parks |
Sovereign Cycle Russ and Leigh from Sovereign Cycle have supported the race heavily, thanks guys!
MEC Trail Donation
At every stop in the B.C. Enduro Series we give back 10% of participant registrations to the local trail club, at select events, MEC matches our 10% providing an extra little bit to help the clubs manage the trails, that’s over 20% back to the local club!
Big White being the rockstars they are, decided that 10% should go back to the Kelowna mountain biking group MTBco.
At this race, we donated just over $1,100 back to the local club and $1,100 went to the trails at Big White!
The crew from MTBco and Sovereign Cycle are stoked for the support from Big White and MTBco. $1100 was donated from MEC and Big White to the trails in Kelowna!
• And anyone who Volunteered with us and anyone who helped with a shuttle, a beer or a spare tube!
We Need Help
We're always looking for parents, girlfriends/boyfriends or injured riders to help out! What you'll get: • Jersey • Lunch • Post-race meal and drink • Discount entry to any other race, for you or for a friend/kid/dog Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, with your preferred race, phone number and email.
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