Big White's First-Ever Enduro Race - Report

Aug 28, 2017 at 15:25
by Ted Morton  
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Here's what Big White had to say about the race:

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

2018 BC Enduro Series
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.

Local Supporters—Thanks

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!

2017 Canadian National Enduro Series at Big White Bike Park Kelowna BC. Photography by Sam Egan more at cedarlinecreative.com

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!



Racing

You can check out more photos from the event here, courtesy of:
James Cattanach
Sam Egan - Cedarline Creative

The trails were in prime condition for racing and as the first race of the season is was exciting to see how the long winter affected riders.

2017 Canadian National Enduro Series at Big White Bike Park Kelowna BC. Photography by Sam Egan more at cedarlinecreative.com
  Clear skies made for an awesome weekend!

2017 Canadian National Enduro Series at Big White Bike Park Kelowna BC. Photography by Sam Egan more at cedarlinecreative.com
  So much terrain! Endless possibilities!

2017 Canadian National Enduro Series at Big White Bike Park Kelowna BC. Photography by Sam Egan more at cedarlinecreative.com
  Pont, slaying slabs.

  Berms, and lots of them...

  1 minute intervals were given due to the looming dust!

  If you're looking for alpine getaway, Big White is your place!

2018 BC Enduro Series
  Absolute Savage.

  Absolute Business.

  Sharky on follow-cam duty with Taylor.

2018 BC Enduro Series
  Henning showing the all to familiar sites of Stage 3.

  Hawaii or Bust

2017 Canadian National Enduro Series at Big White Bike Park Kelowna BC. Photography by Sam Egan more at cedarlinecreative.com

2017 Canadian National Enduro Series at Big White Bike Park Kelowna BC. Photography by Sam Egan more at cedarlinecreative.com
  Vincent Ready is Headslap Proof


The Course


STAGE 1 | Pry Bar> Nessy> Rubber Boa > Hot Tub > Mop Up
STAGE 2 | Rockhammer > Knockout > New Trail >Joker > Black Mamba
STAGE 3 | Rake and Ride
STAGE 4 | BC Cup DH

Our Trailforks profile is here

  Taking home the prize for best crash - someone will link a video of it. "When in doubt, air-it-out" did not apply in this case...

Results

You can find the full results here.

For series points in the MEC Canadian National Enduro jump on over to Roots and Rain.

U15 Men
1 // Emmett Hancock // 23:08
2 // Johnathan Helly // 23:56
3 // Brady Fogolin // 28:28



U21 Men
1 // Carter Woods // 22:01
2 // Elliot Jamieson // 22:09
3 // Alex Silverthorne // 22:29

  The competition is close in the U21 Women category. Surely the championship at Sun Peaks will see a larger class!

U21 Women
1 // Ainhoa Ijurko // 28:26
2 // Sena Odyakmaz // 30:55

21–29 Men
1 // Reid Pearce // 23:22
2 // Levi // 23:31
3 // Jay Stamino // 23:32

30–39 Men
1 // Nate Briggs // 23:22
2 // Joel Harwood // 24:19
3 // Guillame Racine // 24:23

40+ Men
1 // Leon May // 24:13
2 // Ryan Hayes // 24:26
3 // Trevor Syrowy // 25:11

Open Women
1 // Sarah Moore // 27:54
2 // Veronika Voracek // 28:47
3 // Megan O'Brien // 29:22

  ALN showing utter dominance in the Pro Women class, her result would have put her in the top 10 for Pro Men!

Pro Women
1 // ALN // 24:35
2 // Leonie Picton // 26:30
3 // Jennifer McTavish // 31:05

Pro Men
1 // Brendon Edgar // 21:36
2 // Max Leyen // 21:37
3 // Evan Guthrie // 21:43

  Canada's finest


A massive thank-you to this year's series sponsors and supporters


• And anyone who Volunteered with us and anyone who helped with a shuttle, a beer or a spare tube!

Fraser Valley Course Release MEC Canadian National Enduro Series presented by INTENSES cycles



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 admin@bcenduro.com, with your preferred race, phone number and email.

Need something? More information?

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• Athlete Inquires | athletes@bcenduro.com
• Volunteer Information | admin@bcenduro.com
• All other inquiries | ted@bcenduro.com (Event Director)




MENTIONS: @bcenduroseries



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5 Comments

  • + 3
 Such an awesome track! Definitely going back to Big White.
  • + 2
 Good job "B" and Max well done guys !!!!
  • + 4
 #Trekwarrior
  • + 2
 @Tmackstab: Knockblock fo rrreaalll...
  • + 1
 yeah, Levi!

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