Registration Opens for Canadian Enduro Series

Dec 9, 2019 at 20:38
by Ted Morton  


Registration is open for the 2020 Norco Canadian Enduro Series presented by SMITH

Don't be scared our races aren't that hard but they do fill up quickly, so head on over to our website and get yourself registered now to save some money by registering early. Use coupon code CanadianEnduro2020 at checkout for the lowest prices of the season.

We're also providing every rider a membership to the Canadian Enduro Mountain Bike Association at no additional cost! The association is a not for profit that will be advocating for enduro riders, event organizers and local clubs. The coolest thing is that we’re establishing an athlete fund to help privateers and junior racers compete in Canada and abroad. Any athlete can apply for the fund. We will be announcing more details soon, so sit tight!

CHANGES TO THE 2020 NORCO CANADIAN ENDURO SERIES

2-Day Events - All events this year will be 2-days. Day 1 will feature only one stage, with Day 2 featuring the remainder of the stages.

Team Racing - Do you like riding with your mates? Get stoked to race at your own pace with your buddies with our new Team Category. This category is for seasoned vets and great for families or new riders. The Team Category is pretty easy to understand - racers join a team of 3 (maximum) and can either ride together down the stages or individually (everyone must ride every stage). Either way you race, you'll get an individual race time and a cumulative team time. This will ensure you can still be competitive in your own age category and chase the elusive Team championship.

50+ Category - You asked for it. Hopefully, these guys/gals know how to the internet, so if you see them around, make sure to holler at the 50+ crew and let them know they've got their own category now.

Electric - We've launched Canada's first E-Bike Racing Series. The Norco Canadian Enduro Series Electric. The venues will be shared with the regular enduro series, but racers can expect massive days, special/technical stages, yeah there'll be some uphill stages. Charge your batteries this is going to be epic!

NCES 80 - Formerly known as our 'Short-Course', the revamped NCES 80 is meant for intermediate riders looking for a smaller day with less technical stages. This is a one-day event only.

Pits - For the first time ever, we're offering a pit area for racers to set up tents and be a part of the vendor expo area.

Media - We've enlisted a few rockstars to help us put out some more Canadian Enduro specific content this year. So get stoked to see tutorials and much more on our IGTV and YouTube channels.

EWS - This year our series is proud to be hosting two EWS North American rounds and two EWS Qualifier rounds. This will be the first time ever that an EWS Qualifier is hosted in Quebec and it will also be the first time that Eastern Canada gets a stop of the North American series.

Trophy of Provinces - We're stoked to announce that Sea Otter Canada and Crowsnest Pass will be our two stops. We'll have an Eastern Trophy and a Western Trophy, culminating in the Canadian National Enduro Championships at Panorama Resort! What happens in this event is that everyone who participates is automatically enrolled to race for their province of origin. At the end of the race, we take the top ten finishers in each category and tally up their times based on provinces. The fastest province is awarded the Wester or Eastern Trophy. Ultimately proving which province has the fastest riders. The fastest riders in U21, 21-29, 30-39, 40+, U21 Women, Open Women and Expert Men at both the Eastern and Western trophy will be given free entry, lift tickets and accommodation at the Championship event.


20 Comments

  • 3 0
 The 2 day format is going to make it very difficult for the weekend warriors. Driving out friday, preriding saturday, racing sunday was the norm for a lot of people. If the courses are long, it's going to be seriously crushing to get in a preride AND a stage on Saturday.
  • 3 0
 @spaceofades;

Have no fear Sean! Saturday will only have one stage and it will take place in the evening.
We're trying out this format for a few reasons:
1) It will allow us more opportunities to get photos of all the racers as it's just one stage
2) The Saturday stage will happen in the afternoon/evening so that spectators can watch family and friends
3) This two day style will mean that that day two (Sunday) doesn't need to be a massive day on the bike. You should be done a little sooner, or maybe we'll let people sleep in a bit, yet you still get to race the same amount of trails!

We'll have tighter stipulations on practice as well, so it will help even the playing feild for yuh too!

Enjoy!
  • 1 0
 Hey Ted, do the new venues at Sun Peaks and Silverstar also require purchasing a lift-ticket for both Saturday and Sunday (assuming that maybe there's a lift stage in there?). Or are those included in the price? I noticed on the website there's no information posted under the Silverstar events page. And the Sun Peaks event page has information for what I assume is the Fraser Valley event (it says Black Forest Ham is off limits, which is at Vedder).
  • 2 0
 @gbeaks33

Heya Greg;

Yup, Sun Peaks, SilverStar and Pano all require lift tickets, but we always have them heavily discounted for race day. I think last year Pano was about $25. I know its an added cost, but these places bring a huge amount of infrastructure for all the racers to enjoy.

SilverStar and Sun Peaks do not have any information posted as of yet because we haven't been to those venues in previous years. The Fraser Valley event info you're seeing is from last year.

All the events will have updated racebooks sometime around February/March.

The events are two-days this year, with day 1 being one stage and day 2 being the rest. You'll have a lift ticket for Saturday anyways as you'll likely want to practice.

Hope all is well!

Cheers,
  • 1 0
 @canadianenduro: K cool thanks for the clarification!
  • 1 0
 @canadianenduro: Hi, Thanks for letting us know that the lift tickets will be required and that the info will be updated soon. It's great that the NCES makes registration and race info available this far ahead of the race season.

I have a follow-up question to Greg's; How many stages, on average, will be chair assisted to the top of the stage start or nearby? Or, from a different angle, how much [percentage wise] of the descent is going to be made possible by chair lift support, vs climbing on the bike?
  • 1 0
 @pcledrew:

Hey Paul;

At this point, I don't have a solid answer for you. You can count on pedalling between 1400-2000m at all of our events. In most cases, we'll have 1-3 lifts per venue.
  • 1 0
 @canadianenduro: That sounds great, Thank you. I was hoping there wouldn’t be too much of the event being lift accessed. 1400-1800 is a solid climbing range for an even like this.

All the best with the 2020 season.
  • 2 0
 Are there in fact field size registration limits as implied by the first sentence? and if so, is that per class, the event overall or what exactly? I understand the entry fees increase as you get closer to the event. thx
  • 2 0
 @kliss

Hey Kim;

Yup, there are in fact limits to our events. It isn't per class, it is per event, however, our largest class is the 30-39 men and it often makes up 1/3 of our events. Since this class is largely working men, they register quickly.

If you're keen on an event, especially Fraser Valley or Sun Peaks, I'd recommend signing up sooner than later. Fraser Valley and Sun Peaks are both a 1/3 full.

Cheers,
  • 2 0
 Looking forward to the 2020 race season. Like the changes, it should be interesting with the 2-day event. I Will be at Sea-otter and Bromont. who else will be there?
  • 3 0
 Who's the long hair in the picture on the front page? He looks fast.
  • 2 0
 Stoked to see him bring the noise in 2020!
  • 2 0
 Great changes to the series. CEMBA and Athlete fund are very rad ideas, kudos!
  • 1 0
 Stoked for all @canadianenduro does to keep supporting racing on this side (east) of the country! Bring it on!
  • 1 0
 Careful there so much stoke pinkbike might not be able to contain it
  • 1 0
 @mtbman1980 I know right!? Thanks Tim!
  • 1 0
 Will I be able to get Jacob Tooke's autograph?
  • 2 0
 @ali-chapple rumour is you're racing the e-bike category!
  • 1 0
 @canadianenduro: haha you never know!

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