It was a big weekend for some large-scale sporting events. Sure there was the Winter Olympics in Bejing, the Superbowl in Los Angeles, the Costa Rican Open of Downhill in Cartago, and the Cannonball MTB Festival in Thredbo, Australia but there was also the DVO Mob n Mojave Enduro presented by GT Bicycles in Boulder City, Nevada USA with over 300 racers and easily an equal number of spectators which for them was by far the most important of all events.Friday DS
Friday was racer check-in, open practice for Enduro and Downhill, and the Dual Slalom race. This is the perfect recipe for an action-packed weekend of non-stop gravity MTB racing. Sunny skies, lite winds, and temperatures in the 70s did not hurt either. The weather cooperated with the entire weekend vibe.
There was plenty of side-by-side racing on Friday and it seems that the DS races at Bootleg attract a larger field for each event. The limited daylight at the January and February races only allows for small fields, but event organizers will take full advantage of a few more hours of daylight for the finals on April 15, 2022, by increasing field sizes.
Griffin Pead 1st, Jack Probasco 2nd, and Curran Lawrence 3rd.
Erin Bixler 1st, Brooke Anderson 2nd, and Callie Clifford in 3rd.
Petr Hanan 1st, Layne Gainer 2nd, and Quinn Winter in 3rd.Saturday Enduro
Saturday is for more open Downhill practice and the GT-sponsored Enduro race that had $1,000 cash up for grabs for the Pro/Open Women and the Pro/Open Men. All that place in the top 3 receive medals and if they are under 18 years of age, they get to visit our prize tables to choose their prize. At the series finals in April, all series winners that make the podium (3 deep) will also get to visit the prize tables.
Pro Women Enduro Podium
Pro Men Enduro PodiumSunday DH
The DH races start off with the 6-10 age bracket and finish with the pros that have a chance to earn the1,000 cash purse provided by DVO Suspension. There are also categories and age brackets in between that provide competition for everybody. At the last event, the 6-10 DH course was tamed down considerably from previous events in order to attract more little rippers. That idea proved to be successful as there was a record size field of 10 groms, which was up from the usual 3 or 4 that regularly populate this age bracket. The large field for this super young category is encouraging for the future of the sport, but 1/2 the kids were totally fine with the easier course, but the other 1/2 were obviously quite ready for the gnar that the big boy course offered. So, there is now the tamed-down Beginner 6-10-year-old DH course and an Elite 6-10 DH course that is used by the big boys and adult racers. This fact may help you understand why there are 2 categories for this age bracket when you geek out on results.
Seen here is the podium for the Men's DH Category 2/30-39. Ryan Gallegos took 3rd and shared the podium with his son who also took 3rd but in the Boy's 6-10 beginner DH race. Pretty cool, huh?
The junior categories have recently exploded and we could not be happier. You may have noticed all the grom pictures.
Pro Women DH Podium
Pro Men DH Podium
The series finals have been moved from mId-March to April 15-17, 2022 in order to not conflict with the TN Nationals in Windrock. Registration already has seen over 100 racers sign up! Sign up for the finals HERE
Official results and the racecourse maps can be found on the event webpage HERE
A huge thanks go out to the late Brent Thomson for having the vision, passion, strength, and friends for making these mountain bike trails. Also, not possible without the Boulder City Parks Department, DVO Suspension, GT Bicycles, ODI Grips, Intense Cycles, CushCore, All Mountain Cyclery, MJT Designs, Box Components, KHS Bicycles, Trucker Co, Mynesweepers, Kore North, Alta Racks, Enjoy the Ride Hat Company, RAD Bikes, Peaks and Pedals Gear Exchange, Versus Bicycle Tires, Pivot Cycles, TRP Components, and Fezzari Bikes.