Details Announced for the Squamish Enduro

May 3, 2022 at 22:13
by Squamish Enduro  
Photo: AJ Barlas

PRESS RELEASE: Squamish Enduro

After a 2 year hiatus, the OneUp Squamish Enduro presented by Tantalus Bike Shop is back between the tape to showcase the legendary trails surrounding Squamish, BC.

For 2022, two course options have been strategically designed to test riders, from the up-and-coming challenger, to the worlds most elite EWS athletes. The Short Course, released April 1st takes riders on a 35km loop with 1,300m of climbing and nearly 800m of in-stage descending on a mix of intermediate and expert trail. The Full Course, western Canada's lone EWS Qualifier is the supersized version - circumnavigating 50km with 2,000m of climbing and nearly 1,500m of in-stage descending that includes some of Squamish's most difficult and demanding trails.

Photo: AJ Barlas

Trail conditions are excellent right now, but with weather looming for later in the week, riders need to anticipate a very challenging course on Saturday, May 7th. Understandably, the organizers have strategically designed the course to be as bulletproof as possible when it comes to wet weather. Leading up to the event, the Squamish Enduro has spent over 100 paid maintenance hours on the course, and contributes to the SORCA trail crew with the goal that the trails can be returned to a state better than they were before the event.

bigquotesWe're so excited to see events happening again! The Squamish Enduro is a world class event, and has been a significant contributor to our trail maintenance program since it's inception. The continued support of commercial operators, and third party events like this one is an important part of helping SORCA play our role in maintaining Squamish's incredible trail network.Jeff Norman, SORCA President

Photo: Adrian Marcoux

In BC's Sea to Sky Corridor, you can always expect some heavy hitters to show up, whether its the open or pro field. This years event will see the likes of Rémi Gauvin, Jesse Melamed, Andréane Lanthier Nadeau, Kasper Woolley, Rhys Verner, Lucy Schick, and McKay Vezina line up along side some of the fastest day-jobbers on the planet. To boot, eighty five U-21 riders will be competing in the event, with twenty three of those being women, the most in event history!

Photo: AJ Barlas

We Are One sponsors "The Race to Mid-Pack", where the rider who finishes exactly mid-pack on the infamous blind stage takes home a pair of Union 29 rims - a set for the mid-pack male and female on both the short and the full course. Riders also have to look forward to the on course speed zones, sponsored by OneUp Components and Dialed In Cycling, where the fastest male and female take home one can of beer (or pop for those under 19) for each km/h they clock on the radar gun. Nesters Market provides one of the most deluxe on-course feed zones you can imagine, a welcome oasis for riders mid-way through a crusher-of-a-day. After the race, riders head to Norman Rudy's Pub for a well deserved meal and a pint courtesy of Gibbons Apres Lager.

The Squamish Enduro respectfully acknowledges that we ride within the Squamish Nation Traditional Territory - Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw

Photo: AJ Barlas


  • 5 0
 Racing Value Added after already completing 30km of riding to that point will be interesting...
  • 4 1
 we did a ton of work fixing up bomb holes and adding dirt were needed. Still gnar but less sketchy
  • 6 6
 Value Added is a rut.
SOT is mostly rocks, no idea what maintenance was done?
Icy hole is a WAR seriously, that trail is trashed, what maintenance?
Same with credit line, Rigs = completely wrecked.
Zero work done on Kiki or middle powersmart.

Wtf is this? 100hrs of trail work? WHERE??!
  • 2 1
 I agree icy hole hasn't seen any labour or at least sure doesn't look like it... But isn't it awesome the way it is right now? Trashed? Sure, but I guess I love trash then haha.
  • 2 0
 @keillor: its f*cking AWESOME AS IT IS! Lol I just dont get the lies…seriously ,I have no idea where those 100hrs were spent…Definitely not on any of the trails I listed
  • 2 1
 Rode Value and Icy last week. Value had a bunch of corners fixed up and Icy hole had a new line punched in. Should have figured it was for the enduro. They both rode really well but are going to get crap kicked after Saturday's muck-fest. First slab on Value is going to be the real value for spectators.
  • 4 0
 SOT is mint , theres a new rock line with a punchy climb before it, Icy Hole is hard...yup, Rigs is harder. It's a race to test your skills, not cater to your trail preferences. Good luck . A hundred hours of trail work goes by pretty quickly if you have let's say 5 people digging.
  • 3 0
 @slowerthanmydentist: Rode that slab yesterday in the pouring rain it was a white knuckle affair!!!
  • 4 0
 Stage five long course got 50h

Myself 3x 8h days + 2 x 4 h sessions, mainly on Rigs Proper, armouring and capping the steps of doom, tidying up the little bridge after the chute area, brushing, clipping roots, hand and tool raking thousands of rocks off the trail. Rebuild of Side Husslte and the junction of rigs / dirty Jane two as well as a full pass top to bottom (that’s 3kms and 400+m of vert) with two rakes, first stuff then steel leaf rake.

2x8h I was joined by one other
2h of saw work by another friend on

That’s 50 and how we used it. Also, likely the first work done on it since I/we/Squamish enduro out days into it for the 2019 race.

I’d bet it rides better on Sunday after the race than the last time you saw it.

What’s your name anyhow? Have we met? I’m Owen, I live here and I work on the trails lots. You sound like you want to have a say what trail work gets done, reach out if so and we’ll grab tools and collaborate!
  • 3 0
 I see your work out there Owen. Thank you!
  • 3 0
 @owenbfoster: Trails were GREAT! Some new loamer connectors, filled in holes, fresh berms to catch my out of control self. Thanks for the work. Much appreciated, and don't listen to the keyboard warriors hiding in their basements
  • 3 0
 All of a sudden I am wishing I had entered the Full & not the Half..
  • 3 0
 The Race to Mid Pack is an awesome idea
  • 5 3
 Over a 100hrs of track work before this race… that’s laughable..
  • 2 0
 Lots of positive vibes here about the race, eh guys?
  • 1 0
 Value Added will be a fun watch this Saturday.
  • 1 0
 sounds fun, wish I could have made it Next year
  • 2 2
 I'm so happy I didn't sign up
  • 3 0
 So happy I did!
  • 2 0
 I mean,
I entered the half. Saw the course and contemplated selling my entry because I don’t fancy going for a 19k gravel ride with a little bit of single descent,

Then wished I’d entered the full when I saw that course but now reading all the trail reports of how flogged the full course is, kinda glad I stuck with the Half

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