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King of the Mountain: Enduro Race
What is the King of the Mountain All-Mountain Enduro Race? It is an event that is open to racers of all ability levels which will incorporate various aspects of Mountain Biking including: downhill, cross-country and trail riding. Enduro racing combines the best elements of racing and group riding by allowing participants to experience the thrills and challenges of racing while still enjoying the social aspects of riding with their friends.
Once again we have linked our race with the Burke Mountain Bike Park Kingdom Enduro and Highland Mountain Over-Mountain Enduro to create the East Coast Enduro Triple Crown. Pro and Amateur racers who take part in all three races will compete for the overall series title and cash and prizes provided by SR Suntour, G-Form, Specialized, Dakine, Oakley, 661, Fly Racing and GoPro
Date: Sunday October 4, 2015 (Pre-Ride & Practice Saturday October 3rd)
Format: The King of the Mountain Enduro race will be comprised of 5 timed “special” stages and non timed “transport” stages. The “specials” will consist primarily of downhill and technical sections but riders should expect to climb up to 10-20% of the total distance of each stage. The “transport” stages between each "special" will move riders from one area of the mountain to the other and may include some significant climbs.
The riders with the fastest cumulative time at the completion of the race will be crowned the winner.
Amateur Enduro Event:
New for 2015! Amateurs wil get to race all 5 stages same as the pros.
King of the Mountain Enduro:
This race is geared toward more advanced riders or those who want to accept the challenge of competing for the overall King of the Mountain title.
All Riders must complete the entire race on the same bike. Riders must choose their weapon carefully… You’ll want a bike that climbs efficiently and will still hold up to the pounding of our downhill terrain. Our recommendation is a full-suspension trail bike with at least 5” of travel or the equivalent (29’er). Full-face helmets and protective equipment are reccomended for the King of the Mountain participants. Whatever gear you'll want for the timed segments you need to carry with you on the transfer segments. You must be 100% self-sufficient on the trail. Use of the lift is only permitted during practice or when/if included in a transfer stage. Re-runs will only be given at the discretion of the race director and official. No Whinning! The race officials rulings are the final word.
Part of the fun of Enduro races is getting to ride terrain that is traditionally not open or suitable to racing. The King of the Mountain race will utilize the various terrain elements that the Mountain Creek Bike Park and the surrounding resort has to offer.
Friday October 2nd
11AM - 6PM - Bike Park Open for Practice and Freeriding
Saturday October 3rd
9AM - 6PM - Bike Park Open for Practice and Freeriding
9AM - 3PM - Registration Open - Red Tail Lodge
Sunday October 4th
8AM - 9AM - Last Chance Registration
9:15AM - Mandatory Riders Meeting in front of the Cabriolet Gondola
10AM - Race Begins - Top of the Mountain
4PM* - Awards in the Biergarten (Awards will immediately follow the completion of the event)
*Times are approximate and subject to change
King of the Mountain Pro/Open Category – $85 public - $75 passholders (Free commemorative pint glass when you pre-register)
Includes Sunday Lift Access
Amateur Lite Enduro - $55 public - $45 passholders (Free commemorative pint glass when you pre-register)
Includes Sunday Lift Access
Amateur Women (All Ages)
*Enduro Participants can purchase $25 Friday & Saturday Practice Lift Tickets with their race entry
$1,750 Pro/Open Cash Purse
Amateur winners will receive prizes from: Specialized, G-Form, 661, Fly Racing, Oakley, Dakine, Dynaplug and 510
King of the Mountain participants can save 20% on resort lodging at Mountain Creek. Just call 973-827-2000 and mention "King of the Mountain" for discount.