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2014 King of the Mountain Enduro
NEW! New for this year we have linked our race with Burke Mountain Kingdom Enduro and Highland Over-Mountain Enduro to create the East Coast Enduro Triple Crown. Racers who take part in all three races will compete for the overall series title and cash and prizes provided by Louis Garneau, Giant, Liv, G-Form, Specialized, Dakine, Oakley, 661, Fly Racing and GoPro
Date: Sunday September 14th (Pre-Ride Saturday September 13th)
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 cumilative time at the completion of the race will be crowned the winner.
Lite Enduro Event:
Novice riders and those new to racing may choose to participate in the Lite Enduro Event. This novice event will consist of 4 stages on our more intermediate and advanced terrain. Open to amateurs only.
King of the Mountain Enduro:
This race is geared toward more advanced riders who want to accept the challenge of competing for the overall King of the Mountain title. This race will build upon the Lite Enduro stages adding an additional 5th stage which utilize the some of the more difficult, expert, steep, rocky terrain that the mountain has to offer.
*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.
Friday September 12th
11AM - 6PM - Bike Park Open for Registration Practice and Freeriding
Saturday September 13th
9AM - 6PM - Bike Park Open for Practice and Freeriding
9AM - 2PM - Racer Check In and Onsite Registration - Red Tail Lodge
Sunday September 14th
8AM - 9AM - Racer Check In & Chip Pick Up
9AM - Mandatory Riders Meeting in front of the Cabriolet Gondola
10AM - Race Begins - Top of the Mountain
4PM - Awards in the Biergarten
*All Times Subject to Change
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.
We have partnered once again with Giant/Shimano athlete Jeff Lenosky to assist us in the course design and layout for our race and we promise that it will be a fun and challenging event in the true spirit of the Enduro style format.
King of the Mountain Pro/Open Category – $85 public - $75 passholders (Pre-Reg to Save $10)
(Includes Sunday Lift Access)
Amateur Lite Enduro - $55 public - $45 passholders (Pre-Reg to Save $10)
(Includes Sunday Lift Access)
Under 18 Men
Women (All Ages)
*Enduro Participants can $25 Friday & Saturday Practice Lift Tickets with their race entry
$1,750 Pro/Open Cash Purse
Amateur winners will receive prizes from: Specialized, Liv, Giant, Luis Garneau, G-Form, 661, Fly Racing, Oakley, Dakine and GoPro.
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.