Bear Mountain Enduro – March 31st

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Bear Mountain Enduro March 31st 2019 (Series Points Race #1)

Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Enduro p/b Marty’s Mountain Cycle.  The event will serve as the kick-off event for the Island Cup Mountain Bike Enduro Series and feature the pristine trails of the Bear Mountain Bike Park with up to five timed technical descents. Riders will be timed individually with the completion of each section.  The riders with the lowest accumulated time for the sections will be called the winners. The Rocky Mountain Enduro will offer a fun and fast Enduro experience for riders of all abilities. The route will feature up to four runs of four epic Bear Mountain sections: Flow Trail, Chainsaw Trail, Skirt Mountain Trail, and the New Bears Back trail.

Schedule:

Pre-riding

**IMPORTANT**  – Chainsaw and Flow Trail will be open and available for pre-ride on any day leading into the event weekend.    Skirt Mountain Trail will be undergoing some enhancements and will be available for full pre-ride by no later than March 22.   A communique will be circulated to announce the trail opening.

Friday, March 22*- 30    Pre-ride open on all trails from 9 am to 5pm.  (May open sooner)

Saturday, March 30

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM          Flow Trail and Chainsaw Trail Closed during Canada Cup XC

Sunday, March 31

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM        Package Pick Up and check in for all racers is at the Main Event Venue at the end of Hannington Road.  Look for the Rocky Mountain Tents!

IMPORTANT! All racers must check in in order to receive their timing chip.

10:45 AM                          Call to Start and rider briefing.  (Rocky Mountain / MCC Demo Tents)

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM        Rocky Mountain Enduro Course Open

11:00 AM                          *RACE START

02:00 PM                           Expected Last Rider Finish

* Starting sequence will depend on number of participants in each category.

11:00 PM – 03:00 PM        Food Concession at Bear Mountain Bike Festival Outdoor Venue

1:15 AM                            First Finishers Expected

2:00 PM                             Rocky Mountain Enduro Course Closed

03:00 PM                           Awards Presentation at Bear Mountain Bike Festival Outdoor Venue / Expo

START ORDER (Updated March 20th)
• Youth – 1 stage (Flow trail)
• Beginners – 2 stages (Flow and Chainsaw)
• Intermediate – 4 stages (Chainsaw, Martys Trail 1, Flow, Marty’s Trail 2)
• Experts/Elite – 5 stages (Marty’s Trail 1, Bearback, Marty’s Trail 2, Chainsaw, Flow)

Notes about the course:

There is a new section of lower chainsaw that we will be using for Intermediate/Expert and Elite racers “Little Bones”.

The reason for Martys 1/2 is to have a separate timeout for each run to help with the accuracy of timing.   Riders will turn LEFT for their first run and RIGHT for their second.  There will be signage on course to help with directions.

Location: Victoria. Bear Mountain.

This enduro is a great “warmup” race for the season.  The past 2 years the organizers and sponsors brought more swag and prizes than any other race on the Island .

Registration:

Online Registration only.  Reg closes Friday Mach 29th at 10:00 pm.

Click here to register

Fees:

Racers 19 and up – $50

Racers 18 and under – $30 (MUST ENTER PROMO CODE U19 to get $20 discount)

Racers U12 in Youth  U12 category – FREE

Island Cup Series

The 2019 Vancouver Island Cup Mountain Bike Series is BC’s premiere grassroots race series spanning the length of Vancouver Island. Cross Country, Downhill, Enduro and Marathon disciplines are brought together from numerous local mountain bike clubs. If you are a first timer, seasoned pro or just out to have some fun we would love to see you experience mountain bike racing on Vancouver Island.

Island Cup races are sanctioned by Cycling BC.

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