Round 1: June 7 Battle Born Enduro

Photo of Brian Astell (Marin Factory Team) by Called To Creation.

Photo of Brian Astell (Marin Factory Team) by Called To Creation.

CES kicked off the 2014 season just outside Reno on Saturday June 7 with the sold-out Battle Born Enduro presented by the Silver Legacy Resort Casino.

275 racers took on a classic high desert course featuring exposed, scrubby terrain and loose drifty dirt.

The Poedunks, a non-profit trail stewardship organization, constructed new trails on Peavine Mountain for the race which raised funds for the local trail network.

After gathering at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park for an early morning riders meeting, racers of all categories tackled the long pedal to the start of stage 1. Junior and Sport racers took on a 22.5 mile course that included four special stages and 3800’ of climbing. A rocky, technical fifth stage was added to Expert and Pro categories, equating to 25.5

miles and 4500′ of climbing. Racing under full sun in mid-90’s heat, riders rehydrated and refueled at each stage, and motivated one another with the camaraderie inherent in enduro racing.

Upon completing all stages, riders were treated to lunch and a beer, and cooled off in the shade trading race stories as they waited for results to be posted. Spot-on chip timing provided by Bike Monkey allowed for a prompt podium ceremony. At least $4,000 in cash and prizes were distributed to category winners, with pro purses to the five fastest men and women. Awards went three deep in all other categories.



Pinkbike podium post

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  1. Jason jacobs says:

    When can you register for the event.

    • for individual event registration you should contact the event promoter directly… on feb, 3 we will make an announcement about the series dates and registrations… so please stay tuned a few days…

  2. Jason jacobs says:

    Hey thanks for getting back to me. Just checking to see if the are any registration dates for any event posted yet.
    I know that some of these races will sell out so I want to get a jump start on sign ups. Thanks a lot.

  3. Geoff Maliska says:

    Looks like registration is closed huh? I would like to enter Sport 35 + category. If anything changes please let me know. Thanks

    • eriksaun says:

      Please contact the race promoters directly to see if any spots open. Reg is open now to VP Endurofest at China Peak, and also Mamoth Kamikazee Games. So don’t miss those!

  4. Geoff Maliska says:

    I would still like to enter 35+ sport category if possible. RSVP thank you

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