New Rocky Mountain Enduro series rolls on at Powderhorn Aug. 5-6 | SummitDaily.com

New Rocky Mountain Enduro series rolls on at Powderhorn Aug. 5-6

The second race of the new Rocky Mountain Enduro Series (RMES) comes to Colorado this weekend (Aug. 5-6) at Powderhorn Mountain Resort.

Saturday will feature three backcountry stages held on private land located below the resort, while all of Sunday's three stages are lift-accessed. Courses will be marked for practice today (Friday, Aug. 4).

"We're excited to introduce a new venue to the Enduro mountain bike scene. Powderhorn Mountain Resort offers both rugged technical trails topping out at 9850 feet as well as unique access to trails on private land for the non-lift served courses," said David Scully, co-director of RMES. "The course selection provides a balance of gravity and fitness tracks to satisfy both the downhill and cross country racers."

Online registration for all categories at $190.00 is still open. Walk-up registration Friday is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Powderhorn Mountain Resort Bike Shop in the base area. The RMES utilizes the Sport iDent chip timing system, the same used by the Enduro World Series. Sport iDent provides accurate and instant result information to help athletes strategize race plans.

Powderhorn Mountain Resort offers slopeside hotel and condo accommodations and free camping (first-come-first-serve) in the parking lot of their base area. Click here for reservations and additional lodging information.

The RMES continues in Colorado next month, traveling to Steamboat Springs for Enduro-X from Sept. 9-10. The season wraps up with the two biggest backcountry enduros of the year with The Whole Enchilada in Moab, Utah on Sept. 17 and the Monarch Crest Enduro from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in Salida.

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Sponsor support from Ska Brewing, Elevation Beer Co. and Soulcraft Brewing will provide cold adult beverages throughout the race weekend at the Powderhorn Pub. Lunch each day is included with registration. Additional RMES sponsors include: Yeti Cycles, Honey Stinger, Stio, Elevation Beer CO, Smooth Operator, Enduro MTB Training, Soulcraft Brewing, 100%, Yee Haw Pickle Co., Absolute Bikes, Wood's Distillery, Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare, Enduro-X, Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Monarch Crest Enduro, United States Forest Service, Chocolate Bunny Productions, and the Whole Enchilada Enduro.

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