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Downhill MTB racing returns to Breck with BRK MTN Enduro, June 25

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Ladies and gentlemen of the enduro scene, your time has arrived.

On June 25 — as in this Satuday — mountain bike racing returns to Breckenridge Resort with the BRK MTN Enduro. Enduro races are growing at a rapid clip in the mountain biking community, thanks in large part to a format that has racers heading mostly downhill with intermittent climbs and features.

In other words, this isn't a grind to the death, but more of a whipfast contest to see who can pick their way over Breck's rocky, technical terrain faster than the rest. Plus, there's cash at the end: riders in the open category compete for a $1,400 prize purse, with winners in all divisions taking home gear, goodeis and more.

The event is open to all competitors and hosted in conjunction with Breck Bike Week.

The nitty gritty

Entry Fee: $45 Adults, $35 Juniors

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Categories: Pro-Open Men, Amateur Men 19-39, Amateur Men 40+, Junior Men 15-18, Junior Men 14 & Under, Pro-Open Women, Amateur Women 19+, Junior Women 18 & Under

Format: Two stages, combined time to determine winners. Descent sections are timed. Ascents will not be timed. All athletes are required to wear helmets during practice and the race.

Lift access: Gondola to Colorado SuperChair base. Racers must have a lift ticket to bring bikes on the gondola and Colorado SuperChair. Spectator access for foot passengers can be purchased for $16/person.

Timeline

7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. — Check-in and registration at Breck Bike Week venue in the Wellington Lot in downtown Breck

8 a.m. — BreckConnect Gondola Opens

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. — Course inspection and practice

10 a.m. — Event Start (30 second intervals)

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — After party and Awards Ceremony at 9600 Kitchen (at the DoubleTree)

3:30 p.m. — Funkadelic Pond Crossing Challenge in downtown Breck

Course description

Keep in mind that the entire course is subject to change due to snow melt and trail conditions. It's been rainy the past few days.

Stage 1: Start at Vista Haus>descend Swinger Switchbacks>left onto Breakaway>climb Dwight's to bottom of T-Bar>turn right onto Game Trail and descend. Finish above the actual Peak 8 Base area (exact location TBD)

Stage 2: Start at Vista Haus>descend Frosty's Challenge>right onto Wanderer Trail>left onto Prospector Trail>right onto Flume at bottom of Prospector Trail/9 Storage Area>right onto 9 Storage Road>left onto Peak 9 Service Road> Finish at base of the Peak 8 SuperConnect.

Prizes and after party

Head on over to The 9600 Kitchen at the DoubleTree by Hilton for the after party and awards ceremony. Awards are given to the top three finishers in all categories, including a $1,400 prize purse for the Open categories.