Racers will tackle approximately 10 miles of rowdy and sometimes rooty trails over 4,700 vertical descending feet through sharp switchbacks and multiple technical downhills during the timed stages. This year's race will feature longer stages with more downhill than previous years at Canyons Resort.
"The additions and edits we've made to the course will make Canyons the most challenging and rewarding of our series," said Enduro Cup Founder Ali Goulet, "Steep, technical and fast trails will require every ounce of a rider's skill."
Enduro racing uses a rally-style format with timed descents during competition stages linked together by climbing transfer stages, which are not factored into the overall time. The course at Canyons Resort will pit cardio and strength against nerve and skill. Park City, UT, is the world's first and only International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Gold-Level Ride Center accredited for its stunning natural beauty, diverse riding opportunities and successful local mountain bike community.
The race starts and finishes at Canyons Village making it easy for friends and fans to cheer for racers and participate in the action. Both spectators and athletes can also view live timing results throughout the race on ItsYourRace.com and the ItsYourRace App. Following the Enduro Cup awards ceremony is the Summer Concert Series at Canyons featuring Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush. The concert is free to the public and all athletes are encouraged to stay, relax and enjoy a concert by this musical legend.
Get a sneak peak of the course by viewing Sony's Action Cam "First Look" video below.
Photos: © Mike Schirf