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Steamboat Bike Park Offers Exciting Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series

07/15/2014 02:16PM ● By Jack Burger
Enduro X-Series race dates are July 19-20 and August 16-17, with the Summit-X Enduro on August 24.  

Online registration for the July event will remain open until midnight July 17.  On-site registration will be available on July 18 from 3-7pm at Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare’s mountain location in One Steamboat Place plaza.  Complete racer check-in and on-site registration details here

All events feature Steamboat Bike Park gravity fed and downhill flow trails as well as cross-country single track and Ski Area access roads.  Individual races incorporate multiple stages designed to challenge rider mountain bike handling skills and fitness.  Detailed race schedules, course descriptions, and maps available on the Enduro-X website

“The expanded and enhanced Steamboat Bike Park has allowed us to introduce new adrenaline-pumping course routes for 2014,” said David Scully, Rider-X Event Productions owner and founder/Enduro-X Race Series director and promoter.  “We’ve got climbing transitions, cross-country single-track, flowy descents, and incredible features.”

The Summit-X Enduro on August 24 coincides with the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) World Summit August 20-24.  The Summit-X race is a benefit to support local nonprofit bike organizations; IMBA chapter Routt County Riders and the Steamboat Bike Town USA Initiative.  The Summit-X begins with a transition start at the top of the Steamboat gondola and climbs to Storm Peak for a stage start at 10,565 feet elevation, then descends over 3600 vertical feet on single track, double track and through the Steamboat Bike Park before finishing at the ski area base.

Racer categories include Pro-Open, Amateur, 19-29, Amateur 30-39, Master, and Junior for both men and women.  The Pro-Open categories will compete for a Series cash purse of $7500, with the overall winners receiving award honors at the Series final August 17.

Rider-X Event Productions recently partnered with Mountain Bike Mania to film the July 19 and 20 races.  The races are scheduled to air beginning July 28 for ten weeks on 21 stations across the United States on the networks of ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX.  Click here for a complete listing.

“With Samantha and Ross McDonald at Mountain Bike Mania we now have an incredible opportunity to highlight the excitement of Enduro racing, the athletes, and Steamboat Springs to a broad television audience,” commented Scully.
2014 event sponsors include: Alpine Bank, Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp., Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare, David Chase Rugs & Furniture, Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, Honey Stinger, Power Ice, Gravity Anomaly, Steamboat Bike Shop, FOX, Royal Racing, 100%, POC, Stio, 7IDP, Boeshield T-9, Odi, Aspire, Backcountry Delicatessen, Wheels Bike Shop, Orthopaedics of Steamboat, and Butcherknife Brewing.  Additional event sponsorship opportunities still available.

Discounted lodging packages available from: Sheraton Steamboat Resort, The Ptarmigan Inn, Holiday Inn, and Mountain Resorts.  

Media partners include: Enduro MTB TV, Mountain Flyer Magazine, and Mountain Bike Mania.

Rider-X event Productions proudly supports: Bike Town USA, Routt County Riders, IMBA, and the 2014 IMBA World Summit.

For more information and to register for the Enduro-X Race Series and the Summit-X Enduro visit, or call David Scully at 970.846.5012.