BME Winter Park: (EWS Qualifier & NAET Stop)
Based on popular demand, and the need for additional Colorado based enduro events, BME is happy to announce a new venue for 2017 at Trestle Bike Park/Winter Park Resort, located just an hour and a half outside of Denver. This added stop will take place on July 8th as a one-day race, and will be tied into the overall BME series rankings, now making BME a 4-stop US tour. This second stop of the season will now allow riders to drop one race or lowest score from all four BME’s, making it more easier to attend and more obtainable for riders to compete in the overall series. This race will also be part of the 2017 North American Enduro Tour, which contains some of the longest running enduro events in the US and Canada.
Furthermore, the Winter Park BME will act as an EWS qualifier event, along with the Santa Fe BME season opener. These two qualifier events will allow racers to earn points towards a place on the Enduro World Series reserved list for the following season. Riders on the reserved list will no longer have to apply to the EWS lottery to secure an entry to the EWS. Additionally, the winner in each EWS category at every qualifier event will automatically be added to the reserved list for 2018. This is an important springboard for top up and coming enduro racers, as it facilitates the jump to racing on the world stage without breaking the bank. The top 80 Pro Men, 30 Pro Women, 15 Under 21 and 15 Masters in the final EWS qualifying rankings will be added to the following year’s reserve list. It’s critical to note that racers must have an Enduro Mountain Bike Association membership prior to racing these 2 stops in order to be eligible for EWS qualifying, so complete that process in advance in order to qualify accordingly.
- Professionally marked courses
- Experienced course marshals and checkpoint crew
- Fully-stocked aid stations with local organic food and hydration
- Professional medical support on-course
- Post-race meals each day
- Expo with sponsor village and tech support
- Professional Sport iDent chip timing
- Large awards ceremony and raffles
- Bike wash available daily
- Custom BME swag