Ed’s Note: Pinkbike covers the launch of the 2018 season.
The Yeti Cycles Big Mountain Enduro presented by Shimano is back for the sixth year running and although they just finished the Finale last week in Mascota Mexico, the crew is excited to announce their 2018 schedule. The BME will continue as the premier Enduro series in North America and will include four major stops for the overall series. Three of the four races will count towards series points, so riders are able to drop one race or their lowest score, if competing in the entire series.
Most of last year’s sponsors will return in full support for the upcoming season and those partnership details and news will be released in the coming weeks. The BME team is working on new trail additions to each venue and making sure to use the best terrain those venues have to offer. BME Managing Director, Brandon Ontiveros stated, “We are eager to get started on the 2018 season and to announce our amazing list of sponsors. Equally, I’m personally honored to be partnering with the four venues we selected for next year and am especially excited to see what we can change up over in Aspen Snowmass for the BME Finals. After coming off a successful EWS event last season and really upping the game with fresh cut trails, we’re going to keep evolving and will attempt to use new and worthy trails throughout the valley with the approval of local permitting and trail advocates.”