California Enduro Series 2016 Round 1 Recap: Fontana Enduro

Popular enduro series kicks off season at Southridge Park

The California Enduro Series (CES) kicked off their 2016 season at Southridge Park in Fontana with over 300 racers participating in the event. Competitors took on a loose, pedally course that featured exposed, scrubby terrain under a blazing hot sun.

The Fontana Enduro is a brand new addition to the CES line-up and Southridge Racing put on an impressive race, which was part of their weekend-long Fontana City National event. Riders across the board had a great time at this challenging and fun venue, crushing a 12 mile, 4-stage course with 1,800 feet of elevation change.

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Ibis Cycles is one of the many teams on board to race the 2016 season. Photo: Called To Creation.

Racers faced a good deal of pedaling on the Fontana tracks. Photo: Called To Creation.

Racers faced a good deal of pedaling on the Fontana tracks. Photo: Called To Creation.

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Fuji pro rider (and ASJ contributing editor) Lauren Gregg will be living #thevanlife this season. Look for more on Lauren’s adventures this season. Photo: Called To Creation.

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Riders stop by the CES booth to rehydrate, snag some snacks, purchase raffle tickets and chat up the staff. Photo: Called To Creation.

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CES is proud to partner once again with SRAM for the 2016 season. Photo: Called To Creation.

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Loose, fast trails kept competitors on their game. Photo: Called To Creation.

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The southern California venue boasted incredible views. Photo: Called To Creation.

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Team Marin/Rabobank was out en force. Photo: Called To Creation.

Jr. Expert Podium - 1st place: Paul Serra 17:34.5, 2nd place: Jake Marr 17:48.90, 3rd place: Blaise Janssen 17:57.90, 4th place: Nick Gallizioli 18:18.00, 5th place: Aidan Thompson 18:19.70

Jr. Expert Podium – 1st place: Paul Serra 17:34.5, 2nd place: Jake Marr 17:48.90, 3rd place: Blaise Janssen 17:57.90, 4th place: Nick Gallizioli 18:18.00, 5th place: Aidan Thompson 18:19.70

Women's Pro Podium - 1st place: Essence Barton 20:42.20, 2nd place: Lauren Gregg 21:07.30, 3rd place: Janea Perry 21:14.40, 4th place: Ariana Altier 21:20.10, 5th place: Zora Thomas 22:26.60

Women’s Pro Podium – 1st place: Essence Barton 20:42.20, 2nd place: Lauren Gregg 21:07.30, 3rd place: Janea Perry 21:14.40, 4th place: Ariana Altier 21:20.10, 5th place: Zora Thomas 22:26.60

Men's Pro Podium - 1st place: Evan Geankoplis 16:31.60, 2nd place: Jubal Davis 16:47.30, 3rd place: Dillon Santos 16:48.00, 4th place: Cory Sullivan 16:51.10, 5th place: Randy Graham 16:54.80

Men’s Pro Podium – 1st place: Evan Geankoplis 16:31.60, 2nd place: Jubal Davis 16:47.30, 3rd place: Dillon Santos 16:48.00, 4th place: Cory Sullivan 16:51.10, 5th place: Randy Graham 16:54.80

Full Race Results, Current Individual Standings and Team Standings are available on the CES website.

Round 2 takes us to Reno, Nevada for the Battle Born Enduro on May 14, 2016.

ASJ is proud to sponsor the California Enduro Series since its founding year in 2013. Best of luck to all of this season’s race participants!

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