Pro triple crown showcases series’ top talent and most challenging venues
The 2017 Golden Tour will showcase the three most aggressive stops on this season’s CES schedule: China Peak Enduro on July 1, Northstar Enduro on August 26–27, and Kamikaze Bike Games Enduro on September 14-17.
The tour is a triple crown series within a series intended to spotlight top talent and events. This elite series will serve as a stepping stone to international competition for new riders and help established riders maintain a high average level of competition throughout the year. Boasting a $24,000 overall prize list for the three events, each race is awarded a $4,000 cash purse to the top ten for both Pro Men and Pro Women categories.
New for 2017, the three Golden Tour events are also Enduro World Series (EWS) Qualifier Events. Points from a racer’s top three EWS Qualifiers this season can earn a spot on the reserve list for first priority registration for the 2018 EWS season – three of which Qualifiers are on the CES schedule. More details about the EWS Qualifier can be found on the EWS website. You need to be an EMBA membership to earn EWS Qualifier points.
China Peak Enduro
July 1, China Peak Mountain Resort in Lakeshore
The China Peak Enduro will kick off the Golden Tour with a real test of skill and endurance. The event is well known as one tough test of endurance and technical skill with race times coming in at around four hours and nearly 6,000 feet of climbing. The dusty, loose course features some of the fastest and rockiest racing the Sierra has to offer on hand-dug rustic trails.
August 26-27, Northstar California Resort in Truckee
The Northstar Enduro offers a memorable two-day race on tough courses featuring meticulously carved berms, steep rocky sections, huge jumps, and plenty of off-camber challenges.
Kamikaze Bike Games Enduro
September 14-17, Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes
The Kamikaze Bike Games Enduro’s technical courses on Mammoth Mountain’s legendary “kitty litter” terrain will challenge the best of the best, pushing top athletes to the limit in their push to the podium.
Learn more at californiaenduroseries.com.