The season goes out with a bang; racers enjoy perfect weather and fast trails

By CaliEnduro

The Bell Santa Cruz Super Enduro—presented by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC), an IMBA chapter—returned to the Santa Cruz Mountains October 10-12 to cap off the second season of the California Enduro Series. In just its third year, the popular event sold out its coveted 215 entries in a matter of minutes.

Race weekend included tent camping virtually on-site. Many racers arrived a day early for practice and appreciated the convenience of staying overnight just a few pedal strokes away from the start. After kicking off race day with breakfast and the mandatory rider’s meeting, racers took off for the trails at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (popularly known as “Demo”), hammering out 4 stages that covered 22 miles with 4800’ feet of elevation. (Beginner and Junior categories raced 3 stages equaling 19 miles …