ENDURO #1 – SUNRISE

MBAA Sunrise EnduroOctober 3, 2021

Presented by Stillwell Performance

Pivot Cycles

Location:
Sunrise Ski Resort (map)
Greer, AZ

Race Format:
Enduro racing is made up of multiple timed descents. Riders will follow a specific route to get to the start of each stage, some by pedal others by chair lift. After all the stages are completed, a rider’s combined time will determine their overall placing on the day.

Knee pads, elbow pads, and a full face helmet are strongly recommended. A trail bike with 120+ mm of travel and a dropper seat post is encouraged.

General Information:
Sunrise Ski Resort is located 50-mins east of Show Low in the White Mountains of Arizona. Pine forest, aspens, and loamy soil are what you’ll find up there. The trails at Sunrise are rugged with lots of rocks, roots and drops.

For this event, lift access will be provided for select stages. This equals less pedaling and longer runs! The lifts will be open Fri – Sun. Come up and ride Friday & Saturday with your buddies. Sunday trails only open to racers. Pack a jacket as it’s much cooler at the top and in the morning. Please wear a mask when indoors.

All day lift pass for spectators are available for $20 Fri – Sun.

Camping/Lodging:
RV Camping – Designated 30 amp hookups are located next to the General Store for $35 / night. Purchase your permit at the General Store next to campground.

Tent Camping – There are camping spaces located across from the General Store for $15 / night per vehicle. There are additional campgrounds nearby on National Forest land. Purchase your permit at the General Store next to campground.

* No camping is allowed in the Sunrise main lodge parking lot. View the area map.

Food/Dining:

  • The Main Lodge – Burgers, chicken strips, fry bread, soda beer (breakfast/coffee starting 8 am)

Registration Fees:
$75 online (ends Thursday 9/30 at 8 PM)
$100 (cash) on race day

*A $35 lift pass will be required, purchased on site ($50 for Sat/Sun, $75 for Fri/Sat/Sun)

Categories:

*All categories race the same course

  • Expert Men Open
  • Expert Women Open
  • Amateur Men 21-39
  • Amateur Women 21-39
  • Masters Men 40+
  • Masters Men 50+
  • Masters Women 40+
  • U21 Men 17-20
  • U21 Women 17-20
  • Youth Groms 10-16

Register NowRefund Policy:
If you become sick or are experiencing COVID symptoms approaching race day you may transfer your entry to the next event.

Awards/Payouts:
Medals awarded to top 3 men and women in each category

Course Info:

  • # of Stages: 4
  • Distance: 10-miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1000′

Max Elevation: 10,500′Stages

  • Transfer to stage 1: Pedal out the parking lot to Cyclone lift, then follow green MBAA arrows up service road to mid mountain lodge. Must be at stage 1 by 9 AM.
  • Stage 1: Lift Line to Technical
  • Transfer to stage 2: Take chairlift to top, exit straight/slight left to Sticks n’ Stones.
  • Stage 2: Sticks n’ Stones to Pile
  • Transfer to stage 3: Follow green MBAA signs up ski run to service road.
  • Stage 3: Lower Chutes and Ladders to Project
  • Transfer to stage 3: Take chairlift to top, exit right down the hill to Fungus.
  • Stage 4: Fungus to Pinedale

Riders will go off in 30-sec intervals. YOU MUST RIDE THE STAGES IN ORDER.

 

Rider’s meeting at 7:50 AM at Sunrise base. Race starts at 8:00.

* Rider’s MUST be to Stage 1 start by 9 AM. Please hang out at mid mountain until your race goes off.

Stage 1 Starts

  • 8:30 Expert Men / U21 / Groms
  • 9:00 All Women
  • 9:10 Amateur Men *
  • 9:45 Master’s Men 40+ / 50+ *

Please wear a mask when indoors.

Schedule:

Friday – 10/1
9:00 – 4:00 Trails open (course being marked)

Saturday – 10/2
9:00 – 4:00 Course open for pre-riding
3:00 – 5:00 Packet Pickup at Sunrise base

Sunday – 10/3
7:00 – 8:00 Packet Pickup / Day of Registration Open at Sunrise base
7:50 Rider’s Meeting – at Sunrise base
8:00 Race Start
3:00 Awards (or as soon as possible)