Enduro mountain bike racing is where the downhills are timed and the uphills are mandatory, but not timed. Riders are timed in stages that are primarily downhill, with neutral “transfer” stages in between. This competitive team is for those that like going downhill fast, but see the value in uphill cycling as part of training. Instead of purely focusing on downhill, this program combines technical and tactical skills that directly apply to enduro racing with the fitness and endurance that complement the sport. Team members will focus some of their training on downhill only trails, but will also blend in cross country cycling fitness, intervals, pump track and strength training. Training is designed to build skills and become more confident on the bike and proficiently ride more technical terrain. Athletes will learn the importance of stewardship and fundamental trail maintenance while working on designated trail work days.
Minimum ability requirements: Mountain biking experience and desire for physical and mental challenge.
Minimum equipment requirements:
Full Suspension All Mountain/Trail Bike (130mil or greater suspension on front and back). Downhill bikes not allowed for races.
Full face helmet & XC helmet, knee pads, eye protection – goggles or sunglasses, full-finger gloves, clipless pedals or flats, flat tire kit/tool kit and tube. Steamboat Bike Park pass required.