The Enduro is fast, not overly gnarly, but hella fun. Day 3 of the Cactus Cup will be a combination of timed downhill segments across McDowell Mountain Park. These segments are linked by neutral sections. The neutral sections are not timed, however there is an overall time limit in which to complete the event. Winners will be determined by fastest combined time from all 3 timed segments.
Note – This is a cross country style Enduro course. The downhill segments are not technical. Expect kitty litter corners and smooth, fast descents.
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SEGMENT ONE – BLUFF TRAIL
Start at Pemberton / Bluff intersection: This section of trail is fast, smooth singletrack, with a slight grade downhill and a few twisty turns. Riders will be riding along up on top of ridges and finish at the junction of Bluff and Granite – ride thru Stoneman Wash!
Segment one is 2 miles. GPX
SEGMENT TWO – SCENIC TRAIL
Start at the top of Scenic Trail on the north end. This section has tighter single track and a few more rocks. Riders will get the best downhill out of this 1 mile section of trail from the top to bottom of the south end. The segment ends just before the intersection of Scenic and Cinch (little shorter in 2021).
Segment two is 1 mile. GPX
SEGMENT THREE – TECH LOOP
Start at the top of T-Bone Ridge – riders will descend down the FRONT side of the Tech loop. That’s right, the side facing the parking lot, which means all your fans can watch from the shade! Pop out at the Tech loop entrance into the main venue and roll to the official finish line. This final segment starts up high, has tight turns and consequences.
Segment three is less than 1 mile. GPX
COURSE MAP – The map below shows the race stages in blue. These are the timed segments that you must complete to finish the race. The transition/neutral sections are in green. Transition sections are not timed and you do not have to follow exactly, they are only suggestions on how to reach each segment’s starting line.
PDF View (easier to zoom in) / GPX – all segments + transfers
Google Map with all segments
Detailed start times by rider – HERE!
A NOTE ABOUT START TIMES:
Be on time for your category start
Individuals will go off in 30″ second intervals. The Starter may allow 1 min interval for safety of other riders
8:00am – First start
~11:25am – Estimated last start time at segment 1
Final rider will NOT be allowed to start after 11:30am (this means no more than 5 minutes after last scheduled start time)
FINISH LINE – Main Stage / Expo Area
Elite Men Open
Jr Men 9-12
Jr Men 13-15
Jr Men 16-18
Single Speed Open Men
Elite Women Open
Jr Women 9-12
Jr Women 13-15
Jr Women 16-18
Single Speed Open Women
AWARDS 1:00pm @ Awards Stage
FINAL AWARDS FOR STAGE RACER PARTICIPANTS
The Awards Ceremony will take place at 1:00 pm at the main stage for the Enduro AND Stage Race podiums.
Winners are determined by fastest combined time. Overall winners in each division of the stage race will receive a Specialized Cactus Cup CHAMP Jersey.