The Enduro is fast, not overly technical, 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. The Enduro combines downhill abilities but also plays to the best fitness abilities in order to reach Segment starts. Winners will be determined by fastest combined time from all 3 segments. *This is a cross country stage race. The downhill segments are not technical. Expect kitty litter corners and smooth, fast descents.
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 down in Stoneman Wash. Segment is 2 miles.
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 at the intersection of Scenic and Cinch.
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 is less then 1 mile, with tight turns and consequences.
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 timed section.
For example you may elect to be dropped off (by car) at the Tom’s Thumb parking lot off 128th St and take Rock Knob downhill to Segment 1 start (shorter/faster and no uphill)
START TIMES – First start will begin at TBD am on Sunday. Riders are allowed to start at any time they arrive. There will be no more than a 1 minute interval between each rider and a staff member will be present to send you off. Riders MUST do all segments in order. Please start at Segment 1 between TBD and then travel to 2 and then 3. You cannot race out of segment order.
* Race director reserves the right to modify start times/gap as needed
FINISH LINE – Main Stage / Expo Area
START LIST WILL BE POSTED WEEK OF EVENT
$30 / JRs $25
*price increases throughout the year
Elite Men – (limited to Cactus Cup riders only)
Jr Men 9-12
Jr Men 13-18
Single Speed Open Men
Elite Women – (limited to Cactus Cup riders only)
Jr Women 9-12
Jr Women 13-18
Women 40-49 – NEW
Women 50+ – NEW
Single Speed Open Women
Custom number plates
*TBD of awesomeness
Other assorted freebies
REMINDER – to be eligible for the Cactus Cup, you must compete in the same category, for all 3 stages; the Short Track, XC 40 mile and Enduro events.