2014 Triple Crown Eastern Enduro Series race dates announced
Highland Mountain Bike Park, Mountain Creek Bike Park, and Burke Mountain Bike Park, are pleased to announce the race dates for the East Coast focused Enduro series. In 2013 the formation of the Triple Crown Enduro linked the three largest and most established existing northeast enduro races into a three race, points series. Each resort retains the identity and operations of their signature world-class events, but the three races are linked by cumulative points prizing and follow the same guidelines for formats, categories and timing systems. This provides competitors with consistent racing experience at each event as well as prizes in each category for series win.
2013 Pro Women series winner Alison Zimmer atop the podium at Highland. Photo: Ryan Thibault
Burke, Mountain Creek and Highland are known for providing the some of the East’s most progressive and varied terrain. These world class trails, combined with generous prize packages and post downhill season race dates made the 2013 Triple Crown races the East’s most popular Enduro events. The resorts are committed to making the Triple Crown the region’s premier Enduro series, thereby establishing the consensus among racers and fans that these races are the most fun and prestigious events to participate in, for all levels of riders. 2014 will see the popularity and prestige of these events elevated to a new level. Through a recent agreement between Highland, Mountain Creek and the organizers of the North American Enduro Tour (NAET), racers in the first two Triple Crown events will earn points in the NAET series. This partners the Triple Crown with some of the most established Enduro races in North America. Other partners in this series include Crankworx Whistler, Colorado Freeride Festival, Oregon Enduro, Big Mountain Enduro, and Enduro Cup. Go to www.naetmtb.com for more info.
Post-race bike park train at Burke. Photo: Ryan Thibault
Highland’s Geoff Ayr navigating the gnar at Mountain Creek. Photo: Peter Mitchell
2014’s Triple Crown competitors can expect the same high standards as last season. Courses will be well marked and adhere to criteria that is typical to other prevalent enduro series. Chip timing will provide quick & accurate results within .10 of a second. Prize packages will be consistent with the 2013 series.
Quick results. Photo: Ryan Thibault
The series is in its infancy so expect to see improvements each year. The partnership with NAET points represents the most exciting improvement for 2014 but competitors will also see elevated cash prizing for the series winners, Sunday race days with Saturday practice and pro line options. The formation of a dedicated series coordination team is further evidence of partnering resort’s commitment to growing the Triple Crown series. The coordinators will be in charge of securing series prize packages from sponsors, series marketing, coordinating timing and ensuring consistency between events. This allows the resorts to continue to concentrate on maximizing their epic terrain and facilities to provide the best courses and user experience possible.
Shimano and Mavic provided great support for the 2013 series. 2014 Title sponsorships are being negotiated and will be announced as agreements are reached.
The dates for the three races will be as follows:
|August 24||OverMountain Enduro – Tilton, NH (NAET # 8)|
|September 14||King of the Mountain Enduro – Vernon, NJ (NAET #9)|
|September 28||The Kingdom Enduro – Series Finals – Burke, VT|
For more information on the Eastern Enduro Triple Crown and to register for the races visit: www.TripleCrownEnduro.com
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