For riders who enjoy pedaling up-hill and racing downhill, the Alyeska Enduro is taking place on July 22nd. Enduro racing has gained popularity over the past few years not only in the last Frontier but the lower 48 as well. Enduro racing is a form of racing in which riders are timed on downhill sections only but still requires riders to climb hills and go through other cross-country style terrain, testing the rider’s technique and all-around biking skill. Alyeska’s enduro race will be no different and will incorporate both uphill climbs, timed downhill sections and throw some great cross-country sections in as well. The race is free to all riders and will be starting at the Alyeska Daylodge on July 22nd at 10 a.m. Riders can sign up at 9 am but are encouraged to sign up in advance this Friday in the Daylodge.
Registration is OPEN at the Daylodge starting tomorrow at noon! Come on over and sign up for the Alyeska Enduro taking place at 10 am on Saturday morning. Registration is FREE with ticket or season pass.
The 6.5 mile loop will consist of three downhill timed segments linked by uphill segments that are not timed. Results will be the combined time of the 3 downhill segments. Your total lap time (uphill ride) will not be used to determine your placing.
Start in front of Daylodge
Ride up Chair 3 work road past top of 7 to start of Blueberry Pancake Trail;
First (of 3) timed downhill segments is Blueberry Pancake to Homestretch to the base area of Chair 7.
Continue riding past base 7 and over to start of Winner Creek Extension by Arlberg Culvert
Ride Winner Creek Extension to Verbier-Challenge-Base
Load bike on BCQ
From top BCQ ride to Chair 3 T, then continue up Race Trail work road to Pump House and top Race Trail Berms
Second timed segment is Race Trail Berms-Klondike Cut Off-finish just above base of Ted’s.
Load bike on Ted’s
From top of Ted’s ride up Don’s Crossing-across Ego Flats and continue up Silvertip to junction of Friday’s
Third timed segment is Fridays-Ego-Lower Don’s Crossing-Creek Crossing-Knoll Trees-Waterfall-Tanaka Grasslands-Last Call.