The Crested Butte five-day Enduro is not for the faint of heart. Repeat, not for the faint of heart and you must be in great physical condition and have expert level bike handling skills. Riders will be challenged with five days of racing, four of those days deep in the backcountry, with big climbing transitions that will literally take you to the top of the world overlooking majestic peaks. The fifth and final day of racing will be held at Evolution Bike Park, also where awards and festivities will culminate. This special gem of a place tucked deep in the Rockies and surrounded by wilderness, holds the longest running bike festival in the country and is a true mountain town with more miles of singletrack than any other location in the US. Legend has it, that Crested Butte is the birthplace of mountain biking and we are going to take you back to the roots of riding big mountains at high elevations around Crested Butte. Our five-day inaugural event will blend high altitude backcountry adventures mixed with most of the biggest descents in the area. Expect to ride some of the most challenging and scenic trails in North America, several of them often ranked as top ten trails in the US. Most backcountry stages will start around 9,000 feet in elevation, some days climbing and topping out above 12,400 feet, so get your lungs (and cameras) ready. We anticipate 20,000 total feet of descending over the course of five days. Expect to climb a good portion of that vertical, plan for full days on the bike, where you'll need to be relatively self-supported and capable of navigating maps in remote areas. This event will encompass a heavy pro field and the largest cash payout of any 2014 BME event. We bring you the first of its kind in North America, so get ready for the 2014 Crested Butte Ultra Enduro.
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