Arkansas Enduro is an organization by mountain bike riders with riders' enjoyment and fun as the primary focus, but in a competitive environment.
For our series of races, Arkansas trails will be selected, and new trails developed, with technical difficulty and "fun factor" as the goal.
The inaugural Arkansas Enduro race will be held at Iron Mountain, Arkansas September 21, 2014.
There will be an Arkansas Enduro Series comprising of 4 or more individual events throughout a calendar year beginning in 2015. The results from each event will accrue points for an overall series podium finale.
What is MTB Enduro?
Enduro mountain biking is a relatively new format of competition, often referred to as the competitive side of the mountain biking discipline known as "all-mountain." It is a stage-race format where the winner is the rider who accumulates the lowest combined time for the various timed stages. Mountain bike enduro competitions typically take place over the course of 1 or 2 days; a typical one-day enduro race consists of 3 to 5 timed stages which take place on technically demanding and generally descending terrain.
Timed stages will often include climbing terrain to differentiate itself from a purely downhill event. These stages are linked by predominantly ascending "liaison" or connecting stages which are not timed for the overall standings. Although a rider's specific performance on the physically demanding liaison stages does not affect his or her result, the liaisons are often associated with a time cut off (i.e. a latest permitted arrival, or start time, at the summit of the next timed stage).