SANTA CRUZ, CA - December 12, 2012 - With the 2013 race season fast approaching, a dedicated group of riders, event promoters, and professionals have joined forces to create the California Enduro Series.

The California Enduro Series will host four major mountain bike enduro events in 2013 showcasing California's best trails and venues.  The series will bring a consistent, high-quality, and high-profile enduro racing experience to the state of California and give the riders, industry, and media a premier series to follow.

"Enduro racing is growing immensely worldwide and is set to explode.  When I saw the lack of a major enduro race series here in California, I knew something had to be done and had to be done right," says Evan Turpen, executive director of the California Enduro Series.

With this new series comes great responsibility.  Luckily, the California Enduro Series is a for-riders, by-riders operation that has its finger on the pulse of enduro.  The ultimate goal is to create world-class enduro events that everyone from pros to amateurs can enjoy and showcase the amazing locations that make California one of the best places to mountain bike on earth.

Slated for early Spring/Summer 2013, the official schedule will be released in January 2013.

For more information regarding the series check out the California Enduro Series website:

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  • One Ghost

    12/12/2012 6:41 PM

    stoked! but sad as it seems enduro is going to kill downhill

  • E.T.

    12/12/2012 1:47 PM

    dirty booger - The California Enduro Series will be open to all those that want to race.

    With the enduro at Demo Forest it was extremely tough to narrow down 177 entrants to 50 (due to permits). Telling 127 people that they couldn't race wasn't something I wanted to do, but it had to be done.

  • dirty booger

    12/12/2012 12:33 PM

    Hopefully open to all who want to race this time? Demo Enduro was a cool concept, but only allowing "ET's Bros" was pretty lame.

    Please just make it a straight lottery or like Downieville if numbers of riders must be limited.

  • bdamschen

    12/12/2012 10:33 AM

    Yessss! I was wondering when something like this would make it to cali. Awesome news.

  • gerrycreighton

    12/12/2012 10:14 AM

    Good to hear more enduro series are being created and who better than Evan Turpen to get it going.

  • E.T.

    12/12/2012 10:10 AM

    The races will be throughout all of California (from North to South) and will be announced in January 2013.

  • Mooseclap05

    12/12/2012 10:01 AM

    where are the races going to be ???

  • shovel1st

    12/12/2012 8:11 AM

    Awesome news! This is great!

  • kev.1n

    12/12/2012 8:10 AM

    ET is the man! if only money grew on trees so I can actually get myself an enduro race bike...

  • Yuroshek

    12/12/2012 8:04 AM

    This means more miles on the Battle Tank... Thanks ET! See you at the races!