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We are pumped to see an increasingly large number of USA based enduro events popping up for 2012. It's great for the sport, great for racers, and it makes for great content! The Oregon Enduro Series just launched a new website and released a tentative schedule. If you can, be sure to hit these events up. They will be some of the largest in the country.

2012 Oregon Enduro Series Tentative Schedule:
  • Race 1: June 2nd & 3rd – Hood River  
  • Race 2: June 23rd & 24th – Ashland   
  • Race 3: July 14th & 15th – Bend   
  • Race 4: Aug. 26th – Oakridge   
  • Race 5: Sept. 8th & 9th – Mt Hood & Sandy Ridge  

More details below...

The Riddler! Watch out for this guy. Based on last year's results, he's the one to beat.
After a successful second year, the Oregon Super D Series has made its mark as one of the top mountain bike event series in the country. We are now changing the name and format to evolve into the Oregon Enduro Series. Plus, this year we are adding the famed Ashland venue to make this the ultimate five-race enduro series.

Enduro is the fastest growing mountain bike racing discipline and one of the most popular around the world. An enduro mountain bike race can be described as a trail ride with timed stages (or sections) on the fun down-hill sections of trail. Five and six inch travel bikes are ideal and bike manufactures today are making strong, stiff and light bikes that can pedal efficiently and tackle downhill.

This year Santa Cruz Bicycles is joined by Shimano as title sponsors and we are proud to have the best industry support behind this ground-breaking event series. Santa Cruz bikes exemplify the perfect all-mountain/enduro bike of today and Shimano has been making the highest quality components since the beginning of mountain biking. Together these two companies have helped develop and perfect the equipment needed to ride and race all-mountain events that require pedaling efficiency and technical bike handling skills.

The Oregon Enduro Series has fine-tuned its efforts to make balanced races for all types of mountain bikers. In the past our Super Ds encompassed roughly 80% of descending and 20% of climbing built into each course. In a 20 to 30+ minute Super D race 20% climbing can equal 5-6 minutes or more. With that much climbing the advantage goes to the person with the best cardiovascular fitness. Enduro races strive to balance out the playing field for both physically fit and technical skilled riders. So, we have taken our famous Super D courses and removed the sustained climbs that give the advantage to climbers. But don’t be fooled...there is still plenty of climbing and in some cases there will be more. The multi-stage enduro format sends racers down the fun descending sections and makes the sustained climbs non-timed transition stages. The non-timed stages offer a great chance to ride with friends and enjoy more of Oregon’s beautiful forest!All individual series races will have cash and merchandise prizing with the overall award ceremony following the last race/season finale at Mt Hood. This year sponsorship support exceeds $100K in cash and prizes. Expect world-class courses, camaraderie, prizes, music, local and industry support for all participants.

When it comes to cycling, Oregon is at the forefront in North America and our organization and event series embrace this culture and lifestyle throughout our breathtaking region. Our goal is to support and celebrate riders, not just racers. The enduro format offers a great experience for all skill and fitness levels of mountain bike enthusiasts. Combine these exciting races with some of the best venues on the west coast, plus a full weekend of mountain bike festivities and you have the Oregon Enduro Series.

Go to our new website www.oregonenduro.com for complete details.

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