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February 22, 2013, Edinburgh, UK - The Enduro World Series is excited to announce the launch of its new rulebook and release of its event entry information.

The rulebook, available to download from www.enduroworldseries.com, provides a clear outline of the way the Enduro Mountain Bike Association (EMBA) sees the future of the discipline evolving. EMBA hopes this rulebook will help formalise enduro and, in time, may act as a framework for other organisations to follow when organising their own enduro events.

“This is the start,” says EWS Managing Director, Chris Ball. “Every effort has been made to incorporate industry and rider feedback, through our EMBA Advisory Board, into the development of the rule book. But we’re also in the fortunate position of being a young enough and dynamic enough organisation, that we can adapt and evolve over our first year, to respond to the community.”

The EMBA Advisory Board was announced February 13 and is made up of Rob Roskopp, Tracy Moseley, Jerome Clementz, Jeremiah Boobar,  Curtis Keene and Mark Fitzsimmons.

Each event in the calendar will operate a reserved rider list, with places guaranteed for a limited number of pre-selected Official Enduro World Series teams and riders. The individual rider names are now published on the Enduro World Series (EWS) website [we have them here for your convenience as well] and all individual riders featured on the list must contact Chris Ball (chris@enduroworldseries.com) by 8th April to confirm their entry. Although these riders are guaranteed a place, registration fees still apply at each event.

There will also be a very small number of wild card entries available for teams and individuals. This is to allow lesser-known and emerging talent from around the world the chance to secure a spot on the international enduro stage. The five selected wild card teams will be able to compete for the team overall award. Both teams and individual riders are invited to apply for these places by emailing the EWS a short note by the 29th March, outlining why they are world-class competitors. Registration fees will still apply to all selected wild card teams and individual riders.

Only riders that have purchased EMBA membership will be eligible for series points. This is to ensure that the administration costs of the EWS are met, allowing the series to flourish in years to come. It also helps establish an enduro community that can work to progress the discipline together. Although we would like every rider to support us through EMBA membership it is not a requirement for event entry. For those wishing to join us, EMBA membership is available at www.enduroworldseries.com as of Monday, 25th February, 2013.

Race entry will take place through individual event websites. Entries will open as follows:

Feb 26th – 00.01 CET - Punta Ala and Finale – www.superenduromtb.com

Feb 28th – 9.00 PST (18.00 CET) - Crankworx Les Deux Alpes and Whistler – www.crankworx.com

March 1st – 12.00 MST (20.00 CET) – Trestle Bike Park, Winter Park, Colorado -www.coloradofreeridefestival.com

March 4th - 13.00 CET – Val d’Isere and Val d’Allos – www.tribe-events.com

About the Enduro World Series

The Enduro World Series was created in October 2012 with the aim of uniting the world's mountain bike enduro racing community. The Enduro World Series links the largest mountain bike enduro events in the world with the best trails possible and exists to deliver the best racing, most relaxed atmosphere and rider-focused organization possible. The team behind the Enduro World Series has one goal - to globally develop and progress the discipline of enduro for the riders, the sport and the industry. With the shared experience of Italian Super Enduro, French Enduro Series, Crankworx and World Cup racing, the Enduro World Series will offer international competitions unlike any before it.

The Enduro Mountain Bike Association’s (EMBA) Board of Directors is supported by an industry Advisory Board, to reflect and respond to the riding community, that includes Santa Cruz Bicycles’ Rob Roskopp, SRAM’s Jeremiah Boobar, Fox Shox’ Mark Fitzsimmons and riders Tracy Moseley, Jerome Clementz and Curtis Keene.

For more information, follow the Enduro World Series on facebook www.facebook.com/EnduroWorldSeries or email Chris Ball, Managing Director: chris@enduroworldseries.com

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