8:00pm GMT, August 30, 2013, Edinburgh, UK – With the final round of the inaugural Enduro World Series just around the corner, the Enduro Mountain Bike Association has confirmed its ongoing commitment to unite the world’s enduro mountain bike community with a 2014 line-up that kicks off in the southern hemisphere.
From the high peaks of the southern Andes to the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders, the Enduro World Series’ second year will expand geographically to include two more dynamic enduro mountain bike racing communities – Chile, the only country in Latin America with a recognized Enduro Championship, the five year old MontenBaik Enduro, and the United Kingdom, home of the four year old TweedLove Bike Festival.
Enduro World Series Managing Director, Chris Ball says, “The Enduro World Series’ 2014 search for the world’s best all around mountain biker will take us all over the world, into varying terrain and spectacularly diverse environments. We’re excited to be able to branch into two new countries in our second year and create a series of races that will cross oceans and hemispheres, and grow the community of global enduro mountain bike riders and fans."
The 2014 Enduro World Series Calendar is:
19 - 20 April - Andes, Chile
30 May - 1 June - Tweedlove Festival, Scotland, UK
21 - 22 June - Valloire, France
13 - 14 July - La Thuille, Italy
26 - 27 July - Colorado Freeride Festival, USA
9 - 10 August - Crankworx Whistler, Canada
4 - 5 October - Finale Ligure, Italy
The first ever World Enduro Champions will be feted at the final race in the 2013 series, in Finale Ligure, Italy, 19-20 October.
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.
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