What is Enduro?
Enduro in its most basic definition is a type MTB racing where the downhills are timed, and the uphills are not. Riders are timed in stages that are primarily downhill, with neutral "transfer" stages in between. The transfer stages usually must be completed within a time-limit, but are not part of the accumulated time.
What do the enduro race courses look like?
Enduro race stages are predominantly downhill, in West Virginia often on raw, natural terrain. They vary from short sprints to extreme physical tests, sometimes taking 10 minutes and above even for the fastest racers. From rocks to tree roots, flat-out fast to tricky technical, and some healthy drops.
How are the races timed?
The WVES uses the SPORTident flyby timing system. More info
What is the typical race day schedule?
On-site Registration from 8 to 9:30 am
Riders meeting 9:45am
Race start 10 am
Awards after the last rider has finished (some races have a cutoff time)
What are the race classes and cost?
All riders must have a WVMBA/USAC membership
Day of event: $XX, yearly WVMBA: $30 (gets you a USAC discount for yearly wvmba membership)
Hardtail (enough said)-$65
Sophmore (15 to 18)-$40
Junior (14 and under)-$40
Championship Point Series
Qualification for WVES championship requires 3 races + the finals