Press Release: Santa Cruz Super Enduro will not run in 2015

March 27, 2015 • Santa Cruz CA — Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) today announced that their Santa Cruz Super Enduro (SCSE) fundraising event at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) will not run in 2015.

The number of special use permits at SDSF is restricted through the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) in order to balance the goals and priorities of the State Forest Program. Land manager SDSF CAL FIRE will be focusing its limited resources on other projects this year, including the completion of the Flow Trail in partnership with MBoSC. Forest Manager and CAL FIRE Division Chief Angela Bernheisel further explains, “We at CAL FIRE will be increasing our planning for emergency response and support for recreational users in light of the increase in forest visitors due to the Flow Trail.”

Other current SDSF CAL FIRE projects include timber management and resource protection, partnerships with university researchers, public education in forestry, planning for new access possibilities, and improving fire defense infrastructure including fuel breaks.

MBoSC Events Committee Lead and SCSE Event Director Steve Gemelos says, “MBoSC appreciates SDSF CAL FIRE’s collaboration on innovative trail projects and events. We’re excited about the imminent completion of the Flow Trail at SDSF, and look forward to partnering again in the future for additional opportunities for recreation.”

Learn more about SDSF and its projects and activities here.

SCSE 2014 celebrates another successful weekend of racing & camaraderie

The 2014 Bell Santa Cruz Super Enduro—presented by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC)—returned to the Santa Cruz Mountains October 10-12 to cap off the second season of the California Enduro Series (CES).

2014 marked the third year for our wildly popular event, and the coveted 200 entries sold out on-line in a matter of minutes.

After kicking off the day with breakfast and rider’s meeting, racers took on the trails at Soquel Demonstration State Forest, hammering out 4 stages that covered 22 miles with 4800’ feet of elevation. The weather was perfect and the trails were running fast, making for a day of all time racing in sunny Santa Cruz.

The end of season vibe ran strong back at camp, with music blaring, beers flowing and friends rubbing elbows for one last time, until next season.

The official recap video, numerous photo essays, and athlete photos for purchase can be found here.

Race results and final CES standings can be found here. Congratulations to all podium winners and high fives to EVERYONE who came out for our event.

Much gratitude to our title sponsor Bell for going above and beyond as always. We couldn’t do this without the support of our volunteers and sponsors. Please check out our sponsor list and support those who support our community!

Extra special thanks to Soquel Demonstration State Forest land manager California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) for their support of our event.

Looking forward to another amazing event next year!

Olympian and 2014 World Championships bronze medalist Lea Davison took her strong riding all the way to a 1st place pro women finish. Davison enthused, "I like Enduro! I was so pumped to try my first one at the Santa Cruz Enduro and grab the win. Thanks for a great weekend of racing in Demo Forest." Photo by Tyler Wilkinson-Ray.

Olympian and 2014 World Championships bronze medalist Lea Davison took her strong riding all the way to a 1st place pro women finish. Davison enthused, “I like Enduro! I was so pumped to try my first one at the Santa Cruz Enduro and grab the win. Thanks for a great weekend of racing in Demo Forest.” Photo by Tyler Wilkinson-Ray.

John Hauer (Muscle Milk / Specialized Bicycles) defended his title as Santa Cruz Super Enduro champ after a tight race in a stacked field. Congratulations to John and those who gave him a good run for the money! Top 5 was separated by just 22 seconds—with Jeff Kendall-Weed behind Hauer by a mere 3 seconds—making it an exciting day for the event's top finishers. "So much talent in this area, it makes it extremely fun to compete," Hauer exclaimed. Photo by Called To Creation.

John Hauer (Muscle Milk / Specialized Bicycles) defended his title as Santa Cruz Super Enduro champ after a tight race in a stacked field. Congratulations to John and those who gave him a good run for the money! Top 5 was separated by just 22 seconds—with Jeff Kendall-Weed behind Hauer by a mere 3 seconds—making it an exciting day for the event’s top finishers. “So much talent in this area, it makes it extremely fun to compete,” Hauer exclaimed. Photo by Called To Creation.

SCSE 2014 Enduro Guide available: course map, description, important information

A racer’s guide to the Santa Cruz Super Enduro is now available to download. This guide includes course map, trail descriptions and other important race information such as rules, what to wear, what to run and how to practice. A schedule of events for the fun-filled weekend is also included. This guide can also be very helpful to spectators.

The Santa Cruz Super Enduro course consists of technically challenging terrain: root sections, rock sections, switchbacks, ruts, exposed sections, high-speed, tight, and steep sections—and any combination of the above. Therefore, in order to compete in the SCSE you MUST be able to ride technically challenging trails with confidence. You must also bring a suitable bike, e.g. more all-mountain than cross-country or downhill.

The SCSE is modeled on the Italian Superenduro race format popular in Europe. Racers will descend a closed course in 30 second intervals, completing transfer climbs and timed downhill special stages, with the score being the cumulative time of the special stage timed downhills. The transfer climbs do not count toward your score; however, they do need to be completed within a certain time frame and failure to do so will result in a time penalty or possible disqualification.

The field will be split into groups based on category with the more experienced categories starting first. This will ensure the best flow on the trails and minimize passing on the timed sections.

Pro, Expert and Sport riders will climb from Camp Loma to the start of SS1, and complete 4 special stages (SS1, SS2, SS3, and SS4) and 3 transfer stages (TS1, TS2, and TS3), totaling 22 miles with 4800 feet of climbing.

Beginner and Junior riders will climb from Camp Loma to the start of SS1, and complete 3 special stages (SS1, SS2, and SS3) and 2 transfer stages (TS1 and TS2), totaling 19 miles with 4000 feet of climbing.

PRESS RELEASE: 2014 Tent camping package extended to spectators; demo trucks scheduled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michele Lamelin, Marketing
marketing@santacruzsuperenduro.com

Santa Cruz, CA – October 3, 2014 // Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is excited to extend its tent camping package to race spectators for the weekend of the BELL Santa Cruz Super Enduro, Friday October 10 to Sunday October 12 at Camp Loma, adjacent to the race venue at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF, colloquially referred to as Demo). The 2014 race — which sold out all 200 spots in less than 10 minutes — will cap off this year’s California Enduro Series (CES). The race will run on Saturday October 11; course trails will be closed for riding, but open to spectators to cheer on our racers.

To fully enjoy the BELL Santa Cruz Super Enduro weekend festivities, racers and spectators alike are encouraged to take advantage of this comprehensive camping package (free for racers; $40 per person for spectators) which includes a tent spot for two nights (Friday and Saturday) plus three meals (Saturday breakfast and dinner; Sunday breakfast), live music by Coffee Zombie Collective, Lagunitas beer ($3 suggested donation, see fundraising below), a post-awards bonfire and an outdoor screening of Anthill’s latest film “Strength in Numbers.” Bike demos including Intense Cycles, Marin Bikes and Santa Cruz Bicycles will be available on Sunday.

Racers and spectators will appreciate a spot to bunk down pre- and post-race at this remote venue, and the laid-back camping vibe goes hand-in-hand with the spirit of enduro. Tent camping ONLY is offered; RV’s and campers are NOT allowed at this event. Showers and flush toilets are available on site. Camping is NOT permitted in Soquel Demonstration State Forest.

With vehicle parking limited, campers are encouraged to carpool or shuttle up from Aptos with Shuttle Smith Adventures. NOTE: Highland Way is CLOSED due to construction during the weekedays from 8:30am – 4:30pm (with brief opening at noon-12:30pm) It will be OPEN on weekends and on weekdays from noon-12:30. Visit our website at santacruzsuperenduro.com more information and alternate routes.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions and will be rewarded with free camping, food, beer and swag.

Fundraising // Drawings for the brand new 2015 FOX 36 fork and a Marin Mount Vision C-XM8 (carbon trail bike) are scheduled to precede the podium presentation on Saturday. Proceeds from the FOX fork drawing jointly benefit MBoSC’s SDSF flow trail project and Stafford Lake Bike Park. Proceeds from the Marin trail bike benefit California Enduro Series (CES).

Donations from Lagunitas beer and proceeds from the sale of CES t-shirts produced by Mount Tam Apparel will also benefit the flow trail and bike park.

See the CES website at californiaenduroseries.com for more information about these fundraisers.

Sponsor Appreciation // MBoSC greatly appreciates the support of the 2014 SCSE’s title sponsor BELL as well as sponsors Clif Bar, Epicenter Cycling, FOX, Gamut USA, G-Form, Intense, Marin and Santa Cruz Mountains Clothing, Santa Cruz Bicycles, SRAM and Trail Head Cyclery. Extra special thanks to Soquel Demonstration State Forest land manager California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) for their support.

SCSE Mission // The mission of the Santa Cruz Super Enduro is to support the demand for quality enduro race opportunities in California, to promote the world class mountain biking trails in Santa Cruz County and to bring awareness to the Santa Cruz community at large about mountain biking and the positive role it can play economically, socially and environmentally.

More Information // To keep apprised of event details, and for gallery of photos from previous events, visit the SCSE website at santacruzsuperenduro.com. SCSE can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/SantaCruzSuperEnduro, and Twitter at twitter.com/scsuperenduro. Download our Enduro Guide at http://santacruzsuperenduro.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/EnduroGuide_2014v2.pdf for race/course details.

The fastest rider on the 2013 SCSE course, John Hauer blazes to his 1st place finish.

The fastest rider on the 2013 SCSE course, John Hauer blazed to a 1st place finish.

PRESS RELEASE: SCSE 2014 welcomes Bell as title sponsor; announces registration dates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT Michele Lamelin, Marketing
marketing@santacruzsuperenduro.com

SANTA CRUZ – July 21, 2014 - Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is proud to welcome BELL as Title Sponsor of the 2014 Santa Cruz Mountain Super Enduro (SCSE), which returns to Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF) October 10-12. 2014 marks the third year that the Scotts Valley-based bicycle helmets manufacturer has partnered with this grassroots enduro event that raises funds for bike projects throughout Santa Cruz county. This world-wide industry leader’s generosity demonstrates their commitment to enduro and to the local mountain biking community.

200 registration spots are available in categories from beginner through pro. The event will cap off the California Enduro Series (CES) 2014 season. Early registration will be open to those racing the entire series on Monday, August 4 at 8pm. To qualify for CES early registration, participants must have raced both rounds 1 and 2 PLUS be registered for upcoming rounds 3 and 4 by Thursday, July 31 at midnight. Unused CES spots will be added to the SCSE general registration pool. General registration will open Monday, August 11 at 8pm. Last year’s event sold out in just over 2 hours with participants from all over California, as well as New Mexico, Utah, Ohio and Michigan.

Camping and weekend activities include food and beer, evening entertainment, fun rides, trail work and demos for racers, spectators and other enduro revelers. Volunteers are needed and will be well rewarded with camping, food, beer and swag.

The mission of SCSE is to support the demand for quality enduro race opportunities in California, to promote the world class mountain biking trails in Santa Cruz County and to bring awareness to the Santa Cruz community at large about mountain biking and the positive role it can play economically, socially and environmentally.

MBoSC thanks California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Soquel Demonstration State Forest for their support of SCSE.

Sponsorships are available to those interested in partnering with SCSE to build on its success and contribute toward the growth of the Santa Cruz cycling community; contact sponsors@santacruzsuperenduro.com for more information.

To keep apprised of details, and for a gallery of photos from the 2013 event, visit the SCSE website at santacruzsuperenduro.com. Check out the 2013 action in this video courtesy David A. Smith. SCSE can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/SantaCruzSuperEnduro, and Twitter at twitter.com/scsuperenduro.

2013 SCSE pro men 1st place winner and Santa Cruz local John Hauer enthused, "So happy to have won this event in my home town! Having my family and friends in attendance and getting to race down some of my favorite trails was an experience to remember. I put in loads of work this year on the bike and to end the season with a win has been extremely rewarding. I'll be looking forward to defending my victory next year at this amazing event!" Photo: Scott McClain, Called to Creation

2013 SCSE pro men 1st place winner and Santa Cruz local John Hauer enthused, “So happy to have won this event in my home town! Having my family and friends in attendance and getting to race down some of my favorite trails was an experience to remember. I put in loads of work this year on the bike and to end the season with a win has been extremely rewarding. I’ll be looking forward to defending my victory next year at this amazing event!”
Photo: Scott McClain, Called to Creation

PRESS RELEASE: SCSE 2013 celebrates successful weekend of racing & camaraderie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT Michele Lamelin, Marketing
marketing@santacruzsuperenduro.com
(831) 246.3832

SANTA CRUZ, CA – October 16, 2013 – Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC) is pleased to announce a successful weekend celebrating the spirit of enduro and is excited to present official results from the BELL 2013 Santa Cruz Super Enduro.

190 racers took to the physically and technically demanding course at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF aka “Demo”) this past Saturday, October 12 for the second ever Santa Cruz Super Enduro, a type of mountain bike race that is billed as racing your typical “all mountain” ride with your buddies. An increased field limit (up from the 2012 inaugural race limit of 50) allowed for a wider range of participation, with athletes hailing from as far away as Ohio and Alabama competing in pro, expert, sport, beginner and junior categories. This highly anticipated race – which sold out in just over two hours – elicited an extraordinary level of excitement from riders as they blazed into the finish with high fives flying between competitors.

Event Director Steve Gemelos enthuses, “We were very excited to have this event at Demo Forest in Santa Cruz – the second ever Santa Cruz Super Enduro and the finale for the inaugural year of the California Enduro Series. We wanted to go big… we wanted to make it more than just a race… we wanted each rider to feel like they were hanging out and riding with their friends on some awesome trails… we wanted everyone to go home feeling this was their best weekend on two wheels all year. Based on the smiles throughout the weekend and the positive Facebook posts and other feedback since, it’s clear we nailed it!”

Gemelos furthers states, “This year’s course was very challenging – over 4700 feet of climbing in 19 miles – hitting some of the best trails in Santa Cruz. The planning committee spent a lot of time riding in the Demo forest tuning the route. One of my favorite aspects of this year’s course was the addition of Corral Trail which surprised even local riders, some whom have never ridden Corral before. The excitement and cheering at the bottom of Corral was amazing. It was great to add a stage that was a blast to ride and also offered a fun twist for the locals.”

The 2013 California Enduro Series final race was part of a weekend-long celebration of the spirit of enduro and included camping, meals, entertainment, fun rides and other activities to enjoy with fellow enduro enthusiasts. Over the weekend – which boasted ideal sunny weather – Camp Loma was home to 150 campers including racers, their friends and family, spectators and volunteers, and sponsor booths in the center field.

After kicking off race day with a sumptuous home-cooked breakfast, riders left base camp in waves to tackle the long pedal to the start of special stage 1. From there, racers took on three technically demanding timed downhill stages, with two arduous transfer stages in between and one last extended climb back out from the finish. Along the course, riders refueled at a feed station sponsored by Sports Basement, GU Energy and Clif Bar, as well as the motivating camaraderie inherent in enduro racing.

Upon completing all stages, riders returned to camp where they enjoyed beer provided by Ninkasi Brewing as they shared the day’s race experiences with each other, browsed vendor booths, and enjoyed a hearty dinner while waiting for results. With podium shots taken and prizes handed out, racers and campers settled down for an outdoor double-feature screening of Not Bad (Anthill Films) and Arrival (SecondBase Films) compliments of Trail Head Cyclery, followed by live honky-tonk pop from Coffee Zombie Collective at the BELL booth.

Race day was followed by Sunday morning breakfast and a Play Day that included bike demos, pro-led rides and shuttled trail work. Marin, Norco, Santa Cruz, Specialized, Trek (Epicenter Cycling) showcased their enduro-specific and all mountain bikes ideally suited for the trails at Demo, while Pivot Cycles pro cross country and enduro rider Macky Franklin led riders out on course trails, sharing his riding tips and race experiences. In addition, a group of dedicated riders participated in trailwork led by MBoSC Trails Officer Drew Perkins and were rewarded with an Ibis swag raffle and free shuttle rides afterwards courtesy Shuttle Smith Adventures.

RACE RESULTS
Updated results can be found at www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=14375

Pro Men Podium
1. John Hauer (Santa Cruz, CA)
2. Jeff Kendall-Weed (Santa Cruz, CA)
3. Marco Osborne (Novato, CA)

Pro Women Podium
1. Margaret Gregory (Redlands, CA)
2. Kathy Pruitt (Santa Cruz, CA)
3. Tiffany Allmandinger (Goleta, CA)

Regarding the results update, Gemelos explains, “We endeavored to provide the most accurate timing – we really wanted to ensure we got it right. We experienced some glitches on race day and tried to address the issues and post the results that evening, and we thought we had it. But after further reviewing the timing data the last few days, we realized we had one more issue to address and have subsequently updated the results. For those who moved up in the standings, congratulations. For those who moved down, I apologize and assure you it was not for lack of effort or desire to get it right. We learned from these mistakes and continue to strive to do better.”

MBoSC is grateful for the support of Soquel Demonstration State Forest land manager CAL Fire as well as emergency support from Amateur Radio Emergency Services and the Loma Prieta Santa Cruz County Fire Department.

Much appreciation goes to this year’s Title Sponsor BELL who – under the direction of Sports Marketing and Events Manager Allan Cooke, kicked in an impressive array of swag and product (including SCSE custom Super helmets for all podium winners), several home-cooked meals for racers, campers and volunteers, videography, live music (from the eclectic Coffee Zombie Collective) and more. A deep list of event sponsors were also integral to the weekend’s success and thanks goes out to Clif Bar, Epicenter Cycling, Eye on Edge, Formula, FOX, Gamut USA, G-Form, Gravity Anomaly, GU Energy, Ibis, Kali Protectives, Marin Bikes, Ninkasi Brewing, Norco, O.N.E. Coconut Water, Pivot Cycles, Price Point, Saris/CycleOps, Slime, Sports Basement / Osmo Nutrition, Trail Head Cyclery, Trek, and VP Components; plus Media Sponsors Adventure Sports Journal, Bike Magazine, decline magazine, Dirt Rag magazine and Enduro Mountainbike Magazine. Shouts as well to FOX and Shimano for providing racer support and Sony for their lively participation at camp and camera demos. These industry and community businesses demonstrate their commitment to the local mountain biking scene and its riders with their generosity and support.

The mission of the Santa Cruz Super Enduro is to support the demand for quality enduro race opportunities in California, to promote the world class mountain biking trails in Santa Cruz County and to bring awareness to the Santa Cruz community at large about mountain biking and the positive role it can play economically, socially and environmentally.

Enjoy this short video recap courtesy of David A. Smith and VitalMTB that truly captures the spirit of enduro, and the vision and essence of the Santa Cruz Super Enduro: www.vitalmtb.com/videos/features/2013-Santa-Cruz-Super-Enduro-Video-Recap,23312/sspomer,2?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=addthis#.Ulw2uMwvXlk.facebook

Visit SCSE on-line at santacruzsuperenduro.com, Facebook at facebook.com/SantaCruzSuperEnduro, and Twitter at twitter.com/scsuperenduro.

Pro men 1st place winner and Santa Cruz local John Hauer enthuses, "So happy to have won this event in my home town! Having my family and friends in attendance and getting to race down some of my favorite trails was an experience to remember. I put in loads of work this year on the bike and to end the season with a win has been extremely rewarding. I'll be looking forward to defending my victory next year at this amazing event!" Congratulations to John and fellow Pro men competitors Jeff Kendall-Weed and Marco Osborne who came in at 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Photo: Scott McClain, Called to Creation

Pro men 1st place winner and Santa Cruz local John Hauer enthuses, “So happy to have won this event in my home town! Having my family and friends in attendance and getting to race down some of my favorite trails was an experience to remember. I put in loads of work this year on the bike and to end the season with a win has been extremely rewarding. I’ll be looking forward to defending my victory next year at this amazing event!” Congratulations to John and fellow Pro men competitors Jeff Kendall-Weed and Marco Osborne who came in at 2nd and 3rd place respectively. Photo: Scott McClain, Called to Creation

Pro women 1st place winner Margaret Gregory (Redlands, CA) takes the top step under the redwood canopy at Camp Loma. 2nd place winner Kathy Pruitt (Santa Cruz, CA) and 3rd place winner Tiffany Allmandinger (Goleta, CA) were unfortunately not available to take their spots on the podium. Congratulations to all three women. Photo: Scott McClain, Called to Creation

Pro women 1st place winner Margaret Gregory (Redlands, CA) takes the top step under the redwood canopy at Camp Loma. 2nd place winner Kathy Pruitt (Santa Cruz, CA) and 3rd place winner Tiffany Allmandinger (Goleta, CA) were unfortunately not available to take their spots on the podium. Congratulations to all three women. Photo: Scott McClain, Called to Creation

Brisk morning rider meeting at Camp Loma just minutes before the first wave of riders heads out to the start. Photo: Scott McClain, Called to Creation

Brisk morning rider meeting at Camp Loma just minutes before the first wave of riders heads out to the start. Photo: Scott McClain, Called to Creation

Camaraderie. Beer. Stoke. Enduro. Photo: Scott McClain, Called to Creation

Camaraderie. Beer. Stoke. Enduro. Photo: Scott McClain, Called to Creation


 

PRESS RELEASE: BELL SCSE Set to Run October 11-13, 2013 at Demo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT Michele Lamelin, Marketing
marketing@santacruzsuperenduro.com
(831) 246.3832

Santa Cruz, CA – October 3, 2013 – Anticipation is high throughout the mountain bike industry and local community as the BELL Santa Cruz Super Enduro at Soquel Demonstration State Forest (SDSF, commonly referred to as Demo) draws near. The October 11-13 event, presented by Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz (MBoSC), will raise funds for Santa Cruz area trails including MBoSC’s latest project, a 4-mile Flow Trail at Demo. The SCSE is a weekend-long event filled with racing, riding and rad activities to enjoy with good friends, on some of the best trails in Santa Cruz.

The race itself will run on Saturday, October 12 (trails will be closed to the public) and will be followed on Sunday, October 13 by a Play Day that includes bike demos, pro-led rides and shuttled trail work. Although all 200 race spots sold out just over 2 hours from registration opening, this event welcomes spectators and volunteers, both being an excellent way to be involved in this celebration of the spirit of enduro and all mountain riding.

To fully enjoy the weekend’s festivities, racers and spectators alike are encouraged to take advantage of the SCSE comprehensive camping package ($30 per person) which includes a tent spot for two nights (Friday and Saturday) plus three meals (Saturday breakfast and dinner; Sunday breakfast), plenty of beer (provided by Ninkasi Brewing), an outdoor double feature (Anthill Films’ Not Bad & SecondBase Films’ Arrival) PLUS live music.

On the schedule for Sunday’s “Play Day” are:

  • FREE BIKE DEMOS (10 am / Camp Loma) – Marin, Norco, Santa Cruz, Specialized, Trek (Epicenter Cycling) will showcase their enduro-specific and all mountain bikes ideally suited for the trails at Demo.

  • FREE PRO-LED FUN RIDES ON COURSE TRAILS (rides start at 10:30am / meet at Camp Loma at 10am) – Santa Cruz local pro downhill champ and Dirt Series coach Kathy Pruitt and Santa Fe Brewing–Pivot Cycles / Osmo Nutrition pro cross country and enduro rider Macky Franklin will show riders a great time and share their own riding experiences.

  • TRAIL WORK (time TBD) – Riders will have the opportunity to give the Demo forest back some love – potentially on the new Flow Trail. Participation will be rewarded with free shuttle rides courtesy Shuttle Smith Adventures.

The BELL Santa Cruz Super Enduro will cap off the inaugural season of the highly successful California Enduro Series (CES).

MBoSC is grateful for the support of Soquel Demonstration State Forest land manager CAL Fire as well as emergency support from Amateur Radio Emergency Services and the Loma Prieta Santa Cruz County Fire Department.

Also greatly appreciated are 2013 SCSE Title Sponsor BELL plus Event Sponsors Clif Bar, Epicenter Cycling, Eye on Edge, Formula, FOX, Gamut USA, G-Form, Gravity Anomaly, GU Energy, Ibis, Kali Protectives, Marin Bikes, Ninkasi Brewing, Norco, O.N.E. Coconut Water, Pivot Cycles, Price Point, Saris/CycleOps, Slime, Sports Basement / Osmo Nutrition, Trail Head Cyclery, Trek, and VP Components and Media Sponsors Adventure Sports Journal, Bike Magazine, decline magazine, Dirt Rag magazine and Enduro Mountainbike Magazine. These industry and community businesses demonstrate their commitment to the local mountain biking scene and its riders with their generosity and support.

The mission of the Santa Cruz Super Enduro is to support the demand for quality enduro race opportunities in California, to promote the world class mountain biking trails in Santa Cruz County and to bring awareness to the Santa Cruz community at large about mountain biking and the positive role it can play economically, socially and environmentally.

To keep apprised of event details, and for gallery of photos from the 2012 event, visit the SCSE website at santacruzsuperenduro.com. SCSE can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/SantaCruzSuperEnduro, and Twitter at twitter.com/scsuperenduro.


Watch the 2012 BELL Santa Cruz Super Enduro video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6rEZjonwGo.

SCSE 2013 Race Guide Published

A racer’s guide to the Santa Cruz Super Enduro is now available to download. This guide includes course map, trail descriptions and other important race information such as rules, what to wear, what to run and how to practice. A schedule of events for the fun-filled weekend is also included.

The Santa Cruz Super Enduro course consists of technically challenging terrain: root sections, rock sections, switchbacks, ruts, exposed sections, high-speed, tight, and steep sections—and any combination of the above. Therefore, in order to compete in the SCSE you MUST be able to ride technically challenging trails with confidence. You must also bring a suitable bike, e.g. more all-mountain than cross-country or downhill. Due to the physical nature of the race, you must also be comfortable climbing 5,000+ vertical feet and covering 25+ miles of variable terrain during the course of the race.

The SCSE is modeled on the Italian Superenduro race format popular in Europe. Racers will descend a closed course in 30 second intervals, completing transfer climbs and timed downhill special stages, with the score being the cumulative time of the special stage timed downhills. The transfer climbs do not count toward your score; however, they do need to be completed within a certain time frame and failure to do so will result in a time penalty or possible disqualification.

The field will be split into groups based on category with the more experienced categories starting first. This will ensure the best flow on the trails and minimize passing on the timed sections.

SCSE 2013 Start List Announced

The Santa Cruz Super Enduro course consists of technically challenging terrain: root sections, rock sections, switchbacks, ruts, exposed sections, high-speed, tight, and steep sections—and any combination of the above. Therefore, in order to compete in the SCSE you MUST be able to ride technically challenging trails with confidence. You must also bring a suitable bike, e.g. more all-mountain than cross-country or downhill. Due to the physical nature of the race, you must also be comfortable climbing 5,000+ vertical feet and covering 25+ miles of variable terrain during the course of the race.

The SCSE is modeled on the Italian Superenduro race format popular in Europe. Racers will descend a closed course in 30 second intervals, completing transfer climbs and timed downhill special stages, with the score being the cumulative time of the special stage timed downhills. The transfer climbs do not count toward your score; however, they do need to be completed within a certain time frame and failure to do so will result in a time penalty or possible disqualification.

The field will be split into groups based on category with the more experienced categories starting first. This will ensure the best flow on the trails and minimize passing on the timed sections.

Check out the intrepid riders racing this year’s event: SCSE 2013 Start List

Course details to be published soon, stay tuned!

Demo Bikes Offered on Sunday 10/13 as Part of Post-Race Fun Day

Santa Cruz Super Enduro is excited to announce that DEMO BIKES will be offered on Sunday, October 13 as part of our post-race FUN DAY!

Shred course trails on your dream Enduro/All Mountain rig. Bikes from Santa CruzMarinSpecializedNorco and Trek will be available!

PLUS… we’ll be offering pro-led course rides on Sunday as well as shuttled trail work opportunities and other rad activities. Be sure to sign up for our camping package to take full advantage of the enduro weekend festivities!

Stay tuned for timing and other details.