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Curious about Enduro Mountain Bike Racing? Not sure how an Enduro race works? Let us help you get your feet wet with the Ozark Enduro LITE Series. A short summer series of 3 beginner friendly enduro races. All rider abilities are welcome but the Ozark Enduro Lite Series is aimed at introducing new folks to the awesome sport of Enduro racing.
Enduro racing is primarily downhill timed segments, ranging anywhere from just less than a minute per stage to up to 5-6 minutes that may require some pedaling. A typical Ozark Enduro Lite race will consist of 4-6 downhill segments. Your time will start when you enter the top of a segment and will end when you reach the bottom of that segment. There will be connecting routes to transition between each segment that will not be timed. Only the segments are timed. Riders often ride with groups and make new friends while enjoying the trails during the transfers. After completing all the downhill segments, your total time will be compared with the times of other riders to see how you did.
You will be required to have a fully functional bike and a proper helmet. Full face helmets are recommended but not mandatory. Other recommended items are gloves, eye protection, knee pads, elbow pads. We also strongly encourage carrying the necessary items for minor bike repair such as tire plugs, tubes, CO2, spare chain links etc.
There will be aid stations, however, it is important to carry enough water and nutrition to last throughout the race. Typical durations will be anywhere from 2-4 hours depending on the course and each rider’s ability.
None of these races would be possible without volunteers. Volunteer help will be needed at every race, and we would love to make you a part of our event and give you some cool swag. There will be multiple volunteer opportunities such as helping at an aid station, course marshaling, and race setup and tear down. Click HERE to learn more.