Rock features abound at Mount Nebo. (photo by Brice Shirbach)

Big Mountain Enduro is Here

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The routes are set for this weekend’s Big Mountain Enduro (BME) Event at Mount Nebo State Park in Dardanelle, Arkansas. This is the first event of the 2023 series that will also include races in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and Montana.

Big Mountain Enduro Schedule.
Big Mountain Enduro Schedule.

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The 2-day event will take over the entire Monument Trail system on the mountain.

 

Rock features abound at Mount Nebo. (photo by Brice Shirbach)
Rock features abound at Mount Nebo. (photo by Brice Shirbach)

The first of five stops on this national tour starts this weekend at none other than the Monument Trails of Mt. Nebo which features a collection of world-class, mountain biking trails.

Come out May 6-7 to watch some of the world’s best mountain bikers take on some of Arkansas’s best trails!


Media Release from Arkansas State Parks

Big Mountain Enduro Race 2023 series starts May 6 at Mount Nebo State Park’s Monument Trail

Arkansas stop is the only venue for this national mountain bike race outside of the Rocky Mountains

(DARDANELLE, Ark.) – Mount Nebo State Park’s Monument Trail will host the season opener of the Big Mountain Enduro race, presented by Specialized, all day Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7. Mount Nebo State Park’s Monument Trail is the only 2023 Big Mountain Enduro host location outside of the Rocky Mountains and the first site in Arkansas to be included in the race series.

USA Sports Inc. will host a live pre-show event with Big Mountain Enduro’s top riders on YouTube Thursday, May 4, at 4 p.m. CT at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCeD–rutDw . Well-known riders like Cody Kelly, Jake Keller, Jake Snow, Luca Cometti, Colton Peterson, Porsha Murdock and Kera Linn, as well as Big Mountain Euro’s top rider Max Sedlak, will make an appearance on the live show.

The 2023 Big Mountain Enduro tour features some of the biggest and most challenging mountain bike terrain in the United States. This year’s series will host many of the top mountain bikers and teams from across the world.

Enduro is a form of mountain bike racing that takes place over one or two days and involves three to six timed stages. The timed portions of the race occur mostly downhill with untimed transfer stages between that are mostly uphill. The finished times for each stage are added up for an overall time.

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The Big Mountain Enduro race includes five tour stops throughout the country. The winner must complete four of the five stops (if all five are completed, then the lowest score is dropped) and the overall title is awarded to the person with the most points following the 2023 Finals. For more information about the Big Mountain Enduro race, visit https://bigmountainenduro.com/ .

Mount Nebo State Park sits atop scenic Mount Nebo in the Arkansas River Valley and is part of the Monument Trails System, a collection of world-class mountain biking destinations within Arkansas State Parks. These shared-use trails are professionally crafted by some of the world’s best trail builders to showcase natural iconic beauty through innovative and sustainable design and build. For more information about the Monument Trails System, visit HERE.

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