ENDURO

Enduro is a style of racing where the overall race time is the sum of multiple timed stages.  It offers a bit more casual approach to racing as the uphill sections are not timed, only the downhill.  Don’t let that fool you though, there’s plenty of fitness an pedaling required to excel at this discipline. 

On Vancouver Island, course designers do their best to show off the most fun descents that the riding areas offer.

2020 ENDURO RACE SCHEDULE

TZOUHALEM

April 26, 2020

NANAIMO

May 17, 2020

HAMMERFEST

May 31, 2020

PRO CITY

June 28, 2020

MT. WASHINGTON

August 16, 2020

DODGE CITY

September 6, 2020

MAPLE MOUNTAIN

October 4, 2020

ENDURO RACING FAQS

Youth (Under 12 Years old) Riders under 12 can choose this category if they want the shortest distance. 

Beginner racers are usually younger riders, first time racers, and less experienced riders. If you have been riding for 15 years but never raced, jump up to intermediate. If you have been riding for one or two years and never raced before, hit up the beginner category and give it a try. Usually the Beginner winners are approximately 12-14 years old so be prepared to get schooled by a young ripper.
 
Intermediate racers are the bulk of our racers. Could be your first race or maybe you aren’t too competitive but want the challenge of a longer distance. Abilities in this category vary a lot but if you think of yourself as an intermediate rider you should probably race the intermediate category.
 
Masters 35+ Is a new category for 2020.  The Masters will be racing the same distance as the Expert riders but results for this category will be separate.  If you’re 35+ and not up to the longer distance you are welcome to race Intermediate.
 
Expert racers are very experienced riders. Most of us have raced a bunch, or at least ride a couple times a week for the past several years. Or maybe you’re a young ripper that is training to take on the Elite racers one day.
 
Elite racers are the fastest. You practice the course several times before the race, dream about all things racing, and probably don’t have a full time job. Are you “Sponsored”? You know who you are. Maybe you just want to ride the longest course and the gnarliest trails and get the most bang for your buck! 
 
Notes for all: If you placed in the top 3 consistently last year in your category (or in the overall) you should move up to the next category.
 
Most Enduro courses have 1 Stage for Youth (U12), 2+ For
Beginner, 3+ for Intermediate, 4+ for Mater/Expert and the longest possible for Elite.

Yes. All Island Cup Events are sanctioned and Insured by Cycling BC.  All riders must have a license to participate in Island Cup Events

Riders have 3 options for licensing:

  1. Hold a current UCI Licence
  2. Hold a current Cycling BC Provincial Race Licence
  3. Purchase a “One Day Insurance” (Pricing TBD for 2020) To purchase this option you will need to purchase a one event through cyclicling BC online before the event.
There are 7 races in the enduro series and racers get points for each race that they participate in.  The series is a best 6 of 7 races so if you miss a race you can still receive full points.  If you make all 7 races you will drop your lowest points toward your overall.  We will award the top 3 in each category for the overall at the final race.  Points per race are awarded to the top 30 as follows:
PlacePoints
1500
2450
3420
4400
5390
6380
7370
8360
9350
10340
11330
12320
13310
14300
15290
16280
17270
18260
19250
20240
21230
22220
23210
24200
25190
26180
27170
28160
29150
30145

That’s a hard no… for now.  As the popularity of E-Bikes grows we will consider adding E-Bike categoies but for now many landowners do not permit the use of E-Bikes on the trails.

Registration closes on the Friday before the race.  Don’t wait till the last minute, lats year almost all of the races sold out well before the cutoff time.  Registration will be capped at 200 riders in 2020.

In the event that you register online but just can’t make the race we have the following registration policy:

  • 100% back up to one week before the registration cut off.
  • 50% back during the last week of registration.
  • No refunds after registration closes.

    *this does not include service fees

To request a refund, please read your registration confirmation email.