September 15, 2016 (Sun Peaks, BC) – This Sunday, September 18, Sun Peaks Resort plays host to the 1st annual Osprey Canadian National Enduro Championships. Enduro is a biking discipline defined by having un-timed climbs combined with timed descents over a variety of terrain.
This is the third year of the BC Enduro Series, which is broken up into ‘East’ and ‘West’ categories spanning destinations from Vancouver, BC to Canmore, Alberta. However, this year is the first time ever for the national championship series to crown the nation’s best enduro racers.
Event Director, Ted Morton expressed his excitement for the event, “We couldn’t be happier to be hosting our first ever National Enduro Championship in Sun Peaks, the quality and diversity of trails offered set the mountain resort apart as one of the premier destinations for enduro. It’s also the first time ever a mountain resort has opened up exclusive off-season chairlift access for our athletes.”
Attracting the best enduro athletes from across the country, the four-race championship series hosted events in Rossland, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec, and Revelstoke before making their way to Sun Peaks for the finale.
The event will also feature Kamloops local, recent World Cup winner, Olympic bronze-medalist, and cross-country superstar, Catharine Pendrel. Pendrel will be racing in the Pro Women category on Sunday, after which Sun Peaks Resort will be hosting a ceremony to recognize her recent achievements on the world’s stage.
Sunday, September 18
– 8:00am 30-39 Men(First Wave)
– 8:15am 21-29 Men (Second Wave)
– 8:30am Pro Women – Open Women
– 8:40am U21 and 15 & Under
– 8:55am 39-40 Men
– 9:05am 40-49 & 50+ Men
– 9:15am Pro Men
– 12.30pm – 2.45pm Riders finishing
– 3:00pm Catharine Pendrel recognition ceremony
– 3:15pm Public meet and greet with Catharine Pendrel
– 3:30pm Awards (approx.time based on when last rider arrives)