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Got a friend who likes racing bikes? Then get in quick as entries are now open for Enduro 2! Back for its third year, this super sociable pairs race is an event not to be missed, and now there are two chances for doubles fun (quadro-fun?) with a new race, the Davos Enduro2 in September. I think the video sums it all up nicely with mates, trails, racing and beers, what’s not to like?

Pairs-Format Stage Racing returns to the French Alps for 2017 – entries open this week.

Registration opens at 18:00 GMT on 1st December for Les Arcs Enduro2 powered by Stages Cycling, the 3-day event that delivers lift-assisted racing in teams of two. Last June’s sell-out mega sociable race was hailed as the ‘Funnest Event of the Year’ by competitors and journalists from all over Europe, and 2017 is set to be better than ever. For riders that can’t get enough of this unique pairs-format racing, a sister event, Davos Enduro2, is also launching in Switzerland next September. Full details are available on the Enduro2 website.

One of the finest all-round mountain biking destinations in the world, Les Arcs, is again the hosting the event, which officially launches the resort’s MTB season. The weekend of good times and high fives is powered by Stages Cycling, with support from Fox Racing Shox and Yeti Cycles.

“It’s hard to believe it’s going to be the third Enduro2 already. It’s always the most fun weekend of the year and it makes us all so happy to see how stoked the competitors are on the trails, and the great atmosphere. Next year we’ll be making even more of the brilliant after-party vibe at Charly’s Factory each evening with some special DJs and other entertainment lined up. Les Arcs is really stepping up it’s MTB programme too each year with more flowing machine-built trails to play on, so the tracks will be funner than ever, and we’re so proud to be at the heart of it,” says Ali from TrailAddiction who have been guiding in the valley for 14 years.

One of the Les Arcs area’s best assets is a lift system that’s super-efficient for bikers, so the long riding weekend guarantees a massive amount of brilliant riding. The Amazing Singletrack ranges from breathtaking high Alpine scenery through mature pine forests to the valley floor with a huge 2,000m+ vertical drop. Enduro2 races mostly-natural terrain and gives you some massive 20min+ runs and more loam than you’d believe. Don’t take our word for it – ask anyone that raced or read the multiple magazine and website write ups – the racing-in-pairs format really brings an extra dimension with competitors telling us Enduro2 was one of the best things they’d ever done on two wheels.”

Enduro2 is raced ‘blind’, and blends state-of-the-art machine built Bike Park terrain with a mind-boggling quantity of secret paths and ancient hiking trails. 15 timed stages take in over 12,000m of vertical descending and Ali explains, “Pairs-racing is an ideal format for experienced riders who don’t usually race. Enduro2 is all about coming to the Alps and having fun with mates on some of the best trails around. We’ve already got the Trans-Savoie for the hardcore riders who are looking for an epic challenge of a lifetime, so this weekend is all about having a laugh and sharing good times. For most of our riders, even the winners, it really doesn’t matter much who takes the podium in the end.”

Essential Info:

Les Arcs Enduro2 runs from Saturday 1st July to Monday 3rd July 2017.
Entry price is 325 GBP / 399 Euros per team of 2 riders.

Sign-up is online from 1st December through the trailAddiction website:

On-site hotel options, a campervan pitch for the weekend, and airport transfers can be booked separately at promotional prices with a confirmed entry.

A new Enduro2 comes to Davos, Switzerland next September:

New for 2017, due to massive oversubscription, we’re offering another Enduro2 event in a brand new location with its own amazing trails and scenery: Davos, Switzerland. Full details and registration for the Davos event open in a month’s time on 1st January 2017 at 18:00 GMT, but the first 50 riders can guarantee themselves an entry and also receive a substantial discount by signing up for both events simultaneously when submitting a registration for the Les Arcs event.

Entry price is just 325 GBP/399 Euros per team for either Les Arcs or Davos or 549 GBP / 649 Euros for the double entry to both events, saving 100 GBP per team.

For more details visit http://www.trailAddiction.com/enduro2

Sat 3rd Dec, 2016 @ 9:30 am

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