Join us for carb loading Friday at 5:30

We’ll have spaghetti with red sauce (meatballs on the side for the carnivorous), bread & cheese. It’s coming from none other than Cafe Aroma, one of Idyllwild’s finest restaurants/social clubs.
Your special HUB Cyclery cost for this meal is five bucks a head.
Map to The HUB.

Edit: Please drop a line to the Enduro email addy if you think you might come. We’ll order accordingly.
See you there.


Grow for the gold…
Not fast enough to win? Maybe you’re swarthy enough to look good trying.
All Enduro racers will automatically entered into our ancillary moustache competition. Primes may or may not be offered on course for creative and original nose neighbors. Awards will be given apres ride by a panel of female judges for the very best mo’.


We’re unofficially pre-riding Loop 2 Saturday, October 1st. 

Meet at Hub Cyclery at 8am Saturday. Come prepared to ride Loop 2 plus a bit of May Valley trails between the shop and Garner Valley. Social pace.


By popular demand, we’re sharing some info with y’all dedicated Enduro fans. 

First off, if you want to ride: drop a line to to RSVP. Consider this blog post the official “Game On” for the RSVP race. But please read the FAQ below first. Shit!


What time do we start riding?
6am! Yeah, like cold and dark o’clock.

 Will people be camping? Where?
Yep, the last two years we’ve had camping at the Start/Finish area. It’s free. But last year it was friggin’ cold. Maybe not as bad this year? Dunno… cross your fingers. The camp area is easy to get to by common road vehicles, ie, you don’t need 4wd. The brave will carry on festivities well after sundown the night before.

What’s the course like?
It’s tough. about 78 miles and maybe just shy of 11,000 feet in climbing for the whole shebang. We have two courses; everyone will do the 48 mile Loop 1, only the brave will go on for Loop 2. Most of the route is doubletrack, but you’ll need to be on your game for the singletrack sections. (maybe 20 miles?)

When do we get the cues?
Soon. RSVP to first and be patient. We’re changing the course a little from 2010 and need to rework it. And since you ain’t payin’ us to do it, we ain’t in that big of a rush. Give it a week or so.

Do you have GPS files?
Hell no. We provide the route info, cues, and time tabulation. Nothing else. If you think a GPS route will be beneficial- as it very well may be- it’s up to you to build it out yourself. Consider it your “edge.”

Since it’s free, can I just RSVP and wait a while to decide if I’ll show?
Hell no. Be brave, commit to this ride, and spend the next 50-some days hardening up. You might not be able to harden up that fast? Too bad, you still need to come get your suffer on.

Will you do a pre-ride?
We’re talking about doing a pre-ride of Lap 1 maybe the weekend of Sep 24th or Oct 1st. Let us know which date you might be interested to join in.

Do you cap the field? How come?
Yes, we have been capping the field at 40 riders. That’s a reasonable number to garner a tough, solid field and still be well within legal limits to host the event without a permit. It’s free, ya know… we want to keep it that way. Phantom riders will be tarred & feathered.



And what a great time it was.


41 starters, 38 finishers.

Big props to the hard-men at the front of the pack, with Guy Sutton & Kenny Gioeli pushing a blistering pace and finishing the complete route at 1:21pm clock time…
Props also are due to Dan Mc Cormack & Stephanie Guadreau-McCormack on their all-day Enduro experience, working through navigational challenges and exhaustion. There were a lot of good experiences out there, lots of smiling faces back in camp.

Big props are also due to trail angels Mary Metcalf-Collier & Rachael Gollub, who took it upon themselves to provide treats to all the ride participants at the summit of the May Valley climb. The brownies really were wonderful…

The final results are up here, on the Results Page.
Mary’s pics are up here

Keep your ears on for this event, and possibly others, to spring up again.

Rubber Down,

The Enduro Non Management

RSVP’d riders should have received cue sheets & maps for the route by now.

If you haven’t, please drop an email with your name & town to

Know what you’re getting in to. This is an exceedingly difficult ride, going through remote & imposing areas, a long ways from medical assistance & other benefits of civilization.  This is NOT for a weekend warrior. You are expected to ride the entire route, self supported with no assistance of any kind. This includes but is not limited to wilderness nagivation, mechanical support, food & water, etc.
It is not a closed route, expect to encounter motorized vehicles, equestrians, hikers, hunters, and other trail users. You will be on public roads, highways, and singletrack, interacting with the general public- act accordingly, obey the rules of the trail & road. Study the maps & cue sheets, print them out. Expect NO prepared materials on the day of the ride.
We provide the route, suggested start time, and tabulated times- nothing else. Prepare as if you were riding the route solo. Read & understand the course rules here:

Other info:

Detailed route info will be available on the cue sheets and maps.

Public water sources (natural & municipal) are available near the start, at mile 22, off route near mile 33, and again at mile 46. There are NO viable water sources on the second loop whatsoever.

Time for a very fast rider on the first loop has been 5- 5 1/2 hours, and 2- 3 hours for the second loop.

Camping info will be available upon RSVP.

Start list with RSVP’d riders will be published next week.