Have you been hearing the buzz about enduro racing but weren’t sure if it was for you? Got a kid that’s been bugging you to let them race? A new event created by the race professionals at the Vittoria Eastern States Cup/Clif Enduro East race series is just what the doctor ordered. The Clif Enduro Lite event will offer an introduction to enduro racing in a stress-free setting at Burke Mountain in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.
The Clif Enduro Lite format will offer four fun tracks to entertain all levels of rider but will focus primarily on women, kids and first-timers. The emphasis will not be on results or prizes but on learning and having fun with like-minded mountain bike riders.
Pro racer and Burke local Ella Skalwald is gathering a group of seasoned pros to help spread the excitement and ease some fears people may have associated with racing. Says Skalwald: “I am personally very excited about this event because it gives people who are interested in racing, but might feel intimidated, a fun, welcoming and caring space to try it out! We will have a Q&A session with our seasoned racers and then have support at the start of each track. The pros will be there to get people excited and feel comfortable for their run!”
There will be numerous classes and age groups so racers will be riding with similar ability and age levels:
8 & Under
Burke Mountain is a fantastic venue and the Clif Enduro Lite event will take advantage of some of the area’s best terrain with just the right amount of challenge and variety.
Everyone has to start somewhere, and this is the place. Before you know it, you and/or your kid will be ready for the next level of racing. Spread the word and we hope to see you all there!