We are a group of biking fanatics that love to ride, and we think we should give something back to our sport.
On September 23rd five members of the Hardcore Bikes family travelled to Moose Mountain Alberta to race the second rendition of the MooseDuro. The event, organized by Alberta 66 MTB, consisted of a short and long course with the long course covering 30 km, 4 timed stages and 1300 meters of climbing. In proper Hardcore Bikes style all five of our racers opted for the long course despite 2 of the racers having never raced an Enduro. This year’s conditions were muddy to say the least due to the area receiving over 10 cms of snow fall in the week prior to the event. Despite the conditions, Alberta66 MTB pressed on with the race with only one minor change to stage 2 to keep things safe for the riders and preserve the trail.
The entire race was mapped and available for riders on trial forks,
Long-time Hardcore rider Brain Whatley ( now a moose mountain local) raced his way to the podium with a third place finish with Mike McGill 5 seconds behind finishing in 5th place in the masters men category. Race results aside, Hardcore Bikes presence was noticed at the event by organizers as well as other racers.
For those interested in racing this event or any other enduro in the upcoming seasons please stop by the shop or send us an email. We can set you on the right path and put you in contact with Hardcore riders currently racing Enduro’s.