July 2, 2013

Big Mountain Enduro Goes off in Crested Butte


The Big Mountain Enduro series held it’s 2nd stop in Crested Butte last weekend.  With 6 stages held over 2 days, there was a lot of fun riding showcasing the diverse trails the Evolution Bike Park at Crested Butte Mountain Resort has to offer.  

Photo: Devon Balet, Rider: Dejay Birtch

A rider rallies a beautiful Columbine trail on stage 4. Photo: Devon Balet

A rider rallies a beautiful Columbine trail on stage 4. Photo: Devon Balet

Congrats to the top 5 pro men: 1. Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (Trek Factory Racing), 2. Nate Hills (Mavic SRAM Yeti), 3. Ross Schnell (Trek POC Bontrager Shimano), 4. Chris Johnston (The Nomads), and 5. Mike West (Yeti/FOX).

Shout out to the top 5 pro women as well: 1. Heather Irmiger (Trek Factory Racing), 2. Krista Park (Cannondale), 3. Jill Behlen (Tokyo Joes), 4. Janae Pritchett (Griggs Orthopedics), and 5. Evelyn Dong (White Pine Touring).

Day 1’s three stages were Luge, Timeline, and then Westside.  You can watch the Day 1 highlight video below.

Big Mountain Enduro #2 – Crested Butte – Day 1 – Stages 1, 2, 3 from Big Mountain Enduro on Vimeo.

Day 2’s action took place on Columbine, Frequency, and Avery with a pretty significant pedal transition between stages 4 and 5.  The Day 2 highlight wraps up the action below.

CrestedButte-Day2 from Big Mountain Enduro on Vimeo.

Thanks to all the athletes, event organizers, and media for making the trip to Crested Butte!  Thanks to CBMR for hosting an awesome event!  You can follow more Big Mountain Enduro action on their website.  Check out more of Devon Balet’s Photography on his website and do a former West Elk resident a favor and like his page on Facebook.

About the Author

2. Will Dujardin
Will Dujardin is our content editor at West Elk Project. He competes in big mountain competitions and coaches the Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team. Skiing is his life and he likes to mix it with other fun things like DH mountain biking and traveling.