The 4th Annual Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival returns June 26-July 5, 2014, with a packed week of events, races, rides and high times on two wheels for all ages and persuasions of mountain biker. With over 400 miles of stellar singletrack twisting around one of America’s premier mountain bike destinations, this event is a great reason to get out of town for an epic week of singletrack therapy.
Highlighting this year’s festival will be the Sun Valley Super Enduro (June 27-29), which is now the second stop on the Enduro Cup’s three race series operated by Mountain Sports International. The Sun Valley Super Enduro has also been listed as an official race on the North American Enduro Tour (NAET), a race series featuring the premier enduro races on the continent which names continent-wide enduro champions at the end of the season. With over 24 miles of riding, 9,000 vertical feet of descending and a 1,000 feet of untimed climbing and an estimated winning time of over an hour and a half, this is one of the longest enduro races in the country.
The Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival kicks off on June 26 with the Sheeptown Drag Races which pits riders in head to head drag racing…dragging flaming logs behind their bikes. Once the smoke clears and the recovery is complete, action gets underway the next day in downtown Ketchum for the Super Enduro Prologue Time Trial and Town Race. Following the Super Enduro weekend comes the Idaho Pumptrack State Championships an all ages throwdown for time at the Ketchum Bike Park. The week wraps up on Saturday, July 5, for the USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships on Bald Mountain.
For a complete run down on Ride Sun Valley visit www.ridesunvalley.com. For more information on the Enduro Cup visit endurocupmtb.com.