It was a solid showing at the 2014 California Enduro Series round 2 at China Mountain Resort, drawing roughly 200 racers June 20-22. The track was dusty, loose and fast, with rock-fields providing plenty of rowdy obstacles. The racers were in high spirits, as the day wrapped up and the top finishers stood atop the podiums.
Photos by Scott McClain, Called to Creation
Photo captions Michele Lamelin
Video provided by . VP Components
Lauren Gregg (FOX) dials in her line, during practice. She took 5th place in the pro women category.
Roughly 200 racers gathered in the Sierra Mountains near Huntington Lake for round 2 of the 2014 California Enduro Series–the VP EnduroFest at China Peak Mountain Resort in Lakeshore.
Ryan Courreges (Don Bicycle) makes his way through a rock field.
Bikes en masse never look so good.
Cedar Kyes (Marin Bikes) attacks China Peak's rough, un-manicured terrain on the Marin Attack Trail, landing a solid 6th in the expert men 35+ category.
The loose dirt and chunky rocks that set the tone for the race didn't phase Jeff Kendall-Weed (Team Ibis-Retro Cellars), as he charges his way to a 2nd place pro men finish.
Christine Hirst (Cycleworld) rallied turns with style and ease, taking 4th place in pro women.
Amy Morrison (Mike's Bikes) finds her way through a rock garden for a 1st place win in a stacked pro women's field.
Jackie Harlow gets a good feel for the challenging terrain in practice. She later took 3rd place in expert women.
Jeremiah Newman (Felt WTB) pins it through the soft steeps for a 1st place pro men win.
Pro Women podium: Amy Morrison, 1st; Rachel Throop, 2nd; Jackie Swider, 3rd; Christine Hirst, 4th; Lauren Gregg, 5th.
Pro men podium: Jeremiah Newman, 1st; Jeff Kendall-Weed, 2nd; Jon Buckell, 3rd; Scott Chapin, 4th; Casey Coffman, 5th.
Prizes on standby, plus a $5,000 pro purse.
The next stop will be Northstar August 30.
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Gallery: 2014 California Enduro Series round 1