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Montana Enduro Series, Grand Enduro

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Presented by Grand Targhee Resort and Habitat

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Thanks to Fly Racing and all our other sponsors for making it a great season. We’re excited to dip over the border once again and visit Grand Targhee Resort, with help from our friends at Habitat High Altitude Provisions. The series finale features two days of racing, and features a treat you don’t want to miss: Mill Creek! We made you work for it last round at Big Sky, so we hope you enjoy a little taste of Super D flavor to end the season. Discounted lift passes ($25) will be available to pre-registered racers for Friday practice. The registration cut-off for discounted passes is 4:00 PM MDT on Thursday. Race-day passes are included in your registration and will be provided at check-in Saturday morning.

Don’t miss the Enduro Dirt Social on Friday night, at Tatanka Tavern. Wood-fired pizza is a great way to fuel up for Saturday’s racing. Tatanka has a phenomenal view of the Tetons from their 3rd story patio, and the place will be all ours. Plus, there will be free beer and swag from SPY Optic and Teton Gravity Research while it lasts! On Saturday evening, we’ll gather at Habitat for the Skulls & Dirt Social to swap race stories under the Gemini Skulls overall series awards. After the race finishes on Sunday, we’ll have the awards ceremony at the Grand Targhee base area, conveniently next to the Trap Bar & Grill.

Special lodging rates are available, mention the Grand Enduro, Montana Enduro Series when calling Grand Targhee Resort Reservations at 800.TARGHEE to book your lodging at a discounted rate.

Schedule

Friday July 21, 2017 Details Location
10:00am – 5:00pm Practice ($10 discount for racers registered by 4:00 Thursday) Grand Targhee Resort
7:00pm Enduro Dirt Social Tatanka Tavern
Saturday July 22, 2017 Details Location
7:00am – 8:30am Racer check-in Grand Targhee Resort Base Area
9:00am Racer meeting Grand Targhee Resort Base Area
9:15am Pro/Expert racers board Dreamcatcher lift Dreamcatcher Lift
9:30am – 3:00pm Racers on course Grand Targhee Resort Bike Park
6:00pm – 8:00pm Skulls & Dirt Social Habitat (Driggs)
Sunday July 23, 2017 Details Location
7:30am – 8:30am Racer Check-in Grand Targhee Resort Base Area
9:00am Racer meeting Grand Targhee Resort Base Area
9:15am Pro/Expert racers board Dreamcatcher lift Dreamcatcher Lift
9:30am – 1:00pm Racers on course Grand Targhee Resort
2:00pm Raffle, race awards, series awards Grand Targhee Resort Base Area

The 2016 Grand Enduro Course

Saturday: 12 miles, 1,420′ climbing, 4,550′ descending

Stage Trail Description
Stage 1 Sticks n Stones The Dreamcatcher lift takes you to the top of Fred’s Mountain, where you’ll start Stage One near the top of the Grand Traverse. Try to keep your eyes on the trail, instead of the commanding view of the Grand Teton. Drop into Sticks n Stones, which is an old-school, hand-built festival of rocks and roots that will make you forget you’re in a bike park. The stage ends at the Powder Reserve Traverse Road.
Transfer Powder Reserve Traverse to Peaked
Stage 2 38 Special Cornering drills will pay off… This stage ends at the cat skiing yurt.
Stage 2 Juniors Colter’s Escape Colter’s Escape is a singletrack roller-coaster through aspen stands. This stage ends at the cat skiing yurt.
Transfer None
Stage 3 Mill Creek This trail takes you off the resort into the Teton sidecountry, and all the way down to the floor of Teton Canyon. It is an awesome three miles of classic ribbon singletrack with plenty of natural rock and root jump options. The stage ends at the trailhead by the Teton Canyon parking area.
Transfer Shuttle back to Grand Targhee Resort

Sunday: 4 miles, 350′ climbing. 2,210′ descending

Stage Trail Description
Stage 4 Rock Garden to Otter Slide The Dreamcatcher lift takes you to Rockgarden, the newest downhill trail at Grand Targhee. Rock Garden starts off rocky, loose and off-camber, and opens up into big tabletops. Continue straight across the service road onto Otter Slide, a bobsled run of beautifully banked turns. Come off the wall ride and the stage ends just before the mustache ride feature.
Transfer Pika Traverse to Shoshone Head up Pika Traverse to Shoshone, and back towards the bottom of Rock Garden. Watch for traffic control.
Stage 5 Chutes and Ladders This trail is similar to Otter Slide: lots of well-bermed turns, but also includes some other features, such as tabletops. The race ends at the base area.

Montana Enduro Series Final Grand Enduro Course Map

The course is available to view and follow on Trailforks: Day one. Day one juniors. Day two. If you click the ‘add to wishlist’ button when viewing it in a browser, it will sync to your Trailforks mobile app (you may have to update your downloaded region first). Also, the attached PDF is viewable in the Avenza PDF Map application.

Race Timing

We use the SPORTident pCard system, which is based on a RFID chip strapped to your left wrist. This is “racing to a stop.” You must make physical contact with the timing beacon at the beginning and end of each stage. An audible ‘beep’ lets you know your time stamp was recorded. We will collect the pCards after Saturday’s stages, scan the day’s results, and pass them out again on Sunday morning.

Grand Targhee has an awesome network of cross-country trails in addition to their downhill network, so friends and family can get out for some great rides, hikes, or runs while you’re practicing or racing.

Lodging

GTR offers 20% off lodging discount to participants. You need to call (800-827-4433) and mention that you are participating in the Montana Enduro Series. Camping will also be available at $20/night plus tax. Showers and bathrooms in the Sprung Building will be available to campers. RV overnight parking is also available at $20/ night plus tax. There are no RV or power hook ups. For camping and RV parking, guests must check in with the Front Desk to purchase their pass. This can be done on arrival; no advance arrangements are necessary.

Food & Beverage

Branding Iron Restaurant

Friday – Saturday 11am – 9:30pm with a special Farmers’ Market Friday Dinner

Sunday – 9am – 9pm with a brunch special

Snorkel’s Coffee & Bistro

Great breakfast burritos & coffees

Daily 7:30am – 5:30pm

Afternoon treat – Boulder Ice Cream

Trap Bar & Grill

11:30am – 7:00pm

Details

Start:
July 22, 2017
End:
July 23, 2017
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Venue

Grand Targhee Resort
3300 Ski Hill Rd.
Alta, WY 83414 United States
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Phone:
307.353.2300
Website:
http://grandtarghee.com