Enduro World Series
The World's Best Enduro Riders
Events All Weekend
The Enduro World Series comes to Sugarloaf! Join in on the fun festivities including group rides, vendor village, beer garden, live music day and night, and more. Concert tickets will be required for the evening shows, but access to the festival during the day and hiking up to spectate the race is free. Spectator lift tickets and VIP Festival passes are available to upgrade your full weekend experience.
Sugarloaf is the second USA stop of 2022, and it's going to be a wild ride. Expect classic East Coast riding, including some brand new hand-cut trails for the race. Legend of the sport Adam Craig is the man with the plan, heading up the design and build of the trails, ensuring racers are in for a very special race indeed.
The Enduro World Series represents the ultimate combination of racing and adventure, where riders encounter the most physically and technically challenging mountain bike trails in the world. This event is one of eight races in the 2022 EWS Tour – and one of only three races in North America.
The race involves 5-6 timed stages that are primarily downhill but vary in steepness, length, and difficulty depending on location. Between each stage, there will be untimed “transfer stages” that are mostly uphill. Depending on the stage, the transfer will either involve pedaling, hiking or chairlift riding.
Led by former Olympic mountain biker, Adam Craig, the Sugarloaf trail crew constructed five all-new gravity-fed mountain bike trails during the summer of 2021, spanning approximately 10 miles and 2000 vertical feet. With continued trail development currently underway, riders can expect new lines and obstacles with another two or three trails added by August 2022.
The official race course can be found here.
Registration is now open, with spaces still available in the EWS 100 & 80 races. Concert tickets are included for all registered racers.
There’s more to the Pine Tree State than lighthouses and lobster rolls, like world-class mountain bike trails, top-rated microbreweries, and nationally-known musicians. All of which will be on display during the 2022 Enduro World Series here at Sugarloaf. Free daytime access to the vendor village, beer & food garden, and music served on the beach all weekend; Concert tickets are required for nighttime shows and kids 14 & under get in for free.
New England Jam and Grateful Dead tribute band Bearly Dead boasts a stacked setlist with some of the greatest rock tracks of all time. Get tickets for the live outdoor concert Friday, August 19.
New Orleans meets Midwest to conjure up a soulful combination of Americana-funk, and classic R&B with a touch of gospel. Get tickets for the live outdoor concert on Saturday, August 20.
Unlock unlimited access to all things mountain biking during the 2022 Enduro World Series, August 19-21, including the Vendor Village, nightly concerts, beer garden and VIP loft plus exclusive gifts & swag.
The Maine Beer Box is a custom-built, 40ft, refrigerated shipping container with multiple beer taps and a self-contained draft system serving up cold brews on the beach during EWS Weekend.
Test out the latest offerings from the industry’s top manufacturers and boutique shops in the Vendor Village, located in parking lot C, during the 2022 Enduro World Series. Vendors will include Highland MTB Park, Bike Borderlands,and more.
As the event takes place in numerous locations across the mountain, there are several spectating opportunities within walking distance of the base, for free. After the official race course is released (Mid-August), this page will be updated with the approximate schedule and recommended viewing areas per stage.
The SuperQuad and Whiffletree chairlifts will be running to provide priority course access for registered racers with a valid RFID ticket. Spectators will also be able to ride the lifts, with the purchase of a $10 one-way, uphill access only RFID ticket. There will be no lift rides down, and spectators will be required to walk, as there is no downhill mountain biking available for non-racers throughout the event, including the week leading up to the event as trails continue to be prepped for the race.
Please note, for the safety of our staff and competitors, pets, personal vehicles and ATVs are not permitted on the mountain at any time.
What is Enduro? Former Olympic Mountain Biker and current Sugarloaf Mountain Bike Sales & Events Manager, Adam Craig, gives a look into the on-mountain trail development and answers the question: 'What is enduro racing?'.
Enduro Trail Building The Enduro World Series is coming to Sugarloaf, August 19-21, and we caught up with former Olympic mountain biker turned sport steward, Adam Craig, who filled us all in on the labor of love that is trail building.
EWS | Rider Spotlight: Kale Cushman After dominating the women’s field in the Eastern States Cup, 15 year-old Kale Cushman has her sights set on the Enduro World Series, August 19-21.
EWS | Spectator Info Unlike the Tour De France, which is televised from start to finish, catching all the action of the Enduro World Series here at Sugarloaf is going to take a little more legwork – literally. Racing takes place all across the mountain, and while some stages offer lift access there are others that are a little harder to get to. So we caught up with Sugarloaf Director of Sales and events – Brenna Herridge – for the inside scoop on how to get the best views.
Riders to Watch
Twenty-seven year old Richie Rude of Redding, CT, is a two-time EWS overall champion and current series leader riding for Yeti cycles.
Ogden, UT native Mitch Ropelato, recently signed by Cannondale, holds two King of Crankworx titles and a handful of top-twenty EWS finishes.
KWS Pro downhiller, Nik Nestoroff of San Diego CA is a two-time US World Championship Team member at just 23 years old.
Specialized Racing team member, Max Sedlak of Aliso Viejo, CA has multiple top 10 EWS qualifier finishes.
Riding for Trek-Fasthouse our of Flagstaff AZ, Shane Leslie has multiple top 5 EWS qualifier finishes under his belt.
North Conway native and Rocky Mountain rider, Pete Ostroski has been riding competitively since 2009 and even helped sculpt the first Sugarloaf gravity trail in 2020
Two-time US National Enduro Champion from Carson City, NV Amy Morrison rides for Polygon Factory Racing.
2019 EWS North America Continental Series silver medalist and 2018 US Enduro National Champion, Porsha Murdock of Bend, OR rides for Specialized Racing.
2008 Olympic BMX bronze medalist, three-time UCI world champion, and five-time Crankworx world champion Jill Kintner is one of the most accomplished female athletes on two wheels.
Fifteen-year old, Maine native, Kale Cushman holds a home-field advantage with two ESC wins here at Sugarloaf.
Interested in volunteering or becoming a vendor or Race Partner/Sponsor? Contact Brenna Herridge for more information.