Big Mountain Enduro 2023
BME Enduro is North America’s Premier Enduro Tour and Sunrise Park Resort was selected as one of the five stops in the national race series
Big Mountain Enduro (BME), presented by Specialized, will be at Sunrise Park Resort to host the second of five races for their 2023 BME Enduro Series. This will be the first time this prestigious event series is hosted at Sunrise Park Resort and the first time the race series comes to Arizona. The event is scheduled June 10-11, 2023.
[Greer, Arizona, June 10th 2023] – Big Mountain Enduro presented by Specialized, the premier mountain bike enduro race series in the nation, is headed to Arizona’s Sunrise Resort in June.
This event will feature a stellar lineup of professional riders alongside amateur participants. In an exciting first, the series will also host the exclusive Youth Enduro Series, the only one of its kind in the country. The action-packed event will unfold at Sunrise Resort near Greer, Arizona, from June 8 to June 11.
The adrenaline-fueled weekend kicks off with two practice days, allowing riders to acquaint themselves with the challenging course and strategize for a safe and speedy descent.
On Friday night, the event will commence with an opening ceremony, featuring the Crown Dancers from the White Mountain Apache Tribe. The dancers will offer a prayer to ensure the safety of all participants throughout the weekend.
On Saturday morning, racers will assemble at the Vendor Village before embarking on their assigned time slots to conquer the course. Over the span of two days, participants will be timed as they navigate all seven exhilarating stages. Each stage has been meticulously designed to test the riders’ abilities, showcasing their skills as they tackle some of the most formidable trails in the nation. The competition will include a diverse range of riders, spanning from 13-year-olds to those more than 50 years old. Anticipated attendance exceeds 300 racers, drawing participants from throughout the United States, as well as their families, friends, and spectators eager to witness the excitement of Mountain Bike Racing.
As the last rider crosses the finish line on Sunday evening, everyone will gather once again at the Vendor Village for the highly anticipated awards ceremony. The ceremony will be streamed live on our YouTube channel [https://www.youtube.com/@BigMountainEnduro] at 3 p.m. PST. It will begin with the Youth Enduro Series winners and culminate with the announcement of the Big Mountain Enduro Pros.
In addition to the prestige associated with the awards, thousands of dollars in prizes will be distributed, including $9,000 in cash prizes for the professional riders.
This action-packed weekend promises thrills, spills, and an unforgettable experience for all mountain biking enthusiasts.
- Friday, June 9 (4pm to 8pm): Opening ceremonies, including autograph signing, an Apache Crown Dancer ceremony, music, and food (dining will remain open in Sunrise Lodge until 8pm with food and beer).
- Saturday, June 10 (8am to 4pm): adult races on new, rough-cut trails on Apache Peak and the Youth Enduro Series will be on Sunrise Peak.
- Sunday, June 11 (8am to 4pm): adult races continue Sunrise Peak and awards ceremony will follow the races (likely between 3 and 4pm)
Spectators will be allowed at Sunrise Base area and around Sunrise Peak (scenic lift rides and hiking will be available to watch the racers). All Sunrise Base Area activities will also be available (zip line, airbag jump, tubing hill, rock climbing wall, 3D archery, etc.) and dining at Sunrise Pub/Day Lodge and Eagle’s Nest on Sunrise Peak. Note: Mountain Biking will be limited to participants only on June 10-11.
BME is North America’s premier Enduro tour and brings professional and amateur mountain bikers from across the country to compete at some of the most challenging mountain courses. There are five stops for the BME series, all specially picked for their challenge and trail offerings, and Sunrise is proud to be selected as a host mountain this year. Registration for BME 2023 will be available starting January 1, 2023 at www.bigmountainenduro.com.