The format of enduro racing could be briefly described as a combination of measured and unmeasured sections. Measured sections are mostly downhill with shorter passes and exits. There may be natural or artificial obstacles on the course to test the physical and technical fitness of the competitors. Bikers do not have to worry about jumps as in downhill or steep and challenging exits as in XC. The main intention of the Enduro Series organizers is fun and quality riding. Our goal is not the extreme route of gravity disciplines, but rather a format accessible to the widest possible cycling audience. Therefore we have prepared two basic categories: Race and Hobby, with only technically easier stages included in the Hobby category.
The basic concept of enduro:
Enduro can be described as a fusion between technique and fitness, and is ideal for versatile riders who prefer a combination of technical riding and endurance regardless of natural and climatic conditions. It combines the best of all MTB disciplines: DH, XC and Marathon. Enduro combines all MTB skills: endurance, technique, strategy and balance.
The only thing a rider needs is a bike - it won't be the best XC bike or a pure downhill bike, but a bike that can do it all. Enduro is the most dynamic cycling discipline, as evidenced by the creation and subsequent extraordinary success of the Enduro World Series and the European Europen Enduro Series,
The word enduro was probably used in connection with mountain bikes as early as 2003 when Fred Glo organised the TRibe 10,000 in Val D'Allos, which was billed as an MTB enduro race. Until then, the term enduro was associated with, for example, six-day enduro motorcycle races.