Vernon, BC September 25 2021

 Liv Bombshell

Enduro

Women’s mountain bike race

 

The scream of a whistle.
The blast of an airhorn.
The wave of an official.
And it starts?
No.
It continues.
A race is more than the day.
It’s spans more than the distance between timing mats. It starts with a commitment, and just keeps going from there. Training miles, nutrition choices, excitement, nerves, stress, sleep… a race is made up of all of this.
Embrace it.
Endure it.
Enjoy it.
Beyond the PR’s or leaderboard is true achievement. Did you take on a genuine challenge? Did you push yourself? Did you learn? Did you fail? Did you see it through? Did you show up for community a race is made up of all of this.
So sign up. Enter the race. Do the event. Join the relay. Run, ride, walk, whatever. Hold yourself accountable. Finish with a smile. I promise you, whatever your ‘race’ every moment, is worthwhile… #livbombshellenuro

emilyann204

No Pain, No Gain

Event Info

About

 

Let’s do it again! Our first race in 2019 was a huge success thanks to all the amazing ladies and volunteers that came out. We are very excited to have the second Bombshell race in the works for 2021. Obviously, 2021 will look a little different. Safety for everyone is our main priority and we are working hard to come up with creative ideas to make this a fun, rewarding and safe event for all.

Racing provides an opportunity to push your limits, embrace your inner competitive spirit, and to meet rad like-minded people. The most important thing with this race is to have FUN whether you are a first timer looking to take on a new challenge or you are a seasoned vet that is going pin-it-to-win-it. Either way the best part is hanging out with other bike-loving women.

We want to showcase the world class trails we have in Vernon. The North Okanagan Cycling Society (NOCS) has done amazing work with BC Parks to build responsible and sustainable trails to help converse the ecosystems and wildlife unique to Kal Park. The park also has some unique history including Cosens Bay being a training ground during WWII which meant the area was littered with ammunition, grenades, mortars, etc. Before any trail can be built in the park the area has to be swept for any remaining devices. Pretty cool right? Hence our NOCS logo and the name Bombshell for the race. We are proudly going to be donating any monies generated from this race back to NOCS to keep supporting our trail fairies.

Enduro

Course Details and Schedule

Will be released closer to race date 2021

So what’s an Enduro??

Great question, glad you asked. It is a multiple stage race where you are timed on the descents. The climbing part is not timed and for this race there are no cut-off times so you can relax, pace yourself, walk if you want. Once you are at the top of the stage it’s race on!

First timer?? FAQs

How is the timing going to work for this race?

Well, you will get a fancy bracelet to wear on your wrist. You ride through the designated start and finish areas which are clearly labeled. Your time starts and stops automatically and will be uploaded in real time at www.zone4.com/results. Your times on each stage are totaled up for an overall time which will determine what place you finish. Pretty straight forward.

How do does the seeding work?

Generally Enduro races have wave start times depending on how serious or relaxed you want to be. The 2021 enduro may look a little different so we ensure we are adhering to all Provincial COVID protocols.

On the trail you are encouraged to self-seed. What does that mean? It means you turn around and ask the ladies behind you, “are you fast?”…always love that question. Maybe better question “are you going to really race this stage”. If yes let those ladies go ahead of you. In general the course marshals will be getting the racers to drop-in in 30 second intervals. That said, if you like to chase your buddy you can drop in right after one another. If you are really worried about the person behind you catching you, you can ask for a little more time. Which leads to the next section.

To pass and be passed?

This is part of Enduro racing so don’t be freaked out by it. There are obviously better ways then others to do this and we strongly encourage you to be respectful and calm when doing it. So this is how it goes down. If racer A is catching up to racer B on the trail, racer A says (not shouts) “racer” or “rider”. Racer B carries on until there is a safe place to pull over and does so. Racer A says “thank you!” and racer B says “get it girl!” Simple. No need to be a jerk, remember the karma gods are always watching.

Is it cool to walk my bike down tricky sections?

Absolutely. 100% okay. If there are some sections of trail you don’t think you can ride, do not let this deter you from doing the race. All trickier sections of trail will be flagged. If you aren’t feeling it, by all means walk! No need to be a hero. Way better to lose a few seconds getting off your bike then to break yourself. It’s not worth it. 

Are refunds available?

We typically do not refund, however we can assist you with transferring your registration to someone on the waitlist. In the unlikely event of a COVID shut down, we will be giving refunds in that scenario only. 

More questions?

Contact info@vernonenduro.com

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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers stayed tuned for opportunities to help out Feb 1, 2021. Volunteer perks will include breakfast and lunch, beverages and more.

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