Telski: Big Mountain Enduro Comes to Telluride

Telski: Big Mountain Enduro Comes to Telluride

Check out complete Big Mountain Enduro event detail online @ and Telluride 100 event details at For questions about bike park closures, read below and/or talk with event staff at Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village. Go here for details about Telski’s new bike park.

Mountain biking on the Telluride Mountain Village Bike Park trails, Colorado.

For the first time ever, the Telluride Ski Resort will host the Big Mountain Enduro (BME) series on Saturday, July 3. As the top Enduro series in North America, BME stops in the most beautiful vacation destinations across the Rocky Mountains and beyond. Each BME location features a combination of backcountry and lift-accessed terrain, highlighting some of the best trails in the country. 

“With four challenging and unique race stages, nothing will come easy for the riders,” said Brandon Ontiveros, CEO of BME. “It’s going to be a big day in the saddle, including two backcountry stages and two bike park stages that have plenty of technical features to keep racers alert at all times. We are excited to showcase the beautiful scenery and great riding here in Telluride to all of the racers coming from across the country.”

The race will begin Saturday at 7:30 am from Mountain Village, with the first stage starting at 9 am. There will be a partial closure of the Telluride Bike Park’s downhill trails throughout the day. However, local favorites like Prospect, Village Trail, and the six-mile-long Tommyknocker will be open for regular use. Although trails impacted by race stages will be closed to biking, spectators will be able to watch the races from those areas.

“This is a great spectator sport, and it will feature some of the most talented professional mountain bikers in the country,” said Scott Pittenger, Director of Mountain Operations at Telluride Ski Resort. “We welcome everyone who wants to come out and support the riders with us, as there will be spectator access from the gondola as well from the bottom of the park.”

Throughout the day, Mountain Village will also host bike companies and event sponsors, allowing guests to be able to demo equipment and interact with the riders after the race. The festivities will continue into the evening with an awards ceremony and afterparty in the Vendor Village, located in Heritage Plaza.

The Telluride 100 Mountain Bike Race will also take place this weekend, when riders will cover 100 miles of terrain in the surrounding mountains. The start/finish area for the Telluride 100 will be the Gondola Plaza in the Town of Telluride and will use the Telluride Trail as an uphill portion of the race—this is a special use of the trail and will only be accessible to Telluride 100 racers during the event.

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