By Steve Medcroft
The National MTB Ultra Endurance Series moves to Park City, Utah this weekend for it's fifth stop. Being both at altitude and containing more climbing than any of the other series races, the E100 could provide challengers to series leaders Harlan Price (Open Men), Tricia Stevenson (Open Women), John Majors (Master's) and Dan Jansen (Singlespeed) an opportunity to make up points in the series.
Starting at 6am at The Canyons Resort, the E-100 climbs through Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, the Deer Crest Development and portions of Park City's municipal trail system before returning to the finish area at The Canyons. Along the way, riders will have climbed a total of 18,627ft.
Promoter Boris Lyubner says he's made only one last-minute change to the course. Due to the construction in the city's resorts, Lyubner has included a new section of the Bow Hunter trail which is supposed to include incredibly narrow singletrack and views that make it hard for a rider to keep their eye on the trail.
Capped at 499 riders, the course record for the E-100 (10:09:07) was set by Utah rider Bart Gillespie.