Enduro2 is about living the moment. It’s about sharing that experience on a close & personal level, with your best riding buddy.
Sat 8 – Mon 10 July 2023
3 Days :: 11,000m+ Descent :: 15 Huge Stages
70% Singletrack :: 30% Bike Park
The only time that counts, is having a good time
…We wanted to return the focus to camaraderie and friendship, of high fives, of big-hugs, and of stopping mid-stage to help your mate (rather than riding straight over their flailing body as they block your path to a fastest-finish). To us, the solution was obvious, and don’t dismiss it until you have tried it for yourself: Pairs-format Enduro racing is nothing less than revolutionary, and Enduro2 is well on its way to bringing the fun and adrenaline of a weekend of racing, to all those riders out there who might not usually enter a race at all.
Because The Buzz of a Good Ride
is Better When Shared
PAIRS-FORMAT BLIND ENDURO RACING
…On each of our epic stages (each one is usually between 5 and 15 minutes long, but some are as long as 30 minutes) you must start together and finish together, and thus you will be right there with your partner throughout each stage. It’s still blind Enduro racing, but you’re very much in-it-together, you’re experiencing all the thrills and fun of the race, and at the same time. All those hilarious race-run near-misses and runs-of-your-life that no-one ever saw? Now your riding buddy is the only one who can judge – and lets face it – this is way more important to most of us than our overall placement at the end of 3 epic days of racing.
15 HUGE STAGES
30% BIKE PARK
40% BIKE PARK
MERIBEL and the 3 VALLEYS
…which fortunately for us mean they permit MTB-access to the 100’s of Km of incredible hiking trails in this vast lift-accessible area – the biggest lift-connected resort in the world. It’s taken 3 years of careful planning with the amazingly enthusiastic & welcoming team, to make this happen.
A key enabler to maintain Enduro2’s core values of quality, variety, and epic quantity of trail crammed into just 3 days; was agree a special, one-off opening of the Olympe Telecabine lift. With this lift at our disposal, we’re able to access a vertical-km’s worth of singletrack below Meribel resort, all the way to the Spa town of Brides Les Bains at 572m altitude.
Saturday 8th to Monday 10th July 2023
Meribel & The 3 Valleys, Savoie, France
~15 Huge timed stages, ski-lift assisted liaisons
10,000m+ total descent; (<1200m total ascent).
Varied terrain: man-made bike park to technical Alpine Singletrack
Race between 2752m & 468m Altitude
Technical Difficulty: Experienced riders only (Blue, Red & Black trails)
No mandatory jumps/drops & Very relaxed format
(walking tough sections is totally OK!)
Free Starting Order at Each Stage
No Course Practise – ride 100% on-sight (‘blind’)
E-bikes and Regular bikes are equally welcome to join the party.
Teams of 3 are welcome in a ‘Relay’ format (1 rider out of the 3 takes a rest, for each of the 3 days).
From 2023, we now offer a shorter / intermediate course (but its still big!). This is the perfect choice for Enduro2 first-timers or teams who want a little extra time to relax…or maybe, just to party-hard!
The short course is also open to riders aged 12+ (with guardian). Minimum age for the full course is 16 years.
MALE / MIXED / FEMALE
77+ & 100+
(COMBINED AGE TEAM)
MALE / MIXED / FEMALE
PARENT & CHILD
IS IT A RACE, OR JUST A GOOD TIME?
…Every year we have a handful of Pro-rider teams who step up to battle it out for the win. But as organisers, we’re not really focussed on who the podium at the end of the 3 Days, and we hope you aren’t either. After 10,000m+ of superb descent and a full spectrum of emotions along the way (blind racing tends to have that effect, and doing it all with your buddy right there with you only increases that feeling!), we hope you will be more focussed on celebrating with us at the after-party, than scrutinising your performance on every stage to the nearest second.
Our “focus on the fun, not the race” philosophy also applies to our prizes – we don’t award prizes on the podium. All participants have an equal chance of winning one of our many generous prizes, but we chose who wins them in other fun and inclusive ways that you can all enjoy.
YOUR ENTRY INCLUDES
Restaurant-Quality Lunches (Day 1 & Day 2).
(We take a break to enjoy a full lunch each day)
3-Day Lift Pass
Free Camper-van & Car Parking all weekend
Mechanic Service via Local Partners
Professional Timing System with live results.
First Aid and Professional Mountain Rescue Team
Unlimited access to download all our Pro Photos
Entry to End-of-Race After-Party
Detailed info in our FAQ section
MORE THAN JUST A NUMBER
..but all crammed into a 3-day weekend. In addition to what we truly believe are some of the best trails you’ll find in the Alps, there’s a big focus on superb catering every day, detailed logistics and communication, and a non-stop party atmosphere the whole weekend – all included in your entry fee.
(Read more about trailAddiction Guided MTB Tours Here…)
GREAT FOOD: INCLUDED
Restaurant-Quality Meals are included in your entry fee. The event is organised such that there’s plenty of time to take a break for lunch and enjoy some food and cold drinks, before continuing the action.
Optional Rider accommodation in individual serviced apartments or shared with other teams. Join the Party off the mountains well as on it, and enjoy spending your weekend with other Enduro2 riders from all over Europe. More Info
- More than 80% of our 350+ participants will travel from outside of France to join us in our weekend-long party. We always have at least 12 different nationalities (and nearly as many languages) represented, so our primary-language is English, with French obviously used in equal measure. About 70% of our riders have already raced at least one Enduro2, before (and they keep coming back for more!)
- The majority of our entrants are aged 30 to 55 years old, keen, passionate amateur riders who spend most of the year working a stressful day job and juggling family and other responsibilities.
- We’ll sometimes have a few EWS and Pro-Sponsored riders, but always many more who have never even raced any Enduro race before. We’re proud to say, we have a lot of female riders too…with more and more every year (ladies, you rock!)
- We know you just want to cram as much good riding as you can, into as short as time as possible…but you still need to survive the race and be back in work, next week!
- Most* of our riders want to enjoy the social experience more than they want to take the racing-element too seriously, and to enjoy discovering a new riding area for the first time. Or, if you’ve ridden here before, to let us show you more than a few “special trails” that you didn’t even know about!
*About 20%* of you are there to ride hard and to aim for the podium, and we’re certainly down with that, too!
The majority of our entrants are aged 30 to 55 years old, keen, passionate amateur riders who spend most of the year working a stressful day job and juggling family and other responsibilities…
…Enduro2 is their time to party!
WHAT RIDERS SAY ABOUT ENDURO2
The first Enduro2 was in Les Arcs in 2015, and at the time was amongst the first-ever pairs-format Enduro events in the world. Since then, we’ve grown into a Global Series and we’re always looking for the next ideal location to host our event.
- Each team of 2 must enter together as ‘one registration’ per team.
- It is possible for one rider to register and pay for several teams at the same time.
Entry fee is payable in full immediately by credit/debit card.
After entry, you must arrange for a medical certificate from your medical practitioner (GP) which is legally required to race in France. A valid UCI RACE License (NOT Provisional) is also accepted.
- Ensure that you have full accident and rescue / medical / travel insurance in place for the event.
- Please check our full cancellation policy in the ‘More Info (FAQ)’ section.
Event Schedule 2023
13h00 – 19h30 Registration* & Welcome Drinks at Race Party HQ (Jack’s Bar, Meribel)
Check-In to Enduro2 Rider Accommodation
Build & Check Bikes – Visit On-Site Mechanic Support if Needed
Agree your Game-Plan with your Ride Buddy
Practise Your High-Fives
*Advance Virtual Check-in via Email is possible for late arrivals.
19h00 – Race Briefing (Jack’s Bar)
8h30-10h30 Start (Full Course)
10h15-11h00 Start (Short Course)
9h00-12h30 Stages 1-3
12h30-14h30 Break for Lunch – Brides Les Bains
13h00-16h30 Stages 4-6 (Full Course)
15h30-17h30 Finish Day 1 – Drinks, Food and Music at Party HQ (Jack’s Bar, Meribel Centre)
8h30-10h30 Start (Full Course)
10h15-11h00 Start (Short Course)
9h00-12h30 Stages 7-9
12h00-14h30 Lunch – Meribel Centre
13h00-17h00 Stages 10-12
17h30 Finish Day 2 – Drinks, Food & Music
16h00 – 21h00 Meribel Season launch party – Live music / Pump Track Challenge / Disco / Beer Festival
8h30-10h00 First Departure (Full Team Event)
10h00-11h00 First Departures (Short Course, One-Day and Solo Event)
9h00-12h30 Stages 13-15
12h30-15h00 Race Finish
14H30 Enduro2 BBQ & HUGE AFTER-PARTY
17h00 Podium & Prize-Giving (Spot-Prizes to win for ALL participants)
14h30-00h00 (Live Music, DJ, Food & Drinks, Party Games, Spot Prizes, Good times).
The Enduro2 Global Series is managed, promoted and sold by trailAddiction Ltd, 7010 Nelson, NZ. Registration Fees are payable to trailAddiction Ltd.
Enduro2 (Meribel) is organised by The Association Dig/Eat/Ride/Meet (W731006444), with commercial assistance from Mountain Sports International SAS.