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Endurance Mountain Biking
(Endurance Racing)

What is Endurance Mountain Biking?
Endurance mountain bike races, often referred to as cross country marathon (XCM), are a very demanding form of mountain bike racing covering at least 25 miles. There are many forms of the Endurance Mountain Bike Race:

The Marathon (The UCI rules limit events to distances between 60 km (37 mi) and 160 km (99 mi))

Endurance (time based) – These are races that offer varying options, typically with 6, 12 & 24 hour options. You can compete solo or as a relay team, with the winners covering the most distance over the given time.

Endurance (distance based) – These races cover a fixed distance (from 50-100 miles), the best known of these is The Leadville Trail 100.
What to Ride
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Where to Ride

Great news, Endurance Mountain Bikes Races are run year round, so there is always a fun event! Here are some great resources for finding an event!

Mad Duck Mountain Bike Calendar – Check us out, we update this daily as we find events!

Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association (tmbra) – A great resource for Texas Races.

Terra Firma Racing – These guys put on some great 12-24 races, well run and tons of fun!

Leadville – In addition to the famous Leadville 100, these guys put on an entire calendar of Endurance events! Check theme out!

Ouachita ChallengeA legendary event in Arkansas, put this one on your “Bike-it List”.

This is a great sport that builds lifetimes worth of memories so, get out there and join the fun!