There’s a lot of money in them thar hills! Racers in the California Enduro Series and its new Golden Tour are letting off the brakes and hoping to gain a lot of cash and additional points in the overall series.

Steven Gemelos, director of the California Enduro Series, explained: “The Golden Tour, a series within a series, offers more technical races and some of the most challenging terrain, so we’re trying to elevate and highlight them as the premier courses. There’s a $24,000 pro purse spread throughout those three races. We’ve seen some good competition so far and look forward to the next two races.”

The VP EnduroFest at China Peak Mountain Resort back in June, kicked-off the race series and will be followed by events at Northstar and Mammoth. With granite slabs, high-elevation, and plenty of steep single track, the courses leave the series’ other, more-tame enduros in the dust.

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