One of the country’s top endurance events, the Park City Point 2 Point, will feature an enduro segment in this year’s race. In it’s sixth year as one of the most lucrative mountain bike races in the country, the Point 2 Point will be giving out even more cash and prizes in 2014 with the addition of the new enduro feature.
Race director Jay Burke announced he would be incorporating the enduro segment on one of the races 20-minute-plus singletrack descents. Currently the ripping fun TG/Corvair trails are the prime suspect for the DH segment, so stay tuned.
The Point 2 Point gave out over $15,000 in cash last year and twice that in merchandise, making it one of the most rewarding races in the country. That trend looks to continue through the 2014 season despite the race officials choosing withdrawal from the National Ultra Endurance series in the upcoming season.
“We felt the Point 2 Point worked best as a standalone event”, said director Jay Burke, “we enjoyed our time with the NUE but the Point 2 Point is an event onto itself and we want to keep the grit and adventurous feel of the race.”
Thanks to the unparalleled Park City trail system, world-class venues, and fun atmosphere, the Point 2 Point has indeed established itself and a national-level mountain bike event. In 2013 the race hosted 350 enthusiastic dirt fiends from 23 different states and 4 different countries. Over the past 5 years some of the dirt racing elite have taken on the challenge of the Park City Point 2 Point including Tinker Juarez, Pua Mata, Rebecca Rusch, Jay Henry, Josh Tostado, Alex Grant, Amanda Carey, and Ben Sonntag.
Registration for the 2014 Park City Point 2 Point opens Wednesday, February 26th at 7PM M.S.T. And riders hoping to get a spot better be on the ball as the Utah event has sold out it’s 350 spots in less than 10 minutes 4 years running.
Riders hoping for a spot should visit athlete360.com to create an account prior to the 26th. Then be primed and ready to type quickly when 7PM rolls around on the 26th. Good Luck.