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2017 calendar


“The series is always trying to push boundaries and discover new riding locations adding adventure into fantastic riding, great communities and brilliant organisers, and our fifth season celebrates this ethos. The three new venues will offer riders a new experience – the islands of Madeira and Tasmania are wild and remote and will prove the gateway to some unforgettable adventures. Then the Natural Games in Millau will be the first time the EWS has been part of a multi sport festival and I’m really looking forward to seeing enduro being included in this celebration of the outdoors. The venues we’re returning to are included in the calendar because they’re hard to beat; Ireland, Aspen, Finale and Rotorua are all incredible riding locations and I think 2017 is shaping up to be an amazingly exciting and fun year of racing.”

 

– Chris Ball, Managing Director


Rotorua, New Zealand25–26 March, 2017 Part of the Crankworx World Tour, riders will explore the magical land of New Zealand’s North Island filled with smoking geysers, lush rainforest and some of the most challenging singletrack the Southern Hemisphere has to offer. 
ROUND 1 - GIANT Toa Enduro
Tasmania, Australia8–9 April 2017 This wild and remote island off the Southern Coast of Australia will offer riders a real adventure as they explore the famous trails around Derby in the north east of the island. The area has become synonymous with world class mountain biking in recent years, and riders will experience everything from fern forests to granite slabs as they take in the stunning views.
ROUND 2 - Shimano Enduro Tasmania
ROUND 4 - Emerald Enduro Wicklow
Co Wicklow, Ireland28 May, 2017Carrick Mountain is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the wildest races on the circuit thanks to the crazy fans who line the tracks in the thousands. This one-day race has become an EWS classic and with good reason - the atmosphere can only be described as electric!
Madeira, Portugal13–14 May, 2017Lying in the Atlantic Ocean between Portugal and Africa, this small island is home to some of the most diverse terrain on earth. From rocky singletrack down volcanoes to tight trails through native forests, riders will experience an incredible selection of both natural and purpose built trails that have recently helped put Madeira on the global mountain biking map.
ROUND 3 - Enduro World Series Powered by Freeride Madeira
ROUND 5 - Natural Games Millau EWS driven by URGE bp
Millau, France1–2 July 2017For the first time, EWS will join forces with the Natural Games,  a celebration of adventure sports including climbing, kayaking  and paragliding amongst others. Located in the south of France, Millau will offer exciting racing on rocky, natural, ancient and technical trails that typify the riding style of the region.
ROUND 6 - Big Mountain Enduro Aspen Snowmass
Aspen Snowmass, USA29–30 July, 2017Nestled in the high mountains of Colorado, this world famous resort is becoming as well known for its trail network as it is its ski runs. Racers can look forward to a mixture of classic high altitude Colorado singletrack alongside some man made fun in the Snowmass Bike Park.
ROUND 7 - SRAM Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized
Whistler, Canada13 August, 2017The series lands in Whistler and straight into Crankworx, the world’s biggest mountain bike festival. It’s easy to see why this race is an annual fixture on the EWS calendar – big crowds, big prize money and even bigger mountains in this most iconic of resorts.
Finale Ligure, Italy30 September–October 1, 2017Where else to end the series but on the shores of the Mediterranean in beautiful Finale Ligure? There’s a reason the series always finishes in this beautiful town in the Italian Riviera – an ever growing network of world class trails, huge crowds and the obligatory swim in the sea for whoever is crowned World Champion at this end of season extravaganza.
ROUND 8 - Bluegrass Finalenduro powered by SRAM