The US National Ultra Endurance Series 2010 (NUE) sponsored by Kenda, will begin on April 24, 2010. 2009 NUE series champs were Betsy Shrogen and Jeff Schalk. The 100-mile mountain bike races will kick off at Cohutta 100 in Tennessee. The series is composed of eight 100 mile races and will end on September 5 at the Shenandoah Mountain 100.
Replacing the Sierra-Tahoe 100 of last year’s event is the High Cascades 100 in Oregon. Co-organizer, Ryan O’Dell expresses his excitement over this new move. Oregon will get to have its virgin run on August 7, 2010.
Scheduled to run the same way as 2009, the US National Ultra Endurance Series will close with a bang on Labor day weekend at the Shenandoah Mountain 100 race. This is also where the tiebreaker race will take place based on the best four events score by racers.
Organizers for NUE strongly encourages early registration to accommodate interested riders. O’Dell observed, “The Lumberjack sold out earlier than ever this year, and overall, race registrations are ahead of schedule from last year. The only race that doesn’t have a field limit is the Mohican 100.”
Coming back for the series are Harlan Price of Team CF, who was also the series’ first-ever champion, female bikers Amanda Carey and Cheryl Sornson, and Gerald Pflug.
Moving forward, O’Dell remarked that they are looking into placing new races for the 2011 NUE series.
National Ultra Endurance Series for 2010
April 24: Cohutta 100,Tennessee
June 5: Mohican 100, Ohio
June 19: Lumberjack 100, Michigan
July 17: Breckenridge 100, Colorado
July 31: Wilderness 101, Pennsylvania
August 7: High Cascades 100, Oregon
August 21: Fool’s Gold 100, Georgia
September 5: Shenandoah Mountain 100, Virginia