The 2nd annual Devou Backcountry Bonanza returns this October 20th of 2012.

The 2nd annual Devou Backcountry Bonanza returns this October 20th of 2012. An event focused on family fun in the outdoors. Devou Park will play host to the areas first ever Enduro Tour! A seven stage tour of not just the trails of Devou, but of the entire park. This will be a fantastic event for all skill levels, ages, women and men alike. The Enduro format mimics the feel of a day long group tour. The Enduro Tour will consist of 4 timed stages primarily focused on descending and technical skills with 3 stages focused on the pure climbers. The Devou Downhill Race (also stage VII of the Enduro Tour) will return giving local gravity riders a place to show their speed and skills. Trail runners!!10K trail run or Enduro Trail Run Tour (same format as above) The very prestigious crowning of the 2012 King and Queen of Devou will be given to the male & female who competes in all Enduro Tour Stages and posts the lowest overall time.

Full Sag for all events.

After celebrations will be enjoyed at the Simpler Times Bar and Grill located in beautiful Bromley, KY
18 Pike Street. (Same as Route 8)

Event start and registration at Devou Park Trails Backcountry Parking Area.
Visit www.devouparktrails.com for directions, maps and other pleasantries.

7 – 9am – Event registration.
9:30am – Trail Running 10K 9:30am start.
9:45am – Enduro Bike Tour and Enduro Trail Run Tour. Estimated 2pm finish
3:00pm – Approximate start time of Downhill Race.
5pm-?? – After celebration, all are welcome

The goal of the Devou Backcountry Bonanza is to promote outdoor self-propelled recreation and showcase the trails in beautiful Devou Park. The event is also the annual fundraiser for the Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance with all proceeds dedicated to Phase III of the Devou Park Trail expansion project. Bonanza entry donation set at $25.00

Check www.devouparktrails.com for directions, maps, developing stories and further details.

Click here for Beginners Guide to Enduro: What is it? – Located at Pinkbike.com

Stages:

Stage I: Climbing A 300 vertical foot 3/4 mile beastly assault showcasing the
newest trail creation in Devou.

Stage II: Descending After parade pacing across the top of the park, we will regroup
at the top of the Lewisburg Trial (also termed the L-
Train and Loui-burger) a 220′ vertical foot .66 mile trail drop for
the days first Enduro timed section.

Stage III: Climbing After regrouping from the wickedly fast L-Train drop, we will
Race/Parade Ride the return climb up the Lewisburg Trail.

Stage IV: Descending A 300 vertical foot, 3/4 mile uninterrupted descent of epic
proportions down our newest trail (Same trail as Stage I). The 320
vertical foot drop of this trail is tied with the incinerator trail, for the biggest uninterrupted trail drop we have in the greater Cincinnati area.

Stage V: Climbing After parade pacing to the Back Country Parking area, we will
embark on the very prestigious 280 vertical foot, 1 mile
Incinerator trail climb. The Incinerator Trail climb is the longest
trail climb in the Cincinnati Area.

Stage VI: XC Style Mostly Descending with some false flats. After a party pace
Counter clockwise ride on the Bates-Coombs Loop, we will stage
for the longest timed section of the day. 360 Vertical foot, 1.85
mile mostly drop from the big S-turn to the Parking Area.

Stage VII: Downhill Race on The Trail of Devou-tion, Pure exhilaration for
participants and spectators.

Enduro Trail Run: Same stages as above.

10K Running Race: Start at Parking Area, Climb up Incinerator Trail, twice around
Bates-Coombs loop, return down Incinerator Trail.

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