After a successful event at the 2017 Kamikaze Bike Games in Mammoth, the Boogaloo eMTB race makes it’s way to Vail Lake Ranch in Southern California. Troy Lee Designs and Bosch have teamed up to put together the event, which includes a 2,000 dollar pro purse and plenty of prizes from the event sponsors. Riders will also have a chance to demo a variety of electric bikes free of charge. Pre-registration is now open for the event and those who take advantage of it will save some money on entry fees.
The full press release is posted below…
Oct 13th, 2017 Temecula, CA – THE BOOGALOO, a Class 1 pedal-assist mountain bikes (eMTB) race and demo event presented by Troy Lee Designs and Bosch eBike Systems, is heading to Southern California after a sold-out and stoked-up race at the Kamikaze Bike Games in Mammoth. Check out the video from Troy Lee Designs recapping the race, as well as the video produced by Transworld Motocross.
The race will be held Saturday, November 4th on a course specifically designed for eMTB racers and built by legends like Brian Lopes, David Cullinan, Ryan Hughes and both previous champions of the Pro Class Victor Sheldon and Evander Hughes. Expect near-vertical ascents, killer drops, obstacles, berms, and more that will take you and your eMTB to the limits of what you thought possible on two wheels.
Limited registration is filling up fast for 32 Amateur “Race of Champions” slots. The early-bird entry fee of $60 is available until Oct 31st and will have you treated like a pro for the day with a Class 1 eMTB provided by Bulls, Haibike, Raleigh Electric, and Specialized set up to your specifications. Riders will also get a custom Troy Lee Designs A1 helmet, number plate, fender and commemorative t-shirt to take home along with some great stories from the event. The fastest five will win a premium Bosch Power Drill. REGISTER NOW before all entries are sold out. Also, take advantage of the early-bird pre-registration price as on-site entries will increase to $75 per rider.
The Pro Class eMTB race will take place immediately following the Amateur race, where pros will compete for a $2,000 purse and Power Tools.
“These events are just full of stoke. I am pumped that we are able to get the Vail Lake eMTB race together so quickly following the success of the recent Boogaloo race at the Mammoth Kamikaze Games. We have already been cutting the course and it’s shaping up great, this is going to be one exciting day of racing!” -Troy Lee
If racing isn’t your blood, FREE demos will also be available before and after the race on a custom built course suited for beginner riders near the registration area of the So Cal Endurance / So Cal Enduro at Vail Lake. Bikes from Raleigh Electric, Haibike, Bulls Bikes and Specialized, will be on hand with representatives from each brand to set up and educate riders on Class 1 eMTB riding.
Friday 11/3/17 – 1pm – 5pm
Saturday 11/4/17 – 9am – 12pm
Sunday 11/5/17 – 9am – 12pm
“I want to give a big congrats and thanks to all our Mammoth Boogaloo racers who poured their hearts out there on the track. We had teens racing against men and women three times their age and many legends from the extreme sports world,” said Claudia Wasko, General Manager of Bosch eBike Systems Americas. “We look forward to seeing who returns to Vail Lake to challenge our reigning Pro-Class champ, Evander Hughes.”
Race Director of So Cal Endurance and So Cal Enduro, Jason Ranoa said. ” I am looking forward to hosting my first Class 1 eMTB event. We will be racing and doing demo’s on a closed course in hopes to educate MTB riders about what Class 1 eMTB is all about. You can’t help but smile after taking a lap on our course!”
Class 1 is a specific classification for sustainable use on any trail, path or riding area. Class 1 eMTB models are defined as “a human-powered bicycle with fully operable pedals, and an electric motor under 750 Watts peak power that must be pedaled to activate the motor and that ceases to provide power above 20 mph”.
Once again please visit the pre-registration page for early-bird pricing by clicking here – http://www.socalendurance.net/boogaloo.html