Concept

Trans Sierra Norte is an event promoted by MTB-Enduro (The Enduro national series main promoter in México) that will challenge riders on a 3-day backcountry race with special timed stages and non-timed transitions over millenial trails used in the past by native communities to communicate with each other and exchange goods along the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca, México. This trail system is well recognized as the best place to ride bikes in Mexico.

Our main goal with this race is to help to promote the ecoturism, culture and traditions that hold together these villages in order to allow us to keep them unique and create an economic and environmental impact to protect the indigenous tribes of the area.

*Most of the transitions will be assisted by shuttles.


Race Format

Based on the “Enduro” racing protocol this race will be an individually race with 12-14 timed stages with an average of 90% of descending and the other 10% a mix of flat sections and short climbs. Some of the transitions will be pedally transitions and some other ones will be shuttle assisted.

Every day has to be completed on a pre-established overall time, otherwise a time penalty will be applied to the participant. The total sum of the timed stages will be the final result of the racer.


Dates

November 01 St-November-05 Th 2017


Itinerary

  • November 01: Packet pick up in Oaxaca City and transfer to base camp #1 in the community of “Benito Juarez”.

  • November 02: Race Starts, transfer to base camp #2 in the community of “La Cumbre de Ixtepeji”.

  • November 03: Race day and transfer to base camp #2 in the community of “La Cumbre de Ixtepeji”.

  • November 04: Race day followed by awards ceremony and after party in the town of Etla and transfer to hotel in Oaxaca City.

  • November 05: See you next time!