Rod Cowell has some great pictures and video of the 2015 Race!
Watch Jeff Tolliver's 2014 BCSP enduro run!
SATURDAY, JULY 23RD at Brown County State Park Nashville, Indiana
2014 Panting Deer Adventures LLC
Our enduros are based on points, the object being to acquire the fewest points. Riders complete a marked course against a running clock (usually 3-5 hours). The course is divided into timed stages/segments marked by checkpoints. Riders start each segment at a predetermined time, and attempt to get to the the next checkpoint by a predetermined target time. There are three types of segments:
Riders begin the day in waves of 2-4, each wave starting 1-2 minutes after the previous wave. Each rider's number plate has their "race number", the number of minutes after the race start that his/her wave is released. For example, if the race begins at 9:00, and a rider's number is 27b, he/she is released at 9:27, along with riders 27a, 27c, and 27d. The scorer at each checkpoint starts a stopwatch at the "key time" assigned for that checkpoint, and releases each wave of riders as their "number comes up". For example, if the key time for checkpoint 1 is 9:08, the scorer at checkpoint 1 starts a stopwatch at 9:08. As riders arrive at checkpoint 1, the scorer releases riders with number plate 1 at minute number 1 on the stopwatch, number plate 2 at 2 minutes, ...number plate 27 at 27 minutes. If checkpoint 1 is a test segment, the scorer writes on each rider's number plate the stopwatch time that they passed through. If rider 27b reaches checkpoint 1 at minute 28 on the stopwatch, the scorer writes "28" on the rider's number plate next to a place marked for CP 1. The rider is assessed one point for being one minute late. On tie breaker test segments, the scorer writes the minutes and seconds on the number plate. Riders who complete the course are categorized as gold, silver, or bronze finishers, depending on their point totals. Each category will have podium awards.
Enduro is an exciting race format pitting the cross country rider's fitness against the downhiller's trail bombing and bike handling. In essence, it is a series of "pedally" downhill stages connected by generous uphill transitions.
Panting Deer's unique scoring format creates a level playing field for cross country and downhillers, which opens a crease for every day Joe rider to get in there and mix it up!
The Panting Deer Enduro Series is a "ride what ya brung", kick your buddy's bee-hind, bragging rights for the year, all around challenge for every type of rider!