The Emerald Enduro returns to Carrick Mountain on 13-15 May for the 3rd round of the 2016 Enduro World Series. This is one of the best biking events in Ireland and thousands of bikers and spectators will descend on Wicklow to watch the bikes literally fly down the mountain side.
The great thing about the Enduro is that regular riders can race alongside the pros. Each rider completes seven timed technical downhill stages in a rally style format called Enduro. The rider with the fastest combined times is the winner. Last year hometown hero Greg Callaghan, in his first year as a full professional rider, took a maiden win.
The Enduro World Series 2016
In total there are eight rounds across three continents. The March race was held in Chile and Aprils’ in Argentina (a completeley new venue). Carrick in May and by all accounts riders are looking forward to coming back as we were the best and craziest fans last year (no surprise!). Round four heads off to Thuille in the Alps, in the shadow of Mont Blanc, then onto another new venue in Colorado for round five. Six, seven and eight will be held in Canada (August), Valberg-Guillaumes in the Southern French Alps (September) and the Italian French Riviera will bring the race to a close in October.
The Enduro Event Village
The Sports Room and Endura are pitching a tent in the event village this year. If last year was anything to go by, there’s a great buzz – djs; bikers and spectators everywhere; vendors showcasing everything you need for biking. We’re thrilled to stock Endura at The Sports Room and very excited to show you more of their MTB range for men at women at Carrick, Glenealy. Apparel on show will include the following:
Hummvee Endura, Singletrack, MTR and MT500 ranges
- Baggie Shorts
- Bib Shorts and Inners
- Jerseys Long and Short Sleeve
- Knee and Elbow Protection
- Hydration Packs
Parking at The Emerald Enduro, Glenealy
There’s loads of really well organised parking. Drive up to Glenealy Village Hall and you’ll be directed to a vacant spot. Admission is free for under 18s and €5 for adults.
What to Bring to the Emerald Enduro
Make a day of it! It’s a great family day out. Pack a picnic or buy delicious treats and coffees from the vendors. It wouldn’t be a biking event if there wasn’t coffee there! Who knows what the weather will have in store? Last year the sun was splitting the rocks but maybe pack warm clothes and some rain gear – it is Ireland after all.
Don’t forget your air horn, cowbells and plastic clapping hands – the noisier the better! Stay behind the ropes and keep your dog on a lead…
It’s a great weekend out – hope to see you there!
Visit The Bike Room at The Sports Room, Wicklow Town – stockists of Endura MTB apparel and accessories, Gore Bikewear and accessories, Lezyne, BBB, Topeak, Shimano, Continental and more. We stock Giant, Liv and Fuji bikes for road and mountain biking, for men, women and children. We also stock Mongoose and Frog bikes for kids. Need your bike serviced? Drop it into Enda in The Bike Room for any bike repairs or regular bike servicing.