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EWS Continental Series drops in to Ontario in 2020

Canada gets two stops on North American enduro calendar, plus qualifier races

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The Enduro World Series announced its 2020 calendar of continental and qualifier series events, including five stops in Canada.

Two continental series races in Canada for 2020

Two of the seven stops on the EWS North American continental series will be north of the border. Sun Peaks, outside Kamloops, B.C. will host the fourth round of NAES racing on June 20-21, 2020. The NAES heads east to Blue Mountain, Ont, for round five. Sea Otter Canada and Norco Canadian Enduro Series will host the only other Canadian stop at NAES on July 4-5, 2020.

Only one NAES stop visited Canada in 2019, when the Norco Canadian Enduro Series brought EWS Continental-level racing to Revelstoke, B.C.

Evan Wall racing NAEC Revelstoke, 2019. Photo: Lindsay Donovan / NCES

The North American Enduro Series is expanding for 2020. It is now a seven-stop series, compared to three last year. With the expansion comes a rule change. Each racers best four results will count towards the continental series rankings.

New in 2019, the continental series is intended to provide a level of racing above the qualifier series, but below the main Enduro World Series events.

NCES Revelstoke 2019. Photo: Steve Shannon / NCES

Canadian EWS Qualifier events

Canada is also getting three events on the EWS qualifier calendar. These races help aspiring racers earn the points they need to step up to continental and EWS-level racing.

Norco Canadian Enduro Series’ Fraser Valley Stop is the first opportunity for Canucks to try earn qualifier points. The Fraser Valley stop, which has kicked off the CNES for the last few years, takes place May 9, 2020.

The Squamish Enduro p/b OneUp Components will be the next qualifier race. Staying in B.C., the Squamish Enduro takes place June 13, 2020.

After B.C., it’s Quebec’s turn. NCES heads to Bromont, Que. to partner with BMaaxx events for the final Canadian stop on the EWS qualifier calendar. That race takes place July 11, 2020.

NCES Sea Otter Canada enduro 2019
Sea Otter Canada NCES Enduro 2019. Photo: Colin Field

North American Enduro Series 2020

DVO Mob n’ Mojave (NAES#1) Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, NV – Feb. 15, 2020

Tennessee Enduro (NAES#2) Windrock Bike Park, Oliver Springs, TN – March 8, 2020

Lobo Enduro (NAES#3) Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City, Mexico – April 25, 2020

Norco Canadian Enduro Series Sun Peaks (NAES#4) Sun Peaks, Kamloops, B.C. – June 20-21, 2020

Sea Otter Canada hosted by NCES (NAES#5) Blue Mountain, Ont.  – July 4-5, 2020

Maxxis Eastern States Cup (NAES#6) Mountain Creek Bike Park, NJ – July 26, 2020

Northstar Enduro (NAES#7) Northstar, Cali. Aug. 22-23, 2020

EWS Qualifier series – 2020 Canadian stops

Norco Canadian Enduro Series – Fraser Valley – May 9, 2020. Chilliwack, B.C.

Squamish Enduro p/b OneUp Components – June 13, 2020. Squamish, B.C.

Norco Canadian Enduro Series – Bromont, Que. Hosted by BMaaxx Events – July 11, 2020. Bromont, Que.

For other North American qualifier events, see full calendar of global EWS continental and qualifier events.