8:00pm GMT, August 30, 2013, Edinburgh, UK - With the final round of the inaugural Enduro World Series just around the corner, the Enduro Mountain Bike Association has confirmed its ongoing commitment to unite the world's enduro mountain bike community with a 2014 line-up that kicks off in the southern hemisphere.
From the high peaks of the southern Andes to the rolling hills of the Scottish Borders, the Enduro World Series' second year will expand geographically to include two more dynamic enduro mountain bike racing communities - Chile, the only country in Latin America with a recognized Enduro Championship, the five year old MontenBaik Enduro, and the United Kingdom, home of the four year old TweedLove Bike Festival.
Enduro World Series Managing Director, Chris Ball says, "The Enduro World Series' 2014 search for the world's best all around mountain biker will take us all over the world, into varying terrain and spectacularly diverse environments. We're excited to be able to branch into two new countries in our second year and create a series of races that will cross oceans and hemispheres, and grow the community of global enduro mountain bike riders and fans."
The 2014 Enduro World Series Calendar is: 19-20 April - Andes, Chile 30 May-1 June - Tweedlove Festival, Scotland, UK 21-22 June - Valloire, France 13-14 July - La Thuille, Italy 26-27 July - Colorado Freeride Festival, USA 9-10 August - Crankworx Whistler, Canada 4-5 October - Finale Ligure, Italy
The first ever World Enduro Champions will be feted at the final race in the 2013 series, in Finale Ligure, Italy, 19-20 October.