Bell Canadian Open Enduro 80

Bell Canadian Open Enduro 80

With multiple massive climbs and grueling descents in one day, as well as a reputation as one of the most challenging courses on the Enduro World Series circuit, the full EWS 100, which takes amateur racers through the full CamelBak Canadian Open Enduro presented by Specialized, isn’t for everyone. With that in mine, the Bell Helmets EWS80 is every rider’s opportunity to experience a more relaxed, fun format without biting into the full meal deal right out of the gate. Formerly known as The Challenger, this event takes racers through four stages of enduro action on some of the best single-track, technical terrain in the world.


Event Information & Formats

Training: Friday August 8 [all stages - select times - TBC]
Race: Saturday August 9

Registration for the EWS80 (formerly the Enduro Challenger) will be through the centralized Enduro World Series entry system.
Limited spots. Entries offered on a space available, first come basis.  Entries open January 15. 20:00 GMT

Please refer to the “How to Enter” section of the EWS website for additional details


(total is listed in Pounds Sterling and includes GST and processing fees).
Entry fee includes 1 day race, 1 day of closed course marshaled training, full course medical coverage on training and race days, race day feed zone, live timing, and backup timing.

A portion of every entry will be donated to WORCA (Whistler Off Road Cycling Association) to help
the local trail association & builders maintain and develop the trails!
Additional donations can be made at :

Lift tickets are required to access the Whistler Mountain Bike Park - not included in the entry fee. A special discounted 2-day Whistler Mountain Bike Park ticket will be available for EWS80 racers. Must be purchased at the same time that racers collect their race plate.

Aava Hotel

To be confirmed

Race licenses are not required for racers in the Bell Helmets EWS80.
EWS memberships are optional for EWS80 racers – but only riders with a membership will be eligible to collect EWS Global Ranking points.

2020 course will be announced on August 2.
2019 Course Maps: Trailforks, PDF

WOMEN | Youth 13-16 [2004-2007]*
WOMEN | Under 21 [2000-2003]
WOMEN | Master 35+ [1985+]
MEN | Youth 13-14 [2006-2007]*
MEN | Youth 15-16 [2004-2005]
MEN | Under 21 [2000-2003]
MEN | Master 40-49 [1980-1971]
MEN | Veteran 50+ [1970+]

Minimum age 13  - year of birth 2007
*Youth Categories : race is only suitable for experienced racers, advanced/expert level riders.  Less experienced 13-14 year old youth racers can register for the Friday Kidsworx Enduro 

The EWS80 race follows the same rules as the Enduro World Series, with the following exceptions:

Full-face helmets are mandatory for the all the race stages on both the training and race day. XC helmets can be worn during the transitions.

Contact for more information: