National Ultra Endurance Race Series (NUE)

The NUE Race Series, short for the National Ultra Endurance Race Series, is a premier endurance mountain biking race series held in the United States. It is specifically designed to test the limits of both amateur and professional mountain bikers by offering challenging and grueling courses that push riders to their physical and mental boundaries.

The National Ultra Endurance Race Series consists of a collection of long-distance races held in various locations across the country. These races typically cover distances ranging from 50 to 100 miles (80 to 160 kilometers) and are characterized by their demanding terrains, including rugged singletrack trails, steep climbs, technical descents, and unpredictable weather conditions. Participants must possess exceptional endurance, technical skills, and the ability to navigate diverse and often unforgiving landscapes.

The series attracts a wide range of mountain biking enthusiasts, including elite riders, passionate amateurs, and adventure seekers who are eager to challenge themselves. It showcases some of the most stunning natural landscapes in the United States, taking riders through dense forests, rocky mountain ranges, desert landscapes, and picturesque valleys.

Given the quality of all the events in the series, Strambecco profiles all NUE Series events.  NUE comprises an Epic Series, 100-mile events, and a Marathon series, which includes 50-mile and 75k length events.  Each event profile details the race options and format, which is a little different from event to event.

The NUE Race Series aims to provide a fair and competitive platform for participants, as it awards individual rankings based on accumulated points throughout the season. Riders earn points based on their finishing positions in each race, and the overall winners are determined by their cumulative point totals at the end of the series.

These races not only test physical strength and endurance but also demand strategic race planning and mental resilience. Participants must carefully manage their nutrition, hydration, and energy levels throughout the long and demanding races.

The NUE Race Series has gained significant recognition within the mountain biking community and has become a popular platform for showcasing the skills and determination of endurance riders. It serves as a proving ground for athletes seeking to establish their reputations in the world of ultra-endurance mountain biking.

By providing a challenging and competitive environment, the NUE Race Series has helped to promote the growth of endurance mountain biking in the United States, inspiring riders to push their limits, explore new terrains, and forge lifelong memories of extraordinary physical and mental achievements.

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True Grit Epic (MTB)

Santa Clara, Utah Santa Clara, UT, United States

The famous True Grit Epic MTB race weekend is a world-class mountain bike event and expo taking place yearly over a three-days in Santa Clara, Utah. The event is the first leg of the National Ultra Endurance Series (NUE), a series that includes some of the best mountain biking events in the country. The True Grit is…

Mohican MTB 100

Loudonville, Ohio Loudonville, OH, United States

The Mohican MTB 100 is one of the best endurance mountain bike races and events in the United States and is part of the National Ultra Endurance Series (NUE). At Strambecco, we consider the Mohican MTB 100 to be one of the Best Mountain Bike Events in the Midwest. Taking place in Northeastern Ohio, riders…

Telluride 100

Telluride, Colorado Telluride, CO, United States

The Telluride 100 is a top-level endurance mountain bike race that is a part of the National Ultra Endurance Race Series (NUE), taking place in the incredibly scenic Telluride, Colorado. The pictures speak for themselves on this course, and some of the best views and single-track that Colorado and the United States offer are combined…

Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge

Carrabassett Valley, Maine Carrabassett Valley, ME, United States

The team at Strambecco considers the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge to be one of the United States' and New England's best endurance mountain bike races. As part of the NUE (National Ultra Endurance Series), riders are tested on their long-distance ability as they will race up to 100 miles to complete this monster ride. There…

Wilderness 101

Coburn, Pennsylvania Coburn, PA, United States

The Wilderness 101 is a classic backcountry endurance mountain bike race in Coburn, Pennsylvania, and is part of the National Ultra Endurance Series. There are two lengths: a 101 Mile & Marathon distance (101k) backcountry mountain bike race in the Bald Eagle and Rothrock State Forests of PA. The course consists of singletrack, double track,…

Event Series National Ultra Endurance Race Series (NUE)

Shenandoah Mountain 100

Mt. Solon, Virginia Mt. Solon, VA, United States

The Shenandoah Mountain 100 is one of the best long-distance endurance mountain bike races in the United States and is part of the National Ultra Endurance Race Series (NUE).  This top endurance MTB event is organized by the wonderful Shenandoah Mountain Touring, who organize some terrific custom bike trips and other races such as Wilderness 101. …

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