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Boogaloo e-MTB race series expands for 2018

Published April 25, 2018

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — The Boogaloo eMTB Race Series presented by Troy Lee Designs and Bosch eBike Systems is expanded for 2018 with more race venues and race categories. 

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The Series kicks off on May 12-13 at Vail Lake, a high-desert racing and camping resort near Temecula, California. The Vail Lake Boogaloo is run in conjunction with the SoCal Endurance Series.

The series then heads northward up to Big Bear, where Snow Summit Ski Resort will host its first-ever Boogaloo in conjunction with the popular Crafts & Cranks festival, July 28-29. The course at Snow Summit will be integrated into its famous downhill bike park, and promises steeper climbs and bigger drops.

After a brief summer hiatus, the Boogaloo resumes at Northern California downhill bike mecca Northstar California near North Lake Tahoe. This race will be paired with Interbike's Northstar Free-Ride Festival on Sept 15-16, preceding the Interbike Expo in nearby Reno.

One week later, just after the close of Interbike, the fourth and final Boogaloo heads south to Mammoth Mountain, in conjunction with the classic Kamikaze Bike Games on Sept 21-22. This will be Mammoth's third Boogaloo and the races will include a brand-new "eDuro" — electric Enduro mountain bike race — on Sunday, Sept. 23; the regular Boogaloo race is on the 22nd.

Each race features three classes: Pro class, "Race of Champions"-style Open Class, and a new "Youth" class for riders under 14. All races will be held on the Saturday afternoon of each Boogaloo weekend.

Racers and the general public will be able to demo a variety of Class 1 e-MTBs free all weekend long starting Saturday morning and ending Sunday afternoon, except during races.

Participating e-MTB brands include Bulls, Fantic, Focus, Giant, Haibike, Pivot, Raleigh Electric, Specialized and Trek, each featuring certified Class 1 electric drives from Bosch, Brose, Shimano and Yamaha.

Additional sponsors include Jaguar, PPG, Nature's Bakery, Transworld Motocross, Electric Bike Action, Magura and FlyRides.

More information and registration at www.tldboschboogaloo.com

Topics associated with this article: Electric bike, Racing & Sponsorship

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