11 miles
Distance
2,792 ft
Climb
-2,666 ft
Descent
5,225 ft
High Point

The 2015 Montana Enduro Series kicks off with the Helenduro. This year's course is 11.1 miles, with 2,300' of climbing. There are four timed segments:

Segment 1: Top of the World to Davis Gulch (922' descending in 1.7 miles)
A mix of wide-open ridgeline blasting and twisty bermy trails, this will be the fastest part of the race. Watch out for the hard left-hand turn on the cliff above Rent Money - you don't want to go off the trail there.

Segment 2: Pay Dirt Trail (264' descending in 0.3 mile)
Short but rocky, fast, and fun.

Segment 3: Eddye McClure West (339' descending in 1.1 miles)
This is where the XC types might claw back some time. This trail is not as steep, but there are some rocks and turns to keep you on your game.

Segment 4: Eddye McClure East (578' feet descending in 1.3 miles)
The upper 2/3 of this segment runs through tight trees on a sidehill, and there will be a few things to dodge at race pace. At the eastern edge of the ridge, the trail opens up into Ponderosa meadows with some big sweeping turns, long sightlines, and an all-out sprint to the finish.

A detailed map of the course showing timing stations, course marshals and first aid is available here and the race weekend timeline is available here.

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flag evasive MBG (May 15, 2015 at 6:40)
 The trail is marked and ready to ride as of Friday morning (May 15. 2015).
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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
2 Stage 2
3 Stage 3
4 Stage 4

Route POI

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Details

  • Featured
  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for 2015 Montana Enduro Series #1: Helenduro mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    126 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,421 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,483 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,609 ft
  • Grade
    0.215%
  • Grade max
    -51.472%
  • Grade min
    48.415%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,004 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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      Apr 27, 2016
      A little early run on Rent Money to check conditions... not quite there yet!
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      May 15, 2014
      Entertainment to Rent Money to Rodney.

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      2006 Trail (north side)
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 2:05pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      Snow covered with dry and some mud.
      Mt Ascension Loop
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 2:05pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      Snow covered with dry spots.
      Eddye McClure East
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 2:19pm
      Jan 1, 2019
      East half of this trail has too much side slope for effective climbing in loose snow.
      Eddye McClure West
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 9:50am
      Dec 2, 2018
      Ice on lower half.
      Rent Money
      Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:07pm
      Oct 25, 2018
      Restoring status to green now that conditions are dry. reporter
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