11.1 miles
Distance
2,126 ft
Climb
-1,999 ft
Descent
5,212 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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4 Reviews & Comments

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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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Philadopolis (Jun 26, 2021 at 5:45)
 After Dry Gulch and Before Top of the World: That is not marked as a trail in Trailforks. Is that trail still there and open to the public?
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Philadopolis (Jun 27, 2021 at 11:50)
 I'll answer my own question: The trail is there, but it crosses private land. Signs posted say considerate hikers and bikers are permitted to use the trail as long as they don't shuttle to the trail and they don't congregate.
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evasive MBG (Jun 28, 2021 at 7:33)
 This trail was hidden at the landowner’s request.
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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
  • 2 miles distance
  • 75 ft climb
  • -778 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 1,547 ft distance
  • 2 ft climb
  • -159 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 1 mile distance
  • 82 ft climb
  • -375 ft descent
4 Stage 4
  • 1 mile distance
  • 56 ft climb
  • -662 ft descent

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • 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
    123 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,422 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,489 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,613 ft
  • Grade
    0.2%
  • Grade max
    -34.7%
  • Grade min
    37.3%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,615 ft
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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