NUE = Long Bike Races in the Dirt

In an effort to elevate the sport of ultra-endurance Mountain Biking to the national stage, The National Ultra Endurance Series was born in 2006. For 2018, choose from Sixteen quality events held in thirteen different states plus the Volcano 100, an international race around a volcano in Costa Rica!

The NUE Series is dedicated to providing a level playing field for ALL, Professionals and Amateurs alike! No USAC or any other license is required

The NUE Series will recognize and award ALL NUE Series finishers and National Series Champions within the following four divisions: Your RACE AGE is determined as what your age will be as of December 31 of the current race season.

  • Men’s Open
  • Women’s Open
  • Singlespeed 
  • Masters 50+

Eligibility: To become eligible for National Series rankings and rewards, racers need only complete four events to receive a national ranking and qualify for series awards. You can enter as many events as you like, allowing racers to improve their ranking throughout the season. Your top four completed races will qualify you for a national ranking and series awards courtesy of NUE Series sponsors. Lowest points within your top four completed races will earn an NUE division title, cash awards, and complimentary entry into all races for next year's race season. DNF’s do not count.

Points: Racers earn points towards the series based on their placing within their chosen NUE division. Racers are not allowed to transfer points from one division to another. Racers will earn points as follows: One point for first place, two points for second place, three for third place, etc. The racer with the lowest overall points, within their division, will be declared the National Ultra Endurance Series Champion with cash and prizes awarded at the final race.

Ties: All ties will be broken at the final event. The tie breaking event will be held at the Big Bear Grizzly in Big Bear Lake, California. However, racers are not required to enter the tie breaking event to become eligible for series awards, provided at least four races have been completed. Awards will be mailed to racers who cannot attend the tie breaking event. All NUE races are weighted equally meaning it is possible to improve your score at the final race AND break the resulting tie in the process. For example: if a racer finishes the final race having already completed three NUE races and that new score results in a tie, the tie is also broken at the race. For example, if a racer has completed four races but improves their top four score at the final race, resulting in a tie, that tie will be broken at the final race as well.   

Media Recognition: Media partners of the NUE Race Series include MTB Race News, and Mountain Bike Radio, providing coverage of each event.
Stay tuned here for links to all race coverage including video coverage from many events.


NUE Race Series Awards for 2018

Mid Season Award to Volcano Cancelled due to race cancellation. Volcano 100 was unable to garner the necessary permits to continue the race. 

YEAR END REWARDS: All NUE Series racers who do not earn cash awards and have completed at least four races will receive a prize package courtesy of NUE sponsors. NUE has your mailing address. However, if you have moved during the race season, to receive your prize package, be sure to submit your mailing address to no later than October 1, 2018.

In addition to cash awards, NUE division champions will receive:

1. A custom Voler NUE Champion Jersey kit

2. Complimentary entry into all NUE 2019 Races

3. NUE Champion Travel Awards TBA 

2017 NUE Champions Travel award featured a trip to LaRuta de Los Conquistadores the first week of November.

 NUE International Racers

 Included Amenities:

  • 3 Lunches.
  • Bike Race Numbers.
  • Race Medal (for finalists).
  • Digital Race Book and Maps.
  • Red Cross support during the race.
  • Private security throughout the race.
  • La Ruta´s Official racer jersey.
  • La Ruta´s Official racer t-shirt.
  • Racer Bag.
  • Racer Bag transportation from each start point to each finish line.
  • Aid stations every day throughout the race with drinks & food.
  • Basic racing insurance.
  • Lodging included 3 hotel nights.
  • Transportation.
  • Bike transportation and storage.


2018 NUE Cash Awards: TBA 


2017 NUE Epic Race Series $10,000 total cash purse

Men's        Women's        SS/Masters

1000            1000                          700

 700               600                           500

 600               400                          300

 500               200                           200 

 400               100                           100







2017 NUE Marathon Race Series Purse


 Men's        Women's        SS/Masters

600            600                        450

 400            300                       300

  350            200                       200

  300             150                        150 

  250              100                       100





If your prefer long epic races in the dirt, choose the NUE Race Series