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 2016, choose from fourteen quality events held in thirteen different states plus the Rincon Challenge, 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.
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 Fool’s Gold 100 in Dahlonega, Georgia. 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, Dirtwire.tv 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
Mid Season Award for Race Leaders as of July 18:
Rincon Challenge, now the Volcano 100, is awarding the following to:
ALL NUE Race Series leaders as of July 18 in both the Century and Marathon Race Series will receive complimentary Race Entry, Lodging, and Transfers to and from the airport in Liberia, Costa Rica. Winners will be notified via email.
Men's Open, Women's Open, Singlespeed, Masters's 50+ category leaders are all invited. Airfare is not included.
Ties for this travel award will be awarded to the racer who wins in a head to head competition. If no head to head matchup or if the head to head matchup is tied, the tie will be broken by adding the best three of seven possible scores for Century Series and best two of five possible scores for Marathon Race Series. Lowest score wins this mid season award.
Plus ONE Random Travel Award: One randomly chosen NUE Racer, among those who have completed at least three races during the 2016 race season, will receive complimentary Race Entry, Lodging, and Airport Transfers to and from the airport in Liberia, Costa Rica. Airfare IS included. winner will be notified via email.
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. To receive your prize package, be sure to submit your mailing address, if you have moved during the race season, to NoLimit@mohican.net no later than November 1, 2016.
In addition to cash awards, NUE division champions will receive:
1. A custom Voler NUE Champion Jersey kit
2. Complimentary entry into all NUE 2017 Races
3. NUE Champion Travel Awards TBA
2016 Cash Awards
NUE Century 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
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, we hope you choose the NUE Race Series