Mountain States Cup Closes Shop

Bigfoot Productions Sells Big Mountain Enduro Series
Yeti Cycles To Continue As Title Sponsor

(31 October 2012, Golden, CO) Bigfoot Productions, has announced that it will sell the Big Mountain Enduro Series to Brandon Ontiveros, one of the founders of the popular Oregon Enduro Series. Ontiveros’ new promotion company will be named, Big Mountain Enduro, LLC.

Seeing a lack of viable opportunities for new and aspiring riders, Bigfoot productions was founded by the principles of Yeti Cycles to promote and support racing in the Rocky Mountain region. While stepping away from the race promotion side of racing, Yeti Cycles has signed a five-year deal to be the title sponsor of the BMES and is committed to supporting racing at the regional, national and world cup level.

“We’ve always looked to race promotion as a way of giving back to the community rather than a source of profit,” said Bigfoot Productions owner and Yeti President Chris Conroy. “We feel Brandon and his team will be great stewards of the series and look forward to exiting racing ahead.”

Bigfoot Productions also announced they will discontinue the promotion of the Mountain States Cup. The long-standing series has been the cornerstone of gravity and endurance racing in the Rocky Mountain region, but with the expansion of bike parks and other endurance events, the need for MSC has become less obvious. “We remain committed to gravity and endurance racing, but we found the increasing costs and decreasing participation made the MSC model unsustainable,” Conroy said. “It’s an emotional decision for us – we are huge fans of racing and hope that someone else will find a formula that brings back a gravity series in the future.”

Announcement of the 2013 Big Mountain Enduro Series calendar is expected by year’s end and the online home of the series will remain the same:

About Bigfoot Productions
Based in Golden, Colorado, Bigfoot Productions was founded by the principles of Yeti Cycles to grow and promote mountain bike racing in the Rocky Mountain Region.

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MTB Racing in Rocky Mountains

Agreed, keep BRAC/ACA & USAC out of the local MTB scene. The events you mentioned are a great value, well run and organized and are flat-out fun! I still have yet to experience one road or 'cross race that compares to the Laramie Enduro, FC 50 or any of the RME races. The Winter Park series offers some great racing favoring different disciplines (hill climb, cross-country, etc.). There are even some "off-the-radar" races out there that are un-sanctioned to check out.

Just to say it... Everyone

Just to say it...
Everyone disses MSC and praises RME. I raced an RME event last year. Unfortunately I decided to race last minute and missed pre-reg. The entry fee for this "grass roots" race was $75. I got a non-race specific pair of arm warmers. Hmmm...