The 68th Corduroy Enduro returns to Gooderham Sept. 22-25 with a new electric enduro race and an eMountain bike race.
Michele Bell of Bellistic Films said, “we have a record number of riders this year.”
Some of the highlights include the demo rides on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with six major motorcycle manufacturers taking part, vintage day on Friday with a race and show and shine for the older motorcycles, the final MX test on Sunday afternoon at the community centre, and, new for this year, an electric mountain bike race and an electric enduro bike race on Friday.
Considered by some to be Canada’s toughest national motorcycle enduro race, the four-day event is about more than just racing.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday are “super demo days” where licensed riders are welcome to try out the latest 2023 manufacturer models of off-road motorcycles on a closed course loop. Bell said there would be more than 10 manufacturers of offroad motorcycles, as well as electric off-road bikes.
Friday is vintage day, featuring a vintage GP race, “where riders bring out their old treasures to race in one of five categories.” Bell said. There’ll also be the vintage bike show and shine where bikes are displayed and compete for prizes.
“New for 2022 are the eMountain bike races (pedal assist mountain bikes) and the electric motorcycle enduro races, both taking place Thursday morning,” Bell said.
The actual enduro goes Saturday and Sunday “where riders face a number of timed sections each day designed to challenge both themselves and their machines,” Bell added. It’s a staged rally event with time test sections using off-road trails connected by transit sections where riders will make their way to the next test section. The loops will start and end at the Robert McCausland Memorial Community Centre in Gooderham.
The 2022 prize purse is $11,500. Daily start times are 10 a.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information go to corduroyenduro.ca