Round 2 of the California Enduro Series had a great showing of 50 women competing from all over California.

On the podium from the MTB Experience team were:

Heidi Kanayan – Pro/Open Women – 3rd place
Katrin Deetz – Sport Women 35+ – 2nd place
Jeni Boltshauser – Sport Women 35+ – 3rd place
Vanessa Orlandi – Sport Women – 4th place
Emily Summers – Sport Women – 5th place
Michelle Grady – Beginner Women – 2nd place
Britton Nixon – Beginner Women – 3rd place
Hilary Gilligan – Beginner Women – 5th place

Check out the full results at

Pro racer and MTB Experience coach Heidi Kanayan’s take on the race weekend: “Shout out to Luke [‘team mom’] for shuttling me for preriding. I could not have gotten the courses down without his help. I was so concerned about going too fast on a lot of the course and blowing out of corners, and especially about falling off the edge of Confluence and ending up in the river. Rocky was in my head all week because I was so scared I was going to blow up my carbon rims. Having major anxiety about that one. In the end so glad that I got through that in one piece. Super stoked that I won a couple stages. And my bike is still in one piece!” Heidi is based out of Big Bear and coaches private lessons and clinics in the Southern California area.

Pro/Open Women
1st – Essence Barton
2nd – Lili Heim
3rd – Heidi Kanayan
4th – Brianne Spiersch
5th – Cicily Kessmann

Expert Women
1st – Syra Fillat
2nd – Lauren Desrosiers
3rd – Victoria Wentworth
4th – Sarah Krammen
5th – Amanda Peters

Sport Women 35+
1st – Stacey Gillis
2nd – Katrin Deetz
3rd – Jeni Boltshauser

4th – Nicole Falk
5th – Deena Russo

Sport Women
1st- Brianna Vinsonhaler
2nd – Macy Craft
3rd – Hallie Lassiter
4th – Vanessa Orlandi
5th – Emily Summers

Beginner Women
1st – Erin McCaleb
2nd – Michelle Grady
3rd – Britton Nixon

4th – Kayla Young
5th – Hilary Gilligan

MTB Experience team participants:
Heidi Kanayan
Asa Shoemaker
Kristen Martin del Campo
Katrin Deetz
Jeni Boltshauser
Vanessa Orlandi
Emily Summers
Morgan Smith
Karaline Magee
Michelle Grady
Britton Nixon
Hilary Gilligan
Kim Rafter
Jenna Peterson
Meghan Harwood
Jane Harrington

Sport and Beginner Women lounging before the top of Stage 4.

Stage 1 may not be the most technical trail around, but put it on the side of a cliff and that’s a challenge in itself!

While the rest of us were charging through the final stages of the day, the pro women were cooling off in the American River.

Meanwhile, Coach Sara and team racer Rachel were reppin’ MTB Experience at the Sturdy Dirty Enduro in Oakridge.

Good luck at the next round China Peak Enduro, the first of the CES Golden Tour. Be sure to check out #mtbexpraceteam on Instagram to keep up on our team’s latest adventures. I’ve also created a “MammothBarEnduro2018” media album on the forum for anyone who wants to share photos from the race weekend there!

– Kim, Race Team Organizer and Community Outreach Manager