Yes, eBike racing is a thing. But if you’ve been to Sea Otter or other events, you already know this. While still considered a bit taboo, Bosch and Troy Lee Designs are teaming up for another stop for the Boogaloo.
After the first stop of the year at the Kamikaze Games in Mammoth, CA, the Boogaloo is headed to SoCal with the hopes of another sold out race. Rather than racing on contentious trails, the Boogaloo is held on a specifically made track – which is almost more of a motocross track, which makes sense. After a Le Mans style start, the bikes went through a number of berms, jumps, and even a massive step up near the end.
The course at Vail Lake (Temecula, not Colorado), will be similar, though Bosch says that it will be built by legends like Brian Lopes, David Cullinan, Ryan Hughes and previous Pro Class champions Victor Sheldon and Evander Hughes.
Taking place on Saturday Nov. 4, the race is limited to 32 slots for the amateur class which is $60 per rider, with pre-registration open now. There will also be 24 slots in a special invite-only pro class with a $2,000 purse for the top five finishers. You do not need your own eBike to compete – multiple manufacturers including Raleigh, Specialized, Haibike, and Bulls will be on hand to provide both demos and race bikes.