FBR racers had a pretty rippin' season. In 2016, we supported several racers that competed in both professional and amateur categories, and will be carrying them over into 2017. Each one of them came out of 2016 with fantastic results. With this year's season starting off this week, we wanted to recap some of 2016's highlights, just to show how proud we are to support our local racers.
Early in the season, Scott Countryman took 3rd place in Men's Open Pro at the Big Mountain Enduro in Santa Fe, right behind World Cup riders, Richie Rude and Adam Craig. Alex Pavon also took 3rd in the Women's Open Pro.
Countryman and Pavon also traveled to British Columbia for the inaugural Trans BC Enduro. The race is a Canadian kick in the pants: six days of riding from Vernon, B.C. to Nelson B.C., with 3000 to 4000 ft. of climbing over the course of 20+ miles per day. Countryman placed 5th overall in the men's open category. Pavon placed 10th in the women's open category.
One of the most notable finishes was the FBR sweep at the Telluride 100. Chase Edwards left everyone in the dust in the Women's Open category, finishing 15 minutes ahead of the 2nd place finisher. FBR men's riders Alex Leonard and Artec Durham took the 1st and 2nd place podium spots in the Men's 19-39 category and Erin Osborne took 1st in Women's 19-39.
Jesse Calvin took his first 1st at the Scott Enduro Cup at Angel Fire in the Men's Amateur category. Finishing off the season strong, Scott Countryman stepped it up and landed in 2nd place at the Monarch Crest Enduro (he took 3rd last year).
Over all, it was a solid year for the entire team and the FBR Crew had a blast watching them race. From replacing Chase's drive train (more than once), to biting our nails until final results came in, we loved the entire roller coaster of 2016. Our racers do it for the joy of riding. We can't wait for 2017 - it's going to be a wild season.