The Calamity Pass National Enduro, the fifth (and next) round of the AMA National Championship Enduro Series in Rand, Colorado, scheduled for July 14, has been cancelled. According to Mike Troast of the Front Range Trail Riders, now is not the time to run the event.
“Yesterday, I had to make a tough call and that was to call the Routt/Medicine Bow National forest and tell them that I wanted to cancel the event,” Troast said. “The Forest service did not come to me and ask me to cancel the enduro. I felt that with the current fire danger in Colorado and the fact that the Forest Service is spread pretty thin trying to put out the many fires in the state that it was the responsible thing to do. I know the fire situation won’t be all that much different [than in previous summers]…I think the Forest Service needs to focus on the situation we have here and not be worried about spending additional resources to cover our event even if we do get some moisture here in the next few weeks.”