ESPN Sport Science Investigates EnduroCross

Cycle News Staff | June 29, 2012

Irvine, CA (June 29, 2012) – The ESPN Sport Science team wired up some of the best riders from EnduroCross with Accelerometers and Heart Rate Monitors to measure the effort and forces that they are subjected to during an event. The findings are amazing as it confirms that their Heart Rates are nearly maxed out the entire time and the impacts from some of the obstacles are similar to taking a hit from an NFL Defensive back. Over the course of a main event, they will experience accelerations of at least 5 Gs 115 times, which is similar to 15 rounds of a heavyweight boxing match. These guys are tough.

“We all knew that EnduroCross was difficult but it is awesome to have the data to back that up. Thank you to ESPN Sport Science for doing this” stated Eric Peronnard, the creator of EnduroCross and X Games Enduro X Sports Organizer.

Check out the ESPN Sport Science EnduroCross video here:

The X Games Enduro X will be held on Sunday, July 1st inside the Staples Center, in Los Angeles. You can get tickets for the event at

For X Games TV coverage, check your local listings or  The remaining rounds of the 2012 GEICO EnduroCross series will air on the Lucas Motorsports hour, check your local listings or

Results and live timing and scoring are available at:  For more information, go to

2012 GEICO AMA EnduroCross Schedule



Arena / Additional Information

Las Vegas, NV

May 4, 2012

Orleans Arena     (Friday during Supercross weekend)

Sacramento, CA

June 9, 2012

Power Balance Pavilion

Los Angeles, CA

July 1, 2012

Staples Center (X Games Expert Men and Women only)

Ontario, CA

September 15, 2012

Citizens Business Bank Arena

Denver, CO

October 6, 2012

National Western Complex

Everett, WA

October 20, 2012

Comcast Arena

Boise, ID

October 27, 2012

Idaho Center

Las Vegas, NV

November 17, 2012

Orleans Arena    

EnduroCross tracks incorporate various elements of extreme off road racing into a Supercross-style setting, including rocks, boulders, logs, sand, mud, a water-hole…and even a few special obstacles like giant tires thrown in!  Known as the “toughest racing on two wheels,” this indoor off road racing will certainly keep you on your feet. For the seven EnduroCross events, be sure to log-on to for local air dates/times for the Lucas Motorsports Hour on the Versus network.



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