The birth of enduro in our region is so unique that we, the pioneers, did not see it only as a new racing format that will excite the trail riding community , we saw an opportunity to instil a set of values while the sport is still young. And as we are overwhelmed with the response of MTB enthusiasts today, we envision what could be the ideal scenario of our races in the next generations.
In 2015 , There was a strong interest in neighboring countries. In the early stages the local organizers were not yet ready for inter-country races until a highly motivated Vietnamese invited me to come over and explore the possibility of holding an event in a province north of Hanoi. No race has happened in Vietnam that time , but the idea of an Asian Series was conceived there. In the middle of 2015 Shyam Limbu of Nepal expressed his team’s interest in hosting an Asian race. Almost at the same period, Jakarta’s Rifu Nugroho coordinated with me for a possible Indonesia-Philippines Enduro exchange. I suggested a Trilogy, then we finally decided to go for the more ambitious: The ASIAN ENDURO SERIES. - Ronald Lumbao
Today, the growing team is joined by passionate and professional men from different corners of the globe.
Florent Poilane, a seasoned elite rider, utilizes his international racing experience to improve the Series. Florent is our technical consultant and he authored the 2018 AES Rule Book.
Jason Picket is an invaluable reinforcement to AES. A strategic thinker and a veteran trail biker , Jason is helping us in the development and direction of Asian Enduro.
Shyam Limbu is the Marketing Director of AES. A people-person and an excellent race organizer. Shyam coordinates with all hosting countries, ensuring that the AES standards are met in each racing event.
Ronald Lumbao , the Founder and Managing Director, sees to it that AES is moving towards its goals without compromising the values and healthy culture of the organization.
1. Create a governing body that will regulate and standardize the rules of the new sport
2. Develop local talents for international competitions
3. Support a country's economy by Sports Tourism
4. Promote Enduro as gentleman's sport in every corner of Asia.