CHALLENGE EVENTS

New to this season, we are introducing “Challenge” events. These events are a relaxed and fun introduction to the sport of Gravity Enduro! So, what does a “Challenge” Gravity Enduro involve? There is a mix of climbing un-timed transfer stages with 3-4 timed descents at each round. The aim is to have fun as you try and get through each timed stage as quickly as you can. Timed stage trails will be rated green (beginner) or blue (intermediate) which should suit the majority of challenge event riders. Most participants should be able to complete the course within 2 hours. There will be a 30 second time gap between riders on timed stages, but feel free to regroup at the end and cruise to the next stage with your mates.

Categories

ROCK-A-DONNA - WOMENS FUNDURO

COME AND SEND IT - mENs FUNDURO

SPROCKET ROCKETS - juniors 10-13YO

In another new addition for this year, we are introducing the “Sprocket Rockets”. Designed to support the little rider in the clan. Sprocket Rocket’s ride individually with their parent/guardian around the course so that they have all the support they need to complete the course in a comfortable and safe environment. Parent / guardian ride in support only.

PARENT/GUARDIANS RIDING WITH "SPROCKET ROCKETS" DO NOT NEED TO ENTER, YOU JUST NEED TO ENSURE YOU HAVE A MINIMUM OF AN MTBA RECREATION LICENCE AND BRING EVIDENCE ON THE DAY

Parent/guardians require a minimum of a MTBA recreation licence. If you have a race licence then this is over and above. More info can be found below.

ENTRIES

Open Sunday 18th August

MTBA MEMBERSHIP

A necessary evil of competition sport unfortunately. This needs to be sorted out before entering.

RACE (Competitors)

FREE 8 WEEK TRIAL

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

RECREATION (PARENT/GUARDIAN)

FREE 8 WEEK TRIAL

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP

DATES

Sat - 21st September - Mt Wellington

Sat - 19th October - Maydena

Sat - 18th January - Dial Range

Sunday - 23rd February - Derby

SCHEDULE

Rnd 1,2&3 - Saturday

Practice  - Course will be marked from 9am

Rego – 12:00 to 1:30pm (there will be no on the day entries)   

Race Brief   - 1:45pm

Event Start  - 2pm

Presentations - 4pm

Rnd 4 - Sunday

Practice  - Course will be marked by midday Friday

Rego – 8:00 to 9:00am (there will be no on the day entries)   

Race Brief   - 9:15am

Event Start  - 9:30am

Presentations - 12 midday

EVENT INFORMATION

Cost

Rnd 1 - $30 Adults, $15 Juniors

Rnd 2 - $60 Adults, $40 Juniors (Includes Shuttle)

Rnd 3 - $30 Adults, $15 Juniors

Rnd 4 - $35 Adults, $20 Juniors

timing

Timing is electronic and you will pick up a timing chip at registration. This is worn on your right wrist. Each timed stage will have a start and finish timing board that will pick up your chip as you ride past. Your times will be uploaded at the end of the event, so make sure you head back to the rego tent to get this done.

Requirements

A full faced helmet is mandatory for all participants. A helmet must be worn at all times during the event, including transfer stages. Knee pads, glasses/goggles, full finger gloves and elbow length sleeves are recommended.

Juniors (U17) MUST have elbows covered, either long sleeve or elbow pads. Knee protection and full finger gloves as per MTBA regulations. If these requirements are not met, you will not be able to participate.

All participants need to have a MTBA race licence, day licences are available to purchase or you can get an 8 week trial licence, check out the link to find the membership that best suits you https://www.mtba.org.au/membership/

A mountain bike in good working order with working front and back brakes, bar ends and front suspension. A dropper seat post and rear suspension will make for a more comfortable ride on timed stages, but not a requirement.

Carrying spares such as tubes, bike pump, food and water is also a really good idea.