GRAVITY ENDURO

  • 9:00 am, Racing start approx 9:30 am, Finish by 2:00 pm
  • 3 Stages, all downhill orientated
  • St Johns Ambulance will be on site or equivalent.
  • Online entries only
  • Limited to 100 Riders

WHAT IS GRAVITY ENDURO

Gravity Enduro racing is a great day out riding bikes. It’s all the aspects of most peoples rides. Riding to some great trails with your mates or meeting new friends to ride with & cruising & chatting & eating sour snakes on the uphills. But this is still no slack pack easy going, hows the weather kinda ride because once your at the top it’s all business! Bets have been won & lost, friendships made & broken as you then begin 1 of 3 timed downhill orientated stages. And then you do it again & again, giving you 3 timed downhill stages. These are added together to give you a total time which determines you overall placing. But remember, winning’s winning & having fun is easier & more socially accepted.

 

Membership Requirements: To register and participate in this event, riders must hold a valid MTBA Membership at the time of registering.  Please note: Membership must be valid on the date of the event for which you are registering. If your membership expires before the date of the event, you must renew your membership before entering this event. MTBA Recreation Members may upgrade to a Race Membership at anytime through the MTBA Online Services System or opt to purchase a discounted Race Day Licence Upgrade.


For more information on MTBA membership options CLICK HERE.

RIDER CATEGORIES

Category Age
Under 15 Men & Women 13-14
Under 17 Men & Women 15-16
Under 19 Men 17-18
Open Men 19-39
Master Men 40-49
Super Masters Men 50-99
Elite Men 19-99
Masters Womens 40-99
Elite Women 19-99
E-Bike Men & Women 19-99

 

Junior riders must be 13 or over from the 30/9/2019

If your little shredder is under the age of 13 then we need to have a chat and make sure they are up for the challenge. Please contact the event organiser.

Age categories are based on your age at the final round of the series (30/9/2019). This is to prevent age category changes during the series

WHAT TO BRING

Riders need to be self sufficient with food, water, spares, etc when out riding.

At the event village we will provide a few snacks at the end of each stage. These include water, nuts, fruit and sweets (you will need to bring your own snacks if you have specific dietary requirements.

In terms of spares, we suggest 1-2 spare tubes, a chain link, spare derailleur hanger, pump, and anything else you are likely to break…

If you look unprepared for the day you will be removed from the race.

Mandatory Safety Requirements:

For downhill race stages – Full faced helmet meeting AS2063 or equivalent standard or Helmets meeting AS2063 (only) with detachable mouthpieces will be permitted  & kneepads.

Under 17 – For all Gravity events, full-finger gloves must be worn. Knee and elbow pads made of a rigid material must be worn.

All equipment must be worn correctly and as intended by design.

SKILL LEVEL

Skill level – Intermediate

Please check out track before race.

EVENT SCHEDULE

8:45 am      – Marshal Briefing

9:00 am      – Registration

9:15 am       – Rider Briefing

9:30 am      – Junior Start

9:45 am       – Senior Start

2:00 pm      – Presentation/Finish

STAGE DETAILS

From the start riders will progress to the start of the timed stage and only commence on the starters signal. If the starter has not arrived at the next stage, riders must wait for the starter in order for a time to be recorded.

Stage 1 Timed 10:00 to 11:00 am

Stage 2 Timed 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Stage 3 Timed 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

EVENT CONDITIONS

The event organiser reserves the right to change or cancel the event, this can be due to extreme weather events or circumstances outside of the control of the event organiser. If an event is cancelled, rescheduling will occur where possible. Entry transfer is at no cost, refunds due to cancellation will be entry fee less a $5 administrative fee.

COURSE MAP

Stage Notes

Liaison 1 – XC Loop (upper) up K’s Choice along Belbins Ridgeline trail, up Clifftop, along Belbins Ridgeline, turn left down corkscrew to merge right onto top of DH.

Stage 1 Timed – Clarence DH (Top) Proper onto Dino Rumble and finish in event village.

Liaison 2 – XC Loop (upper) up K’s Choice along Belbins Ridgeline trail, up Clifftop, along Belbins Ridgeline, down Avoid the Steep Bastard then up Belbins Ridgeline, left up Flagstaff Hill (lower & upper) up Back O’Belbins Climb to finish at Flagstaff Hill Summit.

Stage 2 Timed – Nutella then right onto Reach Around to finish on Belbins Ridgeline trail.

Liaison 3 – Avoid the Steep Bastard, left down Belbins Ridgeline trail, right onto Clifftop trail to finish at Belbins Ridgeline trail junction.

Stage 3 Timed – Belbins Ridgeline trail onto Corkscrew trail, Clarence XC Descent trail and finish in event village.

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COST

ENTRY FEE (per round)

Senior $35

Junior $25 (u19 and below)

(plus MTBA License)

Online Entry Only

https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=7248

You must pre enter for this event!

Online only – no entries on the day!

Online Registration opens 21 August 9 am – closes 11 September 9 pm (100 rider limit)

Start List:

 

Trail Forks Stage Maps

Stage 1:

GE_Rd 3_Stage 1 Liaison

GE_Rd 3_Stage 1 Timed

Stage 2:

GE_Rd 3_Stage 2 Liaison

GE_Rd 3_Stage 2 Timed

Stage 3:

GE_Rd 3_Stage 3 Liaison

GE_Rd 3_Stage 3 Timed

Total Distance (approx)

18 km

Total Climb (approx

1.4 km

Total Descent (approx)

1.35 km

Event Organiser

Mark Grzinic

mobile: 0419 482 732

email: mgrzinic001@gmail.com

Getting There

Event Location:

Meehan MTB Park,

Please park at Clarence MTB Park (CMBP) car park. Overflow car parking is at North Warrane Oval if the car park fills up. It’s only a 5 minute drive away and 2 min ride to the main CMBP carpark.