The Pines, Margaret River
Race Village Location TBC
Sun, 23rd Jul 2017
Mandatory Race Briefing
WAGE Wippets (U13) Mandatory Race Briefing 09:30am
Premium Registrations Close
- Closes Tuesday before event at 11:59pm
- Free food included (if advertised)
- Name on published start list
Late Registrations Close
- Closes Friday before event at 9pm
- $15 surcharge applies
- No free food included
The Pines Margaret River has seen significant transformation over the past few years with exciting and challenging new additions with thanks to MRORCA and our sponsor, Dave Willcox of Common Ground Trail Construction. The teams in the area do an amazing job creating exciting mountain biking opportunities in a flat area.
As always, Wharncliffe Mill Bush Retreat is on the doorstep of the trail network offering easy and affordable accommodation.
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Course Map now available (High Resolution PDF available here)
Open face helmets permitted! Thanks to MTBA, we can now confirm that open-face style helmets are permitted for Margaret River, however, fullface helmets are strongly recommended.
BUT, only as a condition if you agree with the following waiver which must be signed Sunday morning at the race village. If you do not agree with the following waiver, full-face helmets are mandatory.
Additional Rider Liability Waiver Information for WA Gravity Enduro Round 5 – Margaret River, 23rd July 2017
WA Gravity Enduro strives to implement the necessary insurance conditions to promote and prioritise safe mountain bike racing for all volunteers, marshals, organisers, spectators and competitors to the best of our ability and to reflect this, WA Gravity Enduro must now enforce full-face helmets as an extra level of safety for our competitors when racing in the Gravity Enduro format. In addition to the MTBA Event Waiver found here and the WA Gravity Enduro Terms and Conditions found here, competitors are permitted to wear their Australian Standards open-face style helmet when competing in the Gravity Enduro race format for Round 5 of the WA Gravity Enduro 2017 Series in Margaret River on the 23rd July 2017 only. Competitors who choose this level of safety equipment do so at their own risk as their Mountain Bike Australia insurance cover may not apply if an injury occurs as a result of facial, neck, spinal damage or similar injury. Competitors must determine their own level of safety equipment based on their own assessed level of mountain biking skill and experience in racing. At no time can Mountain Bike Australia, WA Gravity Enduro, sponsor, supporter, competitor, volunteer, marshal, organiser, spectator or any other affiliated person or entity be sued for damages as a result of injury if a competitor chooses to wear an open-face style helmet for Round 5 of the WA Gravity Enduro 2017 Series in Margaret River on the 23rd July 2017.
Registrations are now open!
Not currently open
Flashback to The Pines 2015
Gravity Enduro Mountain Bike Race
Descents are timed – climbs are untimed
Sign-posted and bunted
Don’t cheat yourself or your mates – stay on track
St John Ambulance on-site
Please thank these amazing volunteers
Either on-site or portable delivered
Pumping race village atmosphere
Meet here to sign in, for race briefing, food, drink and presentations
Here to keep you safe and ensure a fair race. Give ’em a high5!
Gift Vouchers and Prizes
For 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners plus spot prizes
Cold hard cash for Elite
WA Gravity Enduro giving back to our Elite competitors
Food for competitors
Usually some un-hearty sustenance!
Free hydration at the race village
Thanks to High 5 Sports Nutrition
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the course map?
Gravity Enduro is all about riding the course with little to no knowledge of the course. This helps create a more level playing field and better tests your mountain biking skills. We usually release the course map on the Monday before the weekend’s race.
Do I have to go to race briefing?
Yes. Race briefing is mandatory and occurs at the race village 15 minutes before race start. It is essential that you get a full report on the course (and any potential changes), safety requirements and to ensure everyone starts the race from the same location.
Are shuttles permitted?
Unless explicitly written and communicated, shuttles are not permitted at any time during the race. Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
How does the timing system work?
You are given a wrist band that you must wear on your right wrist. You will see a ‘timing box’ at the start gate and finish gate of each stage. ‘Tag-on’ and ‘tag-off’ at these timing boxes using your wrist band – similar to the Transperth Train service tagging system. Your tag records and stores the time on each timing box. We collect these up at the conclusion of the race and run it through our custom software to generate your race times. To ensure no additional fees, return your wristband after the race. Lost wristbands will incur a $15 fee.
Can I get a refund or transfer an entry?
Less than 7 days from event – no. Refunds or transfers to other competitors or other races are not possible. Injury with a doctors note will be considered. We have booked in all necessary equipment based on your race entry at this stage. More than 7 days from event – yes. We will refund your entry (minus 10% administration fees and charges).
Missing registration cut-off!
Due to additional administration duties, a $15 surcharge is applicable for competitors who register in the Late Registration time period. Depending on the event, race day registrations may be possible but are limited and will incur a $25 late fee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.