MARGARET RIVER

Taking the edge off the warmer months, we head south to Margaret River to enjoy the awesome trail network, facilities and attractions of the area. There are some new trails in here too which will offer a nice mix-up from previous years.

SOLD OUT!!

Congratulations on setting ANOTHER attendance record Australia-wide with 420 competitors ready to go!
If you have missed out, we apologise but please email steve at wagravityenduro.org to jump on the wait list. A few spots have already been claimed through this method. If you are nearby the event on the day, we also recommend attending as there may be places opened up on the day.

Race Date

Sunday, 7th Apr 2019

Official Practice – Sat, 6th Apr

1100 – 1400 (St John on-site)

Race Location

The Pines

Margaret River

Race Briefing

Whippets 0800

Main 0850, 0950, 1050

Race Start

Whippets 0810

Main 0900, 1000, 1100

Race Finish

Whippets ~0930

Main 1100, 1230, 1330

Presentations

Whippets 1005

Main 1345

SUNDAY, 7th APRIL RACE SCHEDULE
700 RACE VILLAGE OPEN
730 MARSHAL DEPLOY TIMING SYSTEM. ONLY ARM WHEN IN PLACE.
800 GROUP WHIPPETS MANDATORY RACE BRIEFING
Top 20 Whippets 1 > 2 > 4
Lower 20 Whippets 2 > 1 > 4
Female Whippets or slower Whippets 2 > 1 > 4
810 GROUP WHIPPET START
Marshals close stages 1 2 4 – Whippets only
850 GROUP A MANDATORY RACE BRIEFING
MU15 20 riders to each stage 1 2 3
Rest 20 riders to each stage 4 5 6 7
900 ESTIMATE WHIPPETS COMPLETE STAGES 1 AND 2. REOPEN ONLY AFTER FINAL WHIPPETS ARE ACCOUNTED FOR AT BOTTOM OF STAGE THEN REOPEN TO ALL.
900 GROUP A START
930 ESTIMATE WHIPPETS COMPLETE STAGE 4. REOPEN TO ALL.
950 GROUP B MANDATORY RACE BRIEFING
1000 GROUP B START
1005 WHIPPETS PRESENTATIONS
1030 GROUP C CAN NOW COLLECT SIACs
1050 GROUP C MANDATORY RACE BRIEFING
1100 GROUP C START
1100 GROUP A COURSE FINISH
1115 GROUP A FINAL WRISTBAND RETURN TIME. LATE ATTRACTS A 15sec PENALTY AND NO PODIUM CONTENTION.
1230 GROUP B COURSE FINISH
1245 GROUP B FINAL WRISTBAND RETURN TIME. LATE ATTRACTS A 15sec PENALTY AND NO PODIUM CONTENTION.
1330 GROUP C COURSE FINISH
1345 GROUP C FINAL WRISTBAND RETURN TIME. LATE ATTRACTS A 15sec PENALTY AND NO PODIUM CONTENTION.
  PRESENTATIONS

 

RACE DETAILS

GROUP WHIPPETS

  • Under 13 Competitors
  • Racing stages 1, 2 and 4
  • Parents/guardians are welcome to shadow Whippets and encouraged for their support. If you collect your wristband, ensure it is TURNED OFF by dipping the SIAC in the ‘OFF’ module situated on the timing desk. Ensure prior to your race that it is switched ON.

GROUP A

  • Male/Female U15, Male/Female U17, Female U19
  • Male/Female U15 – Stage 1-5
  • Male/Female U17 and Female U19 – all 7 stages
  • 2 hours to complete course

GROUP B

  • Male/Female Sport, Female Masters 40-49, Male Masters 50-59, Female Super Masters 50+, Male Grand Masters 60+, Male/Female eBike
  • All 7 stages
  • 2.5 hours to complete course

GROUP C

  • Male/Female Elite, Male U19, Male Expert, Male Masters 40-49
  • 2.5 hours to compelte course

 

Important Information:

  • There should be no more than 230 riders spread throughout the course at any given time
  • We are encouraging 20second gaps between riders due to the shorter nature of the stages.
  • Due to the unprecedented number of competitors, there will be no multiple attempts. Normal Enduro racing at its best!
  • Open face style helmets are now permitted, provided the additional waiver is signed at Race Village prior to racing.
  • Competitors are welcome to practice Sunday morning. HOWEVER, no entry is permitted to Stages when Whippets are racing AND the timing system will be deployed. DO NOT PASS THROUGH TIMING GATES if you have your SIAC. If you have done so accidentally, proceed to Race Village Timing to CLEAR your SIAC.

fAST FACTS

  • ENTRIES LIMITED TO 320 AND MAY SELL OUT PRIOR TO TIMERS EXPIRING.
  • DURING LATE REGISTRATION PERIOD, A $15 LATE FEE APPLIES AND LUNCH NOT CATERED FOR.
  • AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT AND REGISTER EARLY!
  • NEW COMPETITORS TO THIS SERIES CAN COLLECT RACEPLATE AT MORNING CHECKIN
  • PLEASE BRING YOUR RACEPLATE IF YOU ARE A RETURNING COMPETITOR TO THIS 2019 SERIES.

 WAGE WHIPPETS U13

Our young guns will be setting the pace with their racing to commence before the Main Event. If you are getting in some last minute practice, you must give way to racing Whippets. Failure to do so may result in injuries and a 5 minute time penalty will apply to Main Event competitors . Please move aside and cheer them on! Parents/guardians are welcome to shadow the Whippets and is encouraged for their confidence and safety. Whippets must return to the Centre of Gravity to return wristbands. Presentations will follow as soon as possible with certificates awarded to all and medals awarded to Top 3 competitors. Whippets light lunch is also provided when ready/where available.

SANCTIONED mtba tier 2 event

Tier 2 – 1.00x National Cup Points earned for this event. WA Gravity Enduro has all 7 2019 events registered with the MTBA National Cup system allowing competitors to set their ranking against all Australian MTBA Recognised Events.

You must be signed up to MTBA to be allocated points – registration is free. Head to https://online.mtba.asn.au/SignUp.aspx

Latest Event Information

 

01/04/2019 Course Map Now Available! High Resolution PDF available here

 

29/03/2019 Entries now sold out at 420!! We squeezed another 20 spots out from our system and we have reach capacity for this location. We aim to provide the best Enduro Experience possible and believe 420 riders is ample for this venue.

 

19/03/2019 Entries now capped at 400. Don’t delay as they are selling quick!

 

18/03/2019 Temporarily SOLD OUT at 320! But hang tight – we will be shortly be opening this to a capacity of 400. Without adding days or extending the event time too much (at this stage), we will be capping numbers at 400 for the enjoyment of competitors taking part.

 

 

 21/01/2019 Registrations are now open! Head to https://eventplus.net/WAG19

Course Map

The course map is released on the Monday prior to the event to assist with limiting practice as much as possible to assist with a level playing field. Additionally, this assists with trail sustainability and limits maintenance.

For events at private locations, we will release as soon as possible. For events in public MTB areas, we usually release the Course Map on the Monday before the event weekend.

As usual, the Course Map is the intended race course, but is always subject to changing trail conditions, people flying over-the-bar’s, Act’s of God, Act’s of WAGE, weather conditions and ‘shrooms.

The Pines, Margaret River

Taking the edge of the warmer months, we head south to Margaret River to enjoy the awesome trail network, facilities and attractions of the area. There are some new trails in here too which will offer a nice mix-up from previous years.

Gravity Enduro Mountain Bike Race

Multi-stage race. Timed descents and untimed climbs

Sign-posted and bunted course

Don’t cheat yourself or your mates – stay on track

St John Ambulance on-site

Professional Medical Assistance available

Toilets

Portable or connected nearby

Race Village

Great atmosphere, questions answered and supplies

Volunteers and Fund Raising

Perks for vollies and funds donated to the trails

Gift Vouchers and Prizes

Heaps of prizes ready to be won for all

Elite's and Professionals

Cold hard cash for the cream-of-the-crop

Professional Race Timing

We use the best Enduro World Series system

Hydration and Sustenance

Free water and free light meal with Prem. Registration

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter? Easy. Just click on the ‘ENTER NOW’ button located throughtout the website. This will take you to your registration portal. If you are new to the registration portal, a one-time profile will need to be filled out. Returning competitors simply enter their email address, select their event and arrive at the Race Village on race-day to collect your timing chip and raceplate.

How much does it cost? We strive to keep our entry fees as affordable as possible. Entry fees vary based on your category and start from only $29 for the Under 13’s. Insurance selection and location can slightly vary the price, but we try to stay as consistent as possible.

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.

Can I shuttle between stages?  No. Anyone caught doing so will be automatically disqualified.

I missed registration! We can accept late registration online and on the day plus a $15 surcharge. Places are limited and may not be possible if the event is sold out.

Can I get a refund? From the Monday at 9am before the race weekend, refunds, transfers to other competitors or credits are not possible. Before Monday 9am, yes, we can offer a full refund minus 10% administration fees. 

PLACES ARE LIMITED AND ENTRIES MAY CLOSE BEFORE THE SCHEDULED CLOSING TIMES WHEN FULL.