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.
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.
Sunday, 7th Apr 2019
Official Practice – Sat, 6th Apr
1100 – 1400 (St John on-site)
Main 0850, 0950, 1050
Main 0900, 1000, 1100
Main 1100, 1230, 1330
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|
|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.|
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Male/Female Elite, Male U19, Male Expert, Male Masters 40-49
- 2.5 hours to compelte course
- 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.
- 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
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
Portable or connected nearby
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.