Race Date

Saturday, 29th Feb 2020

Practice – no official

Race Location

The Pines

Margaret River

Race Briefing

Early Birds (Whippets / Welcome Women 11:00am)

Race Start

Early Birds 11:15am

Main Field from 12:30pm

Race Finish

Early Birds 12:30am

Main Event 3:00pm

Presentations

Whippets when ready

Main Event 3:15pm

SATURDAY, Round 1, The Pines

SUNDAY, Round 2, Dunsborough

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EVENT ENTRY

Premium Entries close Tuesday at midnight before race weekend. This gives us time to print custom raceplates and gives caterers time to organise food options.

Late Entries close Friday at 9pm before race weekend and attract a $15 late fee. Competitors cannot expect a custom raceplate and cannot expect food options to be accommodated for, but we’ll try out best! 

 

THE PINES

We have been racing at The Pines in Margaret River since 2014 and a lot has changed since then, including the trails and our bikes…but one thing remains the same – an awesome weekend away in the heart of the Margaret River wine region having a laugh with family and friends!

ON SATURDAY, we kick off the 2020 WA Gravity Enduro Series in Margaret River taking refuge from the summer sun under towering trees, shralping beautifully sculptured berms and jumps and brushing off the cobwebs and opening the lungs from a summer-break.

ON SUNDAY, we head to the Dunsborough and Districts Country Club and ride some fun (and pedally) trails to really dial things in for the year ahead. Although relatively flat, the Cape Mountain Bikers and supporters have done an amazing job squeezing in as many jumps and berms as possible, plus a little bit of gnarly action out back.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND A FULLFACE HELMET, however, an optional waiver is available should a competitor wish to race in an Australian Standards Open Face Style Helmet. Waiver must be signed before competing and is available here.

SANCTIONED mtba event

Not a MTBA Member? Sign up for a FREE 8-week trial. This will save you atleast $72 in insurance fees if taking part in both rounds.

https://www.mtba.org.au/membership/membership-types/free-trial-membership/

FAST FACTS

  • ENTRIES LIMITED TO 400 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 THE SERIES CAN COLLECT RACEPLATE AT MORNING CHECK-IN
  • PLEASE BRING YOUR RACEPLATE IF YOU ARE A RETURNING COMPETITOR TO THE 2020 SERIES.

ROUND POINTS

Points Multiplier – 1.0x

Based on course gradings and comments by riders, this points multiplier applies. Points multipliers are favoured towards more typical Enduro-style venues. For more information about Points Multipliers,  read more.

COURSE GRADING

Technical Ability – Intermediate

Physical Rating – 1

This is the approximate difficulty in technical ability and physicality for competitors racing the Full Enduro Course. For more information about course grading, read more.

WAGE WHIPPETS AND WELCOME WOMEN

Our U9, U13 and Welcome Women riders will be setting the pace early with their racing to commence before the main field(s). If you are getting in some last minute practice, MAIN FIELD COMPETITORS MUST GIVE WAY TO THESE EARLY BIRD RACERS. Failure to do so may result in injuries and a 5 minute time penalty will apply to Main Event competitors. Presentations will follow as soon as possible. Early Bird’s light lunch is also provided when ready/where available.

Latest Event Information

09/12/2019 Event added. Registrations open soon!

    09/12/2019 Course Map here when ready

      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 Prize Money

      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 about the excitement of racing a 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.