The Pines in Margaret River is managed by Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions in conjunction with the Margaret River Off-Road Cycling Association (MRORCA). The Pines offers short by flowy trails with some big-kickers in places and riders are often found looking up at the towering trees offering plenty of shelter over the trails. WA Gravity Enduro is required to donate $7 to DBCA for the ongoing management of the trail network and we look forward to raising money for MRORCA aswell.
Dunsborough, a short 30min drive from The Pines, has mountain bike trails integrated with the local Dunsborough and Districts Golf Course (DDGC). DDGC is an excellent venue and has been hosting us on their golf course for many years. With so many accommodation options available nearby and being on the doorstep to the Dunsborough town centre, the location is perfect for families and friends making the most of the weekend with plenty to do for everyone.
The course at The Pines and Dunsborough are designed as a welcoming Enduro Event. The trails at both venues are very well constructed and maintained. Relatively flat, riders will be pedalling hard to maintain good momentum. With The Pines being under heavy tree canopies, it offers firm but forgiving soil. Dunsborough is quite the contrast with dry and loose conditions particularly in the drier months.
Technical Ability – Intermediate
Physical Rating – 2
This is the approximate Course Grade for the most difficult category (Full Enduro)
More information about Course Grading.
Multiple caravan parks are available in and around both venues. Additionally, jump on Airbnb or similar as ample houses are also available for rent. Get in quick though as it is a long weekend!
Parking is readily available along the existing fireroads in The Pines for free. As usual, park tightly together and do not block the trails or gates and ensure emergency access at all times.
There are multiple carparks around Dunsborough and DIstricts Country Club available for free. Overflow parking is permitted under the trees behind race village. No vehicles permitted on the golf course. Parking is extremely limited at Endicott Carpark. Do not park in residential areas or block driveways – Rangers are aware of the event and will be patrolling.
As usual, carpool where possible and ride to the venue if possible.
Spectators are welcome to walk up the side of trails but please ensure you are behind course bunting at all times and at least 2m off the trail when riders are descending. Look for Spectator points indicated on the Course Map for viewing opportunities. Always be aware of snakes, bring adequate hydration and wear good walking shoes. In The Pines, please try to avoid making shortcuts through the bush and walk on the side of the trails where it is safe to do so.
Shuttles (assisted hill climbs)
No shuttles operating and no private shuttles are permitted at any time. At no time during Sunday racing can another competitor or spectator assist another competitor by way or pushing or towing. When caught, the competitor will be disqualified.
Categories and Pricing
We have a MASSIVE 26 categories available to ensure there is fun and competitive racing for all.
Pricing is generally the same all year, except some events offer shuttling options or food options (if available). Pricing generally ranges from $35 (inc GST) for the juniors to $80 (inc GST) for 19+.
Head to our Entryboss Entry Platform to see categories and final costs.
Where some of your entry fees go:
Event License Fees to Auscycling for an insured and sanctioned event
- Event License Fees to Local Governments
$6 is payable to DBCA Managed Lands per competitor
$5 donation to trail custodians if not on DBCA Managed Lands
$1 from every competitor is added to our Enduro Pathway Program
$5-$7 per competitor for fruit or a light meal (hot dog, burger etc) or discounted meal following the event is included for competitors (where possible)
$750 in cash prizes for our Men and Women Full Enduro 19+ competitors
$2,500 in WA Gravity Enduro gift vouchers to be won for podium placers, medals and trophies plus other delicious prizes
Certificates for our Whippet Competitors
Bunted and signposted course which typically takes several days to setup and cleanup
Sustenance and sweeteners for our amazing course marshals
- Specialist paid positions ensuring consistency and professionalism in timing and event coordination
- Official COVID Marshal ensuring our events are as COVID Safe as possible
St John Medical Services during practise and racing
Hire costs associated with toilets and water stations
Investment and use of the best Enduro Timing System in the world.
The Pines, Margaret River
Meelup Trails, Dunsborough
We aim to give you the Best Enduro Experience possible and work hard to provide the Best Value Event for your Money.
Time required to bring together all facets of the Event.
Facebook advertising, video reels and highlights, maps, website design, signage, Instagram feeds, YouTube clips take time and fees.
Sign-posted and Bunted Course
Arriving early to setup the course. This usually involves multiple people over hours or days ensuring bunting, signage and timing equipment are in place for easy navigation and fair racing.
Event Health Services
Your Entry Fee covers St John Ambulance Services being on-site for both Saturday and Sunday. We typically employ 4 x Technicians and engage with St John months in advance
Typically, our Events exceed the venue existing facilities. Regional Services are engaged months in advance to deliver toilets. Hire costs continue to grow as Waste Management Fees continue to increase.
It takes time to design the Race Village to enable our awesome Sponsors to arrive and setup in suitable locations to suite their needs. Careful attention to Parking, Pedestrians and Riders is needed for the safe and accessible movement of all attendees and event crew.
Applications and Insurances
Typically, several Stakeholders need to be engaged months in advance of any Event. We liaise with Local Governments, State Departments, Auscycling, Local Residents and Trail Custodians to act in the best interests of all parties while balancing a safe and exciting experience for our Community. Fees are required for Insurance and Event Applications.
Prizes, Gift Vouchers, Subsidies
At every Series round, we move $1 of your Entry Fee into our Enduro Pathway Program, donate $5 of your Entry Fee to Public Trails, offer more than $2,500 in Event Gift Vouchers to podium winners and offer $750 to our Elite Men and Women winners. We offer free entries to our Marshals, pay for professional services including multiple Photographers and Videographers and assist with fuel, food and accommodation costs for our Crew.
World's Best Timing System
Our Timing System is considered the World’s Best as used at the Enduro World Series. Yearly licensing, hardware and software upgrades are continuous. Additionally, we send our timing bands back to Germany as required for battery replacements at considerable expense.
Once the essential Event costs are accounted for, we continue to research new ways to improve Results, Live Broadcasts, Mobile Phone Apps, data presentation, website development, manage existing equipment and improve our systems with the aim for a better experience for Competitors, Spectators and our Crew.