The term ‘hero-dirt’ is familiar with Pemberton due to its cooler soils under towering trees. However, there is a real mix of trail from the rowdy Wahoo offering rocky options to the refurbished Cool Runnings and Relentless Blue offering fantastic flow. The variety in trail makes it an excellent Enduro network.
Technical Ability – Advanced
Physical Rating – 2
This is the approximate Course Grade for the most difficult category (Full Enduro)
More information about Course Grading.
The Pemberton Caravan Park is located right on the doorstep to the trails. Additionally, jump on Airbnb or similar as ample houses are also available for rent.
Parking is available nearby the Race Village but is limited. A huge dedicated parking area is available only 300m away.
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 and kangaroos, bring adequate hydration and wear good walking shoes. Please 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 of 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
$5 donation to trail custodians
$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.
Pemberton Mountain Bike Park
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.