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LINGA LONGA BIKE PARK

The 2022 WA Gravity Enduro Series comes to a close at the epic Linga Longa Mountain Bike Park, Balingup! This private venue boasts a massive trail network from raw off-camber goodness to smooth flow, jumps, hucks, twists and turns. Shuttle services available all weekend, on-site cafe offering delicious meals and drinks to keep you charging plus ample camping and parking options make this venue the best in the west!

This event is the final round of 2022 and is also the WA Gravity Enduro State Championships.

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Friday, 18th Nov

– Friday arrivals permitted for camping

– Trail riding is not permitted

– Cafe closed 

 

Saturday, 19th Nov

Cafe open breakfast, lunch, dinner

9am Shuttle Start, medics on-site

4pm Shuttle Finish, Course Closed, Medics Depart

 

Sunday, 20th Nov

Cafe open breakfast and lunch

8am Racing Starts (see course map when published)

2pm Expected Course Closure, Medics Depart

Event Updates

 20 Sep 2022 – Event Page Published

Location

Course

Intermediate to Advanced riders will appreciate the challenges of the trails, but competitors with at least one year of mountain biking experience will be able to descend the trails.

All technical trail features and gap jumps have ‘B’ lines (slower, easier line).

Race Courses are designed to be suitable for the mid-pack rider in each category to ensure a balanced challenge. 

Grading

Technical Ability – Expert

Physical Rating – 3

This is the approximate Course Grade for the most difficult category (Full Enduro)

More information about Course Grading.

Accommodation

Linga Longa Bike Park is a private venue with excellent caravan and camping areas. Payment is payable upon entry. Please follow the direction of the very helpful team on-site who will direct you to the best available area. Ample toilets, shower facilities and fresh water are available

Parking

Ample parking is available for day arrivals. Linga Longa Bike Park request a very modest $5 non-competitor entry fee (not applicable for overnight camping guests or competitors) to assist with costs associated with Parking Management, toilet and shower use and non-competitor shuttle lifts.

Spectators

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. 

The bush is alive! Please do not trample vegetation and be aware of snakes and other wildlife.

When available, spectators are welcome to catch the shuttle bus with riders to the top of the hill to checkout the action. Either return to the shuttle drop off bay to return back to race village or walk down the hill.

 

Shuttles

No private shuttles are permitted. Linga Longa Bike Park or WA Gravity Enduro cannot be held responsible for any damage or theft of equipment. Please always check your bike is  secured to the shuttle trailer before entering the shuttle bus. 

This is a Private event and Saturday shuttles are reserved for WA Gravity Enduro competitors racing on Sunday.

 

Categories and Pricing

We have a MASSIVE 28 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
  • $1 from every competitor is added to our Enduro Pathway Program

  • $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
  • Event Health Services during official practise and racing

  • Hire costs associated with toilets and water stations

  • Investment and use of the best Enduro Timing System in the world.

General Racing Rules

  • Full Face Helmets Mandatory
  • Auscycling Insurance Mandatory
  • No headphones, no singlets, no thongs
  • Mechanical’s are a part of racing. Always proceed to finish the stage by taking your SIAC past the finish beacon. A competitor carrying another person’s SIAC is instant disqualification.
  • Competitors stopping to assist an injured rider are permitted a stage re-attempt, but must confirm with a marshal.
  • A short grace period for returning SIAC’s is permitted past the estimated course closure time with final cutoff or time penalties decided by the Chief Commissaire. A 5 min penalty is awarded to any competitor returning SIAC’s after presentations begin.

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Course Map

Will be available here on the Monday before the event

We aim to give you the Best Enduro Experience possible and work hard to provide the Best Value Event for your Money.

Organisation

Time required to bring together all facets of the Event.

Advertising

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

Toilets

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.

Race Village

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.

Continued Development

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.