A regular on the WA Gravity Enduro circuit, Pemberton Mountain Bike Park is nestled under towering Karri Trees right next door to the Pemberton Town Centre and local amenities. With this event taking place in May, expect loamy ‘hero-dirt’ with plenty of grip if the rains stay clear during the event.
Competitors also spend some time exploring the wider area, snapping up some local produce and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of the region.
Sending it in...
Monday, 1st May 2023
|anytime||Course Maps Released|
Saturday, 6th May 2023
|1000 – 1400||Official Practise (medics available). Practise outside this time is at own risk and event medical assistance may not be available. NO SHUTTLING PERMITTED ANYTIME ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY. THIS INCLUDES NO SHUTTLING ALONG THE ROAD.|
Sunday, 7th May 2023
|0800||Whippets start racing. Other categories start racing in a staggered format. See course map for details when available.|
|1400||Approx Course Closure (medics depart), presentations|
|3rd May||Start List|
|Start List by category|
|1st May||Course Map now available|
|21st Apr||2023-3-Pemberton-Food-Options thanks to the Pemberton Visitor Centre|
|20th Apr||Entries now open|
|4th Jan||Event Page Live|
Pemberton MTB Park
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. There has been even more upgrades and changes in 2022 so ensure a sighting run before going fullsend!
The variety in trail makes it an excellent Enduro network.
|Technical Ability – Intermediate|
|Physical Rating – 2|
This is the approximate Course Grade for the most difficult category (Full Enduro).
More information about Course Grading.
This venue is considered one of the easiest venues on the calendar and is a great introduction for new competitors and a great way to ease into a big season ahead.
Shuttles and Assistance
No shuttles are permitted during practise or racing. Failure to comply is disqualification.
Repeat – no shuttles are permitted at ANYTIME on Saturday or Sunday AND NOT PERMITTED ALONG PUMP HILL ROAD.
It is not permitted to push, tow or assist in any way a competitor during practise, stage racing or during stage transition. Exceptions include disabled, very young or injured competitors at the sole discretion of the Commissaire.
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 remember – racing riders always have right of way! They travel fast and collisions may result in serious injury. Friendly dogs are permitted but must be on a lead at all times.
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 other wildlife, bring adequate hydration and wear good walking shoes. Please avoid making shortcuts through the bush and only walk on the side of the trails where it is safe to do so.
Do not bring your dog if:
– it does not like noisy, busy environments
– it barks at people and bikes
– it does not play well with others.
NEVER let your dog off lead at anytime at our events and always clean up after your dog.
- 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.
We aim to provide the best value Enduro Experience possible. Your entry fees cover practise, racing and services over two days.
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.