2023 5 Geraldton Accommodation
Accommodation Site Plan
NOTE: fallen timber is permitted to be used for small camp fires. However, do not use existing staanding vegetation. Failure to comply will lead to campsite eviction.
Echidna Park, East Chapman, Geraldton
Introduced in 2022, Echidna Park Sporting Clays plays host to the natural mountain bike trails spread across three hills in East Chapman, approximately 30mins east of Geraldton.
An easy 4-5hr drive north of Perth, it is a great winter escape with dry, dusty trails experienced in July 2022. The trails offer some unique feature including low scrub meaning spectacular views from all hill-tops.
|Technical Ability – Advanced
|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.
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.
Camping and caravanning is available at Echidna Park and will be made available for purchase on the WA Gravity Enduro website.
There are approximately 20 powered sites and toilets and showers will be provided.
Additionally, there is ample accommodation options available in Geraldton.
Plenty of parking is available at the venue. As usual, please park orderly and do not block access paths.
Spectators are welcome to drive around the northern access road. Shuttling competitors is forbidden and competitors caught will be immediately disqualified and the spectator requested to leave the venue.
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.