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2024 3

ROUND 3

EVEDON LAKESIDE RETREAT

PRACTISE | SATURDAY 18th MAY 2024 | 0900 – 1600

SATURDAY SENDERS | 1400

RACING | SUNDAY 19th MAY 2024 | FROM 0830

A popular stop on the WA Gravity Enduro tour, Pemberton Mountain Bike Park sits among tall Karri Trees conveniently close to Pemberton Town Centre and its amenities. Held in May, we are on the hunt for primo riding conditions with grippy ‘hero-dirt’ if we see some rain before the event.

Competitors often take the opportunity to explore the nearby area, stocking up on local produce and soaking in the laid-back atmosphere of the region.

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You’ve ranked this among the top Enduro destinations on the calendar, and we’re excited to come back to this hidden gem nestled in the Dardanup hills, just 30 minutes east of Bunbury.

With on-site parking, chalets, and camping options, it’s easy to feel the weekend is more of a getaway than just a race.

The trails here are challenging, raw, rocky and technical, providing ample chances for spectators to witness the excitement and drama unfold on these demanding trails.

And this is your only opportunity to ride the trails at this venue each year! 

VENUE AND EVENT DETAILS

1) ONLY event crew, sponsors and guests are permitted to drive into the main gate. As per last year, there is a huge parking area available just a bit further up Lennard Road
2) Always respect parking attendants and follow their instruction – park as close as possible to neighbouring vehicles so we can manage the space efficiently
3) There is a mandatory waiver FOR ALL attendees (spectators, crew, guests, riders – everyone) AVAILABLE SOON AND CHECKED AT GATE 
4) No bikes permitted on the walking bridge and no jumping into the lake from the walking bridge
5) Food option available for selection which closes Tuesday midnight before the event
6) Please do not contact the landowner for other riding opportunities – it is a Shire requirement that riding only takes place one weekend per year
7) Practise is Saturday 18th May 0900 – 1600. No riding permitted outside these times.
8) ONLY racing competitors or Shadow Riders permitted on the trails. Not open to public riding.
9) Don’t forget your essential riding gear plus full-finger gloves, knee pads and elbow pads required for all riders under the age of 17 (always applicable practise day and race day)

GRADING

Technical Ability – Advanced
Physical Rating – 3

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.

It is not permitted to push, tow or assist in any way a competitor during practise, stage racing or during stage transition. Exceptions include Under 9 Whippets during practise only, disabled, very young or injured competitors at the sole discretion of the Commissaire.

ACCOMMODATION

On-site camping and chalets are managed by Evedon Lakeside Retreat. To book, call 08 9726 3012

Accommodation is extremely limited on site so get in early. 

PARKING

Parking is largely dependent on the weather conditions as the parking field is subject to moisture / bogging if damp/wet. If conditions are poor, parking may be at least 800m from race village. 

If weather permits, there is ample parking available with a short walk down the hill to the restaurant and race village. We do highly encourage car-pooling and 4WD where possible. 

SPECTATORS

Spectators WELCOME! But 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.

NO DOGS PERMITTED.

 

We aim to provide the best value Enduro Experience possible. Your entry fees cover practise and facilities over two days.

  • 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.

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

We typically donate $5 per rider at each event back to the trail custodians, 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.

2024 2

ROUND 2

PEMBERTON MTB PARK

PRACTISE | SATURDAY 20th APRIL 2024 | 1000 – 1400

SATURDAY SENDERS | 1400

RACING | SUNDAY 21st APRIL 2024

A popular stop on the WA Gravity Enduro tour, Pemberton Mountain Bike Park sits among tall Karri Trees conveniently close to Pemberton Town Centre and its amenities. Held in May, we are on the hunt for primo riding conditions with grippy ‘hero-dirt’ if we see some rain before the event.

Competitors often take the opportunity to explore the nearby area, stocking up on local produce and soaking in the laid-back atmosphere of the region.

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Wooditjup Trails (aka 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).

Recent redevelopment and the addition of new trails is an exciting and refreshing upgrade to the network. Situated just to the north of the Margaret River townsite, it is a popular destination for weekend riders.

The trails are pre-dominantly machine made, short with gentle grades providing smooth flow but plenty of pedalling will be needed. However, don’t be too relaxed as there are some welcome rocky features and big-kickers in place! Riders are often found looking up at the towering trees offering plenty of shelter over the trails.

We look forward to once again donate funds back to the trails for ongoing sustainability.

GRADING

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.

It is not permitted to push, tow or assist in any way a competitor during practise, stage racing or during stage transition. Exceptions include Under 9 Whippets during practise only, disabled, very young or injured competitors at the sole discretion of the Commissaire.

ACCOMMODATION

With most riders taking up the two-day challenge and being from Perth and surrounds, Dunsborough may be the better Saturday night option. However, there are many Airbnb options, caravan and camp sites in and around Margaret River and Dunsborough. As always, get in quick to avoid disappointment as our events tend to bring about 1,000 people to the areas.

PARKING

With most riders taking up the two-day challenge and being from Perth and surrounds, Dunsborough may be the better Saturday night option. However, there are many Airbnb options, caravan and camp sites in and around Margaret River and Dunsborough. As always, get in quick to avoid disappointment as our events tend to bring about 1,000 people to the areas.

SPECTATORS

Spectators WELCOME! But 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.

We aim to provide the best value Enduro Experience possible. Your entry fees cover practise and facilities over two days.

  • 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.

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

We typically donate $5 per rider at each event back to the trail custodians, 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.

2024 1 Margs Duns

2024 1 Margs Duns

ROUND 1

TWO DAY ENDURO

DAY 1 – SATURDAY 9th MARCH 2024 – MARGARET RIVER

DAY 2 – SUNDAY 10th MARCH 2024 – DUNSBOROUGH

Let’s Play! WA Gravity Enduro Series launches 2024 in the stunning south-west.

The Wooditjup Trails just north of Margaret River followed by Meelup-madness in Dunsborough, this two-day Enduro is a game-changer taking place across two venues.

Get ready to pedal! The flowy trails at The Pines and the quick thrills of Dunsborough cater to riders of all levels, promising a fair-dinkum Enduro blast.

While you can opt for a single day, Series points are up for grabs only when completing the course across both days.

Don’t miss the podium presentations on Sunday in Dunsborough!

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Day 1 – Margaret River

DESCRIPTION

Wooditjup Trails (aka 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).

Recent redevelopment and the addition of new trails is an exciting and refreshing upgrade to the network. Situated just to the north of the Margaret River townsite, it is a popular destination for weekend riders.

The trails are pre-dominantly machine made, short with gentle grades providing smooth flow but plenty of pedalling will be needed. However, don’t be too relaxed as there are some welcome rocky features and big-kickers in place! Riders are often found looking up at the towering trees offering plenty of shelter over the trails.

We look forward to once again donate funds back to the trails for ongoing sustainability.

GRADING

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.

It is not permitted to push, tow or assist in any way a competitor during practise, stage racing or during stage transition. Exceptions include Under 9 Whippets during practise only, disabled, very young or injured competitors at the sole discretion of the Commissaire.

ACCOMMODATION

With most riders taking up the two-day challenge and being from Perth and surrounds, Dunsborough may be the better Saturday night option. However, there are many Airbnb options, caravan and camp sites in and around Margaret River and Dunsborough. As always, get in quick to avoid disappointment as our events tend to bring about 1,000 people to the areas.

PARKING

With most riders taking up the two-day challenge and being from Perth and surrounds, Dunsborough may be the better Saturday night option. However, there are many Airbnb options, caravan and camp sites in and around Margaret River and Dunsborough. As always, get in quick to avoid disappointment as our events tend to bring about 1,000 people to the areas.

SPECTATORS

Spectators WELCOME! But 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.

Day 2 – Dunsborough

DESCRIPTION

Dunsborough, a short 30min drive from Margaret River, 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.

We look forward to once again donate funds back to the trails for ongoing sustainability.

GRADING

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.

It is not permitted to push, tow or assist in any way a competitor during practise, stage racing or during stage transition. Exceptions include Under 9 Whippets during practise only, disabled, very young or injured competitors at the sole discretion of the Commissaire.

ACCOMMODATION

With most riders taking up the two-day challenge and being from Perth and surrounds, Dunsborough may be the better Saturday night option. However, there are many Airbnb options, caravan and camp sites in and around Margaret River and Dunsborough. As always, get in quick to avoid disappointment as our events tend to bring about 1,000 people to the areas.

PARKING

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.

Thanks to the Dunsborough Primary School, parking is once again available in their carpark. Please ensure no rubbish is left behind.

As usual, carpool where possible and ride to the venue if possible. 

SPECTATORS

Spectators WELCOME! But 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.

We aim to provide the best value Enduro Experience possible. Your entry fees cover practise and facilities over two days.

  • 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.

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

We typically donate $5 per rider at each event back to the trail custodians, 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.