Round 1 – 2015

Round 1 – 2015

WA Gravity Enduro 2015 Series

How it went down

Results and media

Competitors

Stages

The lead up

Getting prepared

IMPORTANT PEMBERTON UPDATE #2 (06/02/2015 @ 10am):

Its on!! Pemberton is currently in an ADVICE status, meaning the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park is available for racing. Firstly, this would not be possible without the tireless efforts of everyone on the fire front, so we thank you!
Paul Neve and Mark Hudson are the rock-solid managers of the Pemberton Mountain Bike area, and we thank them for their updates and assistance as always.
Being mountain biking, we are always at the mercy of mother nature and that’s how we like it. Thank you all for your patience and understanding – its ENDURO TIME!
More information to come regarding course details, but the godfather Paul Neve of Three Chillies Trail Construction has designed the route for Round 1 and is out there now ensuring the trails are in top condition for next weekend – what a legend.

IMPORTANT PEMBERTON UPDATE #1 (04/02/2015 @ 10am):

Please note that the Pemberton Area is currently under a Watch and Act. The Northcliffe fire is heading in a northern direction towards the Pemberton Townsite area. We are quickly trying to find a potential location change if the Watch and Act remains, or alternatively, the race will be postponed. This is a significant fire and your safety is the priority. Please contact your accommodation to seek further details regarding potential rescheduling.
For more information on the fire, go to http://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/alerts/Pages/Alert.aspx… or go to the Pemberton Visitor Centre facebook page.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and as much as we all want to race, your safety is the most important priority.

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Pemberton

Round 1

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Course Map

Pemberton

Race Information

We head back to Pemberton in 2015 with a bang! A huge kickstart to the season at the beautiful Pemberton Mountain Bike Park, is seen with the Cross Country Nationals on the Australia Day Long Weekend, followed by the WA Gravity Enduro circus arriving a few weeks later. If you think the christmas kilos are having an impact, why not just race the descents?! We will have 4 timed descents, all designed by mountain biking Godfather ‘Paul Neve’ and the Three Chillies Trail Construction Team. Paul and his team have done an amazing job on the trails in recent months, and expect some new secrets as well!

The course map will be released closer to the date, and Saturday will be open for practice. If you think you need to hone your skills, why not sign up for a clinic with Rock n Roll Mountain Biking, and get some tips from the pros… and we mean PRO’s – with Chris Kovarik (record of the largest winning margin in a UCI DH World Cup race…. 16 seconds) and Claire Buchar (multiple Aust and Canadian DH Champ and World Cup racer), of course includes the professional and safe course structure by Mark and Jen Wardle of RnR! Tie in  a clinic when registering with the WAGE event, or just do a clinic and contact Rock n Roll Mountain Biking directly.

 

Course setup will be occurring on site on Saturday. Keep well clear of the (limited) volunteers walking on course and setting up, and please only contact them if urgent assistance or course hazards have occurred.

The Village
  • 6am – volunteers on-site preparing course bunting and signage. The course is open for SLOW riding and inspection of lines and stages. People will be crossing and inspecting the course so take care.
  • 9am – registration area open at the Race Village. You MUST collect your raceplate and RFID bracelet. Put your bracelet on your right wrist immediately, then fix your raceplate to your bike using the supplied tie straps. Keep your raceplate as it can be used for subsequent races, and keep your RFID bracelet! The bracelets are numbered to match your raceplate, so don’t worry, you can’t mix them up. Think you might forget to bring your ID to the next race? Then return it to the village for safe-keeping after the race.
  • 9:30am – St John Paramedics on-site
  • 10am – YOU MUST BE AT THE RACE VILLAGE FOR BRIEFING
  • 10:15am – riders may start climbing to Stage 1. With 30 second rider gaps, it will take 50 minutes to cycle through 100 riders, so be patient through the first wave.
  • ~1:00pm – Presentations and lunch
Pemberton Mountain Bike Park

See the map above for direction. The Pemberton Mountain Bike Park is well catered with nearby accommodation at the Pemberton Caravan Park and Camp School. Contact the Pemberton Visitor Centre to make a booking.

There is toilets, a large pergola, swimming pool and beautiful scenery, just a few minutes from the Pemberton Town.

 

What goes on
  • gravity enduro race format, timing your descents over multiple stages, with relaxed, social climbs
  • race village showcasing local business products and services
  • Awesome spot prizes, round prizes and series prizes thanks to CHAIN REACTION CYCLES
  • Bunted and signed course with spectator opportunities
  • Paramedics and mandatory insurance cover on entry
  • Places are limited to ensure management of facility and race
  • A safe riding environment and heaps of fun! LEAVE NO TRACE!! Look after the environment that we are privileged to ride in.
Cost

Under 19 is only $35 and over 19 is only $45. If you are an MTBA member, there is no additional $20 insurance cover day license.

And don’t forget! Just like last year, we are donating 10% of your rider entry back to the trails, to ensure a sustainable racing event.
Race Rules and details

Head to our race rules page for further information regarding equipment.

CHAIN REACTION CYCLES have fully supported our approach to create exciting race villages showcasing local bike stores and businesses and the biking Community! WA Gravity Enduro could not have done this without our sponsors support, so please support them in any way you can

10% of your entry fee goes directly to the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park to assist with maintenance and help fund future trail development. We are a group of passionate mountain bike riders aiming to increase rider participation, create new trails and promote the sport.

Don’t forget to tell your family and friends to come down, experience mountain biking, make some noise and heckle – pedal pedal pedal!! Plenty of action for spectators – come down and heckle your family and friends! Bring the air horn, cow bell and anything that makes some noise!

Round 2 – 2015

Round 2 – 2015

WA Gravity Enduro 2015 Series

RESULTS

 

19th March 2015

UPDATED – Full Rider List can be found here…

If there are any discrepancies with your race number or category, please contact us immediately to resolve.


17th March 2015

We are very excited to have our first SOLD OUT race! Thank you all for your support – we couldn’t have done it without you!

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Kalamunda

Round 2

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Course Map available here

 

Paulls Valley Road, Kalamunda

Course setup will be occurring on site on Saturday. Keep well clear of the (limited) volunteers walking on course and setting up, and please only contact them if urgent assistance or course hazards have occurred.

 

THE VILLAGE

  • 6am – volunteers on-site preparing course bunting and signage. The course is open for SLOW riding and inspection of lines and stages. People will be crossing and inspecting the course so take care.
  • 9am – registration area open at the Race Village. You MUST collect your raceplate and RFID bracelet. Put your bracelet on your right wrist immediately, then fix your raceplate to your bike using the supplied tie straps. Keep your raceplate as it can be used for subsequent races, and keep your RFID bracelet! The bracelets are numbered to match your raceplate, so don’t worry, you can’t mix them up. Think you might forget to bring your ID to the next race? Then return it to the village for safe-keeping after the race.
  • 9:30am – St John Paramedics on-site
  • 10am – YOU MUST BE AT THE RACE VILLAGE FOR BRIEFING
  • 10:15am – riders may start climbing to Stage 1. With 30 second rider gaps, it will take 50 minutes to cycle through 100 riders, so be patient through the first wave.
  • ~1:00pm – Presentations and lunch

 

WHAT GOES ON

  • gravity enduro race format, timing your descents over multiple stages, with relaxed, social climbs
  • race village showcasing local business products and services
  • Awesome spot prizes, round prizes and series prizes thanks to CHAIN REACTION CYCLES
  • Bunted and signed course with spectator opportunities
  • Paramedics and mandatory insurance cover on entry
  • Places are limited to ensure management of facility and race
  • A safe riding environment and heaps of fun! LEAVE NO TRACE!! Look after the environment that we are privileged to ride in.

 

RACE RULES

Head to our race rules page for further information regarding equipment.

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Round 3 – 2015

Round 3 – 2015

WA Gravity Enduro 2015 Series

WAGE – Round 03 thanks to Aperture123

10/05/2015

RESULTS

09/05/2015

Course Map released

06/05/2015

Competitor Start List

06/05/2015

Registrations are now closed!

Please note that this event takes place on Private Property, and is therefore a private event. WA Gravity Enduro will review individual participant entries to ensure that you are a part of the WA Gravity Enduro racing Community. WA Gravity Enduro and the landowner reserve the right to refuse entry, or dismiss anyone who is disrespectful or acting in an unsafe manner. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

 

Golden Grove

Round 3

Sunday, May 10, 2015

 

This is private property. Access is limited to race day only, and we will extend morning practice.

Race Information from the day

Race Information

This race takes place on PRIVATE PROPERTY. It is a privilege to race here, so please respect the operating farm and their equipment.

 

Saturday, 9th May

Track inspection walk only. All trails should be bunted and ready for inspection at 1pm, with the Orchard closing its gates at 5pm.

 

Sunday, 10th May – Raceday

THE VILLAGE

  • 8am – volunteers on-site preparing course bunting and signage. The course is open for SLOW riding and inspection of lines and stages. People will be crossing and inspecting the course so take care.
  • 9am – registration area open at the Race Village. You MUST collect your raceplate and RFID bracelet. Put your bracelet on your right wrist immediately, then fix your raceplate to your bike using the supplied tie straps. Keep your raceplate as it can be used for subsequent races, and keep your RFID bracelet! The bracelets are numbered to match your raceplate, so don’t worry, you can’t mix them up. Think you might forget to bring your ID to the next race? Then return it to the village for safe-keeping after the race.
  • 930am – St John Paramedics on-site
  • 11am – YOU MUST BE AT THE RACE VILLAGE FOR BRIEFING
  • 11:10am – riders may start climbing to your allocated stage (Group splitting may occur to limit queue times)
  • ~2:00pm – Presentations

 

WHAT GOES ON

  • gravity enduro race format, timing your descents over multiple stages, with relaxed, social climbs
  • race village showcasing local business products and services
  • Awesome spot prizes, round prizes and series prizes thanks to CHAIN REACTION CYCLES
  • Bunted and signed course with spectator opportunities
  • Paramedics and mandatory insurance cover on entry
  • Places are limited to ensure management of facility and race
  • A safe riding environment and heaps of fun! LEAVE NO TRACE!! Look after the environment that we are privileged to ride in.

 

RACE RULES

Head to our race rules page for further information regarding equipment.

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Round 4 – 2015

Round 4 – 2015

WA Gravity Enduro 2015 Series

Course Map now available

Competitor Start List for Round 4

Please carefully check your information and email steve@wagravityenduro.org if there are discrepancies.

We will not make modifications to rider information on the day, and all results will stand.

WAGE Round 04 Promo thanks to Aperture123

WA Gravity Enduro part of the Inaugural MTBA National Gravity Enduro Series!

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

Read the following information below and register at the bottom of this page.

Update 22/05/2015:

Saturday Practice was 1300 – late, but is now capped for 3 hours only from 1300 – 1600. Any riding practice outside these times will result in disqualification.

Update 18/05/2015:

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR ROUND 4 AT THE GOAT FARM: MTBA is recognising Gravity Enduro as a legitimate racing format which is great for the sport, and as such, we are in a year of transition in terms of regulations and equipment.

The MTBA National Series is running in unison with our State round on June 14th at the Goat Farm.

The MTBA National Series requires a MANDATORY fullface helmet, whereas our State round only requires an open-face helmet (this is due to the transition phase of bringing in fullface helmets for 2016).

If you are wearing a fullface helmet, your race earns points for both the MTBA National Round Series and the WA Gravity Enduro Series. You are eligible for all MTBA podium places on the day and MTBA prizemoney.

If you are not wearing a fullface helmet, you are only racing as a part of WA Gravity Enduro and your points will be allocated to this series after the event.

This is a very generous arrangement by MTBA as we all make the transition in 2015.

WA Gravity Enduro has requested this of MTBA to enable all current riders to take part in the event, as we understand fullface helmets are costly and should help alleviate an immediate purchase for this round.

With Golden Grove behind us and a tough Balingup finale round, we strongly advise that a fullface helmet be eventually purchased as its great to have the optional equipment to choose from.

Fullface helmets will be mandatory for all MTBA Gravity Enduro races in 2016.

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Goat Farm

Round 4

Part of the MTBA Gravity Enduro Series!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Course Map

 

Race Information

Thursday, 11th June

  • course volunteers will be on the course bunting and preparing.
  • strictly no practise permitted. Anyone rider on the course who is participating in the event will be instantly disqualified.

Friday, 12th June

  • course volunteers will be on the course bunting and preparing.
  • strictly no practise permitted. Anyone rider on the course who is participating in the event will be instantly disqualified.

Saturday, 13th June

  • 0600 – 1300: volunteers will be on the course bunting and preparing until 1pm.
  • 0600 – 1300: course walking and inspection (note that the entire course may not be complete).
  • strictly no practise permitted before 1pm. Anyone riding the course will be instantly disqualified.
  • 1300 – 1600: participants are free to ride and practise.

Sunday, 14th June – RACEDAY

  • 0600 – 0900: volunteers on course checking bunting. Report any problems immediately to a marshal.
  • 0900 – race village open for registration
  • 0900 – PARAMEDICS ON SITE
  • 1030 – RACE BRIEFING. Failure to attend the race briefing may result in disqualification.
  • ~1430 – Presentations

 

MTBA National Series Rules Apply

All the usual WA Gravity Enduro rules apply. As this is a National Round, some new rules are in place and strictly enforced. Please carefully note the following:

  1. Categories include:
    1. Junior Male 15 – 18 (not eligible for MTBA prize money)
    2. Junior Female 15 – 18 (not eligible for MTBA prize money)
    3. Elite Male 19 – 29
    4. Elite Female 19 – 29
    5. Master 30+ Male (not eligible for MTBA prize money)
    6. Master 30+ Female (not eligible for MTBA prize money)

WA Gravity Enduro will re-allocate you to your WAGE category and apply points to its series following the event.

2. Not obeying course bunting / course cutting: Disqualification

3. Environmental Disrespect: 1 minute penalty to Disqualification

4. Training outside official times: Disqualification

5. Changing course bunting: 5 minutes to Disqualification

6. Disposal of goggle tear-off on course: Disqualification

It is expected that riders participating in the MTBA Gravity Enduro National Series will continue to participate in a way that places the safety of riders above other considerations. As such, no person should ever feel penalised or discouraged from stopping to assist another injured rider.

Any rider who comes across an injured rider must stop to render assistance, unless directly indicated by the injured rider that they do not require assistance. They should instruct the next rider to pass to notify the next marshal point of the incident, location and perceived severity.

All riders who stop to render assistance will be given the opportunity to re-start their timed run of that stage.

 

WHAT GOES ON

  • gravity enduro race format, timing your descents over multiple stages, with relaxed, social climbs
  • race village showcasing local business products and services
  • Awesome spot prizes, round prizes and series prizes thanks to CHAIN REACTION CYCLES
  • Bunted and signed course with spectator opportunities
  • Paramedics and mandatory insurance cover on entry
  • Places are limited to ensure management of facility and race
  • A safe riding environment and heaps of fun! LEAVE NO TRACE!! Look after the environment that we are privileged to ride in.

RACE RULES

Head to our race rules page for further information regarding equipment.

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Round 5 – 2015

Round 5 – 2015

WA Gravity Enduro 2015 Series

20th September 2015

RESULTS NOW AVAILABLE

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18th September 2015

COURSE MAP NOW AVAILABE

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17th September 2015

COMPETITOR START LIST AVAILABLE HERE

Please check and contact steve@wagravityenduro.org immediately if there are any discrepancies.

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Margaret River

Round 5

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A double header with PMBC XC State Champs!!

 

Race Information

This race takes place in a Pine Plantation that is due to be logged at anytime. We have designed the course to mitigate any problem if logging proceeds before the race.

 

Saturday, September 19th

Perth Mountain Bike Club (PMBC) in association with Margaret River off-Road Cycling Club (MRORCA) are hosting the XC State Championships in The Pines. WAGE will be preparing the course so as not to interfere with this race. If you decide to watch the XC or go looking for the WAGE GE course layout, please take extra care.

 

Sunday, September 20th

THE VILLAGE (WHARNCLIFFE MILL RETREAT)

  • 8am – volunteers on-site preparing course bunting and signage. The course is open for SLOW riding and inspection of lines and stages. People will be crossing and inspecting the course so take care.
  • 9am – registration area open at the Race Village. You MUST collect your raceplate and RFID bracelet. Put your bracelet on your right wrist immediately, then fix your raceplate to your bike using the supplied tie straps. Keep your raceplate as it can be used for subsequent races.
  • 930am – St John Paramedics on-site
  • 10:15am – YOU MUST BE AT THE RACE VILLAGE FOR BRIEFING. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION.
  • 10:30am – riders may start riding to their allocated stage (Group splitting may occur to limit queue times)
  • ~1:30pm – Free sausage sizzle for riders with presentations to follow

 

WHAT GOES ON

  • gravity enduro race format, timing your descents over multiple stages, with relaxed, social climbs
  • race village showcasing local business products and services
  • Awesome spot prizes, round prizes and series prizes thanks to CHAIN REACTION CYCLES
  • Bunted and signed course with spectator opportunities
  • Paramedics and mandatory insurance cover on entry
  • Places are limited to ensure management of facility and race
  • A safe riding environment and heaps of fun! LEAVE NO TRACE!! Look after the environment that we are privileged to ride in.

 

RACE RULES

Head to our race rules page for further information regarding equipment.

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Round 6 – 2015

Round 6 – 2015

WA Gravity Enduro 2015 Series

04/10/2015

RESULTS

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01/10/2015 @ 2pm

COMPETITOR START LIST

If there are any discrepancies, email steve@wagravityenduro.org

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Balingup

Round 6

Saturday, October 3, 2015 – practice Sunday, October 4, 2015 – race! Course Map published Monday 28th Sep.

Race Information

THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND IS CURRENTLY UNDER VIDEO SURVEILLANCE. ANY TRESPASSERS ENTERING THE AREA OUTSIDE SATURDAY 3RD AND SUNDAY 4TH OCTOBER WILL BE PROSECUTED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW AND DISQUALIFIED FROM THE RACE. UPON REGISTERING FOR THIS RACE, YOU AGREE TO ENTER THE PROPERTY AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL CARE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO MINIMISE RISK TO PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS BUT THIS IS A WORKING FARMLAND WHERE ACCIDENTS DO OCCUR. ALTHOUGH ALL CARE HAS BEEN TAKEN IN PREPARING THE AREA, WA GRAVITY ENDURO, ANY EVENT ORGANISER, MARSHAL, VOLUNTEER, AFFILIATED BODY AND/OR THE PRIVATE LANDOWNER CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY, DEATH, DAMAGE OR LOSS THAT MAY OCCUR OF A REGISTERED PARTICIPANT OR SPECTATOR.


Exact location to be publicised and emailed directly to registered participants on Wednesday, 30th September @ 4pm. Site is roughly located 20mins WEST of Bridgetown and 20mins SOUTHWEST of Greenbushes.

NO ENTRY BEFORE SATURDAY 3RD OCTOBER

Saturday 3rd October 2015 11am – 4:30pm – practice session 11am – 4:30pm – St John Ambulance on site Private shuttling (DIY) permitted (4WD preferable). Follow clearly designated routes only. Failure to follow clearly designated routes will result in disqualification. Camping available

  • $10 per individual tent site, $25 per family tent site (3 or more with same surname), $25 for vehicle camper site (purchase in merchandise).
  • Head to the race village to collect your ID.
  • Camping checks will occur.
  • Race village is powered for cooking and essentials.
  • Small camp fires permitted in designated areas.
  • Camp in designated area only.
  • Areas are designated for your safety.
  • Toilets available.
  • Drinking water available.
  • No showers, but a big dam!
  • Floodlights in area.
  • Wildlife (inc. snakes, spiders etc) can be present in the area.

Sunday 4th October 2015 9am – 2:30pm – St John Ambulance on site 1030am – Mandatory race briefing and start

  • 4 EPIC Gravity Enduro mountain bike stages, fully trail marked and sign posted.
  • WA Gravity Enduro timing with 1 timed descent per stage only.
  • Grand final prize announced at final presentations. You must be present to claim your prize. Redraw at the discretion of the race director.
  • Lunch included thanks to IGA Beeliar.
  • Shuttling permitted and available to the MIDWAY point only.
  • 2015 series presentations.

From 1230pm, lunch made available thanks to IGA Beeliar From 2:30pm, presentations Some perks!

  • 1 x free entry to round 1 only of the 2016 WA Gravity Enduro series if you nominate a course marshal for Sunday, 4th October from 9:30am to 2:30pm
  • 50% discount to round 1 only of the 2016 WA Gravity Enduro series if you assist in 2hr cleanup / site packup after the race.

Contact steve@wagravityenduro.org

NO ENTRY AFTER SUNDAY 4TH OCTOBER

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