Race Book - Round 1 - Fox Creek

Here is the rider and spectator information. It’s important you read all of the information here – it will answer almost any question you could possibly have. It is your responsibility to know the rules. 

As always, we rely on volunteer marshals to make these events a success, if you know somebody who would be interested please ask them to contact us. If anyone has friends or family with them who can marshal please get them to sign up.


Sponsors

This year’s race season is brought to you by the following sponsors who have donated a huge amount of awesome swag for us to give away or supported us in some other way. Do these guys a solid and consider them for your next bicycle related purchase.

 
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Insta Competition - Win a Leatt DBX 3.0 Helmet

Share your pics of the day for a chance to win a new Leatt DBX 3.0 helmet.
Just 3 easy steps:

  1. Share your pics of race day

  2. Follow @gravityenduro_sa and @cassonsaustraliabicycle

  3. Tag both @gravityenduro_sa and @cassonsaustraliabicycle

Entries close 5pm 19th May 2019.

You must have a valid race entry or have been a registered volunteer to be eligible to enter.

Prize presented at the next race. Winner must be present to claim their prize.

Spirit of Enduro Award

Every event the organisers, marshals, sign on staff and riders witness or hear about outstanding acts of resilience, bravery, kind heartedness and fellowship in the race community. The “Spirit of Enduro Award” was born. If you witness the spirit of enduro in someone, be they a rider, event staff, spectator or anyone else just fill in a form (in the sign on tent) to nominate them and each race we’ll pick a winner.

Fast & Furious Stage

For Race 1, stage 1 is our Fast & Furious stage. The fastest male and fastest female rider will each win a 100% Status Full Face helmet thanks to our major sponsor, Bicycle Fix.


The Venue

The Race Village

The race is at Fox Creek MTB Trails. Enter the car park via Fox Creek Road.  The race village will be near the bottom of the Lone Gum jumps.

Food & Coffee

This race we will be welcoming Kanso Caravan as our providers of coffee, warm drinks and burgers including vegan options.

We will also be welcoming back Fancy Some Food with delicious Paella, pies & sausage rolls, soup and their famous Wide-ass Cheese Burgers.

Entries, Results and Series Standings

Start List can be found here

Results & Series Standings will be published here

Entries for Round 2 are now open, you can enter here

Rider Registration

Each rider must collect their race plate and timing chip from the rider registration tent. We ask that you allow riders due to depart in the first wave to register first to keep the day flowing smoothly.

Timing Chips

Please refer to the Rider Information graphic for information on the correct way to  mount your timing chip. Competitors accept a charge of $120 + gst to be made within 10 working days for any timing chip that is lost, damaged or not returned after the event.

Race Plates

Keep your race plate safe and remember to bring it to any future races you wish to participate in. If you lose your race, a replacement is $10. A 5 minute time penalty will apply if you cut or modify your race plate in anyway.

Equipment

Riders must wear a full-face helmet on race stages. Helmets with a detachable chin bar are acceptable. A helmet must be worn whenever you are riding your bike, including liaison stages. We recommend knee pads, gloves and long sleeves as well.

Self-Sufficiency

Riders must be self-sufficient including spares, food and water. The course is approx. 26km, make sure you have adequate water.

Other useful stuff: spare tube, pump/ CO2 canisters, multi tool, any other tools you think you might need.


The Course

Course Stats

Number of stages: 5 stages except for Elites who get an extra stage.

Length: 26km

Elevation: 1009m

Racing time: 20 mins

Expected completion: 3.5 to 4.5 hours

Course Description

Stage 1: Dirty Little Secrets

Stage 2: Open Wheeler

Stage 3: Bowl

Stage 4: Fast > Ducks Guts

Stage 5: Duck n Weave > Fast

Stage 6 (elites only): Lone Gum > Muppets (the original end of Muppets)

Course Map

Can be downloaded here


Schedule

Rider registration open 7.30am - 9.45am

We ask riders in the second wave to let riders in the first wave register first.

Rider Briefing 9.00am

The rider briefing is compulsory for all riders.

First wave start 9.15am

Under 15s, Open Women, Expert Women, Open Men & Masters

Second wave start 10.15am

Elite Men, Elite Women, Under 19 & Expert Men

Course closes 3.00pm

Presentations 3.30pm


How Does a Gravity Enduro Racing Work?

Rider Information

The Rules

It is your responsibility to know the rules. You can view the rules here.

Safety

All riders are roving marshals, if you see a rider that has crashed and requires medical attention stay with them, wave down the next rider and get them to contact the marshal at the bottom of the track.  Both riders who have had their stage interrupted will be awarded a re-run.

Marshals at the bottom of each stage will be equipped with a first aid kit for minor injuries, this is for injuries that don’t require the assistance of our paramedic.  It is not an obligation for the marshal to administer first aid if required but may help if they choose.  If a higher level of care is needed the marshal will call for our first aid officer.


 Gravity Enduro SA reserves the right to modify or cancel the event if circumstances beyond the control of the organiser should arise. This includes cancellation of event due to extreme weather, acts of God, violence, civil disobedience and war.
If the event is cancelled we will not be liable for costs of travel fares, hotels, or any other expenses that may be incurred.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the race is going ahead before travelling. We will do our best to inform you if the race has to be cancelled but we do not accept liability if we are unable to contact you. We strongly advise that you check before making travel and accommodation arrangements.
If the event is cancelled we would endeavour to reschedule if possible. Please be aware that we may be unable to refund or part refund any entry fee. We are also unable to transfer your entry to another event.

Kate Holbrook