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Rotorua​​

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© 2018/19 Giant 2W Gravity Enduro Race Series

ENTRY DETAILS

Entry Details:
 

PREVIOUS SEASON Full event entry details can be found here

PREVIOUS SEASON Male and Female Category Options:
Riders have the choice of entering one of five event categories at each of the three races over the season. These are:

  • Short Stage Shuttled

  • Short Stage Non-shuttled

  • Short Stage Non-shuttled e-bike

  • Long Stage Shuttled

  • Long Stage Non-shuttled

Entry Fees:

Full event entry fee information can be found here
 

"I hadn't raced in years and I absolutely loved the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro for re-introducing me to the fun of riding and racing with friends"

- 2018/18 Giant 2W Competitor

The Rotorua Giant 2W Gravity Enduro Series races are events for everyone young to old, who loves riding their Mountain bikes down-hill. They draw in the riders who seek to have fun and hone their skills on flowing downhill trails.

 

The beauty of these events is that the podium places are fort out by anyone – from the more laid back social weekend warrior, to cross-country machine, passionate Enduro rider, or mad downhill rider. Skills, fitness and tactics play an equal role in the execution of each ‘Race Stage’ timed run over the course of the event to decide who will be crowned Gravity Enduro champions.

 

In addition to the age division place getters, we recognise overall winners and run a handicap to determine the most improved male and female rider (amongst the four and six stage categories) from race to race.

Encouraging riders to develop their fitness and skills through the season, each event will get progressively a little harder (fitness and skill wise), gradually challenging riders so by the end of the season they are in the best riding form of their lives.

Provided with a map, inside the forest riders select their own route to complete (in any order) either four or six special ‘Race Stages’.  These are electronically timed runs of roughly 3–20min duration on specific marked linked trails.

On what are commonly known as un-timed transitions, riders may cycle, push their bikes or catch dedicated event shuttle bus transport to the top of hills where the Race Stage starts are located.

There will be a ‘Feed Station’ and ‘Technical Zone’ in a convenient location in the heart of the forest for riders to refuel, plus get assistance with any mechanical repairs required.

But keep an eye on your watch because you will be given a set time (somewhere between 4hrs–6hrs, depending on the event category entered) to complete the special Race Stages and return back to the finish before you begin to accumulate a time penalty (6 seconds per minute you are late).

A carnival atmosphere with great beer, food and music will greet riders at the finish. There is also an enormous bounty of prizes and cash to be given away.

Division podium place-getters will be those riders with the lowest accumulative special Race Stage times, plus any time penalty for late return to the finish.

EVENT INFORMATION

EVENT INFORMATION

"I hadn't raced in years and I absolutely loved the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro for re-introducing me to the fun of riding and racing with friends"

- 2018/18 Giant 2W Competitor

The Rotorua Giant 2W Gravity Enduro Series races are events for everyone young to old, who loves riding their Mountain bikes, cruising up the hills and racing down. They draw in the riders who seek to have fun and hone their skills on flowing downhill trails.

 

The beauty of these events is that the podium places are a battleground that can see a cross-country machine, passionate Enduro rider, mad downhill rider,  or even social weekend warrior push to the front.  Skills, fitness and tactics play an equal role in the execution of each ‘Race Stage’ timed run over the course of the event to decide who will be crowned Gravity Enduro champions.

Encouraging riders to develop their fitness and skills through the season, each event will get progressively a little harder (fitness and skill wise), gradually challenging riders so by the end of the season they are in the best riding form of their lives.

Provided with a map, inside the forest riders select their own route to complete (in any order) either four or six special ‘Race Stages’.  These are electronically timed runs of roughly 3–20min duration on specific marked linked trails.

On what are commonly known as un-timed transitions, riders may cycle, push their bikes or catch dedicated event shuttle bus transport to the top of hills where the Race Stage starts are located.

There will be a ‘Feed Station’ and ‘Technical Zone’ in a convenient location in the heart of the forest for riders to refuel, plus get assistance with any mechanical repairs required. 

But keep an eye on your watch because you will be given a set time (somewhere between 4hrs–6hrs, depending on the event category entered) to complete the special Race Stages and return back to the finish before you begin to accumulate a time penalty (6 seconds per minute you are late).  

Division podium place-getters will be those riders with the lowest accumulative special Race Stage times, plus any time penalty for late return to the finish. Age division place getters will get podium presentations with prizing and in addition we reward overall Top 3 place getters from the Six Stage Non-Shuttled event with cash prizes.

A carnival atmosphere with great beer, food and music will greet riders at the finish and there is also an enormous bounty of prizes to be given away.

FAQ

What's the general scope of the event?​

  • Start and finish times are 10am to approx 4pm

  • A pedal distance of the entire event 30 - 45km

  • Prize Giving times will start approx 4:30pm 

  • Every race will have two registration options...   

    • Friday evening at 5-8pm at TB venue

    • Saturday 7:30am – 9:30am at the race start venue                

 

What sort of trails will we race?

The shorter versions of the race consists of Grade 3 & 4 trails. Where a Grade 5 trail is used in the shorter race"ride arounds" will be put in place for that trails Grade 5 features.  The longer version of the races generally consist of similar trails as the shorter race plus some Grade 5 trail options for an extra challenge.

Are there any age restrictions?

Yes!  10 years old is the youngest rider permitted in the shorter event and 15years old in the longer event.  All riders 10-13 year of age MUST be accompanied by a paid 'accompanying adult' rider.  Check out the waiver that the adult will have to sign for this here.

What's the difference between Shuttled & Non-Shuttled?

Its having about having the option to take the bus up the hill or not where "Shuttled" really means "shuttle assisted". Short stage riders can expect to ride up to at least one of the race stages and Long  stage riders can expect to ride up at least two of their stages.  

Why has it changed to a Short and Long format?

The essence of this revised format is to focus on making races as awesome as possible and unlock the full potential of our amazing forest.

Is there a time limit for completing any race?
Yes, but this may vary depending on the race option you've entered.  The time limits will announced prior to each race commencement. 

Are there limited entries?
Yes there are a maximum of 500 competitors allowed in each race. In this regard, it is best to enter early to avoid disappointment. 

How do I know I/we are entered? 
You will be sent a confirmation of entry email provided you have given a valid email address. If you do not see this in your Inbox, please have a look in your intercepted spam folder to see if for some reason it found its way there. 

What billing name will appear on my credit-card statement?
Rotorua Mountain Bike Club (RMTBC)

How do I wear my race number plate & timing mechanism?
Race number plates must be cable tied to the front handlebars or brake cables of competitor’s mountain bikes so the race number is clearly visible from the front. The race timing mechanism should be worn securely around competitor’s middle finger, with safety elastic strap secured around the wrist for the duration of the event. 

Are Feed Stations and Tech Zones free? 
Yes – although we advise you to carry a little money in case your bike requires some on-course repairs with parts you are not carrying.

What items of equipment are compulsory? 
An approved cycle helmet is the only item of compulsory gear.

What items are riders recommended to carry with them? 

It is highly recommended riders carry a minimum of –

• $20 cash

• 1.5 litres of water in bottles or hydration pack

• Some solid food

• An inner tube

• A pump

• Bicycle multi-tool 

• Spare brake pads

Do I have to hand back my race number and timing mechanism?
Race numbers – No, they are yours to keep as a memento of the event.
Timing mechanisms – Yes, once you have completed the event, the race timing officials will remove these. If you did not start the event and took your timing mechanism home by accident please contact us immediately to organise its return. 

What if I lose my timing mechanism?
If you lose your timing mechanism you will be liable for its replacement cost as stated in the event Rules (timing mechanism = $80.00). 

When and how can I see the results?
An individual results receipt can be printed for finishers as they cross the line and check in home. A complete set of preliminary results will be available following the event and PDF versions will be loaded a day later. Check this website under results for a link to view. 

Will photos be available and can I purchase them?
Yes. Check out the event Facebook page post event for an album of photo’s you can download. If you would like a photo in high resolution, please contact the event photographer directly thru their Facebook page.

What happens if it rains?
Unfortunately we cannot influence the weather. So if it rains, it rains. You’ll no doubt get a bit wet, muddy and have even more fun battling the elements to conquer the course!

What happens in an incidence of extreme high winds or fire?
In the unlikely incidence of extreme high winds or a neighbouring forest fire the Race Director will make a decision on race morning in the interest of everyone’s safety. This decision will be final. Updates will be given to all competitors at the race briefing ahead of the first riders scheduled event start on the morning of the race.

 

What should I do if I come across an injured rider?
In the event you come across an injured rider, you must stop and assess if they are o.k. If they are seriously injured ensure oncoming riders can see you and send an on-coming rider down the track to get help from a course marshals and the event medical crew. Any time lost helping out a fellow rider will be rewarded with an average place and time from the competitors other results.

Where do I find info on Event Safety, Race Rules and Fair Play?
A document containing these is found under the Safety, Rules & Fair Play page.

Where can I read the event Waiver?
Before confirming your online entry and on the Entry Information

The Giant 2W Gravity Enduro series final will be fought out as a prelude to the Giant Toa Enduro at Crankworx Rotorua.