EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS WEEKENDS MTBA GRAVITY ENDURO NATIONAL @ BALINGUP, WA!
This coming weekend the Gravity Enduro National Series will head to Balingup over in Western Australia for what promises to be another incredible race!
Have you entered yet? Hurry up and get on it as entries close in just 2 days time, on Wednesday night. Everything you need to know about the event is listed below. See you out there!
This race is being run by the legends at WA Gravity Enduro and will be held at one of the country best venues, Linga Longa Mountain Bike Park! If you haven’t ridden there before, Linga Longa Mountain Bike Parkis a private farm located in Southampton – approximately a 3 hour drive south of Perth, Western Australia. Custom built trails by Three Chillies Design and Construction and a training playground for Sam Hill, Linga Longa boasts diversity from the rocky and raw ‘point it down’ type trails of Huggies and Rake ‘n’ Ride, to fun and flowy trails namely Valley of Dreams and Boxers Blast, to the trail aptly named Mr Enduro, which pretty much sums up all of the elements of Gravity Enduro in one trail! With the Race Village and campsites sitting on the edge of a magnificent freshwater dam, it makes a fantastic backdrop to the trails as well as a magic location when the campfires are burning at night.
The course will be open to riders for official practice both Friday and Saturday. Racing will kick off at 8am Sunday morning.
How many timed sections/trails?
The number of racing stages varies based on the racing category, but Elite Men and Women can expect seven unique stages. On the other end of the spectrum, our WAGE Wippets (U13) will be racing three stages on Saturday.
How many liaison stages?
There is a new ride-up-track and multiple firetracks to pushup (or pedal if you can!)
Estimate of total riding distance kms for race riders on race day?
Elite competitors will cover around 30km’s of distance throughout the race with 14km’s of that being timed stages.
Estimated winning times/total?
We estimate the Elite Competitors winning times will be around 22 minutes depending on conditions.
Enduro World Series qualifying series
The event is also an Enduro World Series Qualifier. Points are accumulated in EWS Qualifying rounds enabling top ranking EMBA members competing in the 2017 Series to be added to the EWS Reserved List and will be eligible for priority registration for all the 2018 EWS Rounds. (100 Men, 40 Women, 20 Master 40+, 20 U21). The winner in each official EWS category at every Qualifier Series will also be automatically added to the Reserved List (providing winner is an EMBA member). There is no minimum number of races which must be completed in order to be included in the overall rankings, but only a rider’s best three results will be counted in the final overall ranking. Riders MUST have [EMBA] membership before the race – points will not be assigned retroactively.
Entries are open online right now, they’re filling fast and most importantly to note is that entries will close this Wednesday night. No entries will be taken on the day. Need more of an incentive to enter? For this event only, we’ve created an ultra-exclusive limited edition run of t-shirts and 20 entries will be picked at random to each receive one for free! Those 20 lucky individuals will have their t-shirt waiting for them when they collect their race plate at registration. Want a tee? You have to be in it to win it!
Entries for the MTBA National Gravity Enduro Series can be completed at
Balingup and Bridgetown and surrounding areas offer Bed and Breakfast opportunities.
The closest petrol station is Balingup (20 minutes’ drive from Linga Longa Bike Park).
And so there you have it. It’s shaping up to be an amazing weekend of racing fun and games over in WA. If you haven’t signed up to enter yet jump on it straight away! Be sure to check back in with us across weekend as we bring you all the action and daily coverage.