Auckland Enduro Series 2018

AUCKLAND GETS ITS FIRST ENDURO SERIES!!

You’ve ridden these trails for years from old school rutty Riverhead through to Maraetai’s new flow & native trails and down the gravity Dome Valley trails, but for the first time ever, you can enter a professionally timed enduro series located in 3 of the best-known riding spots in the Auckland region.

We’ve put together a series to deliver some of the best trail riding available in Auckland, with some amazing prizes on offer you cannot afford to miss this which include $1500 of cash, loads of great spot prizes (details to follow)
This is a must do event for 2018, get involved! Blast the trails with your mates, get bragging rights over your pals!

Keep checking the webpage and facebook page for any event information and changes.

Check out the details below and get your entries in ASAP.

Event Dates:

18th FebMaraetai Forest, Hosted by PCBC

11th March – Dome Valley. Hosted by AKDH

8th AprilRiverhead Barlow Rd, Hosted by Auckland MTB  and WCRC

Pricing : $65 per event, $150 series entry 3 venues
Includes entry to Maraetai forest for the race day and shuttles at Dome Valley race day.
Maraetai and Riverhead will be self-supported event with no shuttle service for the race days.

Race Day Schedule:

Online Entry Only – closes 24hrs prior to race day
Rego opens 8:30am on the race day
Race briefing 9:45 am
Race starts 10.00 am
Cut off 4 hrs then 10 sec penalty for every minute past cut off
Riding 25k – 30ks to complete all of the stages
Prizing giving 2.30pm
BBQ and/or a food truck on site. Bring your own chilli bin.

Enduro: Who, What, When, Where… and Why?

Whether you are an MTB racer or weekend warrior, there is one term that you have probably heard thrown around a lot over the past few years: Enduro. What is it? Why should you care? We’re here to help.

Mountain biking is a dynamic, multi-faceted cycling discipline. Depending on your skill level and where you live, it can mean very different things to different people. Some people prefer a casual pedal down a dirt path or fire road, while others consider flying down post ski-season resort mountains their cup-of-tea. And most of us… we fall somewhere in the middle, enjoying the spectrum of what mountain biking has to offer.

So, what is enduro, anyways? Enduro is a form of mountain bike racing, but you will also hear “enduro” used as an adjective to describe a certain trail, bike, piece of mountain biking equipment or clothing. When used as an adjective, the person is comparing what he/she is talking about to something that you would see or find in an enduro racing event.

Enduro mountain bike racing started out in Europe with influence from car rally racing and motorbike enduro racing. The concept was simple: get yourself to the top of a mountain and race to the bottom time-trial style.

In general, modern enduro races involve anywhere from 3-6 timed stages. The timed portions of the race are mostly downhill but can vary in steepness, length, and difficulty depending on location. Between each stage, there will be untimed “transfer stages” that are mostly uphill. Depending on the race, transfer stages can involve good old-fashioned pedalling.

Enduro combines elements of all racing disciplines from the physical fitness necessary for cross-country racing, the mental stamina necessary for XC-style stage races and the bike-handling skills to navigate technical gravity-fed singletrack.

But for the most part, enduro is meant to be a fun, approachable and exciting form of mountain biking.

Maraetai and Riverhead will be self-supported event with no shuttle service for the race days.

Volunteers:

All the clubs are nonprofit organizations and run by a team of dedicated volunteers who love everything MTB but we need your help to pull off these events we run, please email events@aucklandmtb.co.nz to offer your support at one venue or all 3 if you have the time. We will provide lunch to keep you going and you will be included in the spot prize draw.

Race Maps (to be released 24hrs prior)

See https://www.facebook.com/aklenduro for more info.

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