Date: Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th October 2016
UCI Class: NC (National Championship)
Location: Eagle MTB Park, South Australia
Facebook Event Page: Click here and keep up to date with all the latest event news!
Official Event Website: rideradelaide.com
Official Hashtag: #GENatChamps
1st: Philippa Rostan
2nd: Shelly Flood
3rd: Emily Parkes
4th: Samantha Sorley
5th: Shelly Eshman-Myhill
1st: Christopher Panozzo
2nd: Ben Cory
3rd: Jordan Prochyra
4th: Daniel Hallam
5th: Troy Brosnan
Click here to download the start list.
Online Registrations for the 2016 Gravity Enduro National Championships are now closed.
Online Registrations Close: 11:59pm ACDT – Wednesday 12th October, 2016.
Late Entries: Late entries will be accepted at the event.
Membership Requirements: To register and participate in this event, riders must hold a valid MTBA Membership at the time of the event. Options are:
– MTBA Race Membership
– MTBA Recreation Membership with discounted Race Day Licence Upgrade
– MTBA Free Trial Membership with payment of a Race Day Licence ($25) required at registration
For more information on MTBA membership options click here.
Recognised Championship Categories:
– Elite Men & Women
– Expert Men & Women
– Junior Men & Women
– Under 17 Men & Women
– Under 15 Men & Women
– Masters 1 Men & Women
– Masters 2 Men & Women
– Masters 3 Men & Women
– Masters 4 Men & Women
– Masters 5 Men & Women
– Masters 6 Men & Women
– Masters 7 Men & Women
– Masters 8 Men & Women
– Masters 9 Men & Women
– Masters 10 Men & Women
Saturday, 15th October
|08:30 – 14:00||Registrations Open|
|09:00 – 16:00||^Compulsory Practice|
Sunday, 16th October
|08:45 – 09:00||Rider Briefing|
|09:00 – 11:00||Race Start (30sec Intervals)
Category start order:
Masters 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 Men/Women
|14:00||Stage 3 “Maximum time exceeded” Cut Off|
|15:30 – 16:30||Presentations|
^Due to technical elements of this course, event organisers have deemed it necessary for compulsory practice on Saturday, 15th October.
Schedule correct at time of publishing, however is subject to change at the discretion of event organisers.
Event Village Map – Click here to download
Event Route Map – Click here to download
Stage 1 Map – Click here to download
Stage 2 Map – Click here to download
Stage 3 Map – Click here to download
Stage 4 Map – Click here to download
Stage 5 Map – Click here to download
This event is an Official Qualifying round for the Enduro World Series.
Medals: MTBA will provide National Championship Medals to first (1st), second (2nd), and third (3rd) place riders in each recognised category of the 2016 Gravity Enduro National Championships presented by SRAM.
National Champions Jersey: MTBA will provide a customised National Champion Jersey to the first placed (1st) rider in each recognised category of the 2016 Gravity Enduro National Championships presented by SRAM.
Prize Money: MTBA will provide a prize pool of $3,200 across the top five (1st – 5th) overall placings in Elite Men and Elite Women categories as follows:
1st Place $600.00
2nd Place $400.00
3rd Place $300.00
4th Place $200.00
5th Place $100.00
Entry Discount Scheme: MTBA will provide discounted entry into the following years Gravity Enduro National Championships for the top three (1st – 3rd) placed riders in each recognised category. Discounts will be awarded as follows:
1st Place 100% discount
2nd Place 50% discount
3rd Place 25% discount
Riders may claim their discount when completing an online entry for the Gravity Enduro National Championships by entering their MTBA Membership Number in the ‘promotional code’ field.
Please note: It is the entrants’ responsibility to claim their discount at the time of entering. MTBA will not issue refunds for riders who fail to validate their promotion code when entering.
Click here to find information on where to stay in Adelaide.
Elite Women: Emily Parkes (Photo: Russell Baker)
Elite Men: Chris Panozzo (Photo: Russell Baker)
July 1, 2016
The Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges have been chosen to host Mountain Bike Australia’s Gravity Enduro National Championships for the next three years.
The Gravity Enduro format involves riders competing over a weekend, with timed descents and untimed climb (or transition) stages.
Gravity descent is a rapidly-growing discipline in mountain biking, closely reflecting the sort of riding many people undertake recreationally.
This year’s event will take place on the weekend of October 15-16.
The South Australian Government is currently working towards establishing the Adelaide Mount Lofty region as an international mountain biking destination by 2020.
More than $600,000 have so far been invested in the project, which was announced as an election commitment in March 2014.
A report was released in 2015 with a series of recommendations to make this vision a reality, including adding to the existing trail network and attracting major mountain biking events to Adelaide.
For more information on the election commitment and mountain biking in national parks, visit http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/parks/Visiting/mountain-biking
To keep updated on the Gravity Enduro Championships, visit www.mtba.asn.au
Quotes attributable to Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation Ian Hunter
Adelaide has high-quality trails an easy 30 minutes’ travel from the city centre.
This will allow competitors and their families easy access to a variety of accommodation, and all the tourism, gourmet, wine and retail experiences the city and hills have to offer.
Over the next three years, even more mountain bike opportunities will be developed throughout the Mount Lofty Ranges, building on the roughly 200km of existing shared-use and mountain bike-specific trails.
We look forward to having something new for mountain biking tourists to try each time they return to Adelaide and the Mount Lofty Ranges.
Quotes attributable to Mountain Bike Australia Chief Executive Officer Shane Coppin
We are really excited to bring the National Champs to Adelaide for the next three years.
We’ve been hearing so much about the trails throughout the Mount Lofty Ranges, and their proximity to Adelaide makes them perfect for a large event like this.
Gravity Enduro is an extremely popular MTB discipline and Adelaide has long standing history of strong MTB gravity events and riders, including the likes of current riders Troy Brosnan and Connor Fearon. The combination of such great trails and this exciting event format, can only mean a terrific MTB spectacular for Adelaide.