2019 RACE INFO
PRACTICE / REGO DAY - FRIDAY 29th November
RACE DAYS - SAT-SUN 30th November-1st December
We will be posting details of the 2019 event here soon….
THE FOLLOWING IS INFO FROM 2018….
NEW EASY OPTION
We have 2 different race options this year.
The Classic: 7 stages over 2 days.
Only 7 stage riders will be in contention for prize money, medals and EWS qualification points.
Adults: $120 Under 21: $100
The Challenger: 5 stages over 2 days
The 5 stage course will be a bit more manageable in both riding difficulty and distance covered per day. Essentially, we're going to skip the hardest course of each day. We hope this will encourage more people to get a taste of Enduro and see what all the hypes about!
Adults: $110 Under 21: $90
NEW E-BIKE CATEGORY
We love the E-bike revolution and believe the more bums on seats the better. That's why this year we will have a specific E-bike Category. We are still working out the final rules for this category, but we will add them here soon.
Final schedule will be announced soon, but count on the following:
FRIDAY 30th November - Registration & Signal Hill Practice Day
SATURDAY 1st December - Big epic day out & a dinner provided.
SUNDAY 2nd December - Signal hill day. We will try finish by 3pm latest.
Every year we get an amazing selection of spot prizes generously donated by our sponsors. We will also provide cash prizes to the first 5 overall men and women. Watch out on our facebook page as we announce the sponsors and some of the prizes on offer this year.
EWS QUALIFIER INFO
This Qualifier event will allow Enduro Mountain Bike Association (EMBA) members to gain points based on their results, then the best three results of the year will be totalled on December 31st 2018 to generate their global qualifying ranking for 2019. From these rankings the top 80 Men, top 30 Women, top 15 Under 21 Men and Women and the top 20 Masters will be added to the reserve list for Enduro World Series races the following year.
Riders must be EMBA members in order to be eligible to collect EWS Qualifier Series ranking points / be added to the EWS Reserved List. Riders MUST have the membership before the race. So make sure you’re a member before the race if you want to get any points.
Stages must be contested on the same bike. Competitors can use any type of bike, but the best bike for this kind of racing is a ‘trail’ or ‘all mountain’ bike, normally with 5-6″ travel.
The bicycle must be in good working order and have no electronically or mechanically assisted motors. The handlebar ends must be protected by caps. Every contestant must be completely self-sufficient during the race, including the repair and/or substitution of bicycle parts (for example changing the inner tube), with the exception of technical zones (at the end of each race run).
FULL FACE HELMET REQUIREMENT
Full face helmets are compulsory during race runs at the Urge 3 Peaks Enduro. For the liasons (in between) stages, a helmet must be worn at all times while on public roads.
During all timed special stages approved full face helmets, knee pads and gloves are compulsory.
During all other times on the bike, approved helmets (open or full face), must be worn while riding, even in the car parks! We will have hidden marshals at random places during the liaison stages taking numbers of riders who are not wearing helmets. Riders caught riding without a helmet will receive a 2min penalty on their race time. No exceptions.
Back protection and elbow pads are strongly recommended, but not compulsory.
It is strongly recommended that all riders carry a minimum of 2 tubes, a pump and a multi tool. There is no outside mechanical assistance allowed.
IN CASE OF COLD WEATHER
Dunedin’s weather is very unpredictable and this event climbs high into the mountains, so some extra warm clothing is essential. Please carry suitable clothing, such as a waterproof jacket, thermal tops, leg/arm warmers etc.
Transfers from one special stage to another are not timed. However, there are time limits within which each contestant must complete the transfer. Outside assistance is not allowed in liaisons.
The race uses public roads during the liaisons which are open to traffic. It is very important that all competitors understand this and obey by the road code when ever on a road section.
Competitors must complete the course in its entirety, without leaving the marked trail and without taking any shortcuts. Please don't cut corners or take sneaky 'local' lines even if you know some and they are not tapped off.
- Age groups are based on rider age on the 31 December of competition year.
Youth 15-17 (Under 15 riders allowed only if they ride together with an adult at all times)
Junior 18-20 (THIS HAS CHANGED SINCE LAST YEAR!)
HELP AND ASSISTANCE
In case of a mechanical breakdown, the competitor must either fix the bike by him/herself, or with the help by another competitor. All other outside help is forbidden.
In case of accidents it is each competitor’s responsibility to help other competitors in need or in trouble and possibly call for assistance by telling a race marshall.
Contestants that pull out of the race must inform the organization.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
To enter the race you need to:
- Follow the rules
- Be 15 years old or more. Under 15 riders allowed only if they ride together with an adult at all times. Please let us know in advance who this will be.
- Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian signs a waiver on their behalf when picking up race pack.
Participant permits the Urge 3 Peaks organisers or any sponsors of the event to use any photographs, videotapes, recordings or any other records taken during the race for publicity, advertising, or any other legitimate purpose, without compensation to the participant.