All Mountain Enduro - Delvera
Location: Delvera Farm
Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019
ALL MOUNTAIN ENDUROSunday, 17 February 2019
We kick of the All Mountain Enduro season early in 2019 followed by two enduros thereafter, giving a total of 3 Enduro’s for 2019. Stage information will be released at a later stage, looking at 4 or 5 stages for the day. E bikes are welcome to join, remember there needs to be more than 10 E bikes to qualify for podium.You will pass the waterpoint multiple times stocked with water, Powerade, Coke, jellies, fruit, Redbull. Return your number board to us afterwards and we will give you a free beer (or powerade / Redbull). Boerewors on sale to enjoy in the courtyard. Trail Centre open all day for snacks & drinks, Dirtopia Café sells sandwiches and have lunch menu.At the Dirtopia Enduro, you’ll still be climbing. We will make most of the jeeptracks and roads ‘neutral’ or ‘liaison’ sections with singletrack downhills the timed stages. The overall descent of the race will be more than the uphill.Venue: Delvera Farm, R44, StellenboschStart time: 07h30 - Dirtopia Trail Centre (Delvera) & registration opens at 06h30Timing: Have to own an Amarider Trail Tag. R100 or take a yearly Amarider membership of R225 and a Tag is included! Watch out for the TAG POINTS at the beginning & end of each stage.Timing will be managed in real-time with @trailtag and riders will check in and out of the Special stages. This means that riders will enter special stages 1 by 1, so no bunfight to get trail position on the singletrack.Pre-entry cost: R400 for non-members and R375 for Amarider members for one day. Please note that ONLY pre-entries will be accepted! Includes permit & refreshment station. Kids under 18 pay R230 only for pre-entrants!General: Product prizes from Leatt, Giant & Falke. Medals to all finishers who want one and this year a little something different.Join the DIRTOPIA ALL MOUNTAIN ENDURO group on Facebook to stay updated on all events and info.MORE ABOUT ENDUROS:The first event was held at Dirtopia MTB Festival, Greyton in December’12Enduro Riding: Have you done an Enduro event? Then you know what it is about! If not, then here is a summary: riders get timed only on certain sections, which make a very social event, especially at the refreshment station where they re-group. The atmosphere is relaxed with no rush anywhere, except when you gun it between check points! Total distance of riding not so relevant as riders ride to special stages in their own time and the timed stages are more like downhill racing, although all type of riders can attempt it. Protective gear recommended.SupportWaterpoint with fruit, Red Bull, nuts & jellies etc will be placed at a strategic point (Pepper Tree) to assist with rider support. The beauty of the format is that you can relax a bit at this station and catch your breath before tagging into the next Special Stage.
The conceptBased on the successful Mavic Trans Provence concept the idea is to bring riding and the results linked to it back to mountain biking and away from the current endurance-only formats. That said, it is not the idea to make the race highly technical as per downhill racing, but simply to focus the competition on the trails component of the sport. And yes, perhaps your skinny tire 29’er carbon hardtail is perhaps not the best choice of bike, although the course will certainly be rideable on it!At the Dirtopia Enduro, you’ll still be climbing. We will make most of the jeeptracks and roads ‘neutral’ or ‘liaison’ sections with singletrack downhills the timed stages. The overall descent of the race will be more than the uphill.For further information contact Dirtopia on 021 884 4752 or email: [email protected] and visit our website: www.dirtopia.co.za