Gravity Enduro combines the fitness of cross country riding and the technique of downhill racing. There are many different formats for Gravity Enduro racing and Gravity Enduro Ireland is the perfect combination of competition and a great day on the bikes with your mates.
It's a two day event with optional practice on Saturday and the race only on Sunday. The course is approximately 25km long and has 5 mainly downhill "special stages" running simultaneously. You can start the event in any order between 10.15am and 11.30am; you could ride together with a group of your pals for example.
The route to the start of each special stage is uphill, but there is no time limit to get there. On average, the event route takes 3.5 hours to complete and the special stages are each between 2 and 8 minutes long.
What makes this event so enjoyable is the flexible timing system. There are no start orders, no queuing, no waiting for results. You receive a timing chip on the morning of the event and must “check in and out” yourself at the start and finish of each special stage. The best bit; you are handed your own printed times as soon as you finish, so you can compare with your buddies straight away.
There are five mainly downhill special stages in each event and the person with the lowest accumulative time is the winner. The perfect bike will be a mid travel full suspension trail bike. The descents are technical in places to justify having to pedal a 150-160mm travel bike all day. You will be able to ride safely down the course without doing any major jumps or drops, but this event is not suitable for beginners.
Each venue will have its own unique terrain and challenges. Riders are divided into age categories. There are trophies and prizes for the top 3 riders in each category for each event and the overall series.