Founded in 2011, the Vitus Gravity Enduro Ireland Series is the original enduro mountain bike racing series in Ireland. The event is relaxed and fun; amazing trails and the perfect combination of competition and a great day on the bikes with your mates!
The series has evolved many times over the years and for 2023 there are even more tweaks!
- Saturday race
- 3 stages in any order
- As many time as you like
- Best run on each stages counts
- All categories
- Saturday practice
- Sunday race
- 5 stages in order
- 1 run counts, no repeats
- All categories
- Fun event
- 8 to 11 year olds
- Sunday only
- 3 stages in any order
- Timed runs but no overall ranking.
The online entry system automatically sets your category when you input your date of birth.
- Kids (8-11)
- Youth (12-13)
- Under 17 (14-16)
- Under 21 (17-20)
- Senior (21-29)
- Master (30-39)
- Women 40+
- Veteran (40-49)
- Super Veteran (50+)
- Ebike100 (19+)
- Ebike200 (19+)
- Hardtail (14+)
- Pro (Classic only – Sunday)
Online entry opens on the 1st of December at 10am. Entry closes on Thursday before each event at 10pm. Each event is limited to 250 places. Entry fee for the Mash-Up is €55, the Classic is €75 and the Kids is €45.
When you enter, you must input your valid Cycling Ireland licence number or else purchase an event licence for €20. Finally, you can select your race depart time from the drop down menu. This is the time you leave the race village to take on the course!
Mash Up – Saturday
The course is approximately 15km long with 3 mainly downhill timed stages. You can ride the stages in any order, any number of times within the notified time limit, typically 4 to 5 hours. The liaison between stages is not timed so you can ride at your leisure and catch up with your pals. The stages are technical and steep. Please note this event is not suitable for beginners. Your fastest times on each of the 3 stages are added together to form your overall time.
Classic – Sunday
The course is approximately 25km long with 5 mainly downhill timed stages. You must ride the stages in numerical order from 1 to 5 and a cut off time still applies, typically 4 to 5 hours. The liaison between stages is not timed so you can ride at your leisure and catch up with your pals. The stages are technical and steep. Please note this event is not suitable for beginners. Your 5 stage times are added together to form your overall time. There are no second chances, 1 run and done!
Kids – Sunday
The course is approximately 6km long with 3 mainly downhill timed stages. You can ride the stages in any order, any number of times within the notified time limit, typically 4 hours. The liaison between stages is not timed so you can ride at your leisure and catch up with your pals. The stages may have technical and steep sections, although these events are for kids they are not suitable for novice riders. There is no overall time or competition for the kids, but they can compare their times with their pals. The trails will be separate from the Mash Up and Classic routes.
Simply arrive to registration ‘ready to ride’, 5 minutes before your race depart time. You receive your bike number plate and timing chip which is worn on your wrist. You will receive your results print out as soon as you finish. Results are also published online.
All first time youth category riders (ages 12 and 13) need to be assessed by Cycling Ireland for suitability before they can partake in the event. Details of these evaluation days will be announced on our social media channels periodically.
At the Event
There is a good local coffee provider at each event, along with a pizza truck or similar catering provider. Toilets are provided. Our MC will keep you informed and entertained with music and interviews with the riders throughout the day. Results are displayed live and the awards ceremony takes place at approximately 4pm each day.
Find out about the practice ban, the need for a full face helmet and all other rules here.
All events are subject to permits being granted by Coillte.