The Enduro events are geared for real mountain bikers that enjoy singletrack and are fit enough to ride uphills, but more importantly like riding downhills fast! The third event in the series is at Steilte trails Sunday 16 August and you can still enter on the morning from 08h30.
Therefor more adrenalin junkies like downhillers enjoy this discipline of the sport, but the lady participation is growing and young riders are enjoying it too. Anyone can try this discipline and race director, Meurant Botha loves taking part himself!
Riders are only timed on certain stages, which are mostly downhill singletrack. The routes are not that technical, but when done at fast speeds, do get tricky… There are normally on average four special stages in a day of the event, and riders go to the start of the next stage in ‘neutral’ or ‘liaison’ sections. This creates a social atmosphere and gatherings at the refreshment station, as no-one are in a hurry.
The total distances do not matter, as the an-aerobic exercise you get is enough to tire the fittest of riders. Timing is done with Amarider Trail Tags and times are live on raceday. After the briefing at 10h00 the riders will head up the mountain.
Although there are prizes for the top males & females and medals for all, the event is about pure mountain bike riding. Dirtopia has organised then Enduro events since 2012.
Fees start at R300 per rider and one more Enduro event planned for 2015, happening the 15th of November at Delheim on the Simonsberg Conservancy trail network.