Sat 16 January, 2016 -
Sun 17 January, 2016
The VICTORIAN ENDURO TOUR (formerly the Victorian Gravity Enduro Series) has been re-named and re-formatted to reflect the new changes to the series; the new way it is run for the rider; and the growing trend across the world for multi stage, ride to the top style gravity racing. The 2015/2016 race series will feature only the best venues Victoria has to offer, with only the best tried and true race locations we have used before that made the best races over the last three years of the series, culminating into the best series so far, with more descending/vertical meters than any other series in Australia.
Run by Alpine Gravity, there have been big changes in the Enduro series over the past three years, from the very first one run ‘All Mountain’ series, to the dual run “Elevation” series, and then to the multi format “Enve Victorian Gravity Enduro Series” last season.
For 2015/2016 there will be an all ride to the top/liaison stage format with limited shuttles at some venues on the Saturday during practice, and only the best tried and true venues across the state compiled from the best venues used over the last three seasons. Overall entry prices will go down this season, but Elite Men and Woman entry prices will go up due to the huge cash purse up for grabs.
Alpine Gravity have on offer the biggest cash purse in Australian Gravity mountain biking, with over $5,000 in cash up for grabs in Elite Men and Elite Woman categories each round. Plus the new winnings on offer 1st $1000, 2nd $750, 3rd $500, 4th $250 and fifth $100 in BOTH elite classes.
Alpine Gravity also have the best timing system in the world and continue to use their pro-timing staff they hired for the final two rounds of last season, which finished at Mt Buller with flawless timing.
FIVE STAGES RIGHT ACROSS MT BULLER AND MT STIRLING!
STAGE 1: ONE TREE HILL/GANG GANGS (liaison from village square then via Family Trail and Soul Revival up to One Tree Hill).
STAGE 2: MISTY TWIST (to reach this stage ride from Corn Hill Road to Medusa, up this and reach start of Stage 2. Once completed riders descend to the quarry on Corn Hill Rd then (turn left) ride around to Howqua Gap to reach Stonefly).
STAGE 3: STONEFLY DESCENT (ride the climb up Stirling to the hut, then across to the start line).
STAGE 4: CLANCY’S RUN (on completing the Stonefly descent riders climb Trigger Happy, then Medusa, then make the summit of Corn Hill and the start of Stage 4).
STAGE 5: A SPECIAL STAGE FINISHING RIGHT INTO THE VILLAGE SQUARE
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Visit http://bike.mtbuller.com.au/gravityenduro.php for more information.
Mt Buller is just 248kms north-east of Melbourne via Mansfield. In three hours you can be out of the city and high in the mountains! There are a few different routes you can take from Melbourne:
Plenty Rd via Whittlesea and Yea
Via the Hume Hwy to Tallarook and Yea
Via the Maroondah Hwy to Yarra Glen and Yea
Travelling from the north, follow the Hume Hwy south and take the Mansfield exit onto the Midland Hwy (B300). To get here via the most direct route using Google Maps and GPS, it is best to set your destination to Yea, then once you are in Yea set it for Mansfield, then Mt Buller from Mansfield.