17 Jan 2018

Love you a bit of Enduro? Well you'll be stoked to hear that the brand new, three-race Shimano Enduro Series has just been announced, with rounds in the Gold Coast, Derby and Mt Buller. All rounds will carry EWS qualifying points too!

Australia’s top Enduro event managers, Event Management Solutions Australia have today launched a brand new, top-tier Enduro Series, the Shimano Enduro Tour.

The 3-round series will take in some of Australia’s most iconic riding destinations.  Starting on the Gold Coast in October, the series will then travel to the home of the Blue Derby Trail network in the Northeast of Tasmania.  Riders will then round out the 3-round series at the top of the Mt Buller trail network.

All three events will aim to cater for the top level rider, looking to prepare for, or break into the Elite level of riding in the Enduro World Series.

Ripping through the snow gums at Buller.
The Derby EWS in 2017 was a real highlight of the season, with Detonator claiming the trail of the year too.

All three events will aim to cater for the top level rider, looking to prepare for, or break into the Elite level of riding in the Enduro World Series.  All events will carry qualifying points towards the 2019 Enduro World Series.  The Derby and Mt Buller events will also form legs 1 and 2 of the newly formed EWS Asia Pacific Continental Series before it continues in New Zealand in early 2019.

Following on from the success in 2017 of the Shimano Enduro Tasmania, Shimano has once again partnered with the EMS Australia team, to take Enduro racing to the masses.  Whilst there will be plenty of motivation for the top riders to participate, the relaxed and fun atmosphere that EMS Australia are known to create will carry through with participation categories, and kids / junior events at most venues.

 

Series Dates

Gold Coast, QLD                 Sunday October 14

Derby, Tasmania                 Sunday November 11

Mt Buller, Victoria           Sunday December 2

 

With significant industry support the series will be able to offer over $20,000 in cash prizes with over $10,000 for the series top 3 elite men and women.  Thanks to Shimano there will also be over $10,000 of product to give away to participants.


About the venues

Gold Coast.  With views to the skyscrapers of Surfers Paradise, the trails on the Gold Coast can be brutal.  With many stages consisting of rocky technical sections that can be very unforgiving once off line. With the beaches just ten minutes drive from the venue, every day is going to be a great day.

Derby.  What hasn’t already been said and written about Derby, probably isn’t worth talking about. Since the inception of the Blue Derby Trail network, the area has continued to grow and develop.  The accommodation offerings continue to grow along with the trail network itself.  In the lead up to this event, the team at World Trail are busy constructing event more trail, some of which will rival, Detonate, voted Trail of the Year by the EWS community in 2017.

Mt Buller.  One of Australia’s original Alpine Mountain Bike Parks, the Bike Buller network will utilise a range of trails in the area to ensure that participants get the most out of the Alpine riding experience.

Event Website    www.emsaustralia.net.au/events/shimanoendurotour/

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