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Intro to Gravity Enduro 2nd Feb
February 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am$109
Tickets limited - available at bottom of page.
Our Intro to Gravity Enduro Session is a 3 hour session of lessons on a gravity enduro track with experienced, globally accredited mountain bike instructors who also have many years of experience in downhill racing. The session has very limited places in order to better facilitate participant experience and learning, as well as risk management. The Intro to Gravity Enduro session will concentrate on the foundation skills required to safely and efficiently negotiate a gravity enduro track.
Ourimbah Mountain Bike Park - To get to the XC trailhead travel 600m up Red Hill Rd (drive on dirt road past the Tree Tops Adventure Park) at 275 Yarramalong Rd, Ourimbah NSW.
DH Start MAP
Google Coordinates - Put these into your Google Maps search field -33.29443 151.36670
Downhill/Gravity Trails Start - To get to the GE coaching session location, continue up the hill on Red Hill Rd beyond the XC car parking and shipping container. At a major fork in the road a small sign for the DH Start directs you to the left. You are now on Scaddens Ridge Rd. Continue on for a minute or less to the Communications tower. -
More information will be emailed before session.
2 x Coaches, 1 x 3 ratio, max 6 riders
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Our Intro to Gravity Enduro Session is all about helping you to develop and practice more advanced cross country and basic downhill skills so you can confidently ride gravity enduro trails or even start entering gravity enduro racing.
Skills learned will include:
- Body position
- Advanced cornering quickly on flat turns and berms
- Dealing with rocks
- Line choice & trail awareness
- Bike handling for more speed
- Small jump/wheel lifts/hopping/tabletops
- Race skills
- Location specific manoeuvres
Note: Session and program content may be altered at the coaches discretion for reasons of safety, weather, to better cater for the riders or other requirements.
IS THIS INTRO TO GRAVITY ENDURO FOR ME?
I’m an average intermediate cross country rider and have decided to try gravity enduro but...
“I need to learn to tackle some more challenging trail features.”
“I can’t get up and over roots and rocks well.”
“I can’t rollover or even leap off the drops and stuff well.”
“I’m slow down hill.”
"I lose my nerve when the trail heads downhill, especially if it's bumpy or rocky"
“I already ride a lot but I’m not really getting better.”
"Table tops make me cry"
If any of these statements sound like you then perhaps our Intro to Gravity Enduro Session is for you.
SESSION INFO (LENGTH, AGE)
Our Intro to Gravity Enduro Session is approx. 3 hours in length give or take.
This is a group session for people from 13 yrs old and up. Each group may contain up to approx. 6 riders maximum. Each session will have 2 coach/instructors.
WHAT YOU NEED
Your mountain bike (EBikes welcome) will need to be suited to gravity enduro/advanced cross country riding and fitted with mountain bike tyres also suited to rough terrain. We strongly suggest using a tyre with an aggressive tread pattern and minimum width of 2.3 inches. 2.5-2.8 is more common. Lightweight cross country, touring or semi-slick tyres are not suitable.
Although a hardtail bike can be used, by far the most popular choices for gravity enduro are bikes of between 130 - 170mm full suspension travel and head tube angles between 67-64 degrees.
If you are unsure about any of this, please ask us.
We do ask that, to the best of your ability, that you try to ensure your bike is in good working and properly set up for your body shape and weight prior to the class. We cannot hold the class up to aid mechanical repairs.
The MTBA enforces compulsory, full face helmets for gravity enduro events for good reason. You only have one head and face. However, for our Intro to Gravity Enduro class only, you are required to wear a correctly fitting, Australian approved XC helmet during all sessions as a minimum requirement. If you have a full face mountain bike helmet available it is recommended you wear that.
Dropper Post (optional)
Although not compulsory, having a dropper post on your bike is an advantage for some intermediate and advanced skills. If you don't have a dropper post, we strongly advise setting your seat height to a low height for riding a gravity enduro trail. You can talk to our instructors prior to the class beginning about this if you need.
Knee Pads (compulsory)
All students will be required to wear extra protection in the form of hard or soft shell pads on both knees. You not only gain the protection but also the confidence that comes from knowing you have the protection. Elbow pads are also highly recommended.