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Ride the Rim Rd 1- Ramada Resort

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Gravity Enduro Has Taken The World By Storm. It Encompasses Everything We Love About This Incredible Sport. Cruise To The Top Of The Hill With Your Mates, Rocket Down The Hill As Fast As You Can, Move On To The Next Hill . . Repeat

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  1. Gravity Enduro

    Bike 14km
    AUD $90
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Ride the Rim Rd 1- Ramada Resort route

Most Gravity Enduros run a similar format, its pretty simple really. In the UK Gravity Enduro you practice from 9am saturday morning till about 3pm saturday afternoon. This involves doing the full loop, which will incorporate all five stages, linked together by transitions. Transitions are mostly a steady uphill fire-road/quad track/trail centre type track, to take you up to the start of each separate Stage. You are not timed on these transitions, but do need to be at each Stage by a certain time, so a good level of fitness is also essential. I like to know all the transition times (which are usually signposted at the start of each one) and time them on the saturday, to see how my pace compares. The aim of this is to be as steady as you can on the transitions, conserving energy, without being late. Some parts of a transition may be real steep and easier to push, this is often better than trying to prove to your mates you can ride it, as energy conservation really does count.

​Once at a stage, I find it is better to go down at an average pace, as it pays to learn the lines than to give it death (which you ain’t going to be able to do on all five Stages anyway) it’s better to be quick and paced than flat out, blowing and crashing, it’s Enduro not DH! Lots of the timed stages will have pedally sections in, there’s really no point giving these the flat out treatment in practice too, you will only knacker yourself out, save it for the race.

Basically on race day, the full loop is repeated again, with your transition times hopefully being stuck to, sometimes you might find the organisers make the transition between stage 4 and 5 a bit tighter, just to make things a bit tougher when you’re knackered! If you are late for any of the Stages you will receive a one minute time penalty for every minute you are late (some race organisers may not be as strict and may let you slot in) You may have also noticed on the day before that some transitions can be avoided by doing a different route up the hill, but be warned, this can be a disqualifying move, as it’s called Enduro for a reason!

The great thing about Gravity Enduro is that it is so sociable and you usually end up riding the transitions with the same group of people, just chatting and sharing the days riding stories, it really doesn’t feel like a race till you are on that Stage ready to do your thing. I always find, no matter how hard the loop, the day seems to be over in a flash, so make the most of it and ENJOY!​

Event Details

What’s Included

Please bring your own race food nutrition. Limited water will be available. The Pavilion Tavern will be open from 11am for food as well.

Toilets will be provided.

Event parking will be provided.

Presentations will be held at approximately 2:30pm for all competitors in the transition area. We encourage all participants to mingle round after the event as presentations. Event winners will receive something special and different reflecting the local area to congratulate them, and follow a random prize draw with lots up for grabs that have been kindly donated you must keep your bib and be present to win these prizes

Raceday Logistics

Event Schedule:

8:00am - Registration opens/bib collection

9:15am - Registration closes/bib collection

10am - Race Starts

2:30pm - Event presentations (or when everyone is finished)

Race Start:

You will have 4 hours to complete the course. The course is split into 2 main categories - the timed competitive stages and the transition stages. There will be 4 timed competitive stages, all predominantly downhill and ranging in difficulty. The goal is to race down the competitive stages, recording a time for each, which is then consolidated into a single time with the fastest time of all competitors declared for the winner.

In between each competitive stage, is the transition stages. This will be predominantly uphill, and are for transitioning the riders from the end of the previous competitive stage to the start of the next one. Transition stages aren't timed, or competitive, however the time limit 30 mins will be imposed on each transition to ensure the event flows smoothly. All riders have the opportunity to complete all stages in a reasonable time.

Time penalties may be incurred if a rider is deemed to have taken too long on a transition stage.

Race Finish

There will be a winner for each category for overall.

Food

Please bring your own race food nutrition. Limited water will be available. The Pavilion Tavern will be open from 11am for food as well.

Kit List

So you’re thinking of having a go at this thing they call Gravity Enduro, but like lots of people you don’t really know what to expect and how to prepare for your first one and what exactly you will need. Bikewise you need a reliable fully functioning preferably full suspension rig. A hard-tail is fine, especially as certain races like Mini-enduros, have a category for these, but personally I would go for full-suss, as after a couple of days in the saddle at a big event, comfort is a big part of the picture. Geometry needs to be more along the lines of a non mega lightweight xc machine, more like that of an All Mountain type bike, as the timed parts of the loop will mainly be DH, not uphill. Obviously you will need a lid of some description, you can choose to carry your full face up the transitions, whilst wearing my half face then swapping for the Stages, but only at the gnarlier of tracks. It definitely isn’t a good idea to ride up without any helmet on, as most race organisers will issue penalties for such actions. It's always worth checking the rules and regulations of any event you’re thinking of doing, as some may stipulate that eyewear, pads and a jacket are a must too. ​

Personally we think the kit you carry is such an important part of racing, you can be miles from your vehicle if you have problems, so remember the old saying “fail to prepare, prepare to fail”. Clothing comes in all shapes and sizes and obviously differs, depending on the season you are racing in. But when it comes to kit in the colder months I tend to go for the lots of layers approach, one of which being a decent, lightweight fold away-able breathable waterproof top. The colder months see me ditching the DH style trainer shoes, which will soak up the toe freezing water like a sponge, in favour of something along the style of a winter waterproof boot. Another good tip for the cold stuff is the use of amazing merino wool socks and base layers, these can be like life savers when all are shivering around you. Knee pads should definitely be chosen wisely, remember you may have theses on for two riding days, so any that cut into the skin will cause you serious problems.

Now we move onto the all important pack, this again differs with the time of year, in the colder months I tend to carry a spare pair of gloves and for the real cold weekends the wet-suite style winter gloves are ace. But a must for all seasons (whether tubeless or not) is at least one spare tube, tyre levers and a pump or compressed air canisters, you will have time to fix a puncture on a transition at most races, this is a lot less likely to happen if you run tubeless though.

As you may be out doing a 35k loop for several hours, it’s also essential to carry food and drink, most packs will come with a type of bladder and if, like me, you can get a good sweat on, then 2lts is essential for a days riding. I also carry a hearty high energy snack, like flapjacks, banana and peanut butter sandwich, nuts, etc, plus the energy gels are good, with a caffeine shot one being kept as a last resort for the final transition on race day if you are totally goosed! Also tools, cable ties and a split link for the chain are a must too. A timepiece of some description is needed, as you need to keep an eye on your times. A bit of white duct tape on your top tube and a pen is a handy tip, I shall explain in the next bit!

Spectators

There are multiple places for spectators to watch but the majority will be supporting from the start/ finish area

Volunteers

The On The Edge Events event day volunteers are known as OTEE Crew. Our awesome OTEE Crew add so much to the woohoo-ing, high five-ing spirit at our events! OTEE Crew help make these races possible and allow our trail runners to compete in a fun, safe and organised way.

Why join the OTEE Crew?

It's a great way to be part of the awesomeness, without getting too sweaty.

People help out for a number of reasons:

* To check out what OTEE is all about.

* A great way to stay involved, when injury prevents you from participating in the event.

* Friends, family and/or partners like to share in th fun, creating a great social event.

What OTEE Crew get:

* Behind the scenes into our events.

* A free entry into a future event in the any of our Series.

* Heaps of high fives and thank you's from the competitors, along with endless love and gratitude from the organisers.

* The opportunity to hang out with the coolest community on the trails.

What roles will I have?

A variety of things, including but not limited too.

* Flagging Course - have a bit of a trot before the event, placing all important course markers

* Sweeping - Lets you have a bit of trot, following behind the last competitors

* Course Marshals - Help direct racers on the course

* Parking - Directing cars into spaces, and sometime manning entry gates

* Rego - Be the face that greets the competitors, checking them in and hand out event bibs

* Aid Stations - Prepare food and assisting runners to refuel along the course if required

* Timing - Giving woohoos as competitors cross the line, and ensuring those all important finish times are recorded

How do I sign up?

If you're ready to join the OTEE Crew, please send an email to [email protected] We will add you to our list, letting us know if you are volunteering for the Trail Running or the Mountain Biking. If you have a particular event you would like to volunteer for, please let us know in the email as well.

FAQs

Attaching Your Bike Number Plate

Attach your bike number to the front of your bike using at least 3 ties, securely fastening in an upright position ensuring that can be easily seen from the front. Your Number should be in front of the brake cables and not wrapped around any part of the bike. The number cannot be altered, obscured, cut or de-faced. If the race number is not attached correctly there is a possibility that the time keepers will not read your number. It is your responsibility to ensure it is fitted correctly.

Bikes and Equipment

Your bike must conform to the UCI general rules for mountain bike racing. Electric bikes or power assisted bikes are not allowed.

Helmets

International Standards approved bicycle helmets must be worn at all times while riding a bike during competition and practice. The following helmets are accepted: AS/NZ 2063, ANSI Z90.4, SNELL B or N Series, ASTM F-1447, CAN/CSA-D113.2-M, US CPSC standard for bicycle helmets, European CEN standard EN1078. Failure to meet this requirement may result in immediate disqualification from the event. Damaged helmets must be replaced. Skate style helmets are not approved for this race. The mounting bracket for a helmet-mounted camera must not compromise the structure of the helmet. For example, if can be attached by straps, Velcro or glue – but it cannot be bolted to the helmet. It is up to you as a rider to follow QLD bike laws.

Right-of-Way, Passing and Being Passed

A rider walking their bike must give way to a rider who is riding if you are walking your bike; make sure you leave plenty of open tracks for the other riders. The rider being overtaken has right-of-way (unless they are walking their bike) until the overtaking rider is past and clear by one bike length.

If you want to pass the rider in front on single track, call out “TRACK”. When the rider in front feels it is safe to pass, they will pull over to one side and call “PASS”. They may also call out “ON MY LEFT / ON MY RIGHT”. Let the rider in front know what you doing by calling “ON YOUR LEFT / ON YOUR RIGHT”.

If there will be more than one rider passing, let the rider in front know that as you pass them by calling, for example “TWO MORE COMING THROUGH”. If you do not make this call, the rider in front will assume you have decided not to pass and will return to the center of the track.

The rider in front is under no obligation to let you pass, but slow riders and lapped riders should not delay faster riders unless it is unsafe to let them pass.

Remember, if you are the overtaking rider, the conditions you feel are safe may not be considered safe by the rider you want to overtake. They may be less experienced than you, or they may have seen something on the track that you have not. Overtaking is not allowed on bridges or constructed ramps.

Smoke Free Environmental Act 2000 Law

All On the Edge Events are smoke free. Spectator areas at sports grounds or other recreational areas used for organized sporting events it is not against the law in QLD to smoke. Categories and Rider Age: A rider’s age is calculated on the day of racing for age grouping & the term General Classification means all riders.

Pausing or Abandoning the Race

The race may be paused or abandoned due to extreme weather, emergencies or any other reason decided by the organizer. If the race is paused, all riders must complete the lap they are on and their time and laps will be recorded. If the race is then abandoned, that will determine the placings. If the race is resumed at a later time, then the riders will be started on their lap in a staggered start method, so that each rider has the same time off the bike due to the pause and there is no unfair advantage gained. There will be no refunds or other considerations if the race is paused or abandoned.

Carrying Items during the Race

Ipod or other musical playing devices are not permitted for riders while on course. Riders are permitted to carry mobile phones or 2-way radios on course, but they must not use earpieces, and the riders must stop and pull off the course when they use using them. Riders are not allowed to wear helmet cameras, fitted either to their helmet, body or bike, in practice and during the race. The mounting bracket for a helmet-mounted camera must not compromise the structure of the helmet. For example, it can be attached by straps, Velcro or glue – but it cannot be bolted to the helmet.

Toilets

Toilets will be provided.

Ride the Rim Rd 1- Ramada Resort weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

34°C
Predicted highs
20°C
Predicted lows

Meet the organizer

We are not just event organisers; we are adventure athletes ourselves. After living in the Scenic Rim for some time we realised just how unique and beautiful the region is and wanted to share our local knowledge of the trails with other like minded endurance athletes. Our experience as adventure athletes helps us to develop and deliver events that will excite and challenge EVERY participant – from weekend warrior to elites. Our business experience ensures maximum return is provided to the local community and sponsors who are at the heart of the Scenic Rim.

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