Urge 3 Peaks Enduro

 

The Urge 3 Peaks Enduro is Dunedin's very own home-grown event. It was the first major enduro event in NZ, and has been running every year since 2012.

 

The 2014 event built upon the successes of previous years, with two full days of racing around Dunedin. As in previous years, riders completed the entire course under their own steam - no easy shuttle options here! 2014 introduced some new trails (as well as old favourites), awesome named & numbered race jerseys, thousands of bucks in cash and spot prizes, and a massive photo-competition giveaway, and, of course, a BBQ and party at the finish line! Wow!

You'll find the 2014 event results here.

Check out the 2014 race video here:

 

Past Events 

Here's the video of the 2013 event, which featured an urban stage. 

2012 Urge 3 Peaks Enduro from Black Seal on Vimeo.

2013 Category results

2013 Full results

2013 Photos by Maria Anderson

2013 Photos by Emma Wells photos

2012 Race Results 

 

Event History

The Urge 3 Peaks mountain bike race was first run in 2012 and was the first major enduro event in New Zealand. Spearheaded by life member Kashi Leuchs the event saw over 100 competitors race 3 unassisted stages in one day.

In 2013 the Urge 3 Peaks race introduced a prologue urban downhill stage, finishing in the heart of the Octagon on a packed Friday night. Thanks went to MBO (James Crawford and his team) for successfully bringing mountain biking to the people of Dunedin. The Saturday saw competitors again traversing the original 3 peaks route with Justin Leov and Rosara Jospeh taking the men's and women's overall win.

The 2014 event was presented by Bike Otago with Organisers Kashi Leuchs and Tom Bradshaw (in partnership with Mountain Biking Otago(MBO)). A per rider levy was paid back to MBO for the ongoing support and development of tracks in Dunedin . The event also served to encourage development of the Three Peaks Trail and raise the profile of Dunedin as a mountain bike destination in New Zealand.

 

The club members involved with organizing the Urge 3 Peaks Enduro include:

Race director - Kashi Leuchs (kashi@blackseal.co.nz)

Event Manager - Tom Bradshaw (tom@blackseal.co.nz)

Timing - Hamish Seaton/Megan Rose

Art & Design - Lewis Earl/Anja McDonald

Videography - Matt Wood and Donovan Isted