Urge 3 Peaks Enduro 2014
6-7 DECEMBER 2014
Welcome to the 2014 Urge 3 Peaks Enduro. For the first time ever, we have two full days of racing!
The 2014 Entry fee is $90 (Juniors $70.)
The entry fee includes 2 days and 5 stages of enduro racing (a whole lot of course design, building and marking!), BBQ's after each days racing, a festival atmosphere at the end of each stage (Marquee if its cold), Transport back to vehicles on day one if needed, feed zones with food and drink, First Aid.
For 2014 we will have top quality, long sleeve, enduro racing jerseys produced, which can be added to your entry fee for an additional $60. Jerseys will feature riders number and last name on the back!
We will be giving $2000+ in cash prizes to the top 3 in the overall mens and women's categories. Plus there will be $5000+ in spot prizes!
To help keep the day stress free, riders can start each race run in their own time, either chasing their friends, or leaving a gap of choice. The race runs will be 90% downhill with a few short climbs only. The trails are at an advanced level, so please ensure you are a capable rider before entering this race.
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The Urge 3 Peaks was a Silver event in 2013... we will announce our 2014 status as soon as it is released!
Friday 5th Dec
-Some tracks open for practice.
-Number collection at Bike Otago from 5-7pm
Saturday 6th Dec
-Late number collection at start from 9-10am
-Riders begin in waves between 10-11am (we will let you know in advance your start time)
-Finish party and BBQ at Bethunes Gully between 2-4pm
-Results and day 2 seeding released by email before 9pm
Sunday 7th Dec
-Riders begin in waves between 10-11am from bottom of Signal hill
-BBQ for riders as they finish between 1-3pm
-Prize Giving at 3pm
Your seeding will determine your start wave. We use waves to help spread out the field and not have large waiting times. If you choose to start in a different wave then specified, then this is okay. Your time will only begin when you cross the line.
Each special race stage time will be calculated and the winner will be the rider with the least elapsed time during all five race stages, having also completed the entire course within the set time limit.
Stages must be contested on the same bike. Competitors can use any type of bike, but the best bike for this kind of racing is a ‘trail’ or ‘all mountain’ bike, normally with 5-6″ travel.
The bicycle must be in good working order and have no electronically or mechanically assisted motors. The handlebar ends must be protected by caps. Every contestant must be completely self-sufficient during the race, including the repair and/or substitution of bicycle parts (for example changing the inner tube), with the exception of technical zones (at the end of each race run).
Full Face Helmet Requirement
Full face helmets are compulsory during race runs at the Urge 3 Peaks Enduro. For the liasons (in between) stages, a helmet must be worn at all times.
During all timed special stages approved full face helmets, knee pads and gloves are compulsory.
During all other times on the bike, approved helmets (open or full face), must be worn while riding, even in the car parks! We will have hidden marshals at random places during the liaison stages taking numbers of riders who are not wearing helmets. Riders caught riding without a helmet will receive a 2min penalty on their race time. No exceptions.
Back protection and elbow pads are strongly recommended, but not compulsory.
It is strongly recommended that all riders carry a minimum of 2 tubes, a pump and a multi tool. There is no outside mechanical assistance allowed.
In case of cold weather
Dunedin’s weather is very unpredictable and this event climbs high into the mountains, so some extra warm clothing is essential. Please carry suitable clothing, such as a waterproof jacket, thermal tops, leg/arm warmers etc.
Transfers from one special stage to another are not timed. However, there are time limits within which each contestant must complete the transfer. Outside assistance is not allowed in liaisons.
The race uses public roads during the liaisons which are open to traffic. It is very important that all competitors understand this and obey by the road code when ever on a road section.
Competitors must complete the course in its entirety, without leaving the marked trail and without taking any shortcuts.
- Under 19 (15-19), Senior (20-29) Master 1 (30-39) , Masters 2 (40-49), Master 3 (50+)
Help and assistance
In case of a mechanical breakdown, the competitor must either fix the bike by him/herself, or with the help by another competitor. All other outside help is forbidden.
In case of accidents it is each competitor’s responsibility to help other competitors in need or in trouble and possibly call for assistance by telling a race marshall.
Contestants that pull out of the race must inform the organization.
Conditions of entry
To enter the race you need to:
- Follow the rules
- Be 15 years old or more
- Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian signs a waiver on their behalf when picking up race pack.
Participant permits the Urge 3 Peaks organisers or any sponsors of the event to use any photographs, videotapes, recordings or any other records taken during the race for publicity, advertising, or any other legitimate purpose, without compensation to the participant.
2012 Race Video...
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 will be presented by Bike Otago with Organisers Kashi Leuchs and Tom Bradshaw (in partnership with Mountain Biking Otago(MBO)). A per rider levy will be paid back to MBO for the ongoing support and development of tracks in Dunedin . The event will also serve 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Manager - Tom Bradshaw (email@example.com)
Timing - Hamish Seaton/Megan Rose
Art / Design - Anja McDonald