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!
Full Face Helmet Requirement
Full face helmets are compulsory during race runs at the Urge 3 Peaks Enduro. Apologies for any confusion in the last update. An open faced helmet may be worn on the liaison stages. In many enduro events overseas it is common that riders strap an open face helmet to their backpack to use during the uphill stages. (please remember, helmets must be worn at all times, including the liaisons)
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Latest Race Details
Transponder Pick Up
Riders must pick up their timing chip on Saturday morning at least 15 minutes before their scheduled wave time at the Bullring Carpark on Flagstaff-Whare Flat Road.
In this you can place any clothing, food or drink that you would like to be taken to the finish of Day 1 at Bethunes Gully. You will be asked to drop your bag at a marked car before the start at the Bullring and it will be available for collection at the canteen at the race finish.
At the finish venue in Bethunes Gully, Mel and Sharon will have a post-race meal ready for you as well as Tania from Shot Coffee, Sarah providing massage support and Joel from Bike Otago available to refuel the shattered bodies and repair the damaged bikes. Please remember some cash as eftpos will not be available
Shuttle Back to the Bull Ring Carpark
At the end of the day we will have a shuttle to take you back to your car at the top of the Bullpen. This will try and leave every 45 minutes from 1pm. Due to another event in town that weekend we only have one van and trailer, we will do our best but please be aware we will be limited.
SUNDAY 7TH DECEMBER - RACE DAY 2
The first rider will start at 10.00am from the top of Signal Hill. Riders will have approximately 1 hour and half between runs to clean bikes, refuel the body, repair any mechanicals and make their way back up the hill for their next scheduled start time
Prizegiving will be held at 2pm Sunday afternoon after the fast boys and girls have come down last.
Emergency Contact Number
It is extremely important that everybody must carry a cell phone for the day. There will be first aiders on course but with such an epic layout we cannot have marshals and first aiders everywhere. Please put Tom, the event manager’s emergency cell phone 0276371541 in your phone now in case of emergency.
Procedure for Incident
If you come across an injured rider, you must stop and assess they are ok. If they are seriously injured ensure oncoming riders can see you and send a coming rider down the track to the get help from first aid. Please contact the nearest marshal who will inform the leader of the medical team. Any time lost helping out a fellow rider will be rewarded with a pro rated time from your other stages. Likewise if racing has to be temporarily suspended those affected will be given a pro rated time, as we will not be able to provide a re run unfortunately.
Knee pads are compulsory during the race runs. Elbow pads, gloves and back protection are recommended, but not compulsory to all competitors.
As always if you have any questions, concerns or dramas please let us know.
Enter here! Limited spaces available!
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), 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.
We have a limited number available for sale at registration!
We will be giving $1000+ in cash prizes to the top 3 in the overall mens and women's categories. Plus there will be $3000+ 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 is a silver event for 2014!
Friday 5th Dec
Saturday 6th Dec
-Late number collection at start from 8.45am - 9.15am
-Riders begin in waves between 9.30am - 10.40am
-Finish party and BBQ at Bethunes Gully between 12-3pm
-Results and day 2 seeding released by email before 9pm
Sunday 7th Dec
- First rider at 10am
-Riders will have a seeded start time from the top of Signal Hill. Reverse order from the overall results of Saturday. It is the responsibility of the rider to allow enough time for the 30-45 minute climb.
-BBQ for riders as they finish between 12-2.30pm
-Prize Giving at 2.30pm
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 - Lewis Earl/Anja McDonald