NEWSFLASH—ARE YOU READY TO ENDURO?
Sitting at work dreaming of fast and furious Enduro trails?— well finally the time has come for a mid-summer post Xmas holiday adventure. Just as well you got in early because 449 other Enduro junkies were sharing the same dream.
Building on the success of the inaugural event last February the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro is a sell-out event this year at 450 riders, making it New Zealand’s largest Enduro field.
The coming Giant 2W Gravity Enduro occurs in the Rotorua Bike Festival and is a gold category Enduro event in the NZ Mtb Crown – so big points are up for grabs. Gravity Enduro is the style of racing where people who ride over the start line as strangers can spend a day shredding the trails, exploring the forest, drinking and eating from our first class food and coffee providers, cruising the hills or taking a shuttle, and then cross the line as kindred Enduro spirits.
The field is stacked with talent from as many as 18 countries. Top riders expected to be competing for podium spots include
- Jamie Nicoll
- Justin Leov
- Sam Shaw
- Matt Walker
- Wyn Masters
- Tom Lamb
- Bryon Scott
- Kurt Lancaster
- Mike Metz
- Rosara Joseph
- Reawyn Morrison
- Jenna Makgill
- Meg Bichard
- Gabby Molloy
- Heather Logie
Come race day riders will be released from Eat Streat in the centre of Rotorua in groups of four every 15 seconds between 10am & 10:30am on Saturday 22nd February. They will have six hours to complete six special race stages in Whakareawrewa Forest and return back to the start/finish.
So if you’re Enduro and you love Enduro-ing, get into your Enduro gear, grab you Enduro bike and Enduro mates and we’ll see you at the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro this Saturday 22nd February.
For more information, check the event website www.2w.co.nz
Words: Katrine Gellatly | Photos: www.dscribe.co.nz