Following the survey that Emerald MTB ran late last year, the series organisers have been listening to the feedback and suggestions. For 2017 the newly renamed Grassroots Enduro Series will be adding venues and rounds and move beyond the borders of Munster. The single day format with no practice and multiple attempts at each stage will stay. This series is run by mountain biking clubs and all the proceeds go back into those clubs.
As the name suggests, this is a grassroots series where the organisation and running of events is the responsibility of the clubs and the races cater to the all mountain bikers , from the weekend warrior to the pros, you don't have to be sponsored or a professional to take part.
We look forward to more great racing in 2017 and more importantly participation for the craic - because that's what Enduro is all about - chill out and have the craic with your mates.
Today the series announced the dates for the five rounds to be held in 2017:
- 5th March – Galway MTB - Bike Park Ireland
- 9th April – LMBC – Killaloe
- 7th May – Bree MTB – Bree
- 11th June – Team Ballyhoura – Ballyhoura - event details here
- 27th August – Rebel MTB - Bantry - event details here
2017 GRASSROOTS ENDURO FEES & CATEGORIES
|Category||On Line Reg. Fee||Timer Deposit||1 Day Licence Cost|
|Junior (10 to 17)||€5||€10||€5|
|Under 30 (18 to 29)||€25||€10||€20 (10 if in C.I.)|
|Under 40 (30 to 39)||€25||€10||€20 (10 if in C.I.)|
|Vets (40+)||€25||€10||€20 (10 if in C.I.)|
|Female||€25||€10||€20 (10 if in C.I.)|
- Minimum age 10
- 14 and under : Mandatory accompaniment by guardian, who must also have a valid Cycling Ireland Licence
- Over 14 up to 18 : Guardian consent and recommended accompanied on race