Promoter statement – Suspension of AGE series

Rocky Trail Entertainment and Alpine Gravity have been informed by MTBA that they will integrate a gravity enduro discipline into their national series structures in 2015, regardless of our current series.

We feel that it would not be productive or affordable to the riders to run a competing nation-wide series and will therefore indefinitely suspend our “Australian Gravity Enduro Series”, effective immediately. Although we are passionate about our series, ultimately as promoters, our goal is to foster the healthy and sustainable growth of the cycling industry and we feel two rival series will not achieve this.

As the pioneers of this new segment of racing, Rocky Trail and Alpine Gravity are proud to have been a part of such a passionate group of riders and enthusiastic clubs that embraced our series and introduced this sport into Australia. We’ve had a ball helping promote it to grow over the last few years. We would like to thank our partner clubs in SA, WA and QLD for their support in 2014, and will focus on our own gravity enduro events.

Both Rocky Trail Entertainment in NSW/ACT and Alpine Gravity in VIC have published 2015 events calendars that are brimming with exciting gravity enduro events and we are looking forward to help further grow this sport in Australia and inspire riders with exciting races.

 

Series founders: Ben Watkins from Alpine Gravity and Juliane and Martin Wisata from Rocky Trail Entertainment - Photo: Outerimage.com.au
Series founders: Ben Watkins from Alpine Gravity and Juliane and Martin Wisata from Rocky Trail Entertainment – Photo: Outerimage.com.au