ALPINESTARS MTB Trail Attack celebrates it's third year with an awesome new venue for 2019, ANTUR STINIOG in Wales! Trail Attack allows riders to compete in an open format to try and set their fastest times down the trail with, full uplift facility included for all three heats. 300 riders will be given 4 hours to blast down the trails before the field is cut by half, with the fastest half of the field progressing to the next heat. After 90 minutes, the top 32 riders will get one last run down the trail for the chance to be crowned the ALPINESTARS TRAIL ATTACK CHAMPION.
Set your fastest time over an unlimited number of runs down the Wild Cart and Bendy-G trails.
Timing on 2 big screens, including split timing by trail, allows you to plan how many runs you need to take in order to qualify for the next heat.
After 4 hours the field will be cut by half, with the fastest riders progressing to the next heat, where the slate is wiped clean.
After a further 90 minutes to record a new fastest time, the final 32 riders will progress to the final round - one opportunity to lay down their fastest run of the day.
The Alpinestars Trail Attack champions in each category will be crowned!
Registration will be open from 07:30, near the café at Antur Stiniog (post code LL41 3NB). Riders will collect their race number, timing chip and Alpinestars goodies. There will be a limited number of entries on the day. Parking is included in your entry, but please follow marshal instructions and adhere to the speed limit on site.
You are required to complete a familiarisation/practice run down the course. This is essential for the safety of everyone and to ensure there are no surprises when you start racing.
The course is a combination of Scrybadub – Wildcart – Drafft – BendyG – Jymper (graded Red). The start, finish and all junctions will be marked with Alpinestars marker tape, along the track edges. Runs should take between 4 and 6 minutes.
No other trails will be open to ride in the morning, but once the cut has been made for Round 2, eliminated riders will be able to access some of the other trails at Antur. It is essential that marshal instructions are followed and that taped off/closed trails are not ridden
Live timing can be viewed here.
a) Helmets: Riders whilst participating in the event must do so wearing a full face helmet complying with latest EN1078, ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards. Helmets should be worn, correctly fitted, whenever riding.
b) Armour: There are no specific armour rules for this event, but spine/back protector, knee/elbow pads & gloves are strongly advised.
c) Bar end plugs must be fitted.
d) Action cameras: in line with current UCI recommendations cameras must only be mounted on the bike (below cockpit level), on top of helmet peak or on a manufacturer fitted helmet mount. Registration marshal decisions are final on these terms.
The café at Antur Stiniog will be open most of the day, serving streamlined menu choices for tasty sustenance and efficient service. CASH ONLY – don’t rely on card payments. There is a bike shop on site for spares and last minute dramas.