WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ENDURO, MOTODURO, AND HARE AND HOUNDS?
Enduro events are based around the name suggests, endurance related. Riders predominantly use motocross or enduro bikes (similar in design) and events vary in length of circuit and duration. Whilst all of these style enduro named events are called this, actual enduro events are very often over hours, and sometimes days. Hare and Hounds are more likely the events you will ride, which are 3 hours in duration through bush and open paddocks. Motoduro is a cross of motocross and enduro which usually consists of two, one hour races on a mix of motocross and bush.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE?
AMA timed enduro style events allow riders from 9 years and up, but not all enduro style events cater for a kids class, so please check with the organiser prior to entering an event. Adult classes allow riders from 14 years and up at timed enduro style events (with parental consent). However, at AMA recreational enduro style events, it is at the discretion of the organiser to accomodate for kids under 9 years.
WHAT CLASS DO I START IN?
Events generally cater for sportsman, clubman, senior, and expert, and occasionally a vets class. Generally, sportsman is the novice, clubman is intermediates, experts is the faster riders. Vets can differ from race to race, sometime over 35, 40, or 50 – it is worthwhile checking beforehand. Occasionally, Clubman means a different ability so it is worthwhile checking before booking in.