There are four routes to an entry to a 2018 Enduro World Series event:
1. Reserved List ( 2017 EWS Rankings and EWS Qualifier Series rankings)
2. Official EWS Team riders
4. Public Lottery
EWS Entry opens in following waves:
WAVE 1 | LOTTERY and GLOBAL WILDCARDS: A limited number of entries for all 8 rounds will be released at the beginning of December in an open, public lottery . Applications will be accepted December 7-8 (link will be posted on the EWS site). Lucky entrants will be selected at random. Wave 1 also includes applications/selections of the 20 Global Wildcards.
WAVE 2 | EWS TEAM and RESERVED LIST: By invitation only – will take place in January and includes EWS team riders and riders on the Reserved List. Eligible riders / teams will be contacted directly.
WAVE 3 | LAST CHANCE PUBLIC ENTRIES: Once we have completed the EWS Reserved / Team rider entries – we will release any remaining spots. We will draw again from the riders who applied for the December Entry Lottery on January 22. The successful applicants will be sent a notice with the details to sign up.
We will also continue to maintain waitlists throughout the season and will contact riders if there are cancellations / openings.
Riders who missed the December Entry Lottery can apply for the waitlist. WAITLIST APPLICATION.
How do I enter an EWS Challenger race?
The Challenger races are 1 day races which take place on the EWS weekend. The Challenger races – which will feature a selection of the EWS stages – have much more relaxed rules, no pre-assigned start times and designed for amateur / recreational racers.
Challenger races will be offered at the following rounds in 2018:
R3 Orlagues FRA (Saturday May 12)
R4 Petzen SLO/Jamnica AUT (Sunday July 1)
R6 Whistler CAN (Saturday August 11)
R7 Ainsa ESP (Friday September 21)
R8 Finale Ligure ITA (Saturday September 29)
Entries for all the EWS Challenger races will be available starting January 29. Open entry – available on a first come basis. Registration link will be posted on the event pages of the EWS site.
What is the Entry Lottery?
A limited number of spots will be offered to the public through an open lottery system . Lucky entrants will be selected at random.
Only one application per rider – but riders can specify multiple race rounds in the application. Duplicate entries will be automatically rejected.
Riders may apply as a group. If you are interested in competing at any of the races with your partner or your teammates, groups of up to 3 people may enter the lottery as a group. Either everyone in the group will get spots or no one does. The odds of being selected as a group are the same as being selected as an individual. You may only sign up as an individual or as part of a group – not both. Applicants signing up as both individuals and as members of a group will have all their applications rejected.
All riders who enter the lottery during the 48-hour period will have an equal chance of being selected – there is no advantage to applying earlier in the 48 hour time period. (December 7, 2017 00:01 UTC- December 8, 2017 23:59 UTC)
The draw will take place on December 11. Riders will be drawn randomly for the available spots at each of the rounds. Successful applicants will be contacted with instructions to complete their registrations.
Riders who are not selected in the lottery will be automatically added to the waitlist for the round(s) they identified on their application form. If a spot does become available, riders will be emailed with directions on how to complete their entry.
Successful lottery applicants cannot transfer or defer their race entries. Registrations are refundable (subject to 20GBP processing fee) up to 3 weeks prior to a race.
What is a Wildcard?
A Global Wildcard is a special, very hard to get invite to race an EWS. Wildcard applications will be accepted during the Public Lottery and the EMBA board will select 20 riders based on nationality, experience, potential, dedication and category. All applications are considered – but the main focus is on ﬁnding new, young and fresh riding talent from developing nations, riders with exceptional results at the top of their game in other cycling disciplines or previously top ranked enduro racers who have missed past events due to injury .
There are also 20 Local Wildcards per event – given to each organizer for awarding to young talented riders and local racers important to the community the event is held within. The final say of these Local Wildcard spots lies with each organizing group.
What is the Reserved List?
The EWS Reserved Entry List is a list of individual riders who are given priority entry into all of our events at the start of the year. The list is comprised of top ranked EMBA members from the 2017 EWS and EWS Qualifier Series :
● MEN: Top 100 ranked Men from the 2017 EWS rankings , the Top 100 Men from the final 2017 EWS Qualifier Series rankings, and the top 3 finishers of any of the 2017 EWS Qualifier Series races.
● WOMEN: Top 25 ranked Women from the 2017 EWS overall rankings, the Top 40 Women from the final 2017 EWS Qualifier Series rankings, and the top 3 finishers of any of the 2017 EWS Qualifier Series races.
● MASTER (Men and Women): The top 5 ranked Masters from the 2017 EWS overall rankings, the top 3 Masters from each of the 8 2017 EWS rounds, the top 30 Master from the final 2017 EWS Qualifier Series rankings, and the top 3 finishers of any of the 2017 EWS Qualifier Series races.
● U21 (Men and Women): The top 5 ranked U21 from the 2017 EWS overall rankings, the top 3 U21 from each of the 8 2017 EWS rounds, the top 40 U21 from the final 2017 EWS Qualifier Series rankings, and the top 3 finishers of any of the 2017 EWS Qualifier Series races.
Reserved List riders will be eligible to sign up for any of the 8 rounds during the Reserved Entry period (January 15-19).
The Reserve List for the current season can be found here.
Only EMBA members are eligible to earn EWS ranking points. You can get your EMBA membership here.
What is the EWS Qualifier Series ?
The Qualifier Series has been designed to allow riders to enter Ofﬁcial Qualiﬁer Events around the world and earn ranking points, earning them a place on the Reserved List. The full calendar and details of all Qualiﬁer events is available here.
Only EMBA members are eligible to earn Qualiﬁer points. You can get your EMBA membership here.
● EMBA members entering the Ofﬁcial EWS Qualiﬁer events will collect ofﬁcial ranking points and feature in the ofﬁcial EWS annual qualifying rankings.
● The final qualifying rankings will be published after the final event on December 4. The best three qualifying results for each rider will be totalled to calculate a rider’s ﬁnal qualifying ranking.
● The top 100 Men, 40 Women, 40 U21 and 30 Masters in the final Qualifying Ranking (to be published December 4) will be added to the Reserved List
● Providing they are EMBA members, the top 3 in each official EWS category (not local race category) at every Ofﬁcial Qualifying round will be automatically added to the following year’s Reserved List.
● EWS Qualifying Ranking Points will be awarded in relation to the overall ﬁnishing position of each EMBA member. (Example: 15th position in the Women’s GC = 60 points regardless of how many EMBA members placed from 1st to 14th).
● Full points tables are available to view in the Rule Book