Rule Book

1. Description

Enduro mountain bike racing is designed to be the definitive test for the mountain biker, with the focus of each event on creating a great atmosphere, community, competition and adventure for the competitor, including the best riding on the best terrain available in the host region.


The racing platform detailed below outlines a format that allows riders to compete against each other, starting individually, on special stages which are designed to challenge the rider’s technical ability and physical capacity.


The following rules aim to define the enduro mountain bike discipline while still allowing space for each event on the Enduro World Series (EWS) calendar to add their own individual characteristics to each event.

New rules are highlighted in RED

2. Entry of Events

The Reserve Entry List comprises of:

  • • Top 100 EWS ranked Male and 25 ranked Female riders from the previous year's EWS ranking
  • • Top 3 U21 at every EWS event in the previous year
  • • Top 3 Masters at every EWS event in the previous year.
  • • The top two ranked Male and Female riders from select national and regional enduro series.
  • • Four riders per event from each Official EWS Team (See Section 9.2).
  • • 20 global wildcard places awarded by EMBA to suitable riders aiming to race multiple events in multiple countries, who are not pre-selected through any other means. Wildcard applications are available during lottery registration
  • • 20 wildcards per event, given to each organiser for awarding to young talented riders and local racers important to the community the event is held within. The final say of these wildcards lies with each organising group.
  • • Top 100 Men, 40 Women, 20 U21, 20 Master from Official Qualifying Ranking on December 31 (See section 10)


Reserve list riders will be given a pre-entry window in which to enter. No reserve entries will be held past the published closing date. Wildcard places will be handled individually, depending on individual event protocols.


Any additional spaces for an event following the aforementioned pre-qualified riders will be released in January through a public lottery system and lucky entrants will be selected at random.

3. Age Categories

Under 21 – 17 to 20 years old. Based on rider age on the 31 December of competition year. Male and Female Under 21 (U21) racers with EMBA memberships will accumulate points towards an overall EWS Women’s and Men’s Under 21 World Champion title but will not be eligible for EWS series prize money. A male or female Under 21 racer may apply to EMBA to race in the Senior Men and Women categories. An Under 21 rider who has been accepted into a senior category may not return to the Under 21 category in the same competition year.


Men – All male category times will be placed together in scratch format and EWS points allocated accordingly.


Women – All female category times will be placed together in scratch format and EWS points allocated accordingly.


Master – All male and female riders age 40+ entering the Official Master’s category at each event. Masters with EMBA memberships will accumulate points towards an overall EWS Masters World Champion title but will not be eligible for EWS series prize money.


Riders must enter the official EWS categories at each event in order to score EWS points and win prize money. (e.g. Open or Enduro 1). This information is outlined in each Notice of Race document (See Section 8) and available to download on

4. Course + Safety

4.1: Structure

Enduro racing is about best use of the trails and terrain available to the organiser. Rider experience and enjoyment should be the focus for any course designer. It is expected that, in order to achieve the best riding on the best trails possible, some climbs will feature within Special Stages.


Liaison Stages
The composition of each Liaison Stage is at the discretion of the organiser. Mechanical uplift (chairlift, truck etc), rider power (pedalling) or a combination of both is acceptable.


As a guideline, at least one Liaison Stage per event should be pedal powered (not chairlift etc).


Special Stages
All Special Stages (Abbreviated to SP in results/communications) must follow a predominantly descending route and focus on testing the rider’s technical skills. Special exceptions can be made for prologue stages.


The General Classification (GC) of each race will be calculated by adding all Special Stage times together.


The start and finish of each Special Stage will be clearly marked on the map supplied by the organiser.


A Special Stage will be designed to test the rider’s technical and physical abilities.


There is no minimum or maximum duration for a Special Stage.


As a guideline for course designers, Special Stages should aim to contain a maximum of 20% climbing and at least 80% descending. (Example: 4 vertical meters ascent for every 20 vertical meters descent).


Major wooden features (i.e. Wall-rides or large bridges) or wooden features that are situated in compressions or braking zones should be covered adequately with an anti-slip surface material.  

All Special Stages must be closed to public during ALL Official Training times.

A B-Line must be installed at every major Gap Jump or major Drop Off.


4.2: Directions and Course Markings

A course map must be produced by the organiser and displayed at registration and in Race Headquarters. This map may also be published on the event website. Riders are encouraged to study the map and understand the race route before leaving the start.


Where two pieces of course tape, on opposite sides of the course, are installed, the riders must pass between them. In these areas, missing, crossing or passing the course tape on the wrong side will be deemed as course cutting. See Figure 1 for an example of course taping.


Gates can be used to clearly mark sections of the course that a rider must pass though. Missing a gate will be deemed as course cutting (Article 5.6). See Figure 1 for an example of course taping.


Direction Markers
In areas of open mountainside, an organiser can use a single pole to mark the direction of the route. Riders can pass either side of a single pole. On long road or singletrack sections, an organiser may place small single piece of course tape. These single pieces of tape act purely as directional markers.

example of taping
[example of course taping]
example of taping
[example of installed gates]


4.3: Safety

First Aid + Evacuation
A Medical Plan and location of the First Aid Base will be available at race headquarters.


Medical staff should carry a first aid qualification and meet the standards required in the given territory of the event.


The organiser must supply each competitor with the details of who to contact in the event of an accident on course.


During official training, the organiser must provide at least one medical base station and medical contacts for rider’s to use in the event of a training accident.


The event organiser must provide riders with information on medical access and medical contact details for use during official training.


It is best practice for the organiser to include space for a rider’s medical details and emergency contact information on the rear of the number plate. It is the rider’s responsibility to add any personal details accurately.


In remote events that include hard to access backcountry stages, the organiser may ask all riders to carry a whistle, to be used to attract attention in the event of an emergency. It is the rider’s responsibility to supply their own whistle.


Where a rider believes another competitor is injured on course, they should alert the next race official/marshal they see. The Special Stage result of any rider delayed due to voluntarily assisting another rider will be determined by race officials (see Rule 5.5).


It is strongly recommended that organisers phase official training into zones to reduce the areas needing to be covered by medical staff during official training times. For example: Stages 1-3 open Thursday for training, Stages 4-6 open Friday, Race Saturday (SP1-3) and Sunday (SP4-6).


Any EWS or EWS Challenger racer who fails a concussion assessment by a qualified medical practitioner, during that event, will be removed from the current practice session or race and will be prohibited from further participation in any EWS or EWS Challenger practice session or race until cleared in writing by a doctor to resume such activity.
Should a concussion be confirmed by a medical doctor, the athlete is responsible for completing a ‘graduated return to activity’ plan.

5. Competition Requirements

5.1: Race Format

  • • Individual start on all Special Stages
  • • Minimum of 4 Special Stages per event
  • • Minimum of 20 minutes total competition time for the fastest rider in the General Classification (accumulation of all Special Stages)
  • • Minimum of 40 minutes’ total competition time for the fastest rider in the General Classification (accumulation of all Special Stages) for two day events
  • • Maximum of 2000m elevation climbed in a one-day event
  • • Maximum of 3200m (1600m/day) climbed in a two-day event
  • • Minimum of 3 different courses must be used per event
  • • Individual start times for each Special Stage must be provided by the organiser unless otherwise agreed with EMBA
  • • Minimum of two Special Stages must be held in one day
  • • An identical course (Special Stage) cannot be raced (not including training) more than two times during one race except in exceptional circumstances (example: extreme weather).
  • • A rider is allowed to start with both feet on the pedals, no ‘Foot Down’ rules are allowed
  • • Any rider starting before the Starter’s orders may be subject to a penalty


5.2: Training

On-bike training must be scheduled by the organiser on all Special Stages before timed competition begins. Details of training times are to be published ahead of each Enduro World Series event in both the Notice of Race and Race Book (see section 8). In rare circumstances (e.g. remote backcountry/weather), and only when approved by EMBA, allocated training times may be reduced or removed completely.


The course map must be released no earlier than 5 days before each EWS race starts (not including training).Example: Course map release - Monday. Official Training - Thursday, Friday. Race - Saturday, Sunday.


Following the course map release, all Special Stages must be kept closed to riders until official training commences. This is to allow the organisation to mark and prepare each Special Stage. Any rider found riding on a Special Stage prior to the start of official training will be disqualified. Walking on the stages is allowed during course closure but riders must not have a bike with them or risk DSQ.


Unless otherwise agreed by EMBA, official training should not be held for more than two days prior to the race.


Phased training – See 4.3: Safety.

Riders are NOT permitted to use an E-Bike on any part of the course during Official Training.

Riders are NOT permitted to push up the full length of a Special Stage during Official Training. ‘Sectioning’ of a Special Stage is allowed unless otherwise stated. Any rider found to be accessing a stage by pushing or riding upwards against the direction of travel will be penalised.

EWS Challenger Training must not occur at the same time as EWS rider training on any Special Stage unless pre-agreed for a specific reason (i.e; chairlift operating issue), and if occurring will communicated to all riders.

5.3: Shuttling

The transport of riders between Special Stages by private/team transport (shuttling) is strictly limited to public, open roads during official training. A rider found using a private or team vehicle on a closed/private road or track will be disqualified.


During the race, no private/team transport can be used at any time.


Any specific details regarding shuttling will be outlined during the rider briefing (see section 8).


5.4: Seeding and Start Order

Riders will be seeded based on a combination of EWS rankings and the Race Organisers own data.


With highest ranked at the top:

Current year EWS ranking [inc. protected and select riders – see below]
Official EWS Team riders
Previous year EWS rankings
Local Organiser rankings


Riders moving from Under 21 to Senior age categories may be manually seeded by EMBA staff for the first round of the current year.


The Top 20 Men and Top 10 Women will be awarded a fixed number board in relation to their previous year EWS ranking for the entire season. i.e. The current World Champion will ride with number one for the entire season.


Protected Riders - Riders with a fixed number plate relating to a previous year’s ranking of top 20 (Men) and top 10 (Women) will be protected in the seeding for each EWS event. Any rider with a fixed number, not ranked within the Top 20 (Men) and Top 10 (Women) will start in order of the lowest number first from 21st place (Men) and 11th place (Women).


Select riders chosen by EMBA, including protected riders returning from injury, will be added to the start list from position 21 (Men) and 11 (Women) but following all protected riders (see above). Very select international riders not previously ranked in the EWS and chosen by EMBA may also be seeded following the Official EWS Team riders and before riders with a previous year EWS ranking.


Start Order

  • • Categories and riders will be seeded in the following order (seeded highest rank last)
  • • Master 40+
  • • Men non-EMBA Members U21 Men
  • • Men EMBA Members Women U21
  • • Women
  • • 10 Minute Media Gap
  • • Top 30 EWS ranked Men


Start Intervals

  • • Start intervals between riders for the top 30 Men and 15 Women must be a minimum of 30 seconds.
  • • A ten-minute interval between the top 30 Men and Women categories must be allocated to allow accredited media to move on track.
  • • A 1-minute interval should be added every 10–20 riders to allow a clear gap to start riders who have missed their start.
  • • All late riders must start, under instructions from the official starter, within each 1-minute gap. There is no fixed start interval between late starters as the goal is to keep late riders racing, without affecting other riders on course. Late starters will receive a fixed penalty (see Section 7).


5.5: Result

The General Classification (GC) will be calculated by adding all Special Stage times together for each rider. In the event of unforeseen or extreme circumstances, the race organiser can decide to withdraw a Special Stage (s) from the General Classification.


In the case where Special Stages have had to be cancelled, an event must have a minimum of two complete Special Stages in order for the result to be deemed valid for the EWS ranking.


In the event of a tie in the General Classification, the highest placed rider in the final stage will be awarded the higher final placing.

In the event of a rider being unable to complete their stage due to assisting another rider in a medical emergency, or a re-run being unable to be offered to the rider, the rider’s average Special Stage positions (minus their worst stage) will be taken and the appropriate time awarded to the rider on that given Special Stage.


A rider not finishing a Special Stage will NOT be allowed to re-join the race at any time.

5.6: Equipment Requirements

Safety Equipment

All riders must wear a helmet during competition, during both Liaison and Special Stages. The helmet should meet the regulations set by the EWS event organiser. The correct fitting, condition and suitability of the rider’s helmet is the sole responsibility of the rider.


A two-piece helmet (with removable jaw piece) will be accepted as a full face helmet. However, due to national insurance and federation regulations any helmet used in an event must pass the standards of that territories national regulations. Further information may be found in the Race Book for each event.


Specific body protection and helmet requirements may also be stipulated at each event, in accordance with that territory’s national regulations. Any protection rules put in place by the EWS organiser must be followed by all competitors. No exceptions will be permitted.


See Appendix 2 for an outline of 2016 protection regulations per event.


Rider Equipment

Each rider must be self-sufficient during the entire duration of the race (Food stashes are not permitted – see Section 6). Personal responsibility and self-sufficiency are a large part of the spirit of enduro racing and riders are encouraged to carry adequate equipment for operating in mountainous environments. Each rider should remember that they are solely responsible for themselves but are urged help other competitors on course.


GPS/Tracking and Timing

It is mandatory that the top 100 ranked men, 20 Women, 15 Master and 15 U21 men carry any official GPS/tracking device supplied by the EWS. If available, GPS/Tracker units will be distributed before the start. Failure of a rider to carry their allocated device will result in a 500 EUR fine.

Riders must carry their Timing Chip on their right wrist at all EWS events.


Riders are responsible for ‘dibbing in’ at all Official Time Checks. This includes the Pre-Start Time Check located close to the start line of every Special Stage.

It is strongly recommended that all competitors carry:

  • • Suitable backpack
  • • Waterproof jacket
  • • Emergency blanket
  • • Innertubes/ puncture repair kit
  • • Multi tool
  • • Basic, well maintained first aid kit
  • • Course Map
  • • Food and fluids
  • • Eye protection (glasses or goggles)
  • • Emergency contacts supplied by organiser
  • • Whistle


5.7: Equipment Marking Stickers

Only one frame, fork and one pair of wheels can be used by a competitor during a race.

ALL bike marking stickers must be placed on the Rider’s RIGHT HAND side of the bike.


Bike marking stickers must be placed on the bike by the rider or rider’s team prior to the race start. Any problems must be reported to the Race Director PRIOR to the race start.

Officially marked equipment:

  • • Fork Crown
  • • Swingarm / Rear triangle
  • • Front triangle
  • • Both wheel rims
  • • Competitor’s bikes will be checked for marking at the start of the race and at the finish of every Special Stage. Other random checks of stickered equipment will be carried out throughout the race.

A rider can use unmarked equipment during training unless otherwise stated by the organiser.


Only upon approval of the Race Director, may a rider replace a frame, fork or wheel. Following the repair the rider must return to the Race Director to have the replacement part(s) re-marked before rejoining the race.


A 5 minute penalty will be awarded to every rider who, having received approval by the Race Director, replaces the equipment listed above.


Any rider found to have replaced a named/marked part without consent from the Race Director will be disqualified (DSQ).


Sticker Location Diagram:
sticker location

5.8: Outside Assistance


Riders are allowed to stop en-route to access water and food at neutral shops/cafes


No Food is allowed to be prepared or given to a rider by a member of the rider’s support crew unless the rider is in an officially marked Outside Assistance Zone


Team Managers and Mechanics are not allowed to ride along Liaisons with their own team riders or wait with their riders at the start lines of Special Stages.


At Feed and Tech zones where Outside Assistance is allowed, riders are allowed to change any part of their clothing or equipment (not stickered parts) with the assistance of their support crew


Riders are allowed to collect and drop clothing or food in all Official Outside Assistance Zones

6. Environmental Rules

Enduro mountain bike racing allows us to ride into remote, backcountry areas of natural beauty. It is of the upmost importance that all racers respect their environment and consider the impact they leave behind for the local riding community. The below rules have been put in place to protect our trails and our riding environments.

  • • No disposable goggle tear offs are allowed to be used
  • • The disposal of food packaging on the trail is strictly prohibited.
  • • The Enduro World Series and its local organisers reserve the right to penalise any rider whose actions are deemed to seriously damage the local environment.
  • • Riders must not store food and drinks on the trail (Food Stashes). Packaging left behind and uncontrolled food supplies may have a serious impact on local wildlife and the local environment. Any rider found to be hiding or retrieving foods from unofficial feed stations will be penalised.
  • Riders must not store or drop clothing or equipment on the trail (Food/Gear Stashes) during Official Training or racing. All riders must remain self-sufficient and carry off the mountain what they carry onto it.
7. Rule Violations

In territories operating under National Federation rules, the National Federation enduro rules will dictate the penalty structure. However, EMBA recommends the following action.


7.1: Course cutting

Taking short cuts on course in order to gain an advantage can both damage the environment and brings the sport and spirit of enduro mountain biking racing into disrepute. Therefore, any rider trying to save time by choosing a line that lies outside of the defined trail will be disqualified.


The race organiser may choose, in exceptional circumstances, to apply a time penalty, not a DSQ to a rider found to have cut the course without intention. However, any rider leaving the obvious line must be aware that they risk a DSQ.


7.2: Liaison Stage delay/ missed start

Riders arriving late to the start must follow the starter's orders and join the course when instructed to do so.


Failure to follow starter's orders will result in a time penalty (See recommended penalties Section 7.5).


Any riders arriving at the start of a Special Stage later than 30 minutes after their specified start time will be disqualified from the race.


7.3: Illegal outside assistance

Racers are encouraged to help fellow competitors on course.


Any competitor receiving outside assistance from a non-racer without prior agreement from the Race Director will be disqualified. This includes using team staff/outside help to carry equipment around the course or perform repairs during the race. See also Food Stashes (Section 6).


7.4: Rule Violation Recording

The EWS event organiser is responsible for the application of the rules and has the final say.


The organiser can appoint special ‘Flying Marshals’ to travel around the course at their own discretion to undisclosed points. These ‘Flying Marshals’ can report rule violations to the organiser.


Any rule violations must be registered with the event organiser within 30 minutes of the last competitor finishing the final stage.


7.5: Recommended Penalties

Violation Penalty
Missed Start Up to 5 minutes late = 1 minute penalty
5+ minutes late = 5 minute penalty
30+ minutes late = DSQ
Other Start Violation (example: pushing into queue, delaying start, jumping start etc) 5 seconds
Not obeying course marking/course cutting Disqualification
Unintentional course cutting 30 seconds
Illegal Outside Assistance + Shuttling Disqualification
Environmental Disrespect From 1 minute to disqualification
Training outside official times Disqualification
Changing a marked piece of equipment with authorisation 5 minutes
Changing a marked piece of equipment without authorisation Disqualification
Disposal of a goggle Tear Off on the trail Disqualification
Altering the course Disqualification
Missing Back or helmet number (where given) 30 Seconds
Food / Kit stashing 5 minutes
8. Communication

The Notice of Race document will be made available from the date of race entries opening and will outline the basic format, provisional timetable and protection rules for each event.


Notice of Race documents are available on


8.2: Race Book

Two weeks prior to each EWS event, an official Race Book will be published. This document will outline the detailed programme, local rules and venue details that every rider must know.


It is the rider’s responsibility to download and read the Race Book. Having not read the rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any rule violation by any rider.


Race Book documents are available on


8.3: Rider Briefing

Every EWS event must host a rider briefing prior the race commencing. Changes to the rules, course, timetable etc and details of course marking, feed stations and assistance locations will be communicated at this briefing. Non-attendance of the Rider Briefing will not be accepted as an excuse for any rule violation by any rider.

8.4: Yellow / Red Cards


EMBA has the right to issue any rider a yellow card at any time throughout the season. Yellow cards may be issued following clear and supported evidence of a serious rule violation post-event, or in exceptional circumstances during an event.


A second card issued to a rider in one year, will be red.


A rider issued a red card will have 200 EWS Series points deducted from their season total.

9. Enduro World Series Points, Titles and Teams

9.1: Individual Titles

The Enduro World Series overall title will be awarded to the athlete with the highest amount of EWS ranking points after the final round. All rounds of the Enduro World Series will count towards the overall points total.


The overall winner of the Enduro World Series will be titled the Enduro Mountain Bike World Champion.


A specially designed trophy will be awarded to the winner at the final round of the Enduro World Series.


The World Champion will be awarded with the Enduro World Champion Globe Armband. This must be worn by that athlete at every EWS event until the completion of the following year's series.


Thereafter, a World Champion will be eligible to wear the EWS Champion’s Collar for the remainder of their EWS career.

The Master Category title will be decided using each Master’s (Men and Women) best 5 EWS Events

In the event of a tie in points, the rider with the highest placing in the most recent event will be awarded the overall leader’s yellow number plate. If a tie in points occurs at the final round of the series, the rider with the highest placing in the last event will be awarded the World Champion title for that year.


9.2: Official Teams and Team Ranking

The deadline to apply to be an Official EWS team is 9th January 2017. Teams will be selected on their rider roster, number of events entered, nationality and sponsorship backing. Successful teams will be announced on 11th January 2017


Each team must contain a minimum of two riders


Every Official Enduro World Series Team will receive a maximum of four reserve entries per event


Only official, registered EWS teams will contest the team ranking of the Enduro World Series.


The Overall Enduro World Series Team ranking will be calculated using the best three rider’s results (Men, Women, U21 categories), at each round of the Enduro World Series.
Example: Team A win the Men's, Women's and Junior category. That team will be awarded a total of 1200 team ranking points for that round.


Masters are not included in the Official Team Rankings


The Overall Team ranking will be calculated by adding together all rounds of the Enduro World Series.


In the event of multiple teams finishing the series on equal points, the team with the highest amount of EWS points won in the final round will be placed higher in the final team ranking.


9.3: Series Points

EWS Ranking Points will be awarded in relation to the overall finishing position of each EMBA. (Example: 15th position in the Women’s GC = 190 points regardless of how many EMBA members placed from 1st to 14th).


Full points table available in Appendix 1

10. Enduro World Series Qualifying Events

EMBA members entering the Official EWS Qualifier events listed on will collect official ranking points and feature in the official EWS annual qualifying rankings.


EMBA memberships and rankings are available on


On December 31st, the best three qualifying results for each rider will be totaled to calculate the final qualifying ranking.


The top 80 Men, 30 Women, 15 U21 and 15 Masters in the Final Qualifying Ranking will be added to the following year’s Reserve List


The winner in each category at every Official Qualifying round will be automatically added to the following year’s Reserve 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 table available in Appendix 2

11. EWS Challenger Events

11: Enduro World Series Challenger Events

Challenger events are aimed at fun, inclusion and relaxed racing. Challenger riders will race on select EWS stages, with no fixed start times at each Special Stage, no outside assistance rules and no bike marking. It’s all about having a ride, with friends, against the clock.

Start Order selected by riders at registration, allowing up to 6 riders to ride together. Only a time to start the day is given to each rider. There will be No individual start times on any stages but stages will close at predefined times.

Stages must be completed in the order specified by the organiser

Riders can drop into Special Stages individually at a minimum of 20 second intervals

A final check-in time will be announced to riders at registration. Riders must report back to the allocated Time-Check after completing all the stages in order.

There will and no equipment marking for Challenger racers.

Outside is allowed during the day, stop at a shop, get a coffee, help each other out.

Rider briefing for Challenger racers is not mandatory. Rider briefing notes will be handed out at rider registration and all riders must read these notes, only riders with a number plate attached to their bike will be allowed on course during practice. Practice on all stages is strongly recommended.

Consult the Challenger Notice of Race document and event schedule on your event page at for helmet and protection regulations


12. Financial Obligations

Event entries will be processed in Pounds Sterling and the exchange rate fixed with the host nation in the week prior to each event opening to the public (2016 onwards).

Men and Women Prize Money (Euros)
1st 750
2nd 400
3rd 200

Event organisers are encouraged to pay more prize money than the minimum amounts stated above.


Overall Series prize money
Five percent of all income generated by EMBA through Enduro World Series Official Supporterships will be awarded to the Enduro World Series winning Male and Female after the final round.


The total amount will be divided equally between the Men and Women.

13. Anti-Doping Policy

The Enduro World Series organisers and EMBA will respect and assist any National Cycling Federation operating anti-doping controls at Enduro World Series events.


Any competitor entering an EMBA event must follow any anti-doping procedure that may be asked of them by an Enduro World Series organiser. With the interests of keeping enduro mountain biking clean from the start and to avoid the spirit and reputation of enduro mountain bike racing from being brought into disrepute, any cyclist, regardless of cycling discipline, who has previously been found guilty by any court or regulatory body of any use of or involvement with banned, performance enhancing drugs will not be entitled to compete or take part in any Enduro World Series event.


Any cyclist prevented from competing or taking part in any Enduro World Series event by virtue of the foregoing paragraph may appeal to the Board of EMBA for exemption from that rule and in exceptional circumstances the Board of EMBA may at its absolute discretion, grant such an exemption. However, in the interests of transparency within the sport of enduro mountain bike racing, the Board of EMBA reserve the right to maintain a zero tolerance approach to drug taking in cycling and will communicate any appeal decision publicly.

14. Appendix 1 - Points Table

Points Table


Position Men Women U21 Masters*
1 500 400 300 400
2 450 350 250 350
3 420 320 220 320
4 400 300 200 300
5 390 290 190 290
6 380 280 180 280
7 370 270 170 270
8 360 260 160 260
9 350 250 150 250
10 340 240 140 240
11 330 230 130 230
12 320 220 120 220
13 310 210 110 210
14 300 200 100 200
15 290 190 90 190
16 280 180 80 180
17 270 170 70 170
18 260 160 60 160
19 250 150 55 150
20 240 145 50 145
21 230 140 45 140
22 220 135 40 135
23 210 130 35 130
24 200 125 30 125
25 190 120 25 120
26 180 115 20 115
27 170 110 15 110
28 160 105 10 105
29 150 100 5 100
30 145 95 3 95
31 140 90 90
32 135 85 85
33 130 80 80
34 125 75 75
35 120 70 70
36 115 65 65
37 110 60 60
38 105 55 55
39 100 50 50
40 95 45 45
41 90 40 40
42 85 35 35
43 80 30 30
44 75 25 25
45 70 20 20
46 65 15 15
47 60 10 10
48 55 5 5
49 50 3 3
50 49 1 1
51 48
52 47
53 46
54 45
55 44
56 43
57 42
58 41
59 40
60 39
61 38
62 37
63 36
64 35
65 34
66 33
67 32
68 31
69 30
70 29
71 28
72 27
73 26
74 25
75 24
76 23
77 22
78 21
79 20
80 19
81 18
82 17
83 16
84 15
85 14
86 13
87 12
88 11
89 10
90 9
91 8
92 7
93 6
94 5
95 4
96 3
97 2
98 1
15. Appendix 2 - EWS Official Qualifier Events Points Table

EWS Official Qualifier Events Points Table


Position Men Women Master U21 Men U21 Women
1 350 250 250 250 250
2 300 200 200 200 200
3 250 180 180 180 180
4 230 170 170 170 170
5 210 160 160 160 160
6 200 150 150 150 150
7 190 140 140 140 140
8 180 130 130 130 130
9 170 120 120 120 120
10 160 110 110 110 110
11 150 100 100 100 100
12 140 90 90 90 90
13 130 80 80 80 80
14 120 70 70 70 70
15 110 60 60 60 60
16 105 58 58 58 58
17 100 56 56 56 56
18 95 54 54 54 54
19 90 52 52 52 52
20 85 50 50 50 50
21 80
22 78
23 76
24 74
25 72
26 70
27 68
28 66
29 64
30 62
31 60
32 58
33 56
34 54
35 52
36 50
37 48
38 46
39 44
40 42
Rider Rule Breaks - Claim Form

Official Staff
- All EWS staff official visual, photo, GPS and video evidence of rule breaks will be used as evidence in a rule break case, including after the event (where a yellow or red card may be awarded). EWS will not publish the names of the staff who report rule breaks.

- A rule violation case must be reported by three or more riders or team managers (Official EWS teams only). All three riders and managers must be from different teams.
- Riders and team managers names will not be held anonymously
- 100EUR total must be paid to register the complaint to EWS. If successful, the money will be refunded in full. If a case is not successful 100EUR will be donated to a local trail/bike association.
-claims need to be submitted using the following form 

EWS will only listen to potential rule violation cases if it has been officially reported.

chris ball


Letter from the Director


Hello and welcome to the 2017 Enduro World Series.


Following discussion with the Official EMBA Rider Advisors and the EMBA Board, we have made a small number of changes to the rules.

All new rules are highlighted in red.

If you are a race organiser, anywhere in the world, we continue to encourage you to copy our rules and we urge you to use this rule book as a template for the sport of enduro mountain biking, allowing us all to grow this great sport in the same direction.


Good luck for 2017,


chris ball


Chris Ball