I have a huge desire to attend on Megavalanche in France, but I don't know if I am good enough. I don't ride park and only do descents from the local mountains where you "need" a full suspension bike (I have a Giant Trance 3 enduro bike). I can ride anything, except 2 meter drops.

Megavalanche is pretty hardcore. Does anyone know any similar (not downhill, but events with more descent than ascend) in Austria or Italy?

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    It might not be for you, Henry Ford said 'Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.', It possible he had a dream about a future spot we now call DH mountain biking.
    – mattnz
    Nov 23, 2017 at 19:09
  • Why do you think so? youtube.com/watch?v=JEKB7clgC_A
    – user33482
    Nov 23, 2017 at 20:08
  • It doesn't look so hard.
    – user33482
    Nov 23, 2017 at 20:09
  • just gotta go for it Nov 23, 2017 at 20:17

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The Mega is not a single mass-start race. There are qualification stages on the days preceding the main event.

You might get an entry into the Mega, but if you don't qualify, that's a very expensive learning experience!

  • I think I saw a Youtube video where it was mentioned that everyone that signs up gets to race on the main track on the day between the qualification and the finals. Have they since changed that?
    – HAEM
    Dec 1, 2017 at 13:59
  • No, but do you consider that to be "racing the Megavelanche"?
    – Emyr
    Dec 1, 2017 at 14:00
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    That wouldn't seem to matter if you're not expecting a single- or double-digit placement. OP will still get the experience of a race down the main track, even if they fail miserably in the qualifier round, which is the sort of detail that could matter to a beginner.
    – HAEM
    Dec 1, 2017 at 14:09
  • Thanks! Do you maybe know any Enduro events for beginners in Austria?
    – user33482
    Dec 2, 2017 at 17:34

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