Frontline Equipment Maintenance MAD RUSH 6-HOUR 2022
The Frontline Equipment Maintenance MAD RUSH 6-HOUR is a Cross Country Marathon (XCM) event held over 6 hours at Rowallan Park.
Riders can compete as Solo, Women, Men or mixed, in Pairs, Teams of 3 or 4, Social Corporate challenge teams 3 to 6 and E bike categories. The course will be approximately 5.5kms in length and will take an intermediate level rider approximately 25-30mins to complete one lap. The course terrain is low technical and there is a moderate level of climbing at around 100m elevation gain per lap. This event will finish after dark and as such all participants will be required to use suitable riding lights.
Entrants can compete in the following categories:
• Solo Men (19+ years) • Solo Women (19+ years) • Pairs Men • Pairs Women • Pairs Mixed • Team of 3 Mixed • Team of 4 Mixed • E-Bike Solo (19+ years) • E-Bike Pairs • E-Bike Teams • Adult Social Corporate Teams (non-competitive)
Solo and E Bikes: Riders in the Solo categories are to compete by themselves for the duration of the event. It is recommended that these riders have a support crew of at least one person located at the event hub. Riders will compete with the objective to achieve as many laps as possible over the 6-hour timeframe. Once the 6-hour timeframe expires, the first rider with the most laps to cross the finish line will win the category.
Pairs and E bikes: Riders in the Pairs categories compete as a duo with only one rider from the pair on the course at a time. Riders share laps during the event by ‘tagging’ each other in the change-over area at the event hub. Once the 6-hour timeframe expires, the Pair with the most laps who cross the finish line will win the category.
Teams and E bikes:
Riders in the Teams categories compete as a group with only one rider from the team on the course at a time. Riders share laps during the event by ‘tagging’ each other in the change-over area at the event hub. Once the 6-hour timeframe expires, the Team with the most laps who cross the finish line will win the category. Teams can be comprised of either 3 or 4 riders. Mixed Teams and non-Mixed teams will compete against each other. Depending on the number of entries it is likely that Teams of 3 and Teams of 4 will compete against each other in one category called ‘Teams’. The final plan for Teams will be communicated at the start of the event.
Adult Social: A social Corporate Team challenge is the same for teams evet as above
Social: A social category will be available for those who wish to participate but not compete. Social riders can participate on their own for as long as they wish within the 6-hour timeframe.
Junior Participation: Due to Junior Participation Policy restrictions, Under 11 and Under 13 riders are not eligible to compete in the MAD Rush 6-Hour without an endorsement from a qualified coach and consent from a parent or guardian. There will be an Under 11 and Under 13 Cross Country event, and a Dirtmachines Ride for children up to 7 years held prior to the start of the MAD RUSH.
Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 riders also have MTBA time restrictions for Marathon events. See the following information for these riders wishing to compete:
• Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 riders cannot compete in Solo categories • Under 15 riders (i.e., 13 and 14 years at 31st Dec 2021) wanting to compete in a Pair must be paired with an Under 19 rider (i.e., 17 or 18 years at 31st Dec 2021), or above. • Under 17 riders (i.e., 15 and 16 years at 31st Dec 2021) wanting to compete in a Pair must be paired with an Under 17 rider (i.e., 15 or 16 years at 31st Dec 2021), or above. • Under 19 riders (i.e., 17 and 18 years at 31st Dec 2021) wanting to compete in a Pair must be paired with an Under 15 rider (i.e., 13 or 14 years at 31st Dec 2021), or above. • Under 15, Under 17 and Under 19 riders can compete in Teams of 3 or Teams of 4 without restriction.
|Track Practice||630am to 1200pm|
|Check in and Race Plate Collection||from 12:00pm|
|Course Marshall Briefing||12:30pm|
|Dirt Machines Ride (15mins)||1:00pm|
|U11 and U13 XC RACE||1:15pm|
|U11 and U13 Presentations||1:45pm|
|MAD RUSH 6HR Rider Briefing||1:45pm|
|MAD RUSH RACE START||2:00pm|
|MAD RUSH RACE FINISH||8:00pm|
|MAD DINNER||from 6:00pm|
|MAD RUSH PRESENTATIONS||8:15pm|
Race lengths and times are set in accordance with Auscycle regulations:
Dirt Machines – 15min ride
U13 and U11 – 20-30min (1.5km track – 2 or 3 laps)
MAD RUSH 6 HOUR - Categories in accordance with Junior Participation Guidelines