This is round 2 of the "AusCycling CX State Series" which is a 3 part series.
South Coast Cycling is for the first time hosting a CX Event - a new journey for us!
Please familiarise yourself with the contents of the Series Guide prior to entering this event.
*** NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION *** JOHN E .BROWN PARK (PARK 27A) https://www.adelaide-parklands.asn.au/park-27a
John E Brown Park is...Essentially, corner of Port Road and Park Terrace - enter from Park Tce (if coming from the city turn right from Port Rd on to Park Tce, do a u-turn and then left in to the entrance).
Please accept our apologies for the late change of location. Due to a few issues with approvals to use The O'Halloran Hill Recreation Bike Park we've had to make the call. Hoping this will not cause any inconvenience to riders & supporters.
A current AusCycling Race membership (Off-Road or All Discipline) is required to ride in these events. Please download your membership card to show the volunteers at sign on!
Need a membership? Explore all the membership options with SCC here. Trial membership holders are not eligible to enter Series categories - but may enter junior or open events.
We will need lots of help to setup & run the event - please email us to let us know what you can do. Lots of jobs ... sign on desk, bbq chefs etc
SCC will distribute both a transponder to connect to your bike for timing & also we will provide race numbers to pin on.
SENIORS: Your chosen grade is dependent on both rider ability and your bike type. A drop ('Curly") bar bike (eg road, touring or CX bike) is required to contest any of the series categories. If you have a MTB or Flat-bar hybrid / roadie please choose Open. If you have a CX/Road bike you can contest any grade based upon your ability.
JUNIORS: Junior grading will be subject to age-groups and ability. Note Little Xers is for the youngest children or kids new to cycling not capable of completing the full course on their own and can include balance bikes, bikes with training wheels, tricycles and those new to a pedal bike and a carer is welcome to accompany them around the shortened course on foot. Other grades will be marshaled with club volunteers and carers are not to accompany riders on course.
If you are new to racing CX, but race bikes elsewhere please put your current criterium or road or MTB grade in the handicapping remarks. If you are completely new to any form of racing, we recommend you start in C-Grade unless you know someone you are comparable with and wish to race with them. Grades will be mixed on the course together, but wave-started and timed separately.
Grades available are:
*Women A (Series Category) *Men A (Series Category) *Women B (Series Category) *Men B (Series Category) *C Women (Series Category) *C Men (Series Category) *Open Men *Open Women *U17 Women *U17 Men *A-Juniors
Sign-on will be contactless. Please visit the rego desk and have your name checked off before going on course for the the main practice session. Ensure you have your race number and timing transponder on before entering the course.
Riders must have signed on at the rego desk more than 30 minutes before race start so we know you're at the venue. Riders must be ready to start and congregating at the muster point after the finish line 15 minutes before the allocated race start time for the Commissaire’s instructions, and to get in a sighting lap (if you'd like one). Riders will be seeded based on last year's series standings and called up one by one to the starting grid at ~5 minutes before the scheduled start. If you miss your call-up, you will start from the back of the field.
No license, No Race - Riders need a current license. Licenses will be checked at registration, so please bring your license or proof of renewal on the day.
No race number, or timing tag, no race.
Pits - there will be dedicated pit areas on each course for mechanical assistance. You must enter the pits from the course, and in the direction of the course (which may mean you need to run with your bike to the pit area). Cutting the course or receiving assistance outside the pit areas will result in a DQ.
Announcements – Keep your eye on your emails for any important announcements ahead of race day.
Respect the venue - we're racing in a natural area, warm up in areas to minimise damage to the vegetation.
Covid-19 - consider your actions and how they impact upon others. Give volunteers and other competitors people plenty of room, be mindful of others' mental and physical wellbeing. Stay home if you're sick.