Jindabyne Cycling Club (JCC) in partnership with Jindabyne Trail Stewardship (JTS) are proud to host the inaugural Jindabyne Spring Gravity Enduro Series at the Tyrolean MTB Park in East Jindabyne (Tyrolean Village). This is a community race series, aiming to raise funds for local cycling development and trail maintenance through healthy competition.
We are offering racing on Saturday afternoons across the following weekends. Registration and collection of timing chips from Race HQ at Echidna Place any time from 11am and timing is live from 12pm to 4pm.
|Round 1||Saturday, 04 November 2023 (afternoon)|
|Round 2||Saturday, 11 November 2023 (afternoon)|
Keep an eye out for details of JTS trailwork days planned around the Series to get the trails in mint condition. Current dates proposed are Sunday, 17 September; Saturday, 14 October and Sunday, 5 November.
A big shout out to our sponsors Snowy Monaro Regional Council, Sacred Ride, Sendy and Pit Viper for helping to make this possible. Massive kudos also to the Thredbo Pro Bike Patrol for their first-aid support.
|Male & Female Categories||10-14 yrs||15-17 years||18-44 years||45+ years||10+ years|
For insurance purposes, all riders need to be current race members of AusCycling (i.e. hold an annual race membership) or purchase AusCycling Day Licences.
AusCycling Day Licences are available via tickbox at entry at a cost of $44 per day (so $88 for both rounds). If you don't require a Day Licence, please avoid ticking the Day Licence option
JCC has purchased some very fancy timing equipment and we need this back if we're to run future community racing events! SIAC timing chips will be issued upon registration at RaceHQ and must be returned following each afternoon of racing. Round 1 timing chips will be collected at RaceHQ and Round 2 chips will be collected in Jindabyne (Poo Bay).
There is a fee chargeable for failure to return the SIAC timing chip following the Series. The fee is $140 (i.e. the cost of the chip).
Rider Briefing Videos will be posted on this page on the morning of each day of racing. These videos will provide an update on course conditions, important safety information and other last-minute race arrangements.
It is compulsory to watch the Rider Briefing Videos and you will be asked to confirm you have done so when picking up your timing chip from RaceHQ.
|Round 1||<< Video link TBA >>|
|Round 2||<< Video link TBA >>|
When do I start the race? While registration and collection of timing chips can occur any time from 11am to 3pm, we expect that most riders will take around 2 hours to complete all timed descents. Please allow ample time within the active timing window to collect your chip and ride all timed descents (and more time if you wish to ride descents more than once).
Where do I park? Parking is available at RaceHQ at Echidna Place. This will be a combination of off-street and on-street parking. Round 2 will finish in Jindabyne, so consider a drop-off at RaceHQ and leaving a car at the Copper Tom trailhead in Poo Bay. Alternatively, you could ride to EventHQ from Jindabyne before timing goes live at 12pm.
Detailed course maps will be linked below at least 1 week prior to each round of the Series. These will include details of timed descents and approved climb trails.
|Round 1||<< Course map TBA >>|
|Round 2||<< Course map TBA >>|
The Series is a gravity enduro race format of untimed climbs and timed descents which can be attempted as many times as racers wish while timing is live. Racers’ fastest time on each descent will be aggregated each afternoon and across the Series to provide a final result. There will be 3 to 4 timed descents available on each day of racing and all timed descents must be completed at least once to receive a result.
In setting the courses, we’re aiming to showcase the best that mountain biking the Tyrolean MTB Park has to offer. Courses will be approachable for riders with a low intermediate skill level and above, but all levels will find it challenging and fun thanks to A and B lines over and around difficult features. Courses include both flowing and technical terrain, taking in old favourite descents like Three Lions and the Pink Trail along with some more unusual lines.
As an AusCycling sanctioned 'Bronze' level event, the Series is subject to the rules and technical regulations applicable to the gravity enduro format of racing. More details on this are available here.
Racers must stick to the timed descents and approved climb trails -- there will be no vehicle shuttling and no riding up public roads (e.g. Rainbow Drive). Doing so will result in disqualification and risks jeapodising JCC's ability to hold similar events in the future. Courses may change at Chief Commissaire’s discretion due to weather and safety factors.
NO.1 RULE – DON’T BE A JERK
Jindabyne is a small community and we’re fortunate to have many volunteers and local businesses supporting our event. Be positive, be nice and support them to support you.
Follow the directions of the Chief Commissaire and marshals. Commissaire’s decisions are final.
If you’re approaching a slower rider, give plenty of advance notice. The slower rider must yield when safe to do so.
Provide assistance to riders in need, particularly if you see a fall. We’re not racing for sheep stations here and you will get more than one shot at most of the timed descents. You can also restart an interrupted descent.
NO.2 RULE – BE SAFE OUT THERE
You must wear a helmet whenever you’re on your bike. An open face helmet is fine, but we recommend a full-face helmet.
We recommend knee pads and covered elbows (ideally elbow pads).
Aim to be largely self-sufficient with food and water. JCC will have water at RaceHQ and some around the course.
Your bike must be in good working order, particularly the brakes and tyres.
We have limited capacity. Series entry to both races results in priority entry. If the event reaches capacity via Series Entries, we won't be opening entries for individual rounds. Please consider this if waiting for single round entries as you may miss out
A payment card fee may apply (calculated at checkout).