Jindabyne Cycling Club presents...
The Santa Sendy
What on earth is the Santa Sendy?
Jindabyne Cycling Club, in partnership with Jindabyne Trail Stewardship, are throwing a festive season bash for kids to farewell 2023 in style. The Santa Sendy is kids only shuttled gravity flow racing on the ever popular Pink Trail followed by an evening BBQ on the Pink Beach. Price is all inclusive.
||Wednesday, 20 December 2023 (from 4pm)
Brought to you by Sendy of course, along with Sacred Ride, Pit Viper, Jindy Riders and Bike Betty. Special shout out to Snowy Monaro Regional Council, Jindabyne Property Maintenance, Snowy Mountains Grammar School, Peter Baff Constructions, ABF Building, Dibley Building Co, Absolute Constructions, Fastride Snowboard Camps, Elevate Physiotherapy, Live Locates, Mountain View Mowing, B. Williams Excavations and Nicole McLeod Photography for making this happen.
Can my kid enter and what do they get?
|Male & Female Categories
Inclusions - Shuttles 4.30pm-6.30pm in groups with volunteer guides/marshals, timed racing, BBQ dinner and lollies for dayz...
Effective ages - Ages are as at 31 December 2023.
Capacity limits - For various logistical reasons, we are limiting entries to 50 across the Mini Groms, Midi Groms and Maxi Groms categories and favouring categories that were ineligible for the recent Jindabyne Spring Gravity Enduro Series. If you try to enter your child and get waitlisted, this is probably why.
Bike and ability limits - Except for Micro Groms, we can only fit 24" and larger bikes on the trailer and racers need to be reasonably confident riding an intermediate flow trail without stopping. Cruising down is fine but stopping at trail features or due to fatigue creates a hazard for everyone.
Special arrangements for Micro Groms - We will make some special shuttling and riding arrangements for a group of Micro Groms on 20" bikes. This category will be all genders and untimed.
Does my kid need a race licence?
Yep, but try to score a freebie
For insurance purposes, all riders need to be current race members of AusCycling. If your child hasn't held a race licence before, we suggest taking up a free trial membership here: https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/free-trial
If you've used the freebie previously, other options are:
AusCycling Annual Race Membership - This is something to think about if your child will be doing other JCC races or other racing in the region (Thredbo, Eden, Tathra etc); or
AusCycling Day Licence - This is available via tickbox at entry at a cost of $44 per day (cost-price from AusCycling sorry). If you don't require a Day Licence, please avoid ticking the Day Licence option.
What's the plan for this thing?
- Registration from 4pm at Echidna Place, Tyrolean Village
- Rider briefing, meet your guides/marshals and group mates from 4.15pm
- Shuttles begin circulating and racing commences from 4.30pm
- Shuttles end and we fire up the BBQ from 6.30pm (potentially earlier if kids are knackered)
- Beach BBQ presentation and bring a towel for a swim if it's a hot evening (under parents' supervision).
Can I drop my kids and head to the pokies? No. While racers will be circuiting in marshalled groups, we'd appreciate if parents could still be around to cheer the kids on, join the BBQ and supervise any beach swimming.
Where do I park? Parking is available above RaceHQ at Echidna Place. This will be a combination of off-street and on-street parking.
Do I need to give back my kid's timing chip?
Yes! While JCC think it's a great idea to hand out our expensive timing equipment to a bunch of sugared up kiddies, if parents could please ensure timing chips are returned we'd very much appreciate that. Replacement cost for the chip is $140.
What does the racing component involve?
Sanctioning and regulations
This is an AusCycling sanctioned 'Bronze' level event that will follow the technical regulations for downhill in a very loose kid friendly way.
Course and number of runs
The course is the Pink Trail in the Tyrolean Trail Park, with shuttles up Rainbow Drive from Echidna Place. Racers will start in 30 second intervals (more where Maxi Groms follow Mini Groms or Micro Groms) with caught riders to yield to faster riders when safe to do so.
Each racer's fastest two runs will be combined to give their finishing result.
Safety, safety, safety!
- Kids must wear an Australian Standard helmet whenever they're on their bike. An open face helmet is fine, but we recommend a full-face helmet.
- We recommend knee pads and covered elbows (ideally elbow pads).
- Bring water and snacks in a hydration back or bottle cage.
- Bikes must be sized and set up appropriately. Check that your child can cover and use their brakes while still holding the handle bars.
- Bikes must be in good working order, particularly the brakes and tyres. Disc brakes are recommended, along with knobby tyres and a Goldilocks tyre pressure.
t: JCC Race Director (Kelsey Boreham) 0423 813 265