Port Adelaide CC returns to its roots with racing in Port Adelaide! Take the afternoon off, watch the Santos Tour Down Under Ziptrak Stage 1 Finish and roll on down to Joyce Snadden Reserve for some fast and furious cyclo-cross racing - suitable for ages 3-70+ It's a ripper of a course with grass, gravel, bitumen and loose off-camber dirt - and right on the water. The event is proudly part of the Tour Down Under Stage 1 Finish - Peloton At the Port Street Party - lots to see and do before and after each CX race.
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Joyce Snadden Reserve, Port Adelaide - Click here for locality map
ALL RIDERS MUST BRING THEIR PACC TIMING CHIP AND RACE NUMBER IF THEY HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ISSUED WITH ONE. Lost yours? Make a note in your handicapping remarks.
Hot weather means we have pushed the times back a bit:
|3:30pm||Course Setup from 3:30pm (Volunteers needed!)|
|5:00 - 7:30pm||Sign-on and registration is open.|
|5:00 - 6:00pm||Practice on course with number on after you have signed-in. Includes Come 'n' Try.|
|6:15 - 6:35pm||B Juniors|
|6:35 - 6:55pm||A Juniors|
|6:55 - 7:20pm||B-Women, C-Women, C-Men|
|7:25 - 7:55 pm||CX B-Men|
|7:55 - 8:30pm||CX A Men, CX A-Women, Open Men|
|8:30--done||All hands on deck to tear-down the course before it gets properly dark at 9:01pm please!|
SENIORS: Your chosen grade is dependant on both rider ability and your bike type. A drop ('Curly") bar bike (eg road, touring or CX bike) is required to contest any category with 'CX' in its title. If you have a MTB or Flat-bar hybrid / roadie please choose between Open Men or C-Men (for people identifying as gents) or B-Women and C-Women (for people identifying as ladeez). If you have a CX/Road bike you can contest any grade based upon your ability except Open.
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. Other grades will be marshalled 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:
Note a current Cycling Australia RACE or MTBA COMPETITION membership is required to ride in these events (or 'Cycling Australia 'Kidz' or MTBA 'Dirtmaster' for Little Crossers), primarily for insurance purposes. Bring your license card or proof of membership with you to sign-on!
If this is your first try at racing you can get a FREE 2-month trial MTBA membership here (only for people who have not held any MTBA membership in the last 3 years).
No license, No Race - Riders need a current Cycling Australia or MTBA license. Licenses will be checked at registration, so please bring your license or proof of renewal on the day.
All riders must have signed on 1/2 hour before your allocated race start time. On the day entrants who haven't raced a PACC event before should allow time to complete their registration at sign on.
Announcements – Keep your eye on Facebook and your email for any announcements ahead of race day.