Norwood Cycling Club
Mount Crawford Gravel Kermesse Supported By Giant Adelaide

Sat, 24 Aug 2024
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Norwood Cycling Club acknowledges the Peramangk people as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the this NCC Gravel Kermesse takes place. We acknowledge not only this ancestral relationship, but also the ongoing deep feelings of attachment and relationship of the people of these nations to Country. We respect and value their past, present and ongoing connection to the land and cultural beliefs. We also pay our respects to their Elders past and present. In addition, we extend that respect to other Aboriginal Language Groups and other First Nations.

Mount Crawford Gravel Race presented by Giant Adelaide

NCC are delighted to announce the next of our gravel races for 2024! Taking place within Mount Crawford Forest, this is an all closed road, gravel kermesse using the Forestry SA fire roads within this section of Mount Crawford. The terrain and surfaces you will be encountering on this course will require a bike capable of riding off road comfortably. The ideal setup would be 40mm (approx) tubeless tyres. A cyclocross bike/Gravel Bike/hardtail MTB would all make great options!

This event is open to ALL clubs and Auscycling licenses riders. Four week free trial memberships are available for this event. As this is a off-road event, riders are permitted to race on a "race off-road license." Don't have a race license? Enter the recreational ride!

Course Map (Draft map)

All Categories

On The Day Procedures

Sign on from 9am at Ponderosa Campground, Access from Starkey Road, Sign on open until 15 min before start - If competing in the race - Bring proof of current Auscycling license (including four week free trial)
- ** For this event we will be using NCC only Race Result Transponders. If you have one, bring it along! Riders without a fixed transponder can purchase one with their entry. If you don't intend to be a regular participant with NCC, we will have loan transponders available**
- We will have handlebar mounted mtb style number plates for this race. please ensure when mounting number plate that it is legible during race (Or you might get missed!) We will not be using the NCC Fixed numbers for this event

Details: contact Race Director Max Hardy through NCC Facebook Messenger, or

Race Schedule - TBC

Race Name Distance Start Time
"Long Crawford" 7 Laps 84km 10:30am
"Medium Crawford" - 5 laps 60km 10:31am
Short Crawford" - 3 Laps 36km 10:32am
Junior Groading u11/u13/u15 Various 10:35am
Recreational Ride (including E-Bikes) Ride Some Laps/Have some fun 10:45am

Recreational Ride**

Don't have an AusCycling Race License but still want to get amongst the trees with your mates? You can sign up for the Recreational Ride. This cost includes the participation license for day, so no membership required.

You will still get:
- To ride the same course as those racing;
- As many laps as you feel comfortable riding (within our time constraints)
- Full timing inc. lap times;
- A donut at the end, and all the vibes your heart could desire.

When you finish your last lap - Let the officials know that you are done so the timing can capture your finish.

Other event info

Mechanicals, and Pits/feed zone
In the event of any repairable mechanical, riders should aim to be self sufficient on course - Carry a tube and/or a tubeless plug, a CO2 canister or pump etc. If the mechanical is not immediately repairable but the rider would like to continue in the race, they must follow the course until reaching the pits.

In the event of a race ending mechanical, riders should make their way back to the start area and alert the chief commissaire of their DNF.

Podiums and prizes

Race presentations will be after the conclusion of all the races for the day. There will be food and drinks available at the sign on area, so hang around and cheer on the riders as they take on the course.

Cut off times While we endeavour to make our events as inclusive as possible, we have limits to our park booking as well as logistical realities of packing up after racing that mean we will enforce a cutoff time for the longest of our distance categories. The commsiares will make this decision based on rider speeds on course on the day.

Donuts Yes! Every finisher gets a donut!

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Junior entry
Short Course
Medium Course
Long Course
Recreational Ride
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