Port Adelaide Cycling Club
Pedla CrossFire Cup - Round 4

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Date
Sun, 28 Jul 2024
Entries open
Now
Entries close
Fri, 26 Jul 2024 7:59 PM ACST
Scratch cut-off
Sat, 27 Jul 2024 8:00 PM ACST
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Sat, 27 Jul 2024 11:00 PM ACST


Acknowledgement of Country

Port Adelaide Cycling Club acknowledges that we ride and race on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains and pays respects to Elders past and present and recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge that they are of continuing importance to the Kaurna people living today.


Introduction

We’re excited to get busy between the tape this winter with a tight calendar that builds towards cyclocross state and national championships in August! Huge shoutout and thank you to our series partners for 2024 who continue to support us, the community and sport - The Pedla, Giant Adelaide, Burgh Cycling, Pink Carat and Pirate Life. LET’S GOOOOO!


Locations

Round Date Location Catering Coffee
1 Sunday June 9th Kings Reserve, Thebarton Trott Park BBQ Cheeky Grin Coffee
2 Sunday June 30th Unity Park, Pooraka Cross Keys BMX Club Cross Keys BMX Club
3 Sunday July 14th King Rodney Park, Adelaide Trott Park BBQ Cheeky Grin Coffee
4 Sunday July 28th Ellis Park, Adelaide Trott Park BBQ -

Course Map

Coming soon!


Race Fees

Category Fee
Seniors $25.00
Juniors (U17 and under) $5.00
Little Crossers Free

Race Schedule

Time Activity
08:00 Course Setup (Volunteers welcome & required - email cx@pacc.org.au )
09:00 Registration Opens and Course Opens for Practice
10:00 CX & Chonklocross Men C / CX U17 / Open Men - 30 / 30 / 30 mins
10:45 Little Crossers (2-7 yo) - modified course
11:00 Junior A and Junior B Grade - 30 / 20 mins (course may be modified)
11:40 Course Practice - 1 lap only
12:00 CX & Chonklocross Women A / B / C / CX U17 / Open Women - 50 / 40 / 30 / 30 / 30 mins
13:00 CX & Chonklocross Men A / B - 50 / 40 mins
14:00 Course packup and presentations - all hands on deck please


Note: Event schedules are subject to change round by round


Equipment

Grade Bike Tyres Bars Gears
Men & Women - CX CX / Gravel 35mm* max Drop / Curly^ Any
Men & Women - Chonklocross Any 40mm* min Drop / Curly Any
Men & Women - Open Any Any Any Any
U17 / Junior A & B Any Any Any Any
Little Crossers Any Any Any Any

*As branded on the tyre. ^ Maximum width at widest point no greater than 500mm

All bikes must be human powered, have two functioning brakes and bar ends must be capped. Refer to the Series Guide for full details.


Teams Classification

1.Teams must be composed of 3 riders across any senior cx category / grade. 2.Team points are the sum of the individual riders’ points at the conclusion of each Crossfire Cup round. 3. The team with the most points at the conclusion of the Crossfire Cup (Round 4) will be declared the winner! 4. If at the end of the series, teams are of equal points, the team with the highest points allocated in the most recent event will be declared the winner.

Teams Entry Form Enter Here


Prizes

Series Participation Prize Thanks to Giant Adelaide we will be giving away a Giant TCX / Liv Brava or Giant Revolt / Liv Devote at the conclusion of The Pedla Crossfire Cup 2024! Full Terms and Conditions here

Series and Overall Prizes Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors The Pedla, Burgh Cycling and Pink Carat Jewellery we have great prizes all season to give podium placers!


Eligibility Requirements

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!

If this is your first try at racing you can get a FREE four week trial membership here (only for people who have not held any membership in the last 3 years). Please do this before entering as we need your membership number as part of your entry.

Need a membership? Explore all the membership options with PACC here.


Timing and Race Numbers

PACC will be providing live timing for this event. If you have been issued with a PACC Timing Tag previously, please bring it to the event. For riders new to our races, a tag will be available for collection at the Registration Desk, along with your race number. If you have lost or damaged yours, please purchase one when you register.

Live results will be available during the event - start from here.

Rider numbers will be the YELLOW AND BLACK cloth numbers first issued last season. These are what you will use at all future Port Adelaide CC events unless specified. If you don’t have a set, one will be assigned to you and provided at sign on. Replacement numbers for those who have lost them will have another set issued at a cost.


Grading advice

SENIORS: Separate grades are available for men and women, but may be raced at the same time. Non-binary riders, please pick the grade that you feel is most appropriate. Place yourself in the grade you would normally race CX, MTB or criterium races. Please leave notes as to your current race grades in the handicapping remarks if you are new to CX. Your category may be adjusted, so please check EntryBoss after entries have closed. Completely new to racing? We recommend you start in C Grade or Open unless you know someone you are comparable with and wish to race with them. Grades may be mixed on the course, but will be wave started and timed separately. Still need help? email us.

JUNIORS: U17 grades are available for men and women. Junior A and B is 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.


Sign On

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 tag 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. Riders will be seeded based on current Series Points, followed by Time of Entry. Riders will be 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.


Race Day Reminders:

  • No license, No Race - Riders need a current license. Licenses may 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. Stay home if you're sick. Give yourself a chance to recover.

Volunteers

WE <3 VOLUNTEERS! Be there at 8:00am for an excellent chance to win prizes!


Sponsors

Thank you to all our Crossfire Cup partners for their support
The Pedla - @thepedla
Giant Adelaide - @giantadelaide
Burgh Cycling - @burghcycling
Pink Carat Jewellery - @pink_carat_jewellery
Pirate Life - @piratelifebeer


Social Media

Follow us for events, updates, results and photos
Web - www.pacc.org.au
Hashtags - #pacc #portadelcc #crossfire24 #cxdownunder #cyclocross #cx #crossisboss #chonklocross #weheartcx
Instagram - @portadelcc
Facebook - facebook.com/PortAdelCC


Photography

Turn8Photography - @turn8photo

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular Entry
$25.00
Juniors to U17
$5.00
LittleCrossers
$0.00
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