Men's Categories: - CX-A, CX-B, CX-C & Opens
Women's Categories: - CX-A, CX-B, CX-C & Opens
Kid's Categories: - kidz - generally graded small, medium, larger - Boys & Girls, (+ Young Guns see below)
Bikes: - CX races are for CX bikes (note: max 35mm tyres & drop handle bars), Opens are for any bike (inc CX bikes).
Series Rules: Cycling Victoria's Series Regulations can be found here
Seniors: $30 per day (will be transponder timed)
** Volunteers:** $20 (please claim volunteer status a& leave some details when entering) Young Guns: - $18 (will be transponder timed)
Kids: - (on the day) - no need to pre-register. Please register on the day until 30min before the kids race
All senior grades and Young Guns need to pre-enter via Entryboss only.
On-The-Day Entries: - Entries on the day will not be accepted
Scratching: - online entrants can withdrawal with a self-serve, automated refund within EntryBoss prior to the scratching cut-off.
Time Management: - Please aim to arrive with sufficient time to rego, get ready, familarise yourself with the course, say hi to mates and to warm up. Most people need at least an hour prior their race start.
If in doubt, please refer to this article from the FOJCX way-back machine for advice regarding grading. http://fojcx.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/what-grade-please-be-guided-by-your.html
|Main Activity||Start Time||Duration||Finish Time|
|Free Practice - may be partial course||09:30||01:20||10:50|
|CX C (40mins) & Open M (30mins) & Young Guns||11:00||00:00||11:40|
|CX B (50 mins)||11:50||00:00||12:40|
|Free Practice (non kids track)||12:50||00:00||13:20|
|CX WA (50 mins) & CX WB (40 mins), CX WC (35 mins), Open W (30mins)||13:40||00:00||14:30|
|CX A (60 mins)||14:40||00:00||15:40|
Subject to change depending on entry numbers.
Presentations: - See race schedule.
Start procedures: - Riders need to present for their race start at least 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time so that they can be Called-Up by Commissaires. It is likely that the first 3 rows will be called, rest in random order. Cycling Victoria administer the Series points and as such the call up order. First race of the season, call-ups are based on last year's series points. See series rules for further detail.
Riders in timeslots with multiples categories racing. - We generally stagger the start for riders with shorter race durations, which means once the chequered flag comes out, that signifies the end of the race for all categories. This means, for instance, WA racing for 50 minutes will start at the schedule start time, with WB who are racing for 40 minutes starting approx 10 minutes later - with everyone finishing together. It's still a good idea to be in the start area early for you call up, regardless of whether you have a staggered start or not (because: logistics of organising people).
CX bikes must run CX tyres - 35mm max width (as written on tyre with tiny allowance for tyre flare on wide rims). Definitely no gravel grinder or Monster Cross tyres in CX Race Category. Riders can race Opens with any tyre, any bike.
PITS will be in operation: - As is the tradition in Cross, mechanical assistance must be taken from the designated pit area. Spare wheels & bike changes cannot be taken from random locations on the course - only in the pits. Riders must run the course to the pits if their bike is unrideable. We will run double-sided pits so the max distance to pits should be no more than half a lap depending on course layout.
Series Races - minimum ages? - Open category races are not part of the VIC CX Series points aggregate and are regarded as 'club racing' categories. The minimum age for Series races is riders born 2004 (please check CV Series rules for DOB/effective date requirements). Older juniors (say U15), with suitable experience, looking to race the full course for a full race duration can enter Opens. Young Guns will be for a reduced number of laps and can be chaperoned (see below for more info).
Licensing: - All riders need to be licensed to race (kids race excluded). Either Cycling Australia or MTBA Race Competition licenses, or an on-the-day MTBA license ($30). PLEASE NOTE: No temporary and trial Cycling Australia memberships for State-level events, although they will be accepted for the Men’s and Women’s Open category.
If you are unlicensed, we recommend having a look at MTBA 2 Month Free trial licenses from the MTBA website which are accepted for all categories.
RIDERS NEED TO PRESENT THEIR LICENSE AT REGISTRATION
Address: 11 Moore St, Creswick VIC – From Melbourne via the Western Freeway Take the Wallace/Bungaree/Daylesford left Exit at Wallace to Bungaree and then overpass to Melb Creswick Rd.
From Ballarat – North on Midland Highway to Creswick
(see google maps link in the Race listing Header under 'course')
Parking: At Oval / or Surrounding Streets and Creswick main St.
Toilets: Onsite toilets and change rooms available. Alternate toilets in town centre
Coffee Guy: yes
Bike Wash: Yes
Name of contact on the day, email, phone:
Chris Liston 0488700917 / 0437318251 firstname.lastname@example.org
David Tannard 0400 806 853