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Father's Day Club Racing
Given it's father's day, we are looking to offer a good racing option in the morning
and let people get on with whatever other commitments they might have for Father's Day.
Hence, the format: CHOOSE YOUR POISON 30 / 60 or 90 minutes
All grades welcome to choose their preferred duration.
Racing starts at 10:00AM, done by 11:30AM.
Course: - A simplified version of FOJCX - part CX, part kermesse - featuring a lot more road than we normally run. The road section allows riders to regroup after stringing out on the dirt & CX features. Total lap approx 3km, with over 1/3rd being closed road goodness (note to self re tyre choice & pressures). Kermis Cross is more open & flowy and introduces bunch tactics - particularly on the road sections. Feedback from riders on our previous edition is that it is a lot of fun. Course will feel easier than normal, so you may want to consider opting for longer time duration.
Men's Categories: - CX-A, CX-B, CX-C & Opens
Women's Categories: - CX-A, CX-B, CX-C & Opens
Junior Categories: - suitably experienced Juniors can race the senior categories or Young Guns
Kid's Categories: - kidz - generally graded small, medium, larger - Boys & Girls - depending on numbers on the day.
Bikes & Tyres: - CX races are for CX bikes running CX tyres (35mm max). Opens are for any bike, any tyre (compliant CX bikes are requested to select CX cats).
|10:00AM||90 minute riders start - all grades choosing this duration||90 Minutes|
|10:30AM||60 minute riders start - all grades choosing this duration||60 minutes|
|11:00AM||30 minute riders start - all grades choosing this duration||30 minutes|
|11:30PM||Kids Racing||20 minutes|
Start procedures: -Riders select a race duration to their liking and start at the designated time. All grades grid up, self-seeded and start from a start chute. Some care will need to be taken for riders already on course but we'll design the start to deal with this.
Kids enter on-the-day. Pre-entry is not necessary. Kids are guaranteed a start (note: must be licensed for insurance purposes).
Balance Bikes and Non-Balance bikes race separately with separate courses. Non-Balance bikes will be graded by Commissaires on the day prior to race start (either by wheel size or age - to be decided based on logistics of administering the finish).
Young Guns is a special category allowing older kids with suitable experience to ride the full course (as a guide, say 12yo+ but depends on child). Young Guns can be chaperoned by a parent or other capable rider. Anyone entering Young Guns needs to talk to the Race Director on race day to assess your child's suitability. Spots are limited. Please allow time to have the required conversations. Feedback on Young Guns has been fantastic but we recognise this category is not for everyone. Young Guns need to be Race Licensed (not Recreational Licenses sorry). Young Guns enter on-the-day by donation & will be timed like other riders.
Address: Larkin Court, Essendon Fields, Melbourne Australia
Essendon Fields is 12km from the Melb CBD in the grounds of Essendon Airport. Follow the signs to Essendon Airport.
From the City, take the Tullamarine Freeway and exit left at Matthews Ave Essendon. Turn Right at lights onto English Street Essendon Fields. Continue straight (English St turns into Wirraway Rd) to first major roundabout on Wirraway Rd. Turn right into Larkin Court. Continue to signs for parking.
Tell us whether you want 30, 60 or 90 mins in comments field
... otherwise we'll assume 90 ;-)