Port Adelaide Cycling Club
Roller Frenzy XII

Fri, 24 Jan 2020
Adelaide Tour Down Under Village
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Roller Frenzy XI


The City of Adelaide Tour Village will come alive with Port Adelaide CC’s Roller Frenzy’s 12th edition! Be part of the select group of 32 riders go head-to-head in frenetic roller racing. Can the locals beat the pros?

This is your chance to be on the big stage and stake your claim to win the coveted PORT ADELAIDE CC ROLLING PIN prize, with some other prizes available along the way! Read on for eligibility and bike requirements before entering!

I dunno whether I know how to ride rollers

While we encourage people to ride 'free rollers' (as in riding rollers properly - we use quality Kreitler Rollers which are smooth and easy to ride, and yes, you can bring your own handler to help you on stage to get you ready to roll/help hold you) we also offer riders the ability to use a front fork stand which makes riding rollers literally idiot proof - note they only fit quick-release type forks, no through-axle stands are available.

What bike am I riding and what do I wear?

Riders must BYO bike. Ride whatever bike you like - singlespeed, fixie, road, MTB, BMX - whatever you got but we do recommend smooth tyres. The only restrictions are on gearing. You cannot ride a gear bigger than 50t front, 14t rear (96.46"). On a road bike that is 53:15 (or 52:15). If you're on a geared bike you must select an equivalent gear or smaller, and stick to it - no changing gears mid event. Cranks must be 165mm, or longer. Riders are encouraged to dress up to try to win best-dressed as judged by the crowd.

How it works

Four sets of rollers are connected to an electronic dial. As the rollers are driven, the dial rotates – simulating a 500m lap on the track. Riders will bring their own bike to use on the rollers. All entrants will get a minimum of two rides. People placing in major prizes 1st through 4th will race a total of six times as per the following:

  1. Qualifying - Riders will go on stage in groups of four to set a qualifying time. Riders must try to go as fast as they can over 500m to win some cash prizes - prizes for fastest men and woman on both free-rollers and fork-held prizes are on offer. The fastest riders will sit in the hot seat till all 32 riders have set their times.
  2. Riders will draw a random number from the hat which sets their seeding/path through to the finals.
  3. Knockout Rounds: Riders will go up in pairs in a sudden-death elimination from then on. Your handicap will be based upon your qualifying time (note 'sandbaggers' will be punished). Rounds:

-Round 1: 16 races, eliminating 16 riders (32 riders participate) over 500m

-Round 2: 8 races, eliminating 8 riders (16 riders participate) over 500m

-Round 3: Quarter Finals: 4 races, eliminating 4 riders (8 riders participate) over 500m

-Round 4: Semi Finals - Winners to Final, Losers to 3rd vs 4th (The top 4 riders participate)

-Round 5 Finals: Bronze Final - Winner Bronze, Loser is 4th; Gold Final - Winner Gold, Loser Silver. Finals over 1000m

Each round is handicapped so riders should in theory have an equal chance to win!


Event Name: Roller Frenzy XII
Event Date: Friday 24 January 2020 Event Time: There there ready to ride before 7pm sharp for 7:15pm start
Online Cut off: 23rd Jan at Noon
Location: Adelaide Tour Down Under Village
Entry categories: 'Ladies' and 'Gents'
Field limit: 32 overall
Entry fee: $25
Eligibility: You must be 18+ with MTBA or CA membership in either riding/recreational or competition types. (Port Adelaide CC Ride Basic Membership is only $7 per month, pay by the month through Cycling Australia!)

More info

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/211841679692062/

Entry prices

Online pricing:

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All online prices include credit card fee.

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