Port Adelaide Cycling Club
Crossfire Cup - Round 2 2020

Sun, 2 Aug 2020
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Fri, 24 Jul 2020 12:00 noon ACST
Entries close
Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:59 PM ACST
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Sat, 01 Aug 2020 1:59 AM ACST

COVID-19 Notice

COVID Safety Requirements – This event has strict COVID safety requirements. It is important that you read, understand and comply with these requirements. Do not enter or come to the event unless you intend to observe and comply with these requirements


John E Brown Park, North Adelaide

Race Fees

  • Seniors - $15
  • Juniors (J15 and under) - free

Race Schedule

Time Activity
7:45 Course Setup (Volunteers welcome & required - email cx@pacc.org.au )
9:00 Registration Opens and Course Opens for Practice
9:45 Non-CX Men, C-Grade Combined Men, U17, U15 - 30 / 30 / 30 / 25 mins
10:20 Little Crossers (3-7 yo) + Juniors (U9, U11, U13s) - modified course
10:40 B-Grade Mens Cyclocross - 35 min
11:30 A-Grade Womens Cyclocross, B-Grade Womens Combined, C-Grade Womens Combined, U17, U15 - 40 / 35 / 30 / 30 / 25 mins
12:25 A-Grade Mens Cyclocross - 45 min


Eligibility Requirements

A current Cycling Australia RACE or MTBA COMPETITION membership is required to ride in these events (or 'Cycling Australia 'Recreational Kidz' for children too young for U9s, or MTBA 'Dirtmaster' 3-12yo's), primarily for insurance purposes. Bring your license card or proof of membership with you to sign-on!

If this is your first try at racing you can get a FREE 2-month trial MTBA membership here (only for people who have not held any MTBA 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.


WE <3 VOLUNTEERS! Be there at 7:45am for an excellent chance to win prizes!

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.

Grading advice

SENIORS: Your chosen grade is dependent on both rider ability and your bike type. A drop ('Curly") bar bike (eg road, touring or CX bike) is required to contest any category with 'CX' in its title. If you have a MTB or Flat-bar hybrid / roadie please choose between Open Men or C-Men (for people identifying as gents) or B-Women and C-Women (for people identifying as ladeez). If you have a CX/Road bike you can contest any grade based upon your ability except Open.

JUNIORS: Junior grading will be 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. Other grades will be marshaled with club volunteers and carers are not to accompany riders on course.

If you are new to racing CX, but race bikes elsewhere please put your current criterium or road or MTB grade in the handicapping remarks. If you are completely new to any form of racing, we recommend you start in C-Grade unless you know someone you are comparable with and wish to race with them. Grades will be mixed on the course together, but wave-started and timed separately.

Grades available are:
*CX A-Women
*CX A-Men
*Open Men
*CX B-Men
*Little Xers

Covid-19 restrictions and what it means for us

If you are unwell, please stay home. If you have entered the event and fall ill in the days leading up to the event, you can easily withdraw your entry and get a refund by clicking the 'scratch' button.

No entries will be permitted on the day. Pre-entries only.

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. Please allow physical distancing between yourself and the race volunteers. Ensure you have your race number and timing tag on before entering the course.

If you have raced with us before and have lost your PACC Timing Tag or PACC White/Black perforated plastic race number, please ensure you purchase replacements when you register. These will be waiting for you on race day in a race pack envelope. We won't be issuing news ones to you on race day if you forget them. If you're picking up a race pack, please use the hand sanitizer before looking for your envelope (packs are in surname alphabetical order).

Changerooms are not be available (there are public toilets nearby). If you are able, have your race number pinned on (middle of back and left flank) before you arrive, or have a family member pin it on to you at the event. If you do need someone else's help to pin a number on, or to handle your bike etc, hand sanitizer will be available near the rego desk and in the race pit.

Team tents/rider shelters will be permitted but please ensure you're following physical distancing requirements. Please feel free to bring spectators with you but ensure they understand the requirement to physically distance while at the event.

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, and to get in a sighting lap (if you'd like one). Riders will be seeded based on last year's series standings and 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 Cycling Australia or MTBA 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. Give volunteers and other competitors people plenty of room, be mindful of others' mental and physical wellbeing. Stay home if you're sick.

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry
Junior entry

All senior grades $15.00 (inc CC fee), Juniors (U15 &under) FREE.

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