WA Cyclocross
Party in the Park - CX O'Day

Sun, 28 Mar 2021
Perry Lakes
Entries open
Fri, 12 Mar 2021 6:00 PM AWST
Entries close
Fri, 26 Mar 2021 5:00 PM AWST
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Fri, 26 Mar 2021 5:00 PM AWST

COVID-19 Notice

We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.
By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you will not attend if you have flu-like symptoms within 5 days of the event
  • you will follow all safety guidelines and directions of the event promoter
  • you will maintain excellent hand hygiene and use the provided hand sanitizers before and after your event
  • maintain 1.5 metres separation between people who are not from the same household or groups of other patrons and refrain from all unnecessary physical contact
  • It is strongly recommended that you download the SafeWA App
  • Please register you attendance via the QR codes that will be located around the course
  • People are assuming that it’s all gone away and it won’t come back. We have to realise that it can come back - if we drop our guard, just remember the last 5 day hard lockdown Perth had in January

The Liquor Barons WA Cyclocross Season for 2021

proudly presented by WA Cyclocross on behalf of Perth MTB Club

The Numbat Cup21 Series Sponsor


  • $15 one off payment and it's your number for the whole season.
  • Keep and bring you plate and rear number along to the next event you enter.
  • These are your numbers and your responsibility.
  • If you leave your plate at home if will be a $20 replacement fee
  • Categories & entry fee

    • Season Number $15 one-off WACX Season Number for the RFID, in 2021 don't lose it. Replacement plate will be $20

    • CX Fresher (First Timer) (20min/$10) Any Bike

    • CX Sophomore (Novice) (30min/$15) Any bike

    • CX Senior (Experienced) (40min/$15) CX bike ONLY

    • Volunteers can race CX O'Day event for free Still need to pay for the Season Number $15

    • Kids U9 & U13 (20min) Any Bike $10 Plate & they can race the whole Numbat Cup season

    General Info

    • Men and Women will race together in the various Grades

    • Kid's Categories: - kidz - any bike U13 - must have a valid AusCyling/MTBA/CA license

    • Bikes: - CX Senior require CX bikes ONLY (note: max 33mm tyres & drop handle bars or Flat SSCX)

    • Bikes - CX Freshman & CX Sophomore - Any bike CX, MTB etc

    • The WACX Philosophy: The WA Cyclocross is all about inclusion, challenging yourself and having fun.


    Main Activity Start Time Duration Finish Time
    Arrive - and general chin wag 0800 15 0815
    Course outline and construction tips 0815 15 0830
    Course set up - the best part of the day 0830 2:30 1100
    CX Skills n Drills - for Freshers & Sophmore 1100 30 1130
    Course Open free practice 1100 50 1150
    Kids (U13) any bike - must wear helmet (please write names on number plate) 1200 20 1225
    Course adjustment 1230 10 1240
    CX Freshers (First Timers) Any Bike (20mins) 1240 20 1310
    CX Sophomore (Novice 1/2 seasons) Any bike (30 mins) 1330 30 1410
    CX Senior (Experienced +2 seasons) CX Bike Only (40 mins) 1415 40 1510
    Initial Course pull down - all help appreciated 1510 20 1530
    Perth Mountain Bike Club AGM 1530 45 1615
    Presentations - All grades, so hang around and heckle some more 1620 10 1630
    WACX 2021 Season Briefing - Q & A 1630 10 1640
    Relax, reflect and enjoy and help finish pack-up/clean-up 1640 20 1700

    Subject to change depending on entry numbers.

    • Course Set up and build: 'build it and they will come' head down early and help build the course you race. If the course isn't ready when you arrive, don't blame the organisers/course designers. The question is what could you have done to help, bring a rubber mallet and have a go. If you can't bang in the poles help with rego, timing, ongoing course maintenance, marshals, anything - before or after your race. Just ask or use your initiative. No need to be precious - because cyclocross.

    • Free Practice: - additional free practice (partial course) will be available whilst kids racing is on.

    • Presentations: - See race schedule.

    • Start procedures: - The Chief Commissaire will do a call up, separate grades and send them away in waves (eg separated by say 1 minute) if grade numbers are sufficient. Small grades may be combined. All results are captured separately regardless of startline grouping.


    Grades, bikes and tyres widths matrix

    Grade Bike Tyres Bars Gears
    Kidz CX U9 & U13 Any Any Any Any
    CX Fresher Any Any Any Any
    CX Sophomore Any Any Any Any
    CX Senior CX Only 33mm Drop Any
    SX Senior Single Speed CX CX Only 33mm Drop or Flat One

    • CX bikes must run CX tyres - 33mm 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 CX Fresher & Sophomore 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 - Older juniors (say U15), with suitable experience, looking to race the full course for a full race duration can enter CX Fresher or Sophomore in WACX.


    • CX Freshers (20min/$10) any Bike
    • CX Sophomore (30min/$15) any bike
    • CX Senior (40min/$15) CX bike ONLY

    • Race & Vol: - Free if volunteering at this race course pull down doesn't constitute volunteering. If that's all you can do just wait until the volunteering entry has closed then sign up at $10 or $15, your help at pack up is still greatly appreciated however help at set up is golden.

    • Kids: - this one is on the house - no need to pre-register - relevant license required (see below) no timing or placing will be recorded, please refer to The WACX Philosophy


    What Grade? ....please be guided by your motor

    "What grade should I ride in CX?"

    A lot of people struggle with finding the right grade in CX, generally for one of two reasons; 1) They race, but are new to 'cross, or 2) They have never raced.

    We will be opening entries soon so please be guided by the following advice when requesting a grade...

    "be guided by your motor"

    What does that mean? It means that you should ride against riders of similar strength, not drop down because of some perceived disadvantage around tech skills.

    For this CX O Day

    • CX Fresher First time CX Racer - this grade is for you
    • CX Sophomore Done a couple of CX racers (not more than seven) want to remember what is required
    • CX Senior Raced more than seven, please self seed at the start line.

    Fair warning for the forthcoming 2019 CX Season| WACX will run Mens Single Speed, Womens B, Mens C & Masters C as a CX bike only (so 33mm tyres only), so we are able to promote those riders that are fast enough to ride in the grade above.|

    Grade Promotion (say no to sand baggers)| Gentlemen - If you average lap time is consistently faster than the mean riders' lap time in the grade above (this will be monitored over two races) there is a fairly good chance you will go up a grade in the next race, however you will carry 75% points accumulated from the lower grade. There will be some discretion and we will contact you if this is likely to occur.|

    LICENSING - Basically this is your responsibility

    Membership Requirements for Racing WA Cyclocross in 2021 You can race under your current valid • CA Race, or • MBTA Race license.

    As the year progresses you will need to renew your racing license when the above types expire.

    If you don’t have one of the examples above, you will need to read below and decide which racing license suits your needs.

    All rider from U9 to 65+ will need to have a valid license to enter any WACX event in 2021 via Entry Boss and you will need to present it when you collect your racing numbers this season.

    The more riders of this magnificent cycling discipline that cyclocross is, the greater the chance that the sport has of gaining proper recognition - therefore funding and support from our newly formed national governing body.

    Perth Mountain Bike Club & WA Cyclocross This may surprise many, WA Cyclocross isn’t a Club at all, as we operate under the organisational umbrella of PMBC structure.
    WACX’s total focus is delivering the best cyclocross series in Australia The Numbat Cup and a host of ionic events such as Supercross (CX under lights at the Claremont Showgrounds), Graeme Brown Gravel Cross and the Southern Hemisphere Single Speed Championships. Joining PMBC

    Becoming a member with Peth Mountain Bike Club (the club that WA Cyclocross administers the cyclocross season under) is easier thanks to AusCycling – the newly formed governing body of all cycling disciplines in Australia. Cyclocross, MTB, BMX, Road and Track. Memberships last for 12 months from the date of purchase, and monthly payment options are available (with a slight increase in cost for administration expenses). Prices below include a $25 club fee to support club activities (waived for U13 and younger riders). Know what you want?
    Jump to the AusCycling Membership page here: https://auscycling.org.au/membership

    Renewing your membership? Log on to Tidy HQ here: https://auscycling.tidyhq.com/

    Make sure you download your digital membership card to show the friendly WACX sign on volunteers at every event. It will also be required to register on all WA Cyclocross Entry Boss race listings.

    Memberships available are: Race: All Discipline – Any bike any race! Designed for members who want it all on two wheels, a licence where you can compete in BMX / CX / Freestyle / MTB / Road and Track right around Australia. Adult (Ages 19 – 64) $275 / Concession (U19, 65+, Para) $145 / Under 13 (Ages 8 – 12) $75 / 7 and under (Ages 2 – 7) $50

    Race: Off-Road – Riders can participate in BMX / MTB / CX / Freestyle competitions nationwide. You can’t compete in Road or Track events on this licence. Note for Concession, Under 13 and 7 and Under memberships, we recommend an All-Discipline licence for the same cost without limiting disciplines. Adult (Ages 19 – 64) $175 / Concession (U19, 65+, Para) $145 / Under 13 (Ages 8 – 12) $75 / 7 and under (Ages 2 – 7) $50 Lifestyle – a Social, Leisure or commuting membership suitable for any bike. This licence can be used at Port Adelaide CC’s training events at Hanson Reserve and allows riders to take part in our Outer Harbor Time Trials. This membership is for non-racing Coaches. Adult (Ages 19 – 64) $105 / Concession (U19, 65+, Para) $75 / Under 13 (Ages 8 – 12) $50 / 7 and under (Ages 2 – 7) $50

    Non Riding: This membership is for volunteers and supporters who want to be part of the club but do not ride – a Club Officer, Accredited Official, Derny Rider, Moto Pacer. This membership with club fee is only $35 per year. You cannot belong to multiple clubs with a non-riding membership.

    4 week Free Trial Membership - AusCycling offers free trial memberships for those who want to dip into riding. This membership allows you to participate in AusCycling activities, including All Discipline Racing at club level events. Trail memberships are available for riders who have not held a Cycling Australia / MTBA / BMXA membership in the past three years.

    Family Discounts Family Memberships – discounts are available for members residing at the same address with a Lifestyle or Racing membership. Two members get a 10% discount, three or more a 15% discount. Further details are available here: https://auscycling.org.au/membership/other/family-membership (note club fee will be applied after the discount is calculated).

    Defence Force Memberships AusCycling offers a $30 discount for Race Off-Road Memberships and $50 discount for Race All Discipline memberships to all current and former Australian Defence Force Personnel, reservists, allied forces and veterans. Contact the Membership Team at https://desk.zoho.com/portal/auscycling/en/newticket

    Transferring to PMBC Transferring with an existing membership is as easy as contacting Memberships at AusCycling. We would prefer you do it before renewing so that club fees are appropriately allocated, but this can be done at any time. Contact the Membership Services team by raising a ticket: https://desk.zoho.com/portal/auscycling/en/newticket

    Multiple Club Memberships AusCycling allows Race and LifeCycle members to you to join as many clubs as they want. You can join PMBC with a “Club Add-On” for only $25 and still remain with your current club.
    You will need to choose which club will be your Primary Club on your membership profile for voting purposes under the AusCycling Constitution.

    Generally, your Primary Club will be the first club that you joined. To update your Primary Club raise a ticket at: https://desk.zoho.com/portal/auscycling/en/newticket


    Click here for Perth MTB membership info


    • There will be no **ADULT on-the-day entries:** - All adult riders should pre-register as on-the-day entries as they are PITA WACX is run by volunteers on the day entries are a time keepers and number issuing head ache. |
    • WACX insists that all riders to pre-reg. It takes 3mins to enter online.|
    • Scratching: - online entrants can withdrawal with a self-serve, automated refund within EntryBoss prior to the scratching cut-off.
    • Licensing: - All riders need to be licensed to race. Either Cycling Australia or MTBA Race Competition licenses, or at least a Race Off Road AusCycling Membership |
    • Unlicensed Riders: - If you are unlicensed, No Membership - No Start|
    • Kids U13 Will need to be an AusCycling Member. Older kids need a race license (Junior Membership U13-U18 see above), a day license or even a AC FREE trial license|

    One massive benefit from having a license is 24/7 insurance whilst racing & training and we encourage all unlicensed riders to join a club and get licensed purely so they are covered.|

    • Time Management: - Please aim to arrive with sufficient time to rego (at least 30mins before your race starts), get ready, familiarise yourself with the course, say hi to mates and to warm up. Most people need at least an hour, 60mins, prior their race start. |


    • Kids enter on-the-day. Pre-entry is not necessary. Kids are guaranteed a start (note: must be licensed for insurance purposes).
    • No license-no start
    • Please register your child(ren) collect plate ($10 one off plate fee + Valid AC License), write their name on the front, zip tie it on and be at the start line for 1200 start, ready to cheer them on.
    • We will trial timing this year - from the get go


    You will be advised of your entry status by email after entering. It is possible that you will be waitlisted for your chosen grade if the rider count exceeds our pre-set limits (noting these are quite high for cross and generally not an issue). If you are waitlisted, you are basically waiting for a spot to come available through Scratchings or riders being re-graded. Many waitlisted riders end up riding so don't give up all hope of getting a ride. If you'd rather not wait and want to be removed for the waitlist, please Scratch yourself from the race.

    ABOUT Cyclocross in WA for 2021

    Cyclocross is a very specific type of bike racing. For the most part, the course is off-road but there are sometimes portions of pavement included in the course. You can expect to encounter grass, dirt, mud, gravel, sand, and a whole slew of other assortments and combinations. The races are based on a set time (measured by numbers of laps), not distance. Depending on your category, a race can be as quick as 30 minutes (for beginners), or as long as 60 minutes (for elite men).

    While the Mens/Womens Elite, Mens and Womens B and Men's and Women's C Grade fields will be limited to Cyclocross bikes in 2021 (Drop bars, <33mm tyres),

    WACX has created and Open Category in Mens & Women's for any bike, this will help with correct grading.

    Women's Open grade is still open to any kind of bike you like, so grab your mountain bike and come on down.

    In most cases, race officials wait to see how quickly riders complete the first lap before deciding how many total laps will be completed. Depending on course conditions and pack motivation, the total time may be a few minutes less or more than the race flyer lists.

    Courses are twisty circuits and typically, but not always include barriers, as well as other ‘features’ that will necessitate hoping both off, and back onto, your bike. Those brave (and skilled) enough can bunnyhop their bikes over them. Often there are hills, sand pits and muddy sections that are too difficult or slow to ride, and thus a racer will shoulder their bike and run with it.

    Cyclocross is a Autumn / Winter cycling sport, with the first race early April, and the last in by mid August. This means that if you look outside and see rain, hail, or shine (we have had all of these on the same day), the show will still go on, and often, the more inhospitable the weather, the more fun the racing.

    Technically, cyclocross is a form of bike racing, but we also think of it as a lifestyle that involves grabbing any bike, and navigating any type of terrain or obstacle, in the fastest and most efficient way possible. It’s also an adventuresome style of riding, with a versatile bike that allows you to explore any gravel or dirt road, park or trail that you stumble upon.


    Address: Perry Lakes Reserve
    Enter off Underwood Ave


    • Parking: I suspect we will over flow the Camel Lake car park (save that for families), park considerately along Perry Lakes Drive, or better yet ride there! There will be plenty of parking at near the YM Hockey Club Rooms and an easy ride down even with kids.
    • Toilets: There are public toilets. Please use them, any riders seen not utilising them will result in an immediate DQ and 2 race exclusion - no entries to be be refunded. (WACX lost the use of a location for 2019, we don't want this to happen again)
    • Coffee: TBC
    • Food: No BYO
    • Water: There is water but, best bring what you require.
    • Electricity: generator only
    • Playground: Yes
    • Support: You're on your own - better to be looking at it than for it (ask around if stuck).



    Entry prices

    Online pricing:

    CX - Fresher
    CX - Sophomore
    CX - Senior
    Volunteer entry
    Juniors (U9 to U13) - inc Race Number
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