Back in September twenty fifteen - two mad keen cyclocross enthusiasts, whilst enjoying a post cross ride coffee and toasted choc banana bread asked themselves the question "why can't we run a Night Cyclocross event right here in WA just like Cross Vegas?" Cross Vegas. Instead of putting it in the too hard basket and forgetting about it they dared to dream, developed a plan and seven months later, turned the dream into reality.
In 2016 they brought night Cyclocross racing to Australia, some may call it CrossWAgas but we called it SuperCross.
SuperCross21 is the sixth edition and we aim to make it bigger, warmer and dryer than 2020!
|Young Guns Male & Female||$20|
|Mens B & MAS B||$65|
|Mens C & MAS C||$55|
|Adult Spectators||$5 on the night|
Prices are a the same as 2020 - WACX really wants to cover the expenses for the event. (~$8,000)
This is a by 'riders for riders' event and it needs your support to continue. SuperCross is a marginal event it needs about 130 riders to come close to breaking even.
If you are going to race one event this year, make sure it's SuperCross21.
Encourage your friends and family along to enjoy the spectacle - it is the best night of cyclocross racing south of the equator.
WACX has the opportunity to have the biggest crowd at cyclocross event the year! The weather will be great, it's out doors, so encourage your family & friends to head down to the Showgrounds and have a blast.
Beer and Food will be available - WACX is required to use the RASWA onsite caterers.
|Kidz CX U9 & U13||Any||Any||Any||Any|
|Elite Men's and Women's||CX Only||33mm||Drop||Any|
|Men's B, Masters B and Women's B||CX Only||33mm||Drop||Any|
|Men's C, Masters C, Women's C and CX Young Guns||CX Only||Max 35mm||Drop||Any|
|Men's & Women's Open||Any Bike (no pedal assist/e-bike)||Any||Any||Any|
|Single Speed CX||CX Only||33mm||Drop or Flat||One|
|Main Activity||Bike Type||Start Time||Duration||Finish Time|
|CX Young Guns Male, CX C, & MMC (30mins)||CX Only||1600||30||1640|
|Men's OPEN (any bike) (30mins)||Any Bike||1600||30||1640|
|SSCX, CX B & MMB (40 mins)||CX Only||1650||40||1740|
|Kids (U13) any bike - must wear a helmet (please write names on number plate)||Any Bike||1800||20||1830|
|CX W Elite (50 mins) & CX WB, (40 mins), CX Young Guns Female & CX WC (30 mins)||CX Only||1845||45||1935|
|Women's OPEN any bike (30 mins)||Any Bike||1845||45||1935|
|CX Elite (60 mins)||CX Only||1945||60||2045|
|Mens, Womens & Masters Presentations - All grades, so hang around and heckle some more||2100||15||2115|
|Relax, reflect and celebrate the best night of cross in WA||2115||30||2130|
|Post Race catch up Henry on Eighth||2200||60||2300|
|Course breakdown and pack up Sunday 2nd May||0930||120||1130|
Subject to change depending on entry numbers.
Course Set up and build: 'build it and they will come' head Friday 29th April and help build the course you race. 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: - There will be 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.
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. Male riders can race in Open Category with any width tyre, any style of 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 Young Guns Male or Female.
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.
If you race A grade on the Road/MTB or at your local crit, we request that you enter Elite grade for CX.
If you don't race but you are a similar level to some of your training buddies who race B grade on the Road/MTB, enter B grade. If you have never raced and aren't able to gauge a grade off any of your training partners, you should enter C Grade and see how you go.
You will be asked for Grading Information at entry. Please provide information that helps the Handicappers either confirm your requested grade or determine the correct grade for you. Information helps get you into the correct grade. Also note that you request a grade, and that may be changed by the Handicappers. The published Final Start List is confirmation of your grade for race day.
WACX can and will encourage riders that are capable of riding the next grade. If you are in a lower grade and are consistently lapping times that are above the meantime in the grade above you will be promoted.
SuperCross does not enforce the 80% rule, lapped rider just leave the racing line open for the quicker riders to ride past.
However WACX is currently self-administered and requires volunteers for this to happen - please help us to time you.
If we don't see you at the timing tent, you obviously really don't care where you finish or your time, so don't complain.
I understand that many riders like to see their times, if you do please help out.
Don't complain if you don't volunteer in the timing tent, as it doesn't fit the WACX ethos.
Licensing 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.
Log on to Tidy HQ here: https://auscycling.tidyhq.com/
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.
WACX recommends joining Perth Mountain Bike Club http://perthmtb.asn.au/about/Join-Us
WACX recommends joining South Perth Roulers CC https://www.southperthrouleurs.com.au/memberships/
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.|
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.
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 and Mens and Womens B, C & Young Gun Grades fields will be limited to Cyclocross bikes in 2021 (Drop bars, <33mm tyres),
WACX has created and Open Category in Mens & Women's any kind of bike you like, so grab your mountain bike and come on down, this will help with correct grading.
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 maybe 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, sandpits 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 winter sport, with the first race around the end of April, and the last in 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.
Venue: Claremont Showgrounds
1 Graylands Rd, Claremont WA 6010, Australia
Parking enter via Gate 5, off Graylands Road Toilets Food Van Beer Van Coffee Van
If you don't already have one, Race Plates are an additional $15 and yours to keep. They include a timing chip.
If you'd like to make a voluntary contribution to help with the smooth running of WACX, please feel free to add an amount to your race entry, Small amounts add up quickly if enough people help out.
Thanks a million Maximilian.