Statement from Team Mount Beauty and Alpine Cycling Club
"It is with great sadness that Alpine Cycling Club and Team Mt Beauty have made the decision to cancel the VICXS Series rounds 5 and 6. Many factors were considered when making this decision and there is not one sole reason that has caused us to come to this conclusion, instead, there is an overwhelming number of issues from both clubs. Venue restrictions, registration numbers, private facilities (for ACC event), 250+mm of rain...and we know cross and rain go hand in hand!! But it's caused huge areas of the venues to become unusable. And of course how could we forget new covid safe plans...
Alpine Cycling Club and Team Mt Beauty are looking forward to 2022 and we'll be bringing the party after 2 years without racing here! In the meantime keep an eye on the Team Mt Beauty social channels as they have a little something fun up their sleeve."
All participants that have entered will receive a full refund shortly.
Men's Categories: - CX-A, CX-B, CX-C & Opens
Women's Categories: - CX-A, CX-B, CX-C & Opens
Young Guns: Too young for a full adult category, too old for Kids. Young Guns is for you. Ride the full course, generally for two laps. Can be chaperoned by an adult.
Kid's Categories: - kidz - generally graded small, medium, larger - Boys & Girls, (+ Young Guns see below)
Bikes: - CX races are for CX bikes (note: max 35mm tyres & drop handle bars), Opens are for any bike (inc CX bikes).
Series Rules: Cycling Victoria's Series Regulations can be found 2019 here - 2021 TBA
Please check back as this table will be updated progressively in the lead up to the event
|Race Schedule||draft below|
|Course Map||prior event|
|Organiser's Technical Guide|
|Series Points||during season|
|Call-up list||after entries close|
|Live Results||event day|
|Post-Race Survey||post event|
Seniors: $40 per day (will be transponder timed)
Young Guns: - $15 (will be transponder timed)
Kids: - (on the day) - no need to pre-register. Please register on the day until 30min before the kids race
All senior grades and Young Guns need to pre-enter via Entryboss only.
On-The-Day Entries: - Entries on the day will not be accepted
Scratching: - online entrants can withdrawal with a self-serve, automated refund within EntryBoss prior to the scratching cut-off.
Time Management: - Please aim to arrive with sufficient time to rego, get ready, familarise yourself with the course, say hi to mates and to warm up. Most people need at least an hour prior their race start.
If in doubt, please refer to this article from the FOJCX way-back machine for advice regarding grading. http://fojcx.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/what-grade-please-be-guided-by-your.html
|Call Up||Start Time||Duration||Finish Time
|Rego Open (all day)||08:30|
|Free Practice 1||09:00||55||09:55|
Timeslot 1: CX - Mens C (40 Min)
Open Men (30 Min) Young Gun Boys (30 Min)
|Timeslot 2: CX - Mens B (50 Min)||10:40||10:50||50||11:40|
Timeslot 3: CX Womens C (40 mins)
Open Women (30 mins) Young Gun Girls (30 Min)
|Free Practice 2 (01:10 h:mm)||12:40||12:40|
|Kids Racing - Balance bikes||12:50||10||13:00|
|Kids Racing - Pedal bikes||13:00||20||13:20|
|Presentations - AM races||13:20||20||13:40|
|Presentations - Kids races||13:40||10||13:50|
|Timeslot 4: CX Womens A (50 Mins) CX Womens B (40 Mins)||14:00||14:10||50||15:00|
|Timeslot 5: CX Mens A (60 Mins)||15:10||15:20||60||16:20|
|Presentations - PM Races||16:30||20||16:50|
|Course Pull Down||16:50||30||17:20|
Subject to change.
Riders need to present for their race start at least 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled start time so that they can be Called-Up by Commissaires. It is likely that the first 3 rows will be called, rest in random order. Cycling Victoria administer the Series points and as such the call up order. First race of the season, call-ups are based on last year's series points. See series rules for further detail.
We generally stagger the start for riders with shorter race durations, which means once the chequered flag comes out, that signifies the end of the race for all categories. This means, for instance, WA racing for 50 minutes will start at the schedule start time, with WB who are racing for 40 minutes starting approx 10 minutes later - with everyone finishing together. It's still a good idea to be in the start area early for you call up, regardless of whether you have a staggered start or not (because: logistics of organising people).
CX bikes must run CX tyres - 35mm 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 Opens 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? - Open category races are not part of the VIC CX Series points aggregate and are regarded as 'club racing' categories. The minimum age for Series races is riders born 2003 (please check CV Series rules for DOB/effective date requirements). Older juniors (say U15), with suitable experience, looking to race the full course for a full race duration can enter Opens. Young Guns will be for a reduced number of laps and can be chaperoned (see below for more info).
Licensing: - All riders need to be licensed to race (kids race excluded). Either AusCycling (All Discipline or Off-Road) Membership or legacy MTBA Race Competition licenses. PLEASE NOTE: No temporary and trial AusCycling memberships for State-level events, although they will be accepted for the Men’s and Women’s Open category.
RIDERS WHO DO NOT VERIFY AT ENTRY NEED TO PRESENT PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP AT REGISTRATION
Please make sure your EntryBoss Profile info that you provide to organisers is up-to-date and valid.
Parking: Follow the signs and the volunteer marshals instructions. There will be "blocked in all day" parking (closed at 8:30) and also "flexi" parking, all on grass. Overflow parking adjacent to Bogong High Plains road (above golf course). Toilets: in Race Village Coffee Guy: Coffeeeeee van on site from 830 Food: TBC - You can also support our local cafe's and bakery. They are only a 5 min walk from Race Village. Beer: TBC. Post race craft brews and feed can be had at Crank Handle Brewery (5 minute ride) Water: in Race Village Bike Wash: in Race Village (only enviro-safe cleaning products are to be used)
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