Please check back as this table will be updated progressively in the lead up to the event
|AusCycling Technical Regulations||now||here|
|Race Schedule||draft below|
|Course Map||prior event|
|Organiser's Technical Guide|
|Call-up list||after entries close|
|Live Results||event day|
|Main Activity||Start Time||Duration||Finish Time|
|Registration open (90min before first race)||From 8:30am||Until 15min before start of the last race|
|JM15, JM17, MMAS5+, Experts Men||9:45am||40min||10:30am|
|JW15, JW17, WMAS, Experts Women||10:40am||40min||11:25am|
|Kids Race (Free practice on parts of the course)||12:40pm||15min (40min)||1:05pm (1:20pm)|
|Presentations Wave 1||1:00pm||20min||1:20pm|
|Elite Women, JW19||1:30pm||50min||2:25pm|
|Presentations Wave 2||3:45pm||15min||3:45pm|
Start procedures: - 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. Call-ups will be based on VICXS Standings. Rider who haven't been competing regularly in the VICXS can request a call-up spot (please email Cycling Victoria).
Riders in timeslots with multiples categories racing. - 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).
Membership: - All riders need to be members to race (kids race excluded). Either AusCycling or legacy MTBA Race Competition memberships. 14-day trial memberships are permitted for the Open Category only.
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.
On-The-Day Entries: - Riders must pre-register as on-the-day entries are not permitted at State-level events
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.
Kids enter on-the-day. Pre-entry is not necessary.
Balance Bikes and Non-Balance bikes race separately with separate courses. Non-Balance bikes will be graded by Commissaires on the day prior to race start (either by wheel size or age - to be decided based on logistics of administering the finish).
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.
Parking: Follow the signs.
Toilets: Onsite toilets and cold shower available. Alternate location at Town Center
Coffee Guy: yes
Electricity: generator only
Race Director: Rob Eva