RATS Cycling Club

Sun, 26 Sep 2021
Redlands Track Park
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Thu, 15 Jul 2021 8:00 AM AEST
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Fri, 24 Sep 2021 11:59 PM AEST
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Sat, 25 Sep 2021 2:59 AM AEST

COVID-19 Notice

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

  • you agree to follow Government COVID recommendations applicable to your jurisdiction
  • you agree to follow the Event's COVID directives
  • you agree that you may be asked to leave the event for non-compliance
  • we appreciate your cooperation, our intention is simply to run a safe event.


Sunday 26th September | Redlands Track Park (Scribbly Gums)


RATS Cycling Club presents Chicks in the Sticks – a three-hour cross country mountain bike event.

Chicks in the Sticks is a women’s only race suitable for both beginner and experienced riders - junior and senior. With a range of categories to choose from, to suit your riding experience and ability, there is something for everyone.

The Chicks in the Sticks 2021 T-shirts have now been ordered for early bird entries. We will have a small number of shirts available to purchase on the day for $20. Sizing for the T-shirts can be found here - http://www.ratscc.com.au/chicks-in-the-sticks/registration/


To encourage new riders to have a try at racing, Chicks in the Sticks offers race categories based on your experience level. Categories available include Solo, Team and Junior Mini Enduro events. There is also a separate Little Chicks in the Sticks event for juniors, which uses a shorter course. Non-members of the RATS Cycling Club are welcome. There will be no day licence required for entry in 2021.


Chicken Run: Regular on the racing scene, with a solid level of fitness and skill (A grade).

Free Range: Confident riders who have done a few races, with an intermediate level of fitness and skill (B grade).

Have a Crack: Newly-hatched MTB riders, looking for a no-pressure and supportive race experience. You want to challenge yourself to enter, participate and do your best (C grade).

Queens of the Coop: A race experience for riders aged 50 years and over.

Battery Hens: A category for all e-bike riders.

Clipped Wings: The race for the single-speeders.


(Enter separately and please ensure both parties use exactly the same team name)

Hard-Boiled Double Yolkers: Teams of two, with racing experience and good fitness.

Soft-Boiled Double Yolkers: Teams of two. Too shy to do it alone or concerned about your fitness? Bring a friend and do a tag-team around the course. (Age 15+)


Junior Double Yolkers: Teams of two between the ages of 11 and 14 years. Race the FULL track with the ladies for the shorter time of two hours. Ride tag team laps as for the Double Yolkers.

Chick-A-Dees: 30-minute race on a shorter course for riders between the ages of 12 and 16 years.

Chicken Nuggets: 20-minute race on the shorter Little Chicks course, for riders between the ages of 5 and 11 years.

NOTES on Little Chicks

The Little Chicks loop has been designed for the Chicken Nuggets category and WILL be too easy for experienced teenage riders. Please don't enter Chick-a-Dees if you can ride for an hour - leave it for the new riders. Please consider having those riders join a friend and enter the Junior Double Yolkers, or Soft-Boiled Double Yolkers, depending on age.

Post on the CITS Facebook page - and RATS Cycling Club - if you need to find a new friend to ride with in a team. Once you've made contact and decided to join together, choose a team name and enter separately using that name.

Pricing Summary

  • Solo categories: $70
  • Hard-Boiled and Soft-Boiled Double Yolkers: $40 (each)
  • Junior Double Yolkers: $30 (each)
  • Chick-A-Dees & Chicken Nuggets: $30


7AM Registration opens
8AM Chicken Nuggets Race (5-11 years solo): 20 min race
8.30AM Chick-A-Dees Race (12-16 years solo): 30 min race
9.30AM Junior presentations
9.50AM SENIOR RACE BRIEFING – All riders must attend
* 1st wave – Chicken Run, Hard Boiled Double Yolkers
* 2nd wave – Free Range, Queens of the Coop, Battery Hens, Clipped Wings
* 3rd wave – Have a Crack, Soft Boiled Double Yolkers and Junior Double Yolkers
MIDDAY Course closed to new laps for Junior Double Yolkers
1PM Course closed to new laps

Event Rules & COVID Safe Plan

Document Link
Event Technical Guide TBA
COVID-Safe Plan click here
AusCycling Technical Regulations Click here


Online entries are much preferred as it makes organisation much easier.

ON THE DAY: While on-the-day entry is available, entries close 30 minutes prior to the race start and will incur an additional $20 administration fee per entry. The race start will not be delayed if on-the-day registrations have not been processed so it is recommended to pre-register.

Event Cancellations

Riders will receive 100% refund if the event is cancelled.

We will do our best to communicate our intentions early if the event is at risk of not proceeding.

Need to talk to someone?

email: cits@ratscc.com.au
website: http://www.ratscc.com.au/chicks-in-the-sticks/
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RATSCyclingClub/
phone: Race Director (Lisa Toia) 0414 293 570

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Solo Categories
Regular Teams (per rider)
Junior Teams (per rider)
Junior Short Course (5-16)

A payment card fee may apply (calculated at checkout).

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