Rules & Conditions
- Every rider must register in person at the times indicated on the event schedule … yep, even you!
- Riders must present their current MTBA licence at Registration OR purchase an MTBA day licence for $20.
- Then take a minute to read and understand the Race Waiver and sign your name to confirm that you have read the fine print and you're good to go! If you're under 18, you'll need a parent or guardian present to sign on your behalf.
- Please mount your bike number on the handlebar, in front of any cables or hoses as securely as possible and ensuring that the plate is as visible as possible in order for timing crew and officials to sight it easily. Modification or trimming of the number plate is also not permitted.
- Safety is paramount - the bike you take on the race track must be a mountain bike or cyclocross bike, and in good condition. All riders must wear an Australian Standards approved cycle helmet whilst riding their bike at any time on the race course or around the Event Centre.
- All riders must commence each lap of the 25km course carrying a minimum of one bidon of liquid/500ml (or hydration pack), tyre levers, pump, spare inner tube, multi-tool.
- Riders may not wear headphones or other similar music/communication devices during practice and competition.
- A vital part of the mountain biking ethos is self sufficiency but riders may accept assistance from other riders on course with respect to mechanical repairs, food, or drink. Outside assistance from support crew is allowed only within the Event Centre.
- Riders must follow the marked course at all times; any shortcutting or modification of the course will result in a time penalty or disqualification. Citing a lack of course bunting is against the spirit of endurance racing and will not be an acceptable defence.
- Riders are only eligible for a place in the category in which they start the race.
- All riders must cross the timing point at the Event Centre prior to starting their next lap.
- Riders wishing to pass should clearly and loudly communicate to the rider in front their wish to pass. The rider being in front should respond with ‘Yes, on my left’, ‘Go, on my right’ or similar and yield at the earliest safe opportunity. The rider being passed always has right of way and whether a passing situation is deemed to be safe or appropriate for them and their level of skill is up to the rider being passed and must be respected. Try being friendly, it usually results in the rider to be overtaken yielding sooner!
- Riders must behave in sporting manner at all times. Anti-social behaviour is grounds for disqualification and/or humiliation at the presentation.
- Riders walking their bikes must give way at all times to those riding.
- Riders must stop to assist an injured rider and inform an event official or stay with the injured rider and send another rider to inform an event official of the incident at the earliest opportunity.
- If a rider stops to assist an injured rider, they can receive a time adjustment. The rider must report the incident and the duration of the stop to a race official. Having another rider to corroborate the story would also be advantageous.
- Anyone found leaving litter, inner tubes, or dropped bidons on the course will be disqualified. Riders who willingly pick up the above items not belonging to them may be eligible for a prize.
- Riders or teams withdrawing early from the race must notify Timing as soon as possible.
- A prize category will only be formed with a minimum number of five riders.
- Protests must be made to the Event Director. These may be submitted up to 15 minutes after the final results being posted. The Event Director has the final decision on all protests, so be nice!
- Ignorance of these rules is not an acceptable defence
- Final rule: Have fun – we absolutely insist you have fun!