2018 Giant CQ Gravity Enduro Series Rd 1

Gravity Enduro racing at First Turkey MTB Reserve #2
photo by kind permission Allan Reinikka Photography @ arp33.com

2018 Giant CQ Gravity Enduro Series Rd 1

Event Name: Giant CQ 2018 Enduro Series Round 1

Event Organiser: Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club Inc.

Event Sponsor: Giant Rockhampton

Aim: To bang out some timed laps on First Turkey’s finest.

Date: Sunday 25th March 2018

Location: First Turkey Mountain Bike Reserve, Norman Gardens


Registrations close: 8pm Saturday 24 March 2018

Race start time: Sunday 7:30 am at start of first competitive stage (TBA). Riders will need to have obtained their race number and left the sign on area (car park) by about 7:00 am.

Skill Level: This event requires a moderate to high level of MTB riding skill.

Protective Equipment: In addition to a mandatory requirement to wear an Australian Standard full face helmet for competitive stages in this event.

it is recommended that riders wear additional protection such as knee and elbow guards, gloves and protective eye wear.

Helmets must be worn on transition stages also but you can switch to open face helmets in these non competitive sections.

First Aid Requirements: A trained paramedic will be in attendance, and first aid kits on site, but it is also recommended that riders carry a triangular and compression bandage.

Race number allocation: from 6:30am at German St car park.

Riders Briefing: 7:20am Sunday at start of first competitive stage.

Event Description: This event is a gravity enduro style competition which requires completion of a defined circuit starting and finishing at the German Street car park end of First Turkey MTB Reserve on Sunday Morning.

The course will include 3 to 5 (depending on class) timed competitive stages (all of them mostly downhill in bias), over which collective times will determine the placing of riders in the event.

Sections of the course between the competition segments will have a loosely timed cut off to maintain a regular cycle of competitors and help maintain the start order. Riders will start each competition section at 30 second intervals, or as otherwise instructed by the starter.

Classes: Elite Men, Sport Men, Open Ladies, Masters, Novice, Juniors (aged 11 to 15).

Course: To be announced closer to the date and during the riders briefing. Course subject to change at the Event Directors discretion.

Duration: The 2018 Giant CQ Gravity Enduro Series Rd 1 is likely to finish around 11am on Sunday morning, but total time will be dependent on rider numbers. The weather can be hot so please bring plenty of water and snacks!

Online Entry Cost: $25 seniors; $20 juniors

Online entries only: On the day not available. Registrations close 8.00pm Saturday 24th March 2018.

MTBA annual competition licence required or Day Licence available for non MTBA members for an additional $30 ages 19+, $18 ages 18 and under; $15 for MTBA recreation licence upgrade (purchase on line during your entry). A social licence cannot be used for this event.

Awards and Series Points: There will be podium place presentations following the event. Any prizes will be randomly drawn and subject to sponsorship uptake.

This is the first round of a three round combined 2018 CQ Gravity Enduro Series. Club members working a round are eligible for average series points.

All three rounds count in this years series (i.e no dropping your worst round as in previous years GE series).

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