2020 Giant Rockhampton CQ Enduro Series Rd 2

2020 Giant Rockhampton CQ Enduro Series Rd 2

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2020 Giant Rockhampton CQ Enduro Series Rd 1 - Riders line up for Megatron descent

The Event

Event Name: 2020 Giant Rockhampton CQ Enduro Series Rd 2

Event Organiser: Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club Inc.

Event Sponsor: Giant Rockhampton.

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

Date: Saturday 12 September 2020

Location: First Turkey Mountain Bike Reserve, Norman Gardens

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

Entry Cost: $25 seniors; $20 juniors/novice. Online entries only – on the day entries are NOT available.

MTBA annual competition licence required or Day Licence available for non MTBA members for an additional $36 ages 19+, $22 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.

Registrations close: 8 pm Thursday 10th September 2020

** REGISTRATIONS OPEN – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER **

Race start time: 8:00 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 7:15 am.

Race number allocation: from 7:00 am at German St car park.

Riders Briefing: 7:55 am 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.

The course will include 2 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, Elite Women, Sport Women, Masters, Novice, E-Bike, Juniors (aged 11 to 16 as 31/12/2020).

Course: Will be advised closer to the date. Course subject to change at the Event Directors discretion.

Duration: The 2020 Giant Rockhampton CQ Enduro Series Rd 2 is likely to finish around 11 am, but total time will be dependent on rider numbers. The weather can be hot so please bring plenty of water and snacks!

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.

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 second round of a combined 2020 CQ Gravity Enduro Series hosted by Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club and Gladstone MTB Inc. Club members working a round are eligible for average series points. All rounds count in this years series (i.e no dropping your worst round as in previous years GE series).

To view other races in this year’s race calendar, visit the Events page.

Published by Andrew Thompson

Andrew is web guru and social ride coordinator for Rocky MTB and Cycle CQ. He rides XC, enduro, road, track, fat bikes, and gravel. His life ambition is to declare First Turkey a separate country and be crowned emperor.

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