2017 Giant Rockhampton Enduro Series Rd 3 RESULTS

Gravity Enduro Mountain Biking RockhamptonEvent: 2017 Giant Rockhampton Enduro Series Rd 3

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

Date: Sunday 15th October 2017

Where: First Turkey MTB Park

Host: Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club Inc.

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 Start Time: 7.30am at start of first competitive stage (TBA) , First Turkey MTB Park. Riders will need to have obtained their race number and left the sign-on area (car park) by about 7.00am.

Race Start Location: Cnr German St and Sunset Drive, Norman Gardens, North Rockhampton

Race Number Allocation: from 6.30am at German St car park

Riders Briefing: 7.20am at start of first competitive stage

Event Description: The 2017 Giant Rockhampton Enduro Series Rd 3 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 event is likely to finish around 11am on Sunday morning, but total time will be dependent on rider numbers. The weather is likely to be hot so please bring plenty of water and snacks!

Online Entry Cost: $25 Seniors, $10 Juniors. Online entries only – on the day not available.

Close of Online Entries: 8.00pm Saturday 14th October 2017.

MTBA competition licence required or Day Licence available for additional $25 (purchase online during your entry) for non MTBA members ages 19+, $15 for non members <19 years; $15 for a MTBA recreation member upgrade.

Awards and Series Points: There will be podium place presentations following the 2017 Giant Rockhampton Enduro Series Rd 3.

Any prizes will be randomly drawn and subject to sponsorship uptake. This is the final round of a three round GE series. Rocky MTB 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).

Please support our sponsors for this event – Giant Rockhampton

The Lighthouse Hub is haunted

COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Lighthouse hub at First Turkey Mountain Bike Reserve is a popular pit-stop for riders. But did you know that it also bears a curse?

Back in 1872, an old miner named Harry built a hut on the very slab where we park our bikes today.

An avid cyclist and founding father of Rocky MTB, Harry ventured out one morning to polish the wheels on his penny farthing before heading off to the quarry.

But alas, his life was suddenly cut short. As Harry exited his hut, he tripped over an empty rum barrel that someone had carelessly discarded outside his door, and he fell down the cliff and died. Continue reading “The Lighthouse Hub is haunted”

2017 Central Qld XC Series Rd 4

Cross Country Mountain Biking RockhamptonEvent: 2017 Central Queensland XC Series Rd 4

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Date: Sunday 20 August 2017

Race start time: 8.00 am

Where: First Turkey MTB Park

Host: Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club Inc.

Race number allocation: 7.00am – 7.45am

Riders Briefing: 7.50am

Online Entry Cost: $25 Snr (Elite, Masters, Sport, Super Masters, Female Elite and Sport, Novice), $10 all Juniors. Online entries only – on the day not available.

MTBA competition licence required or Day Licence available for additional $30 (purchase online during your entry) for non MTBA members ages 19+, $18 for non members <19 years; $18 for a MTBA recreation member upgrade.

Close of Online Entries: 8.00pm Saturday 19th August 2017

Course: The 2017 Central Queensland XC Series Rd 4 race will be run in a CLOCKWISE direction.

Mens Elite, Ladies Elite and Sport, will ride up Wild Pig, across to Turkeys Nest then down Jack Hammer and back to the start/finish to complete a lap.

Masters, Super Masters and Ladies Sport will ride up Finley’s up to Turkey Nest then down Jack Hammer.

Novice and Juniors will race on a shorter easier Novice track, up Finlays to Enzos link, then down the lower portion of Scrub Turkey, and return via Horseshoe.

Course may be subject to change at Event Directors discretion.

– Elite – 3 laps x about 10.5 km, about 32 km total
– Masters (40 yrs as of 31 Dec 17) – 2 laps x about 8 km, about 16 km total
– Sport – 2 laps x about 10.5 km, about 21 km total
– Super Masters (50 yrs as of 31st Dec 17) 2 laps x about 8km, about 16km total
– Ladies  Elite– 2 laps x about 10.5 km, about 21 km total
– Novice – 3 laps x 4.5 km, about 14 km total (easier course)
– Ladies Sport – 2 laps x 8 km, about 16km total
– Junior U19 (Ages 15 to 18 as of 31 Dec 17) – 3 laps x 4.5 km about 14 km (easier course).
– Junior  U15 (Ages 12 to 14 as of 31 Dec 17) – 2 laps x 4.5km, about 9km total (easier course)
– Junior U12  (Ages 9 to 11 as of 31 Dec 17) – 2 laps x 4.5km, about 9km total (easier course)

Sausage sizzle and drinks available for purchase on the day.

Awards and Series Points: Series points for the 2017 Central Queensland XC Series Rd 4 will be awarded for all individual places, and club points will also be awarded. Series winners will be decided from the best 4 placings across 5 rounds. Rocky MTB or Gladstone MTB Club members who chose to work a round will receive average points for that round (limited to one round only).

Check Rocky MTB Facebook page for race cancellations (only likely in the event of heavy overnight rain). It is a requirement that you remove your own rubbish from the site. No camping permitted for this event.

Please support our major sponsor for this event – Bikes on High

2017 Shimano GE National Series Rd 4

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Cross Country Mountain BikingMountain Bike Australia in conjunction with Event Management Solutions Australia are pleased to present Round 4 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro National Series.

Event: 2017 GE National Series | Round 4 – Rockhampton QLD

Date: 8 to 9 July 2017

Host: Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club Inc.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ROUND 4 OF THE 2017 GE NATIONAL SERIES