Rules and Regulations

The RedAss Downhill Enduro State Series are sanctioned by NSWMTB. Each event will be governed by a chief commissaire and a judging panel will be referred to to resolve complaints and inquiries. Decisions made by the judging panel are final. The first points of contact are the Race Director and the Chief Commissaire.

The organising committee will publish regular event updates on-site via official communiques, which will published in the registration area. All racers are required to familiarise themselves with these official documents regularly.

General Rules and Regulations:

  1. All bikes must have two working brakes, one front and one rear.
  2. All bikes must have bar end plugs.
  3. Cameras can be worn during practice and race on attachments that are close to the body and designed for that purpose.
  4. Passing or being held up by a slower rider does not warrant a re-run. This is part of racing.
  5. Number plate assignment is generally based on series standings plus our knowledge of the riders abilities/speed.
    If you want to change your race number and race order you need to talk to us at registration.
    Once you have accepted your race number the race order can't be changed anymore.
  6. Lines shortcutting the course considered cheating lines can be bunted shut or other otherwise closed off even after practice has commenced. It is up to the course designer and chief commissaire to determine wether the lines are considered shortcutting or legal.
  7. Race numbers must be displayed on the handlebars of the bicycle. The number plate must be readable, so it must be fastened as flat as possible. Altering, cutting or placing of unauthorized sponsors' logos on numbers is not allowed. You can keep your number plate as a memento of your race.
  8. Riders must register before they will be allowed to practice.
  9. Series points will be allocated according to the point score below
  10. You must be present or represented at the ceremony at the end of the race to claim your trophy. If you can't hang around we are happy to email you a copy of the certificate. You have to be present or represented at the last race of the series to claim your series trophy - again we can email you a copy if you can't make it.
  11. In order to shuttle up to the start you may only use the official shuttles provided. Self-shuttling is not allowed during practice or racing.

Race specific Rules and Regulations:

  1. Every rider gets 2 runs. Combined times will determine the winner.
    Thredbo will only be 1 timed run per rider due to the length of the track. Depending on rider numbers and scheduling we might offer a seeding run for every category in Thredbo.
  2. Every rider needs to do at least one practice run prior to the race run.
  3. If due to delays or bad weather it is not possible to do a second run the time of the first run will determine the winner.


  1. Full-face helmets with a fixed non-detachable mouth-piece are mandatory.
  2. A jersey or shirt covering the elbows must be worn as a minimum.
  3. Knees must be covered by full-length trousers and/or self-fastening knee or knee/shin guards expressly designed for off-road cycling.
  4. We strongly recommend the use of the following;
    • Neck brace expressly designed for off-road cycling.
    • Back and shoulder protection expressly designed for the purpose.
    • Full finger gloves
    • Elbow protectors and/or long sleeve jersey to the elbow.
    • Goggles or glasses expressly designed for the purpose.

Additional clothing requirements for U15 and U17 as well as Junior Women categories:

  1. Knee protectors must be worn during practice and racing
  2. Elbow protectors must be worn during practice and racing
  3. Full finger gloves must be worn during practice and racing

Age classifications

For the age classification to determine the racing category and allocation of series points events will use the 31st December 2016 to determine the racing category. This means that whatever the age of the rider will be on 31st December 2016 will determine his age classification and category.
John Doe turns 15 in August 2016. This still means that he will have to race in U17 for the entire series, because on 31st December 2016 he will not be under 15 anymore, but under 17.
Racing outside age class:
Riders may race outside their age category so long as there is not advantage. For instance, Master or Veteran riders may contest in Elite or Expert events, U19 riders may contest in Elite or Expert events and younger age group categories may contest in older age group events (up to Elite or Expert).

For any questions, please email us at; please note that for all registrations running via the Rocky Trail portal, your dates of birth and entered classifications will be checked against the above rules, just to be sure.

Point Score
Position Points Position Points
1 500 31 140
2 450 32 135
3 420 33 130
4 400 34 125
5 390 35 120
6 380 36 115
7 370 37 110
8 360 38 105
9 350 39 100
10 340 40 95
11 330 41 90
12 320 42 85
13 310 43 80
14 300 44 75
15 290 45 70
16 280 46 65
17 270 47 60
18 260 48 55
19 250 49 50
20 240 50 49
21 230 51 48
22 220 52 47
23 210 53 46
24 200 54 45
25 190 55 44
26 180 56 43
27 170 57 42
28 160 58 41
29 150 59 40
30 145
60 and below
Race Waiver

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Race Waiver and Liability Release

  • In consideration of Rocky Trail Entertainment Pty Ltd accepting my participation in any individual event organised by Rocky Trail Entertainment Pty Ltd, which may involve a significant risk of physical harm, I agree to this release of claims, waiver of liability and assumption of risk.
  • I accept that Mountain Biking is a hazardous experience or activity with varying surface and environmental conditions. It is different from road bicycling in that it is done on partially improved and unimproved trails and roads, as well as on naturally rugged terrain.
  • I am aware that mountain biking is a recreational activity which may involve, in addition to usual and inherent risks, personal injury, obvious risk, danger to myself, the possibility of injury and harm and physical exertion for which I may not be prepared, remoteness to normal medical service, weather extremes subject to sudden and unexpected change and evacuation difficulties if I am disabled.
  • I accept all of the inherent and obvious risks and that mountain biking is a dangerous recreational activity and the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage or loss resulting therefrom. I acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of mountain biking is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by the activity beyond the accepted safety of life at home or work and that these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement being a reason for my participation.
  • I hereby acknowledge that I am aware of the nature of the course and am aware of the risks to person and property inherent in this activity and certify that I am medically fit and able to take part in the event.
  • I hereby agree to abide by any rules, directions and instructions of any race officials and their assistants.
  • I undertake to wear an Australian Standards approved helmet at all times when racing and practising the course.
  • I undertake to practice the course before commencing the race, and if this is not possible, race with due regard to the knowledge that I have not examined the course.
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  • I confirm that I am aware that a professional first aid medic will be on-site during the event and should I choose to complete a training ride anytime before the race start I do that on my own risk.
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