You ride for 4 or 7 hours. After the time is up you are not allowed to go on another lap but you can finish the lap you are on.
Most amount of laps + shortest time thereafter wins.
Once you have completed 1 lap you are in the results.
Transition for team riders: there must be physical contact before the next rider is allowed out. Hight five, kiss, track-style-slingshot, etc. Transition must be in the transition zone, which is right after timing, unless otherwise stated in the rider briefing.
No garbage policy: please don't litter out on the track. We will penalise you if we see you do it.
No cheating policy: you must follow the track. It will be clearly marked with arrows, bunting tape, flags and signs. If we see you cheating we will penalise you.
Rider down procedure - probably the most important rule of all: if you come to an accident out on the track you MUST stop and make sure the rider is ok. If he/she is not, stay with him/her and send the next rider straight back to the event centre to let us know what happened. If you lose time while helping an injured rider we will adjust your lap time at the end of the race.
If a race is deemed unsafe because of storm, rain, fire etc we will pause it, assess the situation and if possible restart it again later.
Passing: being friendly out on the track goes a long way. Let the rider you are about to pass know when and on which side. E.g. "rider coming up, passing on your right when you are ready". Then say thanks and keep on smashing it. If you are riding in a train let the rider in front know how many people will pass him/her. If you are being passed find the next best place to move to the side and let them pass.
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 will result in a penalty. You can keep your number plate as a memento of your race.
Riders must register before they will be allowed to practice.
All riders must wear a bike helmet that has been authorised by Australian Standards (or approved international standard) at all times when riding and racing. You will be required to wear fully enclosed foot wear and gloves are recommended.
To qualify for overall series points & wins, riders need to complete at least 2 races in their category. After the second round we will publish the teams with the accumulated points. You must race under the same team name in all the races. If you are in a team of 2 or 3 riders at least 1 original member must be in all races riding under that team name.
The best 4 out of the 5 races will count towards the overall series title.
Points scored in one category can't be transferred to another.
If you swap to a different age group throughout the series you can't take your GC points with you.
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.
The Art of Overtaking
60 and below
Points are not transferable between the categories.
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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.
I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors or administrators, waive all and any fights of claims which I may otherwise have against Rocky Trail Entertainment Pty Ltd, and release their officers, employees, volunteers, agents, contractors, public bodies, land holders, and sponsors from any and all claims, suits, demands, expenses, costs, damages or proceedings of any nature whatsoever arising from any personal injury, death, property damage or loss of description whatsoever which I may suffer or sustain in the course or the events or consequent upon my entry or participation in them.
I hereby indemnify and hold harmless Rocky Trail Entertainment Pty Ltd, their officers, agents, contractors, and sponsors from and against all claims, suits, demands, expenses, costs, actions, and proceedings of any nature whatsoever arising from any injury, loss or damage sustained by me or any injury, loss or damage suffered by any other person as a result of any act, omission, neglect or default on my part in connection with my participation in the event.
I agree that if I suffer injury Rocky Trail Entertainment Pty Ltd can, at my cost, arrange medical treatment and emergency evacuation services as Rocky Trail Entertainment Pty Ltd deems essential for my safety. I hereby agree that I am responsible for my own medical and ambulance insurance and for medical and ambulance costs in the advent of an accident.
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.
I agree to allow my photograph, video, multimedia, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the organisers, sponsors, or others.
I have read the liability release above and agree with all its provisions.
If the rider is under the age of 18 years, consent of a parent or guardian is required.