Gold Coast Schools Mountain Bike Comp

Date

Friday 1st November 2019

Rocky Trail Entertainment in conjunction with Nerang State High School presents the inaugural Gold Coast Schools Mountain Bike Comp at Nerang National Park.

This event is all about encouraging students of all abilities to come and race with their mates in a safe and social environment. They will have an exciting racing experience and enjoy a fun event atmosphere together – great memories to share! Students will have the opportunity to test their riding ability across three skill areas on the popular Nerang mountain bike trails – Endurance, Speed and Technical Skills.

Students from the Hunter Christian School have regularly competed in Rocky Trail events in NSW.

Location

Nerang National Park – Hope Street Nerang

Schedule

Friday
8 am – Event Village & Registration open
9 amRider briefing
9.15 am – 2.00 pm Race runs – each category allocated track and rotated during the day
1.50 pm Last Race Run
2.30 pm Presentations

Did you know?

Rocky Trail will launch one of their most popular events in QLD on the weekend – the Fox Superflow will be held at Nerang National Park on 3rd November.

Entries

  • Open to all Secondary school students.
  • Entry cost – $35 per rider, individual registration online
  • Registration opens 4th September 2019 and closes midnight 29th October 2019.

Riders will be grouped by gender and categories

  • Juniors – Years 7 or 8,
  • Intermediate – Years 9 or 10,
  • Seniors – Years 11 or 12

Event format

  • Competition will consist of 3 timed sections.
  • Each age category will be allocated to a track.
  • Categories will progress to the next track after 1hr 20min.
  • Tracks have been designed to test a variety of skills, including endurance, speed and technical ability.
  • Riders may ride each timed section up to 5 times on each track with their fastest time counting.
  • Combined best times will be totalled for the overall result for each rider.

Timing

Live timing will be available

Awards & Prizes

  • Junior Men
  • Junior Women
  • Intermediate Men
  • Intermediate Women
  • Senior Men
  • Senior Women

Awards/Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 riders in each category, and Champions school.

Team Manager

Schools must provide a Team Manager who needs to attend managers’ meetings, distribute rider number plates and be the emergency contact for all riders on the team. Managers must be contactable via a mobile number.

May we ask that the nominated Team Managers contact our Event Manager Jo Parker via email at jo@rockytrailentertainment.com to confirm school, your contact details and mobile number before the event. Students are encouraged to sign up online and throughout that process will be prompted to add their Team Manager’s name as well.

Volunteers

Each school will need to supply a minimum of one Volunteer for the whole day but more the merrier is welcome.
Volunteers may be asked to marshal the course, watch for injured riders and rule adherence, help organise riders at the start, assist timing, or assist at registrations.

Competition Points

Riders in each category will accrue points towards an Overall Schools award.

  • 1 Point will be allocated for each timed section
  • “Bonus” points will be awarded to the fastest 5 riders on each track per category and for overall fastest 5 accumulated time.
  • 1st -10pts, 2nd – 7pts, 3rd – 4pts, 4th – 2pts and 5th – 1pt.

Rules

  • You ride up to the starts – this time does not count. Shuttling is not allowed.
  • You race down on a pre-determined track. Riders are required to stay on the designated marked track. No short cutting the track even if it is not bunted – this time does count.
  • 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 being passed find the next best place to move to the side and let them pass.
  • 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 when safe.
  • Riders must register before they will be allowed to practice.
  • 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 unauthorised sponsors’ logos on numbers can result in a penalty. You can keep your number plate as a memento of your race.
  • 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.
  • Riders do not have to be a member of a cycling association or club to be allowed to race.
  • Riders are responsible to cover yourself for the race. If you have any questions, please contact Event Manager Jo Parker at Rocky Trail Entertainment.
  • No garbage policy: please don’t litter out on the track. We will penalise you if we see you do it.
  • Riders are not permitted outside assistance from spectators, officials or other riders except within designated feeding or technical assistance zones.
  • Riders are required to provide assistance to injured riders by staying with the injured rider until assistance arrives and notifying the next rider to inform the next track official. Riders providing assistance will be permitted to have a rerun even if the allocated time has elapsed.
  • Riders must be registered in their own name and not substitute for other riders without the prior consent of the race organiser.

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Do you have questions?

For further details, please contact our Event Manager Jo Parker at jo@rockytrailentertainment.com or call her on 0424 955 332.