Race Book - Round 5 - Fox Creek

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Here is the rider and spectator information. It’s important you read all of the information here – it will answer almost any question you could possibly have. It is your responsibility to know the rules. 

As always, we rely on volunteer marshals to make these events a success, if you know somebody who would be interested please ask them to contact us. If anyone has friends or family with them who can marshal please encourage them to help.


Sponsors

This year’s race season is brought to you by the following sponsors who have donated a huge amount of awesome swag for us to give away or supported us in some other way. Do these guys a solid and consider them for your next bicycle related purchase.

 
Major Sponsor

Major Sponsor

 

Best Dressed

Get your Sunday best out - the best dressed rider this round will win a 100% Status Helmet from Bicycle Fix valued at $299. So don your best party shirt, tuxedo, tutu or whatever threads you fancy and give us a twirl at the rego tent to go in the draw!

Fast & Furious Stage

Stage 4 - Patto’s - is our Fast & Furious stage this race. The King and Queen of the stage will each win a prize thanks to our major sponsor, Bicycle Fix.

Spirit of Enduro Award

Every event the organisers, marshals, sign on staff and riders witness or hear about outstanding acts of resilience, bravery, kind heartedness and fellowship in the race community. The “Spirit of Enduro Award” recognises these contributions to the community. If you witness the Spirit of Enduro in someone, be they a rider, volunteer, spectator or anyone else just fill in a form in the sign on tent to nominate them and each race we’ll pick a winner.


Merchandise Fire Sale

We’re clearing out all our merchandise to make room for fresh merch next year. Grab yourself a bargain! Cash only please.


The Venue

The Race Village

The race village will near the end of the Lone Gum DH Track. Enter Fox Creek via the car park on Fox Creek Road.

View map.

Gates open from 8.00am.

Food & Beverages

Delicious food and drinks will be provided by Kanso Co Caravan serving up coffee and burgers including vegan options.

Entries, Results and Series Standings

Results & Series Standings will be published here

Rider Registration

Each rider must collect their timing chip and race plate (if applicable) from the rider registration tent.

If you have participated in a race this year, you will already have a race plate, make sure you bring it for this race. If you have lost your race plate, replacements are $10. Every rider must have a race plate to race.

Timing Chips

Please refer to the Rider Information graphic for information on the correct way to  mount your timing chip. Competitors accept a charge of $120 + GST to be made within 10 working days for any timing chip that is lost, damaged or not returned after the event.

Race Plates

Keep your race plate safe and remember to bring it to any future races you wish to participate in. If you lose your race, a replacement is $10. A 5 minute time penalty will apply if you cut or modify your race plate in anyway.

Equipment

Riders must wear a full-face helmet on race stages. Helmets with a detachable chin bar are acceptable. A helmet must be worn whenever you are riding your bike, including liaison stages. We recommend knee pads, gloves and long sleeves as well.

Self-Sufficiency

Riders must be self-sufficient including spares, food and water.

Other useful stuff: spare tube, pump/ CO2 canisters, multi tool, any other tools you think you might need.


The Course

There are 6 stages for Elite Men & Women, 5 stages for everyone else. Elite categories will ride the course in order, everyone else can ride the stages in any order.

Course Description

Stage 1: Spooky Billistic

Stage 2: Blue Groove

Stage 3: Long

Stage 4: Patto’s

Stage 5: Muppets (Boobshaker)

Course Map

Can be downloaded here

If you are not familiar with the area, we recommend you download it and save it on your phone.


Schedule

Rider registration open 8.30am - 9.30am

Rider Briefing 9.45am

All riders start 10.00am (approx)

Course closes approx 4 hours after race start.

Prizes & Presentations 2.30pm (approx)

If you are practising while wearing your chip, it is your responsibility to clear your chip at the timing desk before you start racing.


How Does Gravity Enduro Racing Work?

Rider Information

The Rules

It is your responsibility to know the rules. You can view the rules here.

Safety

All riders are roving marshals, if you see a rider that has crashed and requires medical attention stay with them, wave down the next rider and get them to contact the marshal at the bottom of the track.  Both riders who have had their stage interrupted will be awarded a re-run.

Marshals at the bottom of each stage will be equipped with a first aid kit for minor injuries, this is for injuries that don’t require the assistance of our paramedic.  It is not an obligation for the marshal to administer first aid if required but may help if they choose.  If a higher level of care is needed the marshal will call for our first aid officer.


Gravity Enduro SA reserves the right to modify or cancel the event. This includes cancellation of event due to extreme weather, acts of God, violence, civil disobedience and war.
If the event is cancelled we will not be liable for costs of travel fares, hotels, or any other expenses that may be incurred.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the race is going ahead before travelling. We will do our best to inform you if the race has to be cancelled but we do not accept liability if we are unable to contact you. We strongly advise that you check before making travel and accommodation arrangements.
If the event is cancelled we would endeavour to reschedule if possible. Please be aware that we may be unable to refund or part refund any entry fee. We are also unable to transfer your entry to another event.

Kate Holbrook