Rider briefing – Fox Rollercoaster #Enduro Round 4 – Kempsey

RIDER BRIEFING

Fox Rollercoaster #Enduro State Round 4, hyrdrated by CamelBak
Kempsey, NSW – 4+5 July 2015

last updated: 29 June 2015

 

This round will be held in Kempsey, on the New South Wales North Coast on 4+5 July 2015. Hosted by the local Kempsey Macleay Offroad Cyclists, who specialises in enduro mountain biking and trail building, the event will offer four race tracks over two days. More than 150 riders are expected to take part in the event, which challenges them to ride to the start of race tracks and then to complete two timed sections each day until a designated cut-off time. The race tracks will include a combination of fast descents that require good technical and endurance riding skills including accelerating out of tight corners and navigating across rocky terrain.

We held a race at the Kempsey club trails last year and the feedback from riders was overwhelmingly positive – it’s an ideal venue, with accommodation very close-by and many options for accompanying families and friends to enjoy the surrounding Macleay region!

To get to the event centre, as you come into Kempsey on Macleay Valley Way, you’ll see the Golf Club and He Kempsey Motor in after about 2km on your left and the Kempsey Tourist Village camp ground on your right. Take the next left into South Street and follow the signs.

 

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>> Click here to register!

 

  • Online registration closes on Friday, 3 July at 5pm.
  • If you are between 19 and 29 years old you can choose whether you race Elite or Expert. If you are over 30 you can race within your age group or choose to race Elite or Expert.
  • Elite and Expert are the top racing categories with Elite being for the more experienced riders who have been racing for a while.
  • Age groups: whatever the age of the rider will be on 31st December will determine his age classification and category.

 

>> Check out the Fox Rollercoaster #Enduro results portal for series progress results so far

 

>> Race results and Rider list

We should have a preliminary rider list online by Thursday evening and then update it with the final details by Friday evening. Progress results will be posted on Saturday evening after day one – final results on Sunday afternoon after the prize ceremony.

We will post LIVE updates via our Facebook and Twitter pages – Like and Follow to keep in touch!

 

>> How does the timing work?

  • Follow this YouTube link for a quick 43 sec overview
  • During the race you can have your chip read out after each race run
  • Accumulated race times are displayed on a screen in the event centre
  • IMPORTANT: please hand back the timing chip after the race
Every rider gets a timing chip - you need to swipe the chip over the whole of the timing units at the start & finish of every race run. After the race, hand the chip back, please.
Every rider gets a timing chip – you need to swipe the chip over the whole of the timing units at the start & finish of every race run. After the race, hand the chip back, please.

 

>> What’s included in your race entry

  • FREE rider photos by OuterImage.com.au 
    • Download your photos after the event from the online portal
  • I am a #rockytrailracer wrist band if you haven’t received one before
Current elite women’s series leader Vanessa Thompson racing and hydrating with Camelbak. Photo: OuterImage.com.au
Current elite women’s series leader Vanessa Thompson racing and hydrating with Camelbak. Photo: OuterImage.com.au

 

>> Full event schedule

  • 4 tracks over 2 days
  • 1 timed run per track
  • combined time counts
  • no shuttles – neutral rides to the starts

 

>> How to get there

In Kempsey head to the Kempsey Golf Club and Driving Range off Macleay Valley Way. You can park there and follow the trail signs to the event centre (~5-10 min ride) OR to go straight to the event centre, go past the Golf Club and turn left into South Street. From there, follow the signs (~2km).

Which trails we will use will be decided shortly before the race and depends on weather and trail conditions.

 

Photo: OuterImage.com.au
Photo: OuterImage.com.au

 

>> Amenities and Food

We won’t be able to bring any toilets into the event centre (which is located about 1km ride or 2km drive from the Kempsey Golf Course); we will be allowed to use the amenities at the Golf Club though.

Please bring your own water with you.

The local club will organise a BBQ on the Saturday for food and we recommend that you stock up on food in town as well.

The Flow Mountain Bikes crew will be on-site also to help with mechanicals; they’ll have a basic selection of spares as well; if you need any specific parts, please bring them along so they can fix it all for you.

 

>> Accommodation

There is a Kempsey Motor Inn right next to the Golf Club; if it is booked out already, find more options on the local tourism site: http://macleayvalleycoast.com.au/

** update ** Camping ** update **
We’ll be allowed to camp for free at the event centre. There are toilets and showers available at the Golf Club, which is short drive or ride away on Macleay Valley Way. The toilets are open all the time; the showers are open during club house opening hours (Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 7.30am-7pm).
To get to the event centre, as you come into Kempsey on Macleay Valley Way, you’ll see the Golf Club and He Kempsey Motor in after about 2km on your left and the Kempsey Tourist Village camp ground on your right. Take the next left into South Street and follow the signs.

There is also the “Kempsey Tourist Village” caravan park, which is right opposite the Golf Club as well. => http://www.kempseytouristvillage.com.au/

 

 

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