RATS 2017 Summer Sprints

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Affordable short course club XC MTB racing at Underwood Park.
$10 for adults, $2 for kids categories (maximum age: 15).

Non members welcome, but all categories must have MTBA membership or $25 MTBA Day Licence.

Adult laps are spectator friendly, come along to cheeer your family and friends.

Special kids course allows parents to see most of the lap. Parents welcome to accompany your kids on their race.

When

January 15

Results Here

January 29

Results Here

February 19

Results Here

Location

Further details and course description available here.

Course Markings

The course will be marked using standard signs as appropriate.

Timetable

6:00am

Registration opens

7:00am

Race 1: (A Grade Girls and Boys, B Grade Girls and Boys)

7:40am

Race 2: (C Grade Girls and Boys, D Grade Girls and Boys

8:00am

Race 3: (B Grade Female, C Grade Female)

9:00am

Race 4: (C Grade Male, D Grade Male)

9:50am

Race 5: (A Grade Male, B Grade Male, A Grade Female)

Entry

Entry is available via pre-registration and registration on the day.

You can enter on the day of the race, however entry closes 30 minutes prior to the race start and an additional administration fee ($5 adults categories, $3 kids categories) per entrant is payable.  The race start won’t be delayed if on the day registrations have not been all processed, so make it easy for yourself and race administration by registering online.

Cash only on the day of the race.

Current MTBA racing licence or MTBA day licence ($25) required. No need to show licence if registered online. Non MTBA members in the last 3 years may be eligible for a once off free 2 month MTBA membership through the Join MTBA program.

Free entry vouchers can only be redeemed on the day.

Event Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Entrant to advise withdrawal from an event and request a refund by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Withdrawals received more than 7 days prior to event: Full Refund less $5 administration fee per entrant.
  • Withdrawals received 7 days or less prior to event: No Refund.
  • Entrant did not Start: No Refund.
  • Substitutions may be made prior to or on the day of the event.
  • If the Club cancels an event: Full Refund.
  • If the Club moves the date of an event and entrant requests a refund by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. : Full Refund.
  • Any cancellation or postponement of an event will be published on www.bsmc.asn.au.

Categories

Category

Duration

Fee

A Grade Male

50 minutes

$10

A Grade Female

50 minutes

$10

B Grade Male

50 minutes

$10

B Grade Female

40 minutes

$10

C Grade Male

40 minutes

$10

C Grade Female

40 minutes

$10

D Grade Male

40 minutes

$10

A Grade Boys

30 minutes

$2

A Grade Girls

30 minutes

$2

B Grade Boys

30 minutes

$2

B Grade Girls

30 minutes

$2

C Grade Boys

10 minutes

$2

C Grade Girls

10 minutes

$2

D Grade Boys

10 minutes

$2

D Grade Girls

10 minutes

$2

 Presentations

Presentations take place as soon as possible after each race, so there will be multiple presentation sessions.

If you gain a podium place (1st – 3rd) please make sure you arrange to be at the presentations. It is seen to be very disrespectful to your fellow competitors if you do not make it. You can also thank your sponsors on the podium.

Race Numbers

Race Numbers will be allocated at registration. To ensure we can continue to provide low cost racing, please return the number plate after your race.

Please ensure your number plate is securely attached to the front of your bike so that your number can clearly be seen by timing staff. Make sure that the number plate remains vertical.

Race Format

There will be a mass start for all riders in your category. Faster riders should move to the front of the pack with social riders to the back. Multiple categories will start at the same time.

There is a time limit for each category, after that time expires you won't be able to commence a new lap.

Equipment Requirements

Your bicycle needs to be suitably equipped for racing. This includes ensuring that you have: Front and rear brakes as well as Bar plugs and/or lock-on collars.

You also are required to wear a helmet compliant with the Australian or equivalent international standard. We also recommend the use of protective equipment, including but not limited to full finger gloves and eyewear.

Feed Zone and Outside Assistance

There will be a designated feed zone, generally located just past the Start/Finish line on each lap. You may collect or exchange drinks, food and eyewear.

Marshals and Course Safety

There will be marshals stationed throughout the course all equipped with 2 way radios. If you are the first to encounter an injured rider, you are required to stop and render assistance and send the next rider onwards to advise the marshal. Riders providing assistance can have their times adjusted so that they are not disadvantaged.

If you encounter a slower rider, shout 'Track Left' or 'Track Right' to indicate the side you wish to pass, and wait for them to give way.  Most inexperienced riders will instinctively move to the left. Note that you need only give way when you feel it is safe to do so. If stopping, call 'Stopping'.

The marshals are there for your safety and you are required to follow their instructions, particularly in the case of an emergency.

Please advise timing staff if you have withdrawn from the race.

Spectators are to watch for and yield to oncoming riders before crossing the track. Spectators are expected to use the designated crossing areas on the oval.

For the safety of riders, no pets are allowed.

Track Practice

Underwood Park is open to the public. So as the race track can be ridden at any time, there will not be a formal track practice period.

Riders not racing are not to impede riders who are racing by riding the race track. In particular, riders not riding are not to approach or cross the finish line. In general terms, that means keep off the oval and well away from riders who are racing. Those who transgress are liable to be disqualified.

Food and Drink

Food and drink will be available for purchase. Save money by pre-ordering a meal deal during online registration.

Contact 

Event Director - Craig Wright  Mobile: 0488 273 399 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.