2022 Junior Enduro #1

Sat 02 Apr, 2022

Venue: McGregor Road Trail Head

Rego From: 8am

Racing From: 9am to 11am

Entry Categories & Pricing

Entry CategoriesRegular
Entry
Juniors U13 /U11/U9$20

 


Welocme to the Kids Enduro race/ social day

Save the Date, there will be something for kids of all ages, Kids Mini shred Enduro Junior Enduro Pump Track bbq and social afternoon, SO get all the kids together and make a day of it!

Event: Kids Enduro

Venue: Smithfield MTB Park

Date: Saturday 2nd April 2022

Format: Enduro/stage race

Commissaire  Race Director: Larry Lanza

Organiser: Cairns MTB Club, Ride Fundamentals & Discovery Cycles

GENERAL INFORMATION

Categories: As Follows

3 x categories- As per AUS CYCLING guidelines all categories are mixed gender. U7 (5-6yrs) U9 (which is 7-8) U11 (9-10) U13 (11-12)

 

Ages are decided on the calendar year of birth. So if, for example, a 7yo enters and they’re turning 8 in October, they will be entered into the 8-10 category. If a rider is particularly good then we can assess and perhaps bump him or her up an age level (bear in mind that rider limitations regarding their ages carry forward to the upgraded level that the rider has now entered. Also, please bear in mind that we don’t really want to do this as it usually gets parents questioning everything that we do after that.. Remember that a “rules is rules” approach to race management is always better). Even if we do end up bumping up riders, we will not be placing any riders in lower age categories. If a rider or parent feels that they’re not good enough for their respective category then they shouldn’t be racing yet.

RACE SCHEDULE

8am rego

8:15-8:30 bike and gear safety check

8:45 rider /parent briefing

9am – race start

11am sausage sizzle and pump track party!!!

Event Registration will be open from 1-2 weeks before the event and each category will be capped at 20 competitors, so we will not have more than 60 total competitors and there will be no allowance for on the day registration.

Race Stage Layout: As follows

Under 7 – (5-6)

STAGE 1 echidna

STAGE 2 flat snake

Under 9 – (7-8)

STAGE 1 Echidna

STAGE 2 MP39

STAGE 3 Flat Snake

Under 11 – (9-10)

STAGE 1 MP39-stumpies (finish junction of ring road)

STAGE 2 Cuscus (Finish on last berm)

STAGE 3 Black Snake. (finish at junction of old red belly climb)

Under 13 ( 11-12 )

STAGE 1 MP39-stumpies (finish junction of ring road)

STAGE 2 Cuscus (Finish on last berm)

STAGE 3 Black Snake. (finish at junction of old red belly climb)

Signage will be up 1-2 weeks before the event so riders can train however track tape will only be up on the day of the race. If people are unsure of the stages they’ll simply have to look at the park map and/or explore. If a stage starts or finishes a few meters before or after the location that they had been training, or if there are sections that they thought were or were not in the stage then it’s a simple case of “tough luck”. Remember this is a kids event, not the UCI World Cup. It’s to get kids acquainted with racing and its social and supportive aspects, not to entice competitive behaviors beyond their years, in them or their parents.

Equipment Requirements: As follows

Junior enduro U10-13 must have Australian standard full face helmet, full long sleeves /elbow pads, full pants and knee pads, and full finger gloves.

Junior U7&U9 ages full face highly recommended but in the interest of fun and inclusion if parents permit, may wear well fitting Mountain-bike helmet (“ Australian standard”)

Juniors bike suitability -Juniors will need a mountain bike with functioning, and quality brakes (preferably disc) which need to be recently serviced to ensure race readiness. We will do be doing safety assessments on bikes in the morning prior to race start again. If a bike is unsafe, the competitor will be scratched and refunded.

If a rider can’t meet the requirements above they will not be eligible to race.

Course inspection: A course inspection will be completed by the event organisers 1-2 weeks prior to the event. During this inspection the organisers will have to identify any issues or improvements that require attention and then with the Cairns MTB Clubs’ approval have them rectified before the start of the event, if necessary to do so.

EVENT FACILITIES

Event management will take place on the day from the Cairns MTB Club House on McGregor Road, across from A.J.Hackett Bungie Tower. Parking for all competitors is directly adjacent from the Club House and toilet facilities are also from the club house. Once the event is completed the organisers will hold a complimentary sausage sizzle for all competitors and their families. Soft drinks will be available for purchase for $2 from the clubhouse.

RACE DAY

Plate number and race seeding will be organised once nominations have closed the night before the event. We will not be accepting any on-the-day nominations as it can be messy to organise.

Race timing will be done using start and finish stopwatch times recorded onto paper and entered into an excel spreadsheet. Once the times are collated the results will be announced during a podium ceremony for each of the three categories and then printed and put on display at the club house. All race results will be deemed as final by the race director.

If you are unsure of what age group or ability of your child contact Rachel on info@cairnsmtb.com

Scratching:

Entered & can’t make it? An automated refund is available using the EntryBoss’ Scratching mechanism. Please note the scratching cut-off because non-attendance refunds after this time are at the discretion of the event organisers and may require a medical certificate.


Event Cancellations

  • Riders will receive 100% refunds if the event is cancelled.
  • We will do our best to communicate our intentions early if the event is at risk of not proceeding.