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2023 kids enduro #1—22 April

Apr 22, 2023

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NEW DATE 22 APRIL- REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN.

If you have all ready registered last month it carries over to this event, if you can’t make it please contact us for a full refund

 

Entry Categories & Pricing

Entry CategoriesRegular
Entry
Juniors U7 – U9 – U11 – U13$20

 


Welocme to the Kids Enduro race/ social day

Event: Kids Enduro

Venue: Smithfield MTB Park

Date:

Format: Enduro/stage race

Commissaire  Race Director: Larry Lanza

Organiser: Cairns MTB Club

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

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 – GREENFIELDS EXIT

Racing the new exit of Greenfield’s – Riders will start on the first berm and ride down the trail till they pop out of the tree line into the open

STAGE 2 – SCRUB TURKEY

The new trail in Greenfields – Riders will start at the top of the down and rider the trail till it starts to return up ( climb)

Under 9 – (7-8)

STAGE 1 – MP39

Starting on the shuttle road Riders will ride full course to finish across the little bridge to finish in the open

STAGE 2 – NEW TRACK OFF REDBELLY CLIMB

Starting off the very top of the red belly climb( intermediate jump track start) there is a new track that goes down to flat snake – Riders will start at the top and ride all the way down to the flat snake/redbelly junction

STAGE 3 – PINES

Starting half way up the red belly climb ( beginners jump track start) Riders will drop in and take the right hand track and ride all the way out to the carpark via the big rock

Under 11 – (9-10)

STAGE 1 – MP39

Starting on the shuttle road Riders will ride full course to finish across the little bridge to finish in the open

STAGE 2 – NEW TRACK OFF REDBELLY CLIMB

Starting off the very top of the red belly climb( intermediate jump track start) there is a new track that goes down to flat snake – Riders will start at the top and ride all the way down to the flat snake/redbelly junction

STAGE 3 – PINES

Starting half way up the red belly climb ( beginners jump track start) Riders will drop in and take the right hand track and ride all the way out to the carpark via the big rock

Under 13 ( 11-12)

STAGE 1 – CUSS CUSS

Starting on the shuttle road Riders will ride the full trail from top to bottom, to finish on the flat at the old event site

STAGE 2 – NEW TRACK OFF REDBELLY CLIMB

Starting off the very top of the red belly climb( intermediate jump track start) there is a new track that goes down to flat snake – Riders will start at the top and ride all the way down to the flat snake/redbelly junction

STAGE 3 – PINES

Starting half way up the red belly climb ( beginners jump track start) Riders will drop in and take the right hand track and ride all the way out to the carpark via the big rock


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.

More Info

Need to talk to someone?

e: events@cairnsmtb.com