BENDIGO SIX HOUR

SIX HOURS OF MTB FUN

About

The Bendigo Six hour will be on Sunday the 27th of November.

Most of the content below will be updated closer to the event, but feel free to read on to get a taste of how awesome our 6/3hr events are.

With the generous support of Bendigo Cycles, Skratch labs and bikecorp there were product and cash prizes are up for grabs. The 6 and 3 hour enduro consisted of two main events, comprising solo riders and teams competing for most laps over a 6 hour duration and a three hour solo session aimed at mountain biking novices through to seasoned pros.

All riders compete on the same course, consisting of berms, wooden structures and heaps of flowing single track.

There will be kids races throughout the day from little tackers to nearly teens around separate loop tracks.

The event was held just off the highway at 5242 Calder Highway Big Hill and parking was only permitted on the highway side. You will need to carry your gear through the tunnel and into the event village. Keep your eyes on the website and facebook for updates.

 

 

 

Schedule

The Bendigo 6/3hr Enduro will be Sunday the 27th of November, 2016. Late registrations can register on Saturday between 3-5pm for an extra fee of $10,  no registrations will be accepted on Sunday. Competitors can complete practise laps on Saturday between 3-5pm. 

8.00am - 9:30am 6hr competitors plate collection

9.50am - Rider briefing at transition

10.00am - Race Start

10.15am - 12.30pm 3hr competitors plate collection

12.50pm - 3hr Rider briefing at transition

1.00pm - Start 3hr

4.00pm - Track closed with presentations to follow

Download our BendigoMTB 6hr Rider Pack.pdf

 

Categories

Six hour

Solo 6 hour - Standard - men, women, 40+ mixed - Additional - 50+ mixed, 60+ mixed, single speed


Teams - All standard - Men, women, mixed, mixed 40+

 

Three hour

 

Solo 3 hour - Standard - men, women, 40+ mixed, junior pairs - Additional - 50+ mixed, 60+ mixed, single speed


Junior mixed pairs (12 years - 2hr MTB race)

 
 

Entry Fees

Online Registrations are open at https://www.entryzone.com.au/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=21

You can register on Saturday at the event village between 3-5pm for additional cost. Entries on Sunday will not be accepted.

Solo adult entry fee is $60 per rider
Adult Team entry $120 per team for either 2 or 3 riders
Junior Team entry fee is $60 and all riders must be under 19

All non MTBA members must purchase a day license on top of entry fee: $20

In person entries will be accepted at registration 5pm to 8pm on Saturday 12 September, however these will incur an additional $10 fee per person.

By entering, you are agreeing to the following rules.

 
 

Facilities

Full catering on site including Pizza de wheels, bbq and coffee
Toilets
First Aid
Heaps of parking

 
 

Equipment

Each Rider must have the following equipment while riding the course.
Serviceable mountain bike
Australian standards approved cycling helmet
Water bottle or camelbak

 
 

Location

5242 Calder Highway, Big Hill, Bendigo

Care and attention should be used turning into and existing the property as the high way speed limit is 100Km hr. Competitors coming from Melbourne need to prepare to turn right at Belvoir Park Rd using the turning lane.

Competitors returning to Bendigo after the event we urge you to be mindful of banking up intersections where you wish to u-turn. 

Parking is permitted on the highway side only, that means you need to bring your gear through the tunnel and into the event village.

 

Andy's

 

 

VES Series Rules & 6hr

As this event is a part of the VES Series the following rules will be utilised for series calculations.

In addition, MTBBendigo's general rules continue to apply to all our events.

 

Category rules:
  • There must be a minimum of 5 teams/entrants in a category at an event for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes to be awarded
  • If only 3 teams/entrants are in a category for an event the host club has the right to only award prizes to 1st place
  • All riders in the 40+ categories must be over the age of 40 on 31st December of the year of the event.
  • In a 2 person team, the minimum number of laps for each rider must be 1/3 of the teams total laps. This will be rounded to the nearest whole lap. ie: 5.6 laps becomes 5 laps.
  • In a triples team the minimum number of laps for all team members must be 1/4 of the total laps of that team
Series Rules
  • Teams or Competitors must have competed in a minimum of four rounds to be eligible for series prizes
  • A Team’s or Competitor’s best 5 rounds count towards series totals
  • A minimum of three competitors per category are required for a series category
  • Series points will be tabulated by an independent third party and will be posted on this website as they are available after each round.
  • Team names cannot be changed once series points have been calculated – so choose wisely.
Series Points
  • Series points will be tallied after each round by an independent third party, and uploaded to this website as soon as they are available
  • All rules regarding required number of laps will be adhered to when tallying results.
  • Any queries regarding series points tabulation must be directed via the contact section on this website
Protests
  • Any rider who wishes to protest a result must do so within 15 minutes of the conclusion of the race with the race director
  • The race director / commissaires decision is final

 

The following rules apply to all competitors.

Registration

  • All riders must register in person with their MTBA licence on the day of the event prior to race start.
  • Riders must affix race numbers to their bike as directed.
 

Race Briefings and Rules

  • Attendance at race briefings is mandatory for all riders.
  • Riders must obey all course directions, and are responsible for following the designated course.
  • Failing to complete the whole course, taking shortcuts shall result in the rider being recorded as a DSQ. It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that the correct course is followed.
  • All riders must behave in a sporting manner. This includes not using abusive language or behaviour toward other riders and officials, and allowing faster riders to promptly overtake when safe to do so. Appeals must be lodged with the event Commissaire within 15 minutes of the final times being posted for the event.
  • All riders must carry out what they carry in. Littering will result in expulsion from the event.
  • All bicycles are to be powered by human power alone.
  • If a rider withdraws for any reason, they must notify an official as soon as practical.
  • Riders pushing their bikes should give way at all times to those riding. They should attempt to walk on the least rideable portion of the trail.
  • Riders are only eligible for a place in the category they entered.
  • The event Commissaire has the right to call off the race either before or during for any reason relating to rider safety.
  • If the race is called off after it has begun, as soon as you have been notified by a race official you are responsible for getting yourself back to the Event start/finish, with the assistance of race officials.

This race information may change at any time.

 

Accidents and Rendering Assistance

  • Riders should render all possible assistance to any participant who is in distress or danger.
  • In the event of injury or accident, riders must stop to assist an injured rider, prevent others from entering the accident zone, and ask passing riders to inform a race official at the nearest check point notifying them of the incident.
  • If you stop to give assistance for a health or safety reason, a time adjustment will be made to your final time. Note that this does not apply if you stop to offer mechanical assistance.
  • All bicycles are to be powered by human power alone.
  • If the race is called off after it has begun, as soon as you have been notified by a race official you are responsible for getting yourself back to the Event start/finish, with the assistance of race officials.
  • Failing to complete the whole course, taking shortcuts shall result in the rider being recorded as a DNF. It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure that the correct course is followed.
  • Riders pushing their bikes should give way at all times to those riding. They should attempt to walk on the least rideable portion of the trail.
  • In the event of injury or accident, riders must stop to assist an injured rider, prevent others from entering the accident zone, and ask passing riders to inform a race official at the nearest check point and/or to ring the race director on their mobile phone notifying them of the incident.
  • If you stop to give assistance for a health or safety reason, a time adjustment will be made to your final time. Note that this does not apply if you stop to offer mechanical assistance.
  • The Race Director has the right to call off the race either before or during for any reason he sees fit.

 

Road Rules

  • The wearing of Standards approved helmet is mandatory, by Victorian law, for riders in all stages of the event, at all times.
  • Riders must obey the directions (written or verbal) of event organisers and marshals at all times.
  • Riders are to obey the Australian Road Rules during all stages on public roads, all roads are open to traffic at all times.