Rules

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.

General

  • 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. 

Cut off Times

  • For safety reasons we will not allow competitors to be out after dark. For this reason no rider may finish after 5pm. 
  • Riders last lap through Spring Gully Oval 1:30pm
  • 2.45pm closing time at the first check point, those outside this time will be transported by car to the start/finish).

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.
  • We want to ensure the best possible outcomes for competitors and event organizers such that 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.
  • 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. 

Spectator and Rider Support

  • The only area where a competitor is allowed to receive mechanical support is at the Spring Gully Oval. Any support outside this area will result in immediate disqualification.
  • All competitors can stock up on bottles and food at designated check points.
  • Friends and family are only permitted within the designated areas of the Spring Gully oval.