PMBC Presents Barry’s Block – Cycletrek Mountain Biking State XCO Round 3
May 8, 2012 in Mountain Bike
With the 1st two races of the season out of the way we are almost reaching mid season, but don’t stress there is still a chance for you to race and get amongst the points. So get out there and show the club colours.
For those who have raced here before there have been a few changes to previous races. There are 4 new sections of trail, with an additional overtaking (fire road) section. The start/finish has been relocated to our camp ground area, all races will have 1 short lap in the respective race.The race track has been extended to around 6.4k, but still incorporating the tight single track, rock gardens and not forgetting ” over the edge” with an additional jump. It will be a challenge for the 29ers. The track will be open all day for practice on the 12th (Sat),but if the desire is there, the track is open all the time (coopers pale ale or a good red is the bribe).
Parking arrangements are also a little different, it will be a lot easier if people parked further up the fenceline as the start/finish line will be easily accessible (500m walk) but signs will show you the way.
For forest hygiene purposes, if it has rained by then (hopefully), riders MUST ensure their bikes are clean (dont forget under saddle and bottom bracket).
MUDDY BIKES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY TO THE PROPERTY.
PLEASE WASH YOU BIKE AS BEST AS YOU CAN AFTER PEMBERTON, WE WILL BE SUPPLYING A TROUGH WITH DISINFECTANT, PRIOR TO ENTERING THE FOREST, IT IS IMPORTANT TO USE THIS TO STOP THE SPREAD OF DIEBACK, THANK YOU.
The local store has closed down, so no food, grog or fuel is available. We will operate a mini cafe “the Coffee Rock Cafe”, supplying tea/ coffee / cool drinks / hot home made soup / muffins etc.
Mud map attached for directions – or www.cycletrek.com.au
Entries are open and can be found here.
The race entries are $15.00 for juniors and $20.00 for seniors. If you don’t already have 1 there will also be a $5 plate fee. There is a $20 late fee for entering on the day (NO Exceptions).
This $5.00 goes directly to WAMBA to fund projects like trail advocacy, legalizing and signing trails.
The number you purchase for this first race is your number for the whole season. You keep this number and bring it to each PMBC race from here on. Points are allocated based on THIS number, please do not forget to take it to the next PMBC races.
U9 and U13’s
Entries for Under 13’s are online for members only. If you are an Under 9 or Under 13 and not a PMBC or MTBA member then please enter on the day, as the day licence is only $5 on the day (and $20 online) and there is no entry cost for these classes. (Please note: there is a one off $5 plate fee).
Use Google maps to make your way there – details found here: http://www.cycletrek.com.au/contact-us/
Even though the UCI and MTBA rules have changed, the race times will remain basically the same as they always have been for our PMBC races. Race times, laps and start times will be listed below. Race Day Schedule; *Times may change depending on conditions on the day
Registration = 0900 to 1000 (collect race numbers)
U9 and U13 start = 1000
U9 and U13 presentations = 1030
First wave start = 1040
Second wave start = 1200
Presentations = 1430 (or a bit earlier if possible)