Rider Information - Rules & Conditions
MTBA RULES APPLY FOR THIS MTBA MARQUEE EVENT STAGE RACE
These may be changed/added to before the event.
For safety and to keep the event fair it is necessary to have a number of rules as follows:
Interpretation of these rules is at the sole discretion of the Race Director. Failure to follow the rules may result in disqualification or a time penalty.
Each rider is responsible for their race plate and timing chip. Loss of raceplates or timing chips may result in your time being unable to be recorded.
The race plate must be mounted to the front of your handlebars.
Australian road rules apply. Riders must give way to all other traffic they may encounter, including social riders and walkers.
Riders are responsible for ensuring they pass through the timing station at the finish.
Riders who fail to complete the course must advise a marshal/race official at the earliest opportunity.
Riders can accept mechanical assistance on the course by any registered racer, but outside assistance is not permitted.
Each racer must have or be carrying the following whilst racing:
Suitable mountain bike or cyclocross bike in good repair
Australian approved cycling helmet worn and fastened at all times
2 litre liquid carrying capacity
Food e.g. energy bars, gels etc
Toolkit with minimum pump, puncture repair, inner tube
First Aid kit and whistle
Profane or abusive language, or unsportsmanlike behaviour is grounds for disqualification.
Failing to complete the whole course, taking shortcuts or using any unfair means of obtaining an advantage over other competitors shall result in disqualification. 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.
All protests must be made to a race official in a polite, non-abusive manner. Abusive protests will not be heard. Protests may be made up to 15 minutes after the final results are posted. The Event Director has the final decision on all protests.
In the event of injury or accident, riders must stop to assist an injured rider, prevent others from entering the accident zone, and inform a race official of the incident at the earliest opportunity.
If you stop to give assistance for a health or safety reason, you may report this to a race official and let them know the reason and the duration of your stop. A time adjustment may be made. Note that this does not apply if you stop to offer mechanical assistance.
Please do not leave any rubbish out on the track. Anyone found doing so will be disqualified.
The Event Director has the right to call off the race either before or during for any reason he sees fit. This can include reasons related to the safety of riders or members of the public.
If the race is called off after it has begun, as soon as you have been notified by a race official you are no longer under race conditions and are responsible for getting yourself back to the Event Centre safely.
Any action deemed against the spirit of the event may result in disqualification. The Event Director has the final say in any decision at the Event.
Riders racing as someone else (e.g. swapping entries or bike numbers) are subject to disqualification.
Specific to Elite Women only – any Elite Women rider who is found to have been or are being deliberately assisted by a male rider who is known to them will be subject to disqualification.