WHERE: Nerang-Beaudesert Rd,(also known as Mundoolun Connection Rd, Canungra
HOW TO GET THERE
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY AND YOU CANNOT RIDE HERE AT ANY OTHER TIME OTHER THAN OFFICIAL RIDE DAYS.
WHO CAN TAKE PART
Everyone can take part in the challenge from beginner through to the competitive rider. The aim is to complete as many laps in a 6 hour period as you can either as a solo rider or in a team of friends or work-mates. You can do one lap then change over to your next rider or do several before changing over to your next rider. It is up to you and your team. You can go as hard and fast as you like or take it at a slow relaxed pace and stop and start as often as you like. It’s all up to you.
If you have never been in a Teams Event before they are great fun. You form a team of friends or work-mates or if you would like to take part but can't form a team we can try to include you in a team or you can go it alone as a solo competitor. Laps are expected to be approx. 9 klm and take about 20 - 45 minutes to complete depending on your fitness then you change over to your next team mate or you can do a lap or a few laps and then change over. It's all up to your team and your team strategy.
The course is designed to suit all riders skill levels, not too hilly or technical but there will be some sections where there is two ways you can go, the easy way (usually the lower trail) or for the experienced rider something a bit more technical.
Solo rider or Relay Teams of 2, 3,or 4 Riders. You can do a lap and then swap over to your next team mate.
You can go as fast and hard as you like or at your own pace. It's all up to you. You can start and stop as often as you like. How you take on the Challenge is up to you.
Everyone is easy going and friendly so come along and have a great time.
You don't need to be an elite athlete or super fit to take part. As long as you can ride for 40 minutes and do a lap you can then swap over to your next team member while you rest, relax & have a good time with the rest of your team mates. Teams or 2, 3 or 4 riders. Enjoy the atmosphere, relax and camp with family & friends. It's the best weekend away for everyone. There is something special in competing and completing a 6 Hour. You can do as may laps or as few laps as you want.
6HR CHALLENGE is the ideal way to start getting your staff/work mates involved and get the best of life/work balance. This is the most fun you will have at work!!! Put the Challenge out to other business in your industry and have some fun rivalry going on.
This is a popular distance for solo riders but you may like to take part with one or two mates and form a relay team either as a 2 person or 3 person team. or 4 person fun/newbies class for those new riders to the sport.
If you are new to mountain biking this is your ideal event to have some fun and meet heaps of other mountain bikers, test your skills and have a great day.
We have a fantastic venue for our race set in bush-land on a beautiful country property with creek crossings, rainforest sections & lots of green grassy space.
Camp in the Riders Village Area in a large mowed area right next to the course where you can be part of the action and watch your team mates finish their lap. So bring your marquees, chairs & everything you need to keep you comfortable.
Sorry No camping on Saturday night prior to event. or after racing has finished
Food & Drink
Food and drink will be during 6 hour as well as Jungle Bean with capuccinos, hot chocolates to keep you fueled up.
Toilets out on course - Busting to go while out riding we have toilets at our 3 marshal checkpoints porta-loos for your convenience.
VIDEO FOOTAGE OF COURSE on Youtube. See some of the course on the video footage we took at the recent Weekend Warrior 4hr
GPS of Course on Google Maps - (Weekend Warrior Course - this will change slightly)
We have made improvements to the course with the the flat paddock taken out and 1.5km of new tracks have been made. The tracks have been extended along the creek. With more tracks being cut in and further developed.
The track length is just over 6km long with approx. 200metres of climbing per lap.
Riders times between 30 minutes and 1 hour depending on the fitness and ability of the rider. Many riders like to take their own time in finishing their laps. The shorter laps means you are not waiting hours to go out to do your own lap and get much more involved in the action. You have the option of doing two or more laps before you change over to your team mate if you wish. The terrain is perfectly suited to our 24 hour with single track, switchbacks, fire roads, and flowing downhill sections but not too hilly or technical so everyone can enjoy it. You go as fast and hard as you wish or take it at your own pace with plenty of place for faster riders to pass.
VIDEO FOOTAGE - See some of the footage we have loaded up on youtube from our recent Weekend Warrior and you can see sections of the course.
PHOTOS - To see more photos of the course and riders click onto our gallery page and go to Avanti Plus 6 Hour photos to see riders on the course.
SOLO COMPETITORS - You have your own area set aside for yourself and support crew close to the transition area. You do not have to stay in this area if you don't
NO DOGS ALLOWED
The venue is on private cattle property & no dogs are allowed on the property. Leave your dog at home. If you have friends or family coming along as spectators please let them know they cannot bring their dog.
MARSHAL/CHECKPOINTS - We have four checkpoints out on course all with marshals to help you if you need it with radio back to the main control centre. There is water available at each checkpoint and also a toilet at each checkpoint. If you have a mechanical or need some help the marshals can radio in to get you help or your team-mate out to you.
FIRST AID - First Aid Officers are on course and also back at the Control Centre/Staging area.
Check out all the latest gear and products.
Bike Repairs - Nerang Mountain Bike Centre have a mechanic on duty (when not on course) and retail display.
Bring the whole family for a great day out. There is plenty of room to spread out and for the kids to ride their bikes or play on the grass. The Kids haven't been forgotten with a jumping castle for the kids.
We even have a their own race for them. Why not get them to take part in the Kids Mini Challenge
Free Entry (under 10 years)
Starts at 3-15am before after racing prior to presentations
Great bush walking or just relax and enjoy the country atmosphere. You can cheer on all your family and friends
WHAT YOU GET AT THE .
• Well organized Event
• 6 Hours of fun and entertainment in a safe environment.
• Fantastic venue set in green grassy camp area close to race course.
• Great course set in bushland with singles, fire road, switchbacks,
• Course suitable for all skill levels
• Easy access for Spectators
• Marshal Points manned around the course with safety radio checkpoint
• Each Marshal Point has WATER, TOILETS,
• Radio Control Marshals & First Aid
• First Aid Team on Course and Staging Area
• Food & Drink , & Cafe capuccino through-out the 6 hour available for purchase
• Showers & toilets
• Mechanical Support
• Trade Displays from all our Sponsors
• Great Music
• Race Commentary & fun comps
• Lots of random prizes over the 6 hour period.
• TIMING - Accurate timing with results printed hourly and posted for all riders/teams to see
• Results & Photos updated on the website shortly after event.
FOR THE KIDS - Jumping castle & kids race
Sunday 30th October - 7am-8-30am at Registration Tent near start/finish area
Sunday: 30th October
RACE START: 9am
RACE FINISH: 3pm
8-40am Assemble near the Start. All riders must attend.
Approx. 3-30pm once the last rider has finished on the course.
CATEGORIES & ENTRY FEES
NUMBER BACKING PLATES - Included in entry (backing plates, ties and velcro)
1. For Team events 4 Teams constitute a category/ class. If less than 4 Teams are entered into a class only 1st place will be awarded with Prizes.
2. Riders under 16 years old cannot compete in solocategory & must be in a 2,3 or 4 person team
Looking to Joins Team?
If you wnt to join a team or looking for a team member why not log onto mtbdirt.com.au forum and post a messag
Earlybird Entries close: Midnight 14th October (receive free t-shirt)
Late Entries close: Midnight 28th October (No T-shirt for entries received after 14th October)
Off-line entry form Entry_Form__Matrix_6hr_Challenge__2011.pdf
Each team member must complete an entry form
Riders putting in individual entries as part of a team must state Team Name.
Please try to write the correct team name spelling on your entry
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
Cancellation prior 14th October - Full Refund minus $15 admin charge.
Cancellation from 15th October-23rd Otober 50%
Cancellation after that date - No Refund (under any circumstances)
If the event is postponed due to any unforseen circumunstance or weather conditions entries & entry fees will be transferred over to the next scheduled event date or another event.
We are pleased to be able to support the Queensland Cancer Council and help raise funds for research. Click on the cancer council logo for their website. Cancer help line phone 1300 1120
HOW CAN YOU HELP - You can simply make a $2 donation (optional) when you fill in your on-line entry form. Why not get further involved and help raise funds by having people sponsor your ride. We will have Sponsorship forms and Letter of Support from the Cancer Council here soon to help you get started.
Please support our Sponsors who are supporting the sport that you love.
RANDOM DRAW PRIZES - Loads of random prizes. Prizes given out nearly every 15 minutes.
COMMENTARY & RESULTS - Our Commentators do a fantastic job keeping everyone entertained with lots of fun comps, track stands etc. and keeping you informed on what's going on & results.
Results will be posted hourly for you to see how your team or solo rider are going.
SAFETY & CLOTHING - An approved helmet will be required to be worn at all times.
Additional recommended protective articles
- • Jersey with sleeves
- • Gloves
- • Plenty of water or hydration pack
- • Wet weather gear
- • Change of clothing – makes riding more comfortable especially if you get wet.
- • Food Supplements e.g. energy bars
BIKE- Have your bike serviced and good mechanical working condition.
For a detailed list of items you might need MTB Dirt has provided a Master List HERE
Please support our Sponsors who are supporting the sport that you love.
Last Updated on Monday, 31 October 2011 01:08