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So XC Race 1 that was set for tomorrow at Douglas (13th April, 2014) is off.
We're combing through the club calendar and checking with our race coordinators to reschedule. However, it's all looking very busy for next couple months. Please stay tuned for a further announcement about a new date for this race.
Refunds:- if we can't find a new date for this race, we'll issue full refunds automatically; and- even if we set a new date, people who can't attend can email our
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XC Race 2 is scheduled for Sunday 4th May.
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The Rockwheelers Downhill Series is about to kick off with a bang, so get those cobwebs off your downhill rig and come shred with all the big boys for Round 1.There's a few new sections thrown in, including some very spectator friendly jumps just before the finish line.Double whammy for those traveling, Round 1 of our Gravity Enduro is on the Sunday. Our downhill track is even ENDURO friendly, so don't be afraid to race on your enduro bike.Where: Rockwheelers Downhill Track (Top track old side) - Mount StuartWhen: Saturday 5th April 2014Nominations and Practice Shuttles: Online Noms, Shuttles run from 9:30am, Noms/registration from 9:30am cut-off is at 12pm after this the race sheet is set and if you’re not on it you’re not racing. Click here to register Racing starts from 1pmFees
$35 registering online (+ $20 if require Day Licence)$45 registering on the day (+ $20 if require a Day Licence)$10 Discount for Rockwheelers members (members will receive an email with the discount code).Support the club that supports Townsville trail building, maintenance and advocacy - Join Rockwheelers! InsuranceAll riders must hold MTBA racing insurance or purchase a Day Licence. EquipmentAll riders must have an off-road worthy bike in good operating condition, full faced helmet and closed in shoes.Recommended: protective clothing such as gloves, goggles, guards for knees, shins, elbows, arms, shoulders and neck brace. Rider Categories are: • Challenge (Novice)• Expert (Advanced)• Veterans (FAST +30's)• U19’s (FAST)• Elites (Lightning) Food and Refreshments BBQ: Nothing too flash, bread sausages and onions, drinks will also be for sale throughout the day. Lunch time will be between 12 and 12:30, remember this is lunch for the volunteers too, shuttles may or may not stop depending on if we have a Stand in driver. Shuttles for race runs will commence after lunch. Volunteers Work some magic on all your family and friends, plenty of volunteers are needed to make this race happen, please contact Daniel Dean or Cam Shilton. Required: • Shuttle driver(s) – Over 22yo only• Registration(ers) – Hardballers• Timing - Bottom – The A-team• Timing - Top – Bribemaster• Commissaire – overseer• Marshals – 4-6 radio people to watch lemmings fall down hills• Commentator - entertain the masses• Toilet collect Saturday return Monday – We couldn’t find Kenny• First Aid – 2 people who aren’t afraid of blood• BBQ master-chef• Assistance for set up and pack up
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We'll try keep this updated as often as we can but some days we might not be able to inspect the trails. Use common sense about wet trails - read the Wet Trail Closures article for more details.
Reminder about rule of thumb: 10mm of rain normally needs 6-8 hours of sunlight and drying time. Check rainfall data for Black Weir (Douglas, Ross River Dam Pallarenda on BOM website.)