XC Series Round 4 – Targa Townsville

September 3, 2017

The biggest event in our XC series is coming up and the final details are now available. This year will see an abridged race using only UTR/Smedley’s and Douglas. We checked out the dam last weekend and our main safety concern was the roadworks leading to the Dam, made it too unsafe to ride through, and also the trails out there are not in race condition. Ride or Drive between the courses depending on how crazy you are.

Race will start at UTR at 7am sharp. Sign in from 6am with briefing at 6.45. Course will be the same as the national XCM race at the start of the year.

As usual self seeding and using the finger timers. Race times will only be counted at each course, time between each course is untimed.

Format will be as follows.

Townsville Rockwheelers Targa 2017 – 3rd of September Time Line

Sector Location Km Time Start Comments

1 UTR 25Km 2hrs max 7am UTR/Smedley’s Loop Same as Nationals at Stsart of year.

2 Transition 18Km About 1 hour 9am @18km/hr

3 Douglas 17km 2hrs 9:45am Single loop

Please note: Senior Riders will not allowed to start Douglas Loop until 9.45. Start cut off is 10:15am after this you won’t be allowed to start.

Finish by 12:00pm Rolling presentations to start once podiums have placed to allow families time to attend Fathers Day Functions

Total Ride/Ride 60km 5hrs 00min

Total Ride/Drive 42km 4hrs 00min

Total Challenge with Juniors

Junior Race TBA 60min 830am ? Course TBA

Douglas Loop –
Carpark, up roller coaster, Up Dual slalom access(M), Up easy street (M), Down whip tail, Up whip tail, up long way, across Upper blue ring, up wedge tail (M), down Hammer head, across Humpback link, across Beefwood, Up Frog, Around Spider bait, Down Hammerhead, Down backside, down lower taipan, down flow trail, left onto Fruit loop, car park

(M) – Marshall point

First Aid to be located with Timing

A coffee vendor will be booked to be available from 830am at Douglas MTB park Cark Park.

Townsville Rockwheelers Jr sausage sizzle ???

REGO’s Open 6 Aug – 0800hrs
Close 1 Sep – 2000hrs


$10 juniors
$30 Challenge
$35 Age Categories

1 Comment

  1. Gazza on August 30, 2017 at 7:39 PM

    Not sure who to email about helping out. Only got home last weekend and still getting myself organised. I can’t race and have to be home by 10am Sunday, however if there is anything to be done Saturday or Sunday morning I can assist. Gaz

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