The Wild Wild West
Queensland’s Summer State XC Mountain Bike Series
Round 3: Walloon, 17 December 2023
Walloon is proud to host the festive Round 3 event of this season’s Wild West Summer Series.
The Mountain Bike race track at Walloon is a puropse built, 5.2km long circuit and is comprised of many different runs. Each trail loops around and join up making one big circuit.
We’re MTB friendly! While the Wild West Series is an XC focused event, all Mountain Bikers are more than welcome. If you are looking to dip your toe into the exhilarating world of XC racing, but don’t have an XC specific bike, this event is an ideal taster of what you’ve been missing. The mixed terrain across the various venues also means there will be areas of certain courses where wider tyres and downhill bikes can excel.
If you are making the transition from recreational mountain biking and want to try out racing, the Wild West Series is an excellent choice for a first cross-country mountain bike race.
To compete at a Wild West Series event, you need to be an AusCycling race member (or equivalent).
AusCycling offers memberships for all levels and abilities of riders, from kids just starting out to the pro’s on the world stage. No matter, what stage of riding you’re at, Auscylcing will help you get on the bike and keep you covered while riding!
Day membership can be purchased. Call 0409 646 398 for further details regarding day membership.
7.30am Under 11 boys and girls – 20min race on a shortened track
8am Under 15 boys and girls – 1 lap
8.02am D grade (social) men and women inc. E-bikes – 2 laps
8.30am A grade men and women with the E-bike men – 5 laps
8.32am B grade men and woman and E-bike women – 4 laps
8.34am C grade men and ladies – 3 laps
Rider Briefing for Wild West Series – Important All riders please read
Registration will open at 6:30 am and will close at 7:50am
Please come to the registration tent to grab your number and some ties to attach it to the front of your bike. The number needs to be visible when you are riding so please attach it so it can be seen easily from in front of your bike. The number also contains your timing chip. They are quite expensive so please return it to registration after your race.
You can also make any changes to your entry at this time.
We will allow on the day entries, if you planning to register on the or request a change please try to attend the registration desk early.
All riders MUST have an Auscycling Race licence to race. These can be obtained online at the Auscycling website https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/race-off-road
All riders must wear an Australian-approved cycling helmet. Bikes must have working front and back brakes. All bikes must have 2 bar-plugs or lock-on collars. We suggest other protective equipment such as riding gloves and eyewear. Auscycling regulations also do not permit sleeveless shirts.
Racing is in the XCO format and will follow Auscycling technical regulations
There will be a mass start of one or more categories together. There is often a start loop in the first lap only (depending on the venue). Please self-seed on the start line with faster riders at the front
Do not deliberately obstruct a faster rider trying to pass. If you want to pass a slower rider, call out in a friendly way and state which side you will pass. Please be courteous and nice to each other so we all have a good day.
Tricky obstacles will have clearly marked B-lines. Please use these if you need to.
In these Grade races, the track will be closed once the first A grade rider crosses the finish line. No more laps can be started after this.
The course will be bunted and marked appropriately. If you do happen to leave the track, you must rejoin where you left, otherwise you can be disqualified.
Marshals and Course Safety
There will be marshals on the course with 2-way radios. If you are the first to encounter an injured rider, you must stop and render assistance. Send the next rider onwards to advise the marshals or commissaire. Riders providing assistance can have their times adjusted so that they are not disadvantaged.
The marshals are there for your safety and you are required to follow their instructions particularly in case of emergency.
Please advise timing staff if you withdraw from the race, and return your race number.
Spectators must watch for riders and stay out of their way at all times.
Podiums for the U11 will be during the adult race
Grade podiums will occur once racing has finished.
Usually between 10am and 10:30am
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