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12Hour MTB Relay

TWELVE HOURS OF SUMMER MOUNTAIN BIKING NEAR STELLENBOSCH

We have shifted our annual 24Hours of Oak Valley to later in the year, but don’t worry we will have a fun day on Delvera Farm  on the 28th of January, as we launch the Dirtopia 12Hour MTB Relay!  The event creates a social atmosphere at the start/finish with a fun 10km lap that riders can ride for the full 12 hours (or not) to see how many laps they can do in the day. We will start at 06h30 and finish at 18h30 followed by prize giving.

Solo riders, teams of two and teams of 4 riders can bring support crew to help them win the several categories.

DATE: Sunday, 28 January 2018

VENUE: Dirtopia Trail Centre, Delvera Farm, R44, Stellenbosch

REGISTRATION: From 05h30 on the morning.

TEAMS & COST:

4 RIDER TEAMS

R600 per team (VAT INCLUDED)

2 RIDER TEAMS

R360 per team (VAT INCLUDED)

SOLO RIDERS

R200 per solo rider (VAT INCLUDED)

Includes a Amarider temporary tag. Entries close on Thursday, 25 January 2018

It is not necessary for team members to ride in sequence and one team member can do as many consecutive laps as they like.  There should however not be more than a four lap difference between the rider with the most laps and the rider with the least number of laps at the end of the event.

The route is easy enough for riders across all levels and fast laps will ensure lots of activity in the transition area. This is a very social event with friends and family supporting the riders and enjoying the facilities at this beautiful winelands venue.

Only pre-entries are taken so get your teams together – categories include:  Open, Mixed and Junior. 
Spectators are welcome to relax on the lawn or enjoy a wine or olive tasting or a leisurely hike on one of Delvera’s superb hiking trails. There is a lot of entertainment on the farm for kids like go-karts, games & soft play toys to name a few.

At the start/finish will be Powerade for the riders. Prizes to be won from sponsors like Giant, Cape Storm, Falke and wine of the Simonsberg farms.

Timing will be done by Amarider Trail Tag that gives live results.  Dirtopia Café will be open all day for breakfast, lunch, coffee & cold drinks and alcoholic beverages

ENTER DETAILS:

This event will again be using theAmarider TrailTag system.  For example, you’ll tag in and out each lap giving much better lap time statistics etc. All entrants will need a TrailTag, available for purchase at R100 or for rent at R50.  You’ll use the Trail Tag at most Dirtopia events in the future so you might as well purchase one.

For a temporary Trail Tag you are required to pay a deposit of R100 and you’ll receive R50 refund when you return it. (Please be advised that temporary Trail Tags are deactivated after each event and therefore cannot be used for any other event unless it is re-activated by Amarider. Also the Temporary Trail will no longer be assigned to your name – and as you know, no tag – no time).

All riders MUST have a Amarider tag. Ensure you either buy one for R100, which can be used at all our events or rent one for the weekend for R100 (R50 deposit back when you return it on the Sunday after the event).

 

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Solo entrants can simply login and enter as per usual

2. Team entrants: Team captain must please log in and enter and PAY for the team entry. Once completed please return to your profile, click on my details and my teams and invite your team members! NB team member must be invited to complete the process. PLEASE NOTE: Your payment must first be confirmed in order to invite team mates. EFT takes a couple of days to reflect. Credit card payments immediate

3. Once the team member receives their invite via email they must log in or create an account and then process their own order. Select their tags, merchandise etc and pay for their additionals. You will be able to see and manage your team by logging in and selecting your team from your dashboard. If you have nothing to pay select EFT and your entry is done.

4. Should you need to make changes to your teams, the team captain is able to login and delete member and invite a new member.

5. Please contact admin@dirtopia or Alanda on 021 884 4752 should you require any help.

 

TO ENTER:

Enter online (credit card and EFT payments accepted):

>> ENTER ONLINE (login OR create a profile/register)  

Remember to please send proof of payment via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or fax (086 614 2808)                                                                                      

Payments must be received Thursday, 25 January 2018 (when pre-entries close), otherwise your entry will be subsequently cancelled

SOLO

One person riding as much as he/she wants during the 8-hour period. Must be 18 years of age

OPEN Fours (single sex)

Team of 4 riders. Must be 18 years of age. All riders must be of the same gender

MIXED Fours

A mix of male and female riders. There must be at least one person from the opposite sex to qualify as a mixed team. Must be 18 years of age.

JUNIOR Fours

Team of 4 riders (all under 19). Age as of 31st of December 2018.

OPEN Duos (single Sex)

Team of 2 riders. Must be 18 years of age. All riders must be of the same gender.

Mixed Duos

Team of 2 riders. A mix of male and female riders. There must be at least one person from the opposite sex to qualify as a mixed team. Must be 18 years of age.

RULES:

There are a few simple rules that will make everyone's event more enjoyable. Stick to them or face the consequences…


Entries:

• Due to logistical issues we can only accept pre-entries. No refunds.
• No Entries will be accepted after Thursday, 25 January at midnight.


• If any team member cannot ride and is replaced by another rider, an admin fee of R50 will be charged at registration. NO more members can be added to teams at registration.  NO changes on Monday morning

  • Drinks at the start/finish area for all riders during the 12 hour period.
  • All riders will read the rules and accept to obey them. 
  • There must be more than 5 teams in a category or the team will shift into Open category.


Racing:

Start:
• Before the start, all team captains and solo riders must attend the race briefing. Here we'll sort out all your last queries. Other team members are also welcome. The briefing will take place at 06H15 on Sunday morning.

• Each starting racer must be at the Start line no later than 5 minutes prior to the start of the race with their team baton. Starting racers must have their bikes pre-positioned at the designated area at the Start.
• The start is at 06H30 on Sunday morning!

•No other riders are allowed to ride the course if they have not entered the event.

Please take note:
• You do not have to follow a set rider/runner sequence BUT:

• Be nice, 99% of participants are there to have fun.
• No foul language toward other entrants.
• Mountain bikers: Let other riders know when you are passing. i.e. coming up on a slower rider, indicate "passing on the RIGHT or left. Shout: "Track please" for him to move over to the left, pass on right. Allow for slower riders to move over or reach an area suitable for passing.  If you are the rider being passed, listen to which side they are going to pass on, be courteous and allow the rider to go by. You do not have to stop riding to let them pass. In singletrack situations - please be patient.
• If an entrant is injured, check to ensure they are alright and assist if needed.

Transitions:
• All entrants must tag in at the end of their lap.

• After the timing point, you can hand over the "baton" to the next entrant who will not be allowed to leave without it.
• Even if you do consecutive laps - you have to book in at the timing area.
• Same goes for Solo riders.
• The transition and timing area is for entrants only - please - no obstructions!
The Finish
• The race finishes at 18H30 on Sunday afternoon.
• After 18H30 no more laps can be started - you can still finish them though.
• Finished times will be allocated from beore 18H30 and the team with the most laps (in the least amount of time) will win the race.
• It is thus imperative that you finish your final lap before the gun goes at 18H30!
Results
• The Race director will have the authority to disqualify any rider or team not obeying the rules. Meurant has the final say!
• Categories are subject to the number of team entrants. If one category has three entries or less, then that category will fall away.
• No prizes will be awarded to a category with less than 5 team entries. All teams will move into the pen category, should there not be enough teams in their category.


Please also read the full rules from Grannygear productions - we've just tweaked them a bit.
There is some very interesting rules regarding breakdowns and on course assistance that you should take note of…
1. Team Captains
Each team will designate a team captain and co-captain. Team captains will represent the team in all official correspondence and communications before, during and after the event. The co-captain may represent the team during the event when the captain is unavailable. Only team captains and co-captains may file protests.

2. Pre-race Meeting
The team captain and/or co-captain must attend the pre-race briefing; however, everyone is welcome.
3. Team Pit Area
Team's must designate one and only one pit area - at your campsite. Entrants may change or repair any equipment in their Pit Area. Pit areas are not allowed on the course or in the Start/Finish area. However, emergency repairs may be performed in the Start/Finish area; you may even swap entire bikes. In the Start/Finish area or the team's pit area, racers may accept support from anyone. Also, teams may bring as many support people as they would like (only two per team stay free), but their support is limited to the Start/Finish and the team's pit areas, not on the course.

4. Support on the Course
Support on the course may only be supplied by other registered racers. Supporting racers must access the course under their own power (i.e. foot travel or on bike) and that access can only be achieved by following the course in either direction. Short-cutting the course is not allowed (see rule #12). Supporting members should stay clear of all competing entrants. Supporting memebers may take any equipment or tools with them; they may even swap bikes with their teammates. Cannibalizing bicycle parts is legal. Support can be provided by any registered entrant on any team to any registered entrant on any team.

5. Water and Food
Water and food may be supplied to any entrant, by anyone, anywhere on the course. However, entrants must stay well clear of the course when taking food or water. (And please do not throw energy food wrappers on the ground.)

6. Permitted Course Riders/Runners
Only officially registered entrants, credentialed media and event staff may ride/run on the designated event course during the event.

7. Team Number Display
Mountain bikers must display their race number on the front of their bikes, whenever on course where as Runners must have their race numbers pin to their runner t-shirt gear.

In the case of a bike swap, mountain bikers must swap the bike number to the new bike prior to continuing the race. Race officials may request to see this at any time.

8. Drafting
Entrants may draft, but they may only draft their competition & registered racers. Drafting other vehicles or a non-registered entrant is grounds for disqualification.

9. Right of Way (For Mountain bikers)
Racers riding bicycles have the right of way over racers pushing bicycles. When practical, racers pushing or carrying their bikes should stay on the least rideable portion of the trail when being passed. Racers pushing or carrying their bikes may overtake a racer riding his bike provided that they do not interfere with the riding racer.

10. Lapped Racers
Lapped entrants should yield to leaders. Leaders should be very vocal when preparing to pass any racer. "PASSING on your LEFT!," "PASSING on your RIGHT!" should be called out. It is the responsibility of the challenging racer to overtake safely. Racers being lapped must yield on the first command.

11. Vying for Position
When two entrants are vying for position, the leading racer does not necessarily have to yield position to the challenging racer. However, a racer may not bodily interfere, with intent to impede another racer's progress; this is considered to be highly unsportsmanlike behavior (see rule #13).

12. Short-cutting
Short-cutting the course by any registered racer shall result in a disqualification of that racer's team.

13. Sportsmanship
Foul riding, use of profane or abusive language and other unsportsmanlike behavior will be taken very seriously. Such behavior by any racer shall subject that racer's team to a warning or immediate disqualification. This will be strictly applied when such behavior is directed at course officials, volunteers or spectators. The penalty imposed is at the discretion of the race director. Be nice, 99% of the participants are there to have fun.

14. Protests
Protests can only be made by team captains or co-captains. Protests will be made in writing and delivered to the race director or co-director any time during the race or after the end of the race, up to 30 minutes after the posting of the final results. Protests should contain any information that supports the protest, including description of the incident, witnesses, names, addresses, phone numbers and signature of protesting team captain. A R50 fee shall be submitted, in cash, with the protest. The race director, after his own discovery, will promptly rule on the protest. The fee will be forfeited to the race director if the protest is denied or refunded if the protest is upheld.

15. Final Rulings
The race director has the final say in any ruling, including rulings made by the co-director.

 



For Dirtopia entries and updated event information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Dirtopia Trail Centre on 021 884 4752 for further event enquires.

 

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