Gravity Club series 5 Roller Pemberton 18&19 October 2014
New for 2014 PDMBC brings an exciting new All Mountain race format to Western Australia. The event format varies from race to race depending on the location, with key elements consisting of timed runs down a mostly downhill trail (moderately technical), with riding back to the top. Multiple race runs per day on different trails can be expected with the winner being lowest aggregate time. There are currently three Roller races planned as part of the new five race Gravity club level series, with the remainder being traditional Downhill events. Points from all events in the series count toward the series winner. You will be able to race the Roller events on almost all types of mountain bike, ensuring that it that your bike fit the clubs safe standards. Front and rear brakes, working suspension and bar ends. We are pleased to announce LIVE timing at Peel events in 2014 – that means you get a time within minutes of crossing the finish line!
The last Peel Districts Mountain Bike Club (PDMBC) Event of the year is the Gravity Club Roller held in Pemberton on 18 & 19 October. The event is held in two awesome locations over two days, and is accompanied by the Club end of year presentations and State Series Presentations on Saturday night at the Pemberton Hotel. Accommodation options are also available, with more details below.
Prior to the event starting Three Chilies Trail Design will be undertaking some trail work and construction at the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park (http://www.pembertonvisitor.com.au/pages/pemberton-mountain-bike-park). Competitors are encouraged to lend a hand (or shovel) to Paul for a few hours in the morning prior to the PDMBC event kicking off. He will be at the trails from 9am until 12noon.
Race entry costs $45 for adult categories and U19s, and $35 for juniors. A day license ($20) is also applicable if you are not a currentMTBA member. Registrations at the event are open from 12pm-2pm Saturday only and will attract a $20 additional late fee (further details below).
The main event begins on Saturday by parking at Gloucester Ridge Winery, Lot 7489, Burma Road, Pemberton, WA 6260. Parking will be organised by the Pemberton P&C and cost a gold coin donation.
After you have parked, make your way carefully 200m up Burma Road toward the towering Gloucester Tree, which is the trail head and where the club tent will be set up for registration. This trail has never been raced on before and will be brand new to most riders – you are guaranteed to love it!
Practise starts at 1230pm. Racing starts at 3pm.
Dinner and club presentations have been organised for Saturday night following the first half of the race. State Series Presentations and General Club Presentations will be held during the dinner, starting at 630pm at the Pemberton Hotel. A special meal deal has been set up which costs $20 per person, all details can be found at the registration link https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=2136 Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. Dinner rego closes 14th Tuesday night at midnight.
Accommodation for the Saturday has been arranged at the Pemberton Camp School, just a stone’s throw from the Pemberton Mountain Bike Park. All information and registration can be found at the link here https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=2135 The accommodation is dorm style and costs $30 per adult and $20 per child for the night. Numbers are also limited so get in quick! Accomm rego closes 13th Monday night at midnight.
Sunday morning the event is held at the amazing Pemberton Mountain Bike Park, located at the Pemberton Swimming Pool, Swimming Pool Rd. http://www.pembertonvisitor.com.au/pages/pemberton-mountain-bike-park
Practise is open at 8am, with racing starting at 900am. There will be several stages and we aim to have racing finished by 1pm. Presentations for the race and 2014 Gravity Club Series will commence immediately afterward and we aim to have everything done by 2pm. Help with cleaning up and packing up will be appreciated as this will get us all on the road on time.
General information on Pemberton, including accommodation and food can be found at http://www.pembertonvisitor.com.au/. Pemberton Caravan Park is recommended as an accommodation alternative because of its proximity to the Mountain Bike Park.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Minimum Protective equipment Roller: knee pads with shorts, helmet, gloves. A Full face helmet is recommended! Handle bars must have Bar ends or Plugs. Full race rules can be found by clicking here There is a two minute penalty if you miss your start gate. Any runs after the first will be held in the same order as the first, with a designated time period allowed to get back to the top of the trail following any run All Riders must sign on before practicing the course. Riding the course without being entered will result in – First Offense- Verbal Warning, Second Offence-1 Race Ban. Third Offense – Season Ban. Only riders and designated officials wearing a helmet, and displaying a valid Number Plate on the front of the bike, will be allowed onto the course during official practice sessions. Number Plates to be displayed at all times, if plate is lost, you will need to acquire another for the nominal fee at registration. Your Plate must visible and legible at all times. This is a club level series, aimed to be low cost, easy to participate in and most importantly fun! Late rego is open on Saturday from 12pm-2pm and incurs an extra $20 as late fee. MTBA or Club card will need to be shown at Rego for proof of club. MTBA/Day licences apply $20
There will be a BBQ lunch available for a small fee at the event
Volunteers for Marshalling are needed! If we don’t have the right amount of marshals on both days then we don’t start on time. Please let us know prior to the event if you can or have a family member or friend that can help. Email us if you can help firstname.lastname@example.org
- 5-6 Marshalls (no experience needed)
- 2-3 people to help setup and dismantle