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JetBlack Wild Wombat

Bike 12h

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Tickets AUD $104–AUD $480

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Celebrate your love of nature and be a #rockytrailracer at the Jetblack Wild Wombat MTB Challenge in Mogo near Batemans Bay in the beautiful Eurobodalla Shire.

Join other mountain bikers and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of tall forests, rivers and beaches in this unspoilt coastal wilderness.

Bring your friends and family along!

Great for spectators to see the mountain bike racing action up close - entry to the event centre is free. Discover the beautiful Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden and its surroundings - bring the family and stay for the weekend in and around Batemans Bay, the holiday paradise on the South Coast.

How to enter the JetBlack Wild Wombat

  1. 12 Hours

    Bike 12h
    AUD $104–AUD $480
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JetBlack Wild Wombat route

We are heading to the beautiful Eurobodalla Region for the Wild Wombat. The event centre will be in on Deep Creek Dam Road and the loop the crowd favourite among the locals: the Dam Loop.

Event Details

Raceday Logistics

Friday

12:00 pm –  Track is open for inspection.
4:00-7:00 pm – Registration open to pick up your number plate early.
8:00 pm – Gates will be closed and locked – no more access into the event centre

Saturday

7:00 am – Gates will be open
8:00-9:30 am – Registration open to pick up your number plate.
9:45 am – Rider briefing, be race ready.
10:00 am – Race start
approx 2.00 pm – free Kids race – you can sign them up shortly before. No need to register for it.
approx 6.30 pm – Lights need to be fitted onto the bikes/helmets
10:00 pm –  Racetrack closes – no rider allowed to start another lap
approx 10.40pm – the Last rider crosses the finish line
approx 11:00 pm – Presentation
approx 1:00 am – Gates will be closed and locked – no more access into the event centre

Sunday

9:00 am – Botanic Garden opens in case you still need to pick up the gear

Kit List

What do I need to bring?

Yes, you need to bring a bike and a helmet. Racing without either won’t be allowed! However, you don’t necessarily need the latest carbon fibre ultra ‘bling’ bike. If it is structurally sound and has well-functioning brakes, you are good to go. Please also bring drinking water for you.

We suggest you take the following with you when you head out for your race or go out on a lap:

  • water (cycling bottle or hydration backpack)
  • your preferred energy gel/bar to keep you going
  • spare tube
  • pump
  • a basic toolkit
  • tyre leavers depending on how hard it is to get your tyres on and off the rims
  • optional: a basic first aid kit
FAQs

What will expect me at the event centre?

Event registration: The heart of each Rocky Trail event centre is our registration tent – that’s where you come to meet us and our crew to pick up your number plate first.
Food, drinks, music & entertainment: We’ll have the music going, there’ll be a coffee van selling food & drinks. Please bring plenty of water yourself; we have basic supplies covered.
Event sponsor displays: Our sponsors will have their marquees set up displaying their products, a lot of which you can test on the day!
Basic amenities: We will also have plenty of portable toilets organised.

What happens at registration?

Every rider needs to read and sign a Race Waiver. We will have a master copy at registration that you can read through and then sign the document.
You will be issued with your number plate.

Will food and water be available?

Yes, we will have a coffee van organised at the minimum, who will sell sandwiches and some basic food to fuel up during the event. They’ll also have drinks and please bring your own water supplies for the day to fill up your bottles/hydration packs.

How do I keep track of my time/laps?

We will have an area set out where racers can check their lap times. If you see a discrepancy, please contact the “Timing Chief” Juliane immediately, who will be able to look into it and adjust times/lap numbers if necessary.

What do I do if I find out AFTER the race that something has been recorded wrongly?

Don’t worry, contact Juliane via email/phone and she can adjust results. We usually publish “preliminary results” immediately on the eve of race day or the next morning and upload final results within a week, which gives you that week to double-check.

How a lap endurance race works and who wins?

Our endurance lap races are relay-style races. Solo riders just keep going ;-), but for teams of 2 riders or more, only ONE rider is ever allowed on the track:

Team riders of the first lap (who start the race for their teams) can after 1 lap hand over to the next team member or keep riding – that’s up to the teams to decide.
As soon as you ride 1 lap per solo rider, respectively per team, your time counts and is valid in the final results.
The rider in the solo categories / the team with most laps (and shortest time thereafter) wins.
If there are riders/teams in a category with the same number of laps, the fastest total lap times determine the ranking.

Will there be race marshals?

Yes. We have volunteers who will ride the track as roaming marshals. They will have basic repair kits and first aid supplies on them to help out. They are also in radio contact with the Event and Race Directors, ie Martin and Juliane.

They are also instructed to look out that no riders cheat, ie cuts off parts of the track to achieve an advantage over other riders.

Can I bring my family and friends?

ABSOLUTELY! All venues are very family-friendly, there are spaces for kids to roam around and as we have the event catered, they should be looked after also. We also have colouring-in competitions for the kids going. We do recommend that you bring tents or marquees to provide shade on a sunny day.

Check out the event schedules – we provide additional activities for spectators (e.g. free kids races etc.

Will there be a bike shop to assist with bike repair?

Yes, we always try to get a dedicated supporting bike shop on-site for the entire day of racing. In the rare cases where we don’t have a bike shop on site, we will arrange that there are plenty of supplies and spare parts for sale through our sponsors/supporters.

Will there be a First Aid Officer?

Yes, we will provide first aid officers, who will be on-site at the race or event. They will be located in a clearly marked tent or area.

What happens, if it rains or if bad weather is forecast?

Racing in the wet is quite an experience and can be good fun. However, bring lots of warm and rainproof clothes for the laps and afterwards. A bit of rain won’t do any harm, however, if there are torrential downpours and we decide it’s not safe any more then we might either interrupt the race or have it shortened.

We pride ourselves on operating a set of very proactive wet weather procedures. We are very conscious about your safety and the sustainable use of the tracks – so if very bad weather is expected for any of the race weekends, we’ll monitor the situation in the lead-up and provide you with updates via our website, social media channels and newsletters.

For certain venues, we have specific wet weather policies in place in accordance with the rules and regulations set out by the various land managers. These will be clearly announced and publicised on our website.

For our event cancellation and refund policy, please refer to the individual registration pages on our event web pages.

What happens, if hot weather is forecast?

We have a lot of experience with racing in hot weather (Martin at several Crocodile Trophy events in QLD) and also hosting endurance events in hot conditions, like our 24-hour events.

So we are well aware of the risks and the challenges our racers will face and we will prepare for it. At our 24-hour races, this included routing the race track past the showers for instance so also the solo riders could cool off mid-race and sending out race marshals with extra water supplies and water sprinklers to cool down riders.

We always monitor weather conditions, not only in the lead-up but also mid-race and our main concern is the safety of our riders. We have several options, including delaying starts to avoid the midday heat, resting certain categories (e.g. juniors) until the cooler hours of the day etc.

Rest assured, you’ll be in good hands with us.

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JetBlack Wild Wombat weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

22°C
Predicted highs
14°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 10mph

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