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Kooralbyn Valley MTB 4 Hour Enduro

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Kooralbyn Valleys first MTB Endurance Series bringing you the best location for MTB events the Scenic Rim has to offer.

Kooralbyn Valley is an exciting destination for tourism, art, food, outdoor adventure, hiking, watersports, mountain biking and trail running.

​Surrounded by a rim of mountains, Kooralbyn Valley is an outstanding location to Ride, explore and visit the natural beautiful, diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife and incredible produce.

​​​So come out and test yourself, at the original home of endurance riding, where the likes of Cadel Evens cut his teeth in the mountain biking world. Newly revived tracks and some entirely new trails bringing you the best endurance trails in South East QLD.

How to enter the Kooralbyn Valley MTB 4 Hour Enduro

  1. 4hr Enduro

    Bike 4h
    $45–$80
    Event passed
  2. 40km+40km

    Bike 80km
    $60
    Event passed

Kooralbyn Valley MTB 4 Hour Enduro routes

The Course

The course for the 40+40 is a loop that is 10km. The course for the 4hr is a loop of approximately 8km ridden clockwise. It is a mixture of fire trail and 99% single track. Any intersection with tracks which are not part of the course will be “bunted” off or have ribbon hanging from trees on course.

You will not need to make any navigational decisions.

Checkpoints

There are various checkpoints set up around the course. Some will be manned full time and others will be just random checks. There are some obvious points where cheating could occur. These will more than likely have someone keeping an eye on issues and may be under surveillance! Just because you cannot see someone, it doesn’t mean they can’t see you.

Complete Laps

Once on the Course you must complete a full lap. If you have a mechanical problem, do not come back to the event village in the reverse direction as your lap will not be counted!

Event Details

What’s Included

Please bring your own race food nutrition. Limited water will be available. The Pavilion Tavern will be open from 11am for food as well.

Toilets will be provided.

Event parking will be provided.

Raceday Logistics

Event Location

Ramada Kooralbyn Resort – Pavillion Tavern

Kooralbyn Valley Mountain Bike Tracks

35 Routley Drive Kooralbyn QLD 4285

Registration Number Pickups

Saturday 23rd February midday – 12:30pm

Sunday 24th February 7:30am – 8:15am

At registration you will pick up your race number.

Compulsory Rider Briefing

Rider briefing for the 40km+40km is at 12:30pm on the 23rd February. It is in the transition area. ALL riders must attend. It is a condition of your entry that you attend the briefing.

Rider briefing for the 4hr is at 8:30am before race start, at the transition area. ALL riders must attend. It is a condition of your entry that you attend the briefing

Race Start Time

40km+40km 1pm

4hr Endurance Race start is 9am

Race Start

Riders will commence at 1pm for the 40km+4km0 on the 23rd February and at 9:00am for the 4hr on the 24th February. Riders will line up and self-seed before the start. For the 40km+40km there it is only solo riders. All solo 4hr riders & one team rider from each team will start together. For the 40km+40km riders will do 4 laps of a 10km course. The rider with the quickest time over both races will win.

For the 4hr riders will continue to lap the course for 4hr. The rider/team with the most number of laps wins. If rider/teams have the same number of laps, then whoever finished those laps in the quickest time wins. Teams ride in a relay fashion with only 1 rider from a team on the course at any one time.

You can stop riding at any time and have a break. Teams can swap with team mates whenever they like and a physical touch must occur between riders (e.g. hi five), however interchange must occur in the transition zone, after the timing tent to receive a valid lap time. This will be marshalled and failure to follow the rules will result in a Timeout penalty. Riders not completing the full 6hrs will not DNF but must notify the timing crew.

Transition

The transition zone will be a bunted area after the timing tent. You must transition between team members here to receive a valid lap time. You are not allowed to ride through transition, however please be aware of other riders who are continuing onto another lap Leave the transition quickly & don’t block the area.

Race Finish

40+40 - the rider with the quickest time over both races will be the winner.

4hr - the fastest rider to complete the laps required will be determined the winner. If you cross the finish line after the 4hrs, your lap will not be counted. Race will finish in front of the timing tent.

Presentations

40+40 presentations will be held at approximately 1/2hr after the last competitor on the 23rd February.

4hr presentations will be held at approximately 1:30pm for all competitors in the transition area.

It is encouraged that participants stick around and mingle round after the event. Event winners will receive something special and different reflecting the local area to congratulate them, and follow a random prize draw with lots up for grabs that have been kindly donated you must keep your bib and be present to win these prizes

Food

Please bring your own race food nutrition. Limited water will be available. The Pavilion Tavern will be open from 11am for food as well.

Kit List

International Standards approved bicycle helmets must be worn at all times while riding a bike during competition and practice. The following helmets are accepted: AS/NZ 2063, ANSI Z90.4, SNELL B or N Series, ASTM F-1447, CAN/CSA-D113.2-M, US CPSC standard for bicycle helmets, European CEN standard EN1078. Failure to meet this requirement may result in immediate disqualification from the event. Damaged helmets must be replaced. Skate style helmets are not approved for this race. The mounting bracket for a helmet-mounted camera must not compromise the structure of the helmet. For example, if can be attached by straps, Velcro or glue – but it cannot be bolted to the helmet. It is up to you as a rider to follow QLD bike laws.

Spectators

There are lots of places on course to watch although most spectators will support their rider from the Start/Finish area

Volunteers

The On The Edge Events event day volunteers are known as OTEE Crew. Our awesome OTEE Crew add so much to the woohoo-ing, high five-ing spirit at our events! OTEE Crew help make these races possible and allow our trail runners to compete in a fun, safe and organised way.

​Why join the OTEE Crew?

It's a great way to be part of the awesomeness, without getting too sweaty.

People help out for a number of reasons:

* To check out what OTEE is all about.

* A great way to stay involved, when injury prevents you from participating in the event.

* Friends, family and/or partners like to share in th fun, creating a great social event.

What OTEE Crew get:

* Behind the scenes into our events.

* A free entry into a future event in the any of our Series.

* Heaps of high fives and thank you's from the competitors, along with endless love and gratitude from the organisers.

* The opportunity to hang out with the coolest community on the trails.

What roles will I have?

A variety of things, including but not limited too.

* Flagging Course - have a bit of a trot before the event, placing all important course markers.

* Sweeping - Lets you have a bit of trot, following behind the last competitors

* Course Marshals - Help direct racers on the course

* Parking - Directing cars into spaces, and sometime manning entry gates

* Rego - Be the face that greets the competitors, checking them in and hand out event bibs

* Aid Stations - Prepare food and assisting runners to refuel along the course if required

* Timing - Giving woohoos as competitors cross the line, and ensuring those all important finish times are recorded​

How do I sign up?

If you're ready to join the OTEE Crew, please send an email to [email protected] We will add you to our list, letting us know if you are volunteering for the Trail Running or the Mountain Biking. If you have a particular event you would like to volunteer for, please let us know in the email as well.

FAQs

The Renegade 40km+40km and the 4hr

You are asking what this means?

The renegade races are one off races that run in conjunction with the Kooralbyn Valley Endurance series. They will be a mixture of team events/XCS/marathon formats, but with a bit twist. Expect a lot of fun, some tuff courses which will push you too the limit. There is a 4hr race that is part of the Kooralbyn Valley MTB Series that starts at 9am on the 24th February and finishes at 1pm. Then we have the renegade 40+40 – this is doing 4 laps of a 10km course then have ½hr break and then do another 4 laps of the 10km course. This race will start at 1pm on the 23rd February. This is separate event to the endurance series. You are welcome to race both races. It is a solo only race.

Why Enter The Kooralbyn Valley MTB Endurance Series?

  • Genuine trail and wilderness experiences with an international standard course in a magnificent location
  • Friendly event atmosphere
  • Accessible location located within 1hr 30mins from Gold Coast and Brisbane
  • 1-course options available at each race
  • Fantastic door prizes at each event
  • Attaching Your Bike Number Plate

    Attach your bike number to the front of your bike using at least 3 ties, securely fastening in an upright position ensuring that can be easily seen from the front. Your Number should be in front of the brake cables and not wrapped around any part of the bike. The number cannot be altered, obscured, cut or de-faced. If the race number is not attached correctly there is a possibility that the time keepers will not read your number. It is your responsibility to ensure it is fitted correctly.

    Bikes and Equipment

    Your bike must conform to the UCI general rules for mountain bike racing. Electric bikes or power assisted bikes are not allowed.

    Helmets

    International Standards approved bicycle helmets must be worn at all times while riding a bike during competition and practice. The following helmets are accepted: AS/NZ 2063, ANSI Z90.4, SNELL B or N Series, ASTM F-1447, CAN/CSA-D113.2-M, US CPSC standard for bicycle helmets, European CEN standard EN1078. Failure to meet this requirement may result in immediate disqualification from the event. Damaged helmets must be replaced. Skate style helmets are not approved for this race. The mounting bracket for a helmet-mounted camera must not compromise the structure of the helmet. For example, if can be attached by straps, Velcro or glue – but it cannot be bolted to the helmet. It is up to you as a rider to follow QLD bike laws.

    Right-of-Way, Passing and Being Passed

    A rider walking their bike must give way to a rider who is riding if you are walking your bike; make sure you leave plenty of open tracks for the other riders. The rider being overtaken has right-of-way (unless they are walking their bike) until the overtaking rider is past and clear by one bike length.

    If you want to pass the rider in front on single track, call out “TRACK”. When the rider in front feels it is safe to pass, they will pull over to one side and call “PASS”. They may also call out “ON MY LEFT / ON MY RIGHT”. Let the rider in front know what you doing by calling “ON YOUR LEFT / ON YOUR RIGHT”.

    If there will be more than one rider passing, let the rider in front know that as you pass them by calling, for example “TWO MORE COMING THROUGH”. If you do not make this call, the rider in front will assume you have decided not to pass and will return to the center of the track.

    The rider in front is under no obligation to let you pass, but slow riders and lapped riders should not delay faster riders unless it is unsafe to let them pass.

    Remember, if you are the overtaking rider, the conditions you feel are safe may not be considered safe by the rider you want to overtake. They may be less experienced than you, or they may have seen something on the track that you have not. Overtaking is not allowed on bridges or constructed ramps.

    Smoke Free Environmental Act 2000 Law

    All On the Edge Events are smoke free. Spectator areas at sports grounds or other recreational areas used for organized sporting events it is not against the law in QLD to smoke. Categories and Rider Age: A rider’s age is calculated on the day of racing for age grouping & the term General Classification means all riders.

    Pausing or Abandoning the Race

    The race may be paused or abandoned due to extreme weather, emergencies or any other reason decided by the organizer. If the race is paused, all riders must complete the lap they are on and their time and laps will be recorded. If the race is then abandoned, that will determine the placings. If the race is resumed at a later time, then the riders will be started on their lap in a staggered start method, so that each rider has the same time off the bike due to the pause and there is no unfair advantage gained. There will be no refunds or other considerations if the race is paused or abandoned.

    Carrying Items during the Race

    Ipod or other musical playing devices are not permitted for riders while on course. Riders are permitted to carry mobile phones or 2-way radios on course, but they must not use earpieces, and the riders must stop and pull off the course when they use using them. Riders are not allowed to wear helmet cameras, fitted either to their helmet, body or bike, in practice and during the race. The mounting bracket for a helmet-mounted camera must not compromise the structure of the helmet. For example, it can be attached by straps, Velcro or glue – but it cannot be bolted to the helmet.

    Toilets

    Toilets will be provided.

    Kooralbyn Valley MTB 4 Hour Enduro weather forecast

    Clear throughout the day.

    28°C
    Predicted highs
    20°C
    Predicted lows
    IconModerate breeze possible, up to 12mph

    Meet the organizer

    We are not just event organisers; we are adventure athletes ourselves. After living in the Scenic Rim for some time we realised just how unique and beautiful the region is and wanted to share our local knowledge of the trails with other like minded endurance athletes. Our experience as adventure athletes helps us to develop and deliver events that will excite and challenge EVERY participant – from weekend warrior to elites. Our business experience ensures maximum return is provided to the local community and sponsors who are at the heart of the Scenic Rim.

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