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Event Name: G-Bomb 2018 MTB Festival
Event Location: Bom Bom State Forest, South Grafton NSW
Event Date(s): 8/09/2018 - 9/09/2018
Online registration opens on:   17/06/2018 at 9:00 PM (NSW time)
Online registration closes on:   6/09/2018 at 11:59 PM (NSW time)

Event Contact Details

Event Organiser: Grafton Cycle Club
Contact Name: Grant Hodgins
Contact Phone Number: 0413788955
Contact Email: hodgo1981@gmail.com
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/BomBomRacing

Instructions

G-Bomb 2018 MTB Race Festival - Solo entries

Overview

8-9th September 2018

BOM BOM STATE FOREST, SOUTH GRAFTON, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA

In 2018 GBomb is expanding; Saturday evening there is still the great endurance race everyone loves at the GBomb - this year its a 6hr endurance race. The new additions will be two  XCO races for all age classes on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Entry fees

Online entry fee for the events are CRAZY cheap. Enter all 3 races for under $120!!!

Early Birds discount apply for entries received  by 31st July. Online entries close 12 Midnight Thursday September 6th 2018.


Seniors

Juniors

6hr

$60

No solos

XC 1 (Saturday morning)

$40

$25

XC 2 (Sunday Morning)

$40

$25

XC 1 +2

$70

$40

XC 1 +2 +6hr Solo

$120

No solos

XC 1 +6hr Solo

$90

No solos

XC 2 +6hr Solo

$90

No solos

6hr Team of 2

$100

$40

6hr Team of 3

$135

$60

On the day registration will be available, however this will incur a $50 per person late entry fee  in addition to the entry fee. For timing purposes, it is strongly encourage you register early via online rego. Once you have entered a category, you can not change categories at a later date.

NOTE: If you are entering a mixture of team 6hr and solo XCO races you may have an issue, Please enter Solo events with this registration, and you team entry https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=5823

Individual Categories

For the 6hr endurance race there will be no solo entries under 18yo; all following classes will have a female and a male category

  • Open Class: 18-39yo and any participants over 40 who wish to register as open
  • Masters Class: 40-49yo
  • Super Masters class: 50 and over.
  • E-Bike: all ages and genders in 1 class

For the XCO races the adult classes are the same as in the endurance race. In addition there are the following Junior classes:

  • u19 (17-18yo)
  • u17 (15-16yo)
  • u15 (13-14yo) 
  • u13 (11-12yo)
If there is less than 3 competitors in the junior age group the Commissaire will group competitors into a consecutive age group.

Team Categories

Teams of 2 and teams of 3 are combined for  placings based on gender mix only, not number of team members. That is, there will have be categories of:

  • All Male
  • All Female
  • Mixed
  • Juniors
To Qualify as a junior team, all members must be aged between 13 and 18yo for teams of 3, or 15 and 18 for pairs. 
In the spirit of making this a family friendly event, the Open teams can have juniors included as per the following criteria: All teams of 3 can have team members as young as 13yo, Teams of 2 can have members as young as 15yo. 


E-Bikes

E-Bikes are permitted to participate in the GBomb races. There will be eBike class for 6hr solo and each XC Race, how ever there will be no gender or age splits in the e-Bike classes

In fairness to teams, if a team includes a member riding an E-Bike no placings/podiums will be awarded to that team.
E-Bikes must also comply to Australian Standards EN1594. The Commissaire may perform checks to ensure all bikes meet this standard.

Dinner vouchers

Clarence catering have come on board again to provide us food throughout the day. And to make your dinner planning easier for Saturday night we have arranged a $10 set meal. The meal will be along the lines of a stew or pasta, with vegetarian options.
You can purchase your meal voucher with your MTBA registration. You can also purchase extra meal vouchers for family and supporters.

Prizes

In each XCO race and the Endurance race placings will be awarded for each category. The Major prize for the weekend will be awarded to the female and male who score the most points across all 3 races.

Sign on & Collecting race numbers / info pack:

Pre - sign on Friday night at Grafton District Services Club from 5:30 till 8:00. Come and join us for dinner. On the day sign on is from 7am Saturday morning at the track.

Lights

Bright Front/helmet lights with 2hrs+ battery life and back red lights must be on by 6pm.

Facilities available onsite:

CAMPING:

Camping will be available in the State Forest

Bush Style Showers will be available on site.

ACCOMMODATION:

Those looking for accommodation can contact our sponsor, The Abbey Motor Inn (ph: 02 6642 6122).  59 Fitzroy Street, Grafton.

TOILETS:

Multiple toilets will be available onsite from Friday to Sunday.

WATER:

Water is available onsite, however please bring enough drinkable water for yourself. Remember it can be very hot.

FOOD & COFFEE:

Food vendors will be present at the event along as well as a  coffee van on Saturday and Sunday morning. Food vendors will cater for vegetarian and gluten intolerant diets as much as possible. During this event we are spreading the message of reducing our impact on the environment - this means there will be reduction in the single use products. So bring your reusable coffee cups. If you don't have one, there will be Bom Bom Racing reusable cups to purchase.

RUBBISH

As you know we are located in a State Forest, we ask that you please take all your rubbish with you and do not litter in on the tracks. Bins and recycling bins will be available, and we ask that you use these appropriately.

Juniors

Juniors must adhere to MTBAs  “time on bike” rules which are here: https://www.mtba.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/MTBA_MAN0003-5-Guidelines-on-Junior-Participation-in-Mountain-Bike-Events-Formalised-Training-Skills-Sessions-.pdf

Recent revisions have to the policy mean juniors can race longer now :) However under 15 riders still need to adhere to time limits if racing in a team and the Saturday XCO.

Postponement and Cancellation policy:

Cancellation charges apply.

If we postpone the event you will have the option of keeping your entry to re-use at a later date or cancelling your entry. If you keep your entry there is no charge. If you opt to cancel you will receive a full refund less $10 administration fee..

If we cancel the event you will receive a full refund less $10 administration fee.

If you cancel your entry before September 6th 2018 you will receive a full refund less $10 administration fee.

If you cancel your entry after September 6th 2018 you will not receive a refund.

Further Information

For more info about the event visit https://sites.google.com/view/bombomracing/gbomb-2018  https://www.facebook.com/BomBomRacing and the event page here:https://www.facebook.com/events/432875027147616/

Lights on by 6pm – simple.







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