Downhill-Gravity

DOWNHILL & GRAVITY RACING IN 2016

Downhill is Back!!!

The CORC 2016-17 Series is about to kick off at Isaacs on the 13th November. The series will include at least 8 races at the following tracks:

  • Isaacs
  • Thredbo Flow
  • Majura
  • Isaacs
  • Stromlo
  • Stromlo enduro
  • Isaacs
  • Thredbo DH

Full details of the series will be posted up here in the coming weeks….. Stay tuned, Downhill is Back!!!

Important info for all DH racers

U18 riders must have written consent by a parent or guardian to get any licence.

Keep an eye on the website and CORC Down Hill Facebook page in case of race cancellations due to weather.

Entry fees

  • Race entry: $15 for CORC members
  • Day licences: $20 (For non-MTBA members)
  • 1 year licence: Join the Club!

Categories

Elite Hardtail (Junior)*
Sport Under19
Veterans (30-39) Under 17
Masters (40+) Under 15
Hardtail (Senior)* Under13

*These may change depending on attendance

Note: To be eligible for the Series Overall point, competitors must compete in at least 3 races for DH and GXC.

Track Maintenance

Due to the nature of the Forest Use Agreement between the ACT Government and CORC, it is absolutely essential that no new tracks are built without approval. Any track work or maintenance MUST be cleared CORC. For safety reasons no track work should be undertaken on race days.

FAQ

Do you guys need any help on race weekends?

Yes! The more help the better!

We are volunteers ourselves, but we need more to help with timing, track marshalling, setup/packdown. The quicker we can set up in the morning, the quicker you can practice. If you’re on the sideline injured, or mum and dad are hanging around, please come and see us.

Remember, those who help will be rewarded!

I’m under 18 years of age. Do I need Mum or Dad’s permission?

Yes we need to see some form written permission from Mum or Dad, unless you are already a member.

Do I need to register before I turn up?

No, just turn up and register on the day.

I’ve never raced before, what category should I race in?

We’ll work it out for you. Just turn up and we’ll make sure you’re in the correct category for both your age and ability.

I’ve never raced before, can I get some Down Hill tips?

For sure! Let us know when you turn up and we’ll help you out with registration right through to racing. If you’re after coaching, we can point you in the right direction.

What do I need to wear?

  • As a minimum you MUST wear a full face helmet and knee guards. (No exceptions)
  • Elbow pads and upper body armor is highly recommended
  • Hard soled shoes, gloves and long sleeve shirt are also highly recommended

Can I practice before registration?

Yes, but you must be a member. If you are not a member, make sure you register before heading up the hill.

Can I do any track work to build new tracks?

No. We run a working bee the day before the race to tidy up the track we’re racing the following day. The more people that turn up, the better the track is for racing!

I’ve only got a hardtail/ XC bike, can I race on that?

Absolutely! We make sure that all tracks have a “B-line” around any technical sections or big jumps. Everything is rideable on any bike.

Why has the schedule on the day been changed?

Unfortunately we are having to keep costs down for the events. Due to new requirements imposed on events held within the ACT, we’d prefer to keep the cost of club racing to a minimum, otherwise we’d have to pass them on to our competitors – you guys.

Shuttle days will see a long, spread out schedule on the day so everyone can get the most out of not pushing their bikes to the top of the hill.

Push run races, will see a condensed schedule. 2-3 hours practice, followed by racing.


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