FOCUS OZZYCROSS - DETAILS & ENTRIES HERE
 
FOCUS CXtwiLITE  Summer 2013/14


The 'lite' version of cyclo-cross returns to Adelaide this summer! 50% of the course, 100% of the fun! Shorter courses and faster racing after work will have everyone grinning like maniacs this summer. Perfect for starting out in cyclo-cross, you can race any bike, including a road bike in the dry conditions.  No special equipment required, but if you're riding home remember to bring some lights!

Note a current Cycling Australia race license (or MTBA, or BMXA equivalent) is required to ride in these events, primarily for insurance purposes. Bring your license card with you to sign-on! If you don't have a 'GOLD' CA membership you can buy one online here which will cover you till 31/12/2014 (and enable you to race road, track, sportifs and time trials too) but if this is your first try at racing you can buy a PACC three-race permit ($44 for adults) to cover you (and us) for three races as an introduction to racing - then if you join up in full you get those $$ off the full price of a GOLD membership. Your other option is to get a $132 PACC MTB membership - but note these cannot be used for road/track/TT/sportif events. 3-ride Permits can be purchased at the event but email cx@pacc.org.au in advance so we bring enough permits. Yes you can enter on-the-day for $20, or enter the entire series for $45.

CONFIRMED DATES:

Tuesday 12 November 2013 - SERIES ENTRIES OPEN HERE - COURSE MAP - RESULTS

Tuesday 10 December 2013 - COURSE MAP - RESULTS

Tuesday 4 March 2014 - ENTRIES OPEN HERE - COURSE MAP - RESULTS

Tuesday 25 March 2014 - ENTRIES OPEN HERE - COURSE MAP - RESULTS

RACE DAY FORMAT for Summer :

Sign-on 5:15-6pm. Practice on course after you have signed-on and be off course by 5:55.

Little Crossers 5:55-6:05pm

Open and CXC 6:05 - 6:30pm

CXB 6:40-7:10pm

CXA 7:15 - 7:50pm

Pack-up before dark (all hands on deck please!)

STATE CYCLOCROSS CHAMPS 2013


Race the inaugural State Cyclo-Cross Championships on a stunning course in the Barossa Valley, an easy one hour drive from Adelaide on Sunday 22 September 2013Ch?teau Tanunda, ?Icon of the Barossa,? is Australia?s largest and oldest Ch?teau (est. 1890 - almost as old as PACC est 1885)! It is a truly awe-inspiring place to visit and is as magnificent as some of the best wine estates and Ch?teaux anywhere in the world. Ch?teau Tanunda Estate is the birthplace of the Barossa?s wine industry, where some of the first plantings and the first winery were established in the 1840s.

The course will include a variety of interesting and beautiful challenges including cobbles, railway crossings, racing along the vineyard and right past the cellar door! Some of the Barossa's finest food and beverages will be available during the day. Make a weekend of it and book accomodation through www.barossa.com

Riders are encouraged to stay all day and take part in the final event of the day, the All-In-Handicap Event to win the massive cobble prize. All senior entries include entry to that event. All Championship categories are on offer, from J11 through to Masters 10 and everything inbetween. Don't miss out, championships entries close 15 September.

Approx Race Day Format:

10-11am Course Open for Practice (for riders who have signed on)
11am Little Crossers
11:15am Open Bike/Permit race
11:50am Junior Championships (J11/J13 1 lap, J15 2 laps, J17 3 Laps)
12:20 Masters Women, Masters 5+ men
1:00pm Masters 1-4 Men
1:40pm Elite, J19 Women
2:30 Elite, U23, J19 Men
3:40 All-In Senior Handicap

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO ENTER ONLINE CLICK HERE

FOCUS CROSSFIRE CUP 2013

Thursday April 25 - ANZAC FOCUS CROSSFIRE CUP Race 1*  ENTER 4-RACE SERIESMAP - RESULTS

Sunday 19 May - FOCUS CROSSFIRE CUP Race 2  ENTER THE REMAINDER OF SERIES  - MAP  - RESULTS

Sat 8 & 9 June - NATIONAL CYCLOCROSS SERIES ENTER NCXS RACES   ENTER SUPPORT RACES

Sunday 7 July  FOCUS CROSSFIRE CUP Race 3   RESULTS - SERIES POINTS

Saturday 3 August  FOCUS CROSSFIRE CUP Race 4  MAP-  RESULTS - SERIES POINTS

    FOCUS CROSSFIRE CUP* Approx Race Day Format (Anzac 2 hours later):

7:00 Course Setup (Volunteers welcome - email cx@pacc.org.au)
9:00 Registration Open and Course Open for Training
10:00 Little Crossers on a modified short course (5 minutes, for the smaller children approx 3-7yo)
10:15 Open Category (30 minutes, Non-Cyclocross bicycles) + C-Grade  (~20 minutes -includes slower non-Cyclocross bicycles and older children who can complete 1-2 full laps of the course)
11:00 A-grade Womens and B-Grade Mens Cyclocross (30 minutes) 
11:45 A-Grade Mens Cyclocross (45 minutes)

Sat 8&9 June:NATIONAL CX SERIES

Preliminary Results (ref Cycling Australia for final). Day 1 NCXS Women . NCXS Men. CX-C/Open, CX-B

Preliminary Results (ref Cycling Australia for final). Day 2: Open/CX-C, CX-B, NCXS Women, NCXS Men.

READ THE EVENT TECHNICAL GUIDE HERE

Entries permitted on the day for support events.

DAY 1 - Mulch Hill (Corner South Tce and Beaumont Rd, Adelaide) COURSE MAP

DAY 2 - Zombie Park (Park 23, enter off Sir Donald Bradman Drive, near Catholic Cemetary Road) COURSE MAP

TIMETABLE FOR EACH DAY:
  • 10am Sign-on and course open for Practice
  • SUPPORT EVENT 1: 10:45am Little Xers
  • SUPPORT EVENT 2: 11am Open Bike (Non CX Bike), and C-Grades Combined
  • SUPPORT EVENT 3: 11:45am B-Grade CX
  • 12:30 Course Open for NCXS Practice & Support Event Awards
  • NCXS EVENT 1: 1pm NATIONAL SERIES WOMEN
  • NCXS EVENT 2: 2pm NATIONAL SERIES MEN
  • NCXS Presentations3:15pm
  • Course break-down - all hands on deck to help please!

FOCUS OZZY CROSS 27 January 2013

Entries and more info available here. Enter online before 9pm, 25th Jan and pay only $15. Entries on the morning will be $25. ***RESULTS HERE***

FOCUS CXtwiLITE SUMMER 2012/13

Port Adelaide CC brings a 'lite' version of CX to Adelaide this summer! 50% of the course, 100% of the fun! Shorter courses and faster racing after work will have everyone grinning like maniacs this summer. If you're riding to the races, just remember your lights to get home... 

Note a current Cycling Australia race license (or MTBA, or BMXA equivalent) is required to ride in these events, primarily for insurance purposes. Bring your license card with you to sign-on! If you don't have a 'GOLD' CA membership you can buy one online here which will cover you till 31/12/2013 (and enable you to race road, track, sportifs and time trials too) but if this is your first try at racing you can buy a PACC three-race permit ($44 for adults) to cover you (and us) for three races as an introduction to racing - then if you join up in full you get those $$ off the full price. Permits can be purchased at the event but email cx@pacc.org.au in advance so we bring enough permits. Yes you can enter on-the-day.

CONFIRMED DATES:

Tuesday 27 November 2012 - ENTRIES OPEN HERE - COURSE MAP - RESULTS

Tuesday 18 December 2012 - ENTRIES OPEN HERE- COURSE MAP - RESULTS

Tuesday 26  February 2013 - ENTRIES OPEN HERECOURSE MAP - RESULTS

RACE DAY FORMAT for Summer :

Sign-on 5:15-6pm. Practice on course after you have signed-on and be off course by 5:55.

Little Crossers 5:55-6:05pm

Open and CXC 6:05 - 6:30pm

CXB 6:40-7:10pm

CXA 7:15 - 7:50pm

Pack-up before dark (all hands on deck please!)

 

FOCUS Winter 2012

Sat-Sun August 11-12 ( National Series Round 3 & 4! ) Entries closed  - TECHNICAL GUIDE AVAILABLE

For B-Grade, Little Crossers and other support events - enter on the day from 10am.

For course maps, times, prize lists and other information check the Technical Guide.

Saturday Elite Results: Race 3. Women AnimationR3.  Men Animation R3

Saturday Support Events: Little Crossers - Open (xls or animation) - B-Grade CX & C-Grade (xls or animation)

Sunday Elite Results:  Race 4. Women AnimationR4.  Men Animation R4

Sunday Support Events: Open (xls or animation) B-Grade CX & C-Grade Comb. (xls or animation)

For our regular racing: Port Adelaide CC keeps the CX afficionados busy this winter:

Saturday April 21 - FOCUS FREEBIE Winter Warm-up (Will be a trial format - anyone keen for C-grade?) MAP - ENTER - RESULTS   

Saturday 2 June (FOCUS CROSSFIRE CUP Race 1 ) ENTER 4-RACE SERIES FOR ONLY $30! - ENTER THIS RACE ONLY - COURSE MAP - RESULTS -

Sunday July 1 (FOCUS CROSSFIRE CUP Race 2 ) ENTER REMAINDER OF SERIES HERE FOR $30 - ENTER THIS RACE ONLY - COURSE MAP - RESULTS - CURRENT SERIES STANDINGS

Sunday August 26 (FOCUS CROSSFIRE CUP Race 3 ) ENTER - RESULTS

Saturday September 8 (FOCUS CROSSFIRE CUP Race 4) ENTER - RESULTS - POINTS

    FOCUS CROSSFIRE CUP Approx Race Day Format:

7:00 Course Setup (Volunteers welcome - email cx@pacc.org.au)
9:00 Registration Open and Course Open for Training
10:00 Little Crossers on a modified short course (5 minutes, for the smaller children approx 3-7yo)
10:15 Open Category (30 minutes, Non-Cyclocross bicycles)
11:00 A-grade Womens and B-Grade Mens Cyclocross (30 minutes) and C Grade Cyclocross (15 minutes, includes non-Cyclocross bicycles and older children who can complete 1-2 full laps of the course are permitted in C Grade)
11:45 A-Grade Mens Cyclocross (45 minutes)
12:45 Awards followed by course Breakdown

Why are there some gaps in there? For some interstate travel (you can FOCUS and put 2 + 2 together, right?) 

Racing Elsewhere?: Melburn: Brunswick CC's DirtyDeedsCX Trailmix's CrossMelburn - Sidney: Manly-Warringah's CX  - NZ: SouthernCross

FOCUS CXtwiLITE SUMMER 2011/12 

Port Adelaide CC brings a 'lite' version of CX to Adelaide this summer! 50% of the course, 100% of the fun!  Shorter courses and faster racing after work will have everyone grinning like maniacs this summer.  If you're riding to the races, just remember your lights to get home...

Note a current Cycling Australia race license (or MTBA, or BMXA equivalent) is required to ride in these events, primarily for insurance purposes. Bring your license card with you to sign-on!  If you don't have a 'GOLD' CA membership you can buy one online here which will cover you till 31/12/2012 (and enable you to race road, track, sportifs and time trials too) but if this is your first try at racing you can buy a PACC three-race permit ($44 for adults) to cover you (and us) for three races as an introduction to racing - then if you join up in full you get those $$ off the full price.  Permits can be purchased at the event but email cx@pacc.org.au in advance so we bring enough permits. Yes you can enter on-the-day.

CONFIRMED DATES:

Tuesday 22 November 2011 - ENTRIES OPEN HERE - COURSE MAP - RESULTS

Tuesday 13 December 2011 - ENTRIES OPEN HERE - COURSE MAP - RESULTS

J?rg Arenz Cyclocross Skills Clinic Saturday 14 January 2012 - REGISTER & MORE INFO HERE

Tuesday 17 January 2012 - ENTRIES OPEN HERE - COURSE MAP - RESULTS

Tuesday 14 February 2012 - ENTRIES OPEN HERE - RESULTS

RACE DAY FORMAT for Summer :

Sign-on 5:15-6pm. Practice on course after you have signed-on and be off course by 5:55.

Little Crossers 5:55-6:05pm

Open 6:05 - 6:30pm

CXB 6:40-7:10pm

CXA 7:15 - 7:50pm

Where it all began - FOCUS CX & THE CITY 2011...

Port Adelaide CC brings an exciting new type of racing to the heart of Adelaide this winter that hopefully will have everyone muddy and happy. $10 a pop ($5 for kidz)!

Two, three-race CX series will be held in the Adelaide Park Lands in 2011.  There are some great prizes including a series random draw prize of a FOCUS MARES AX 2.0 bike for those 'early adopters' out there! So what other excuse do you need to get up early on a weekend, have a blat around the Park Lands on your bike, gurgle a beverage of choice and return home to spend the next month telling tall tales about your epic adventure?

Note a current Cycling Australia race license is required to ride in these events, primarily for insurance purposes. We can sign you up with a Port Adelaide CC membership to cover you for a whole year (and enable you to race road, track and time trials too) but if this is your first try at racing you can buy a PACC three-race permit ($44 for adults) to cover you (and us) for just one series as an introduction to racing - then if you join up in full you get those $$ off the full price. If you hold a 3-Race permit, read this to see your upgrade options.

CX Skills clinics  were held on Thursdays on the lead up to the first race.

Book out the following *confirmed* dates for some happy muddy action:

FRIDAY 22 April 2011 - COURSE MAP - RESULTS

SUNDAY 22 May 2011 - COURSE MAP - RESULTS

SUNDAY 26 JUNE 2011 - COURSE MAP - RESULTS - OVERALL FINAL SERIES POINTS 

SUNDAY 31 JULY 2011 - COURSE MAP - RESULTS

SATURDAY 13 AUGUST 2011- COURSE MAP - RESULTS - SERIES POINTS: CXA CXB OPEN

SATURDAY 17 SEPTEMBER - COURSE MAP - RESULTS - OVERALL FINAL SERIES POINTS

    Entry fee is $10/event ($5 for kids' Little Crossers) . Entries are now open - email your name though to cx@pacc.org.au and pay on the day!  Or just roll up on the day - but it really helps us to know you're coming.
     
    Approx Race Day Format:
    9am Race sign-on and course opens for practice
    10am Open Race (MTB, Hybrid, Hybrid, BMX) Duration 25mins approx
    10:30am Little Crossers (kidz) including Prize Hunt
    10:45am CX Group B (CX and Road Bikes - Drop Bars, Tyres < 35mm) Duration 25min approx
    11:15am CX Group A (CX and Road Bikes - Drop Bars, Tyres < 35mm) Duration 40min approx
    See the FAQ below for answers to common questions.

FAQ

What is this cyclocross thing?

Read the Wiki page .

Do I need a special bike?

Off-road or 'knobbed' tyres are also strongly recommended as the course will feature dirt, grass and mud sections that will require more traction than your urban slicks will provide. There will also be sections of pavement for the roadies to catch up.  You can get knobbies to fit most bikes.

Entrants should expect to carry their bikes during their race as there will be barriers, stairs and assorted obstacles. For that reason your 25kg DH bike might not be the smartest idea, or at least not racing in full armour.

Can I ride my sweet brakeless fixie in these races?

No. You need a brake to race with us. Just about any other bike is OK though! Road, MTB, Hybrid, BMX, Hard Refuse Special, Frankenbike, your daggiest commuter - all OK just run what you brung. A cyclocross specific bike is ideal and not for just cyclocross (they make perfect commuters too).

Can I bunnyhop the barriers?

You can try.

Do I have to wear a helmet?

Yes.  Cycling helmets must be legal for road use (have the Australian Standards sticker inside)

What time do races start?

Summer: Sign-on from 5pm, racing from 6.  Course set-up from 4pm, the more the better!

Winter: Both the registration desk and the courses will be open at 9am. Sign-in before you go onto the course.  Races will begin at 10am. We like to get away by lunch, there's a wealth of pubs just 'round the corner. Hang around before and after your race to cheer others on.  Rubber chickens, cowbells, bikinis (esp. for men) and viking hats are optional but recommended.

What format will the races use?

Anything between a shortened lap for little kids, and 25mins to 45mins for adult racers. After two laps on the course, you'll be given the number of laps remaining at the start-finish line.  If you are lapped you'll finish a lap down (and if you have been lapped twice, you're two laps down, etc.)

Will there be a pit area like at the World Championships?

Yes. There will be pit near the start area for racers to leave spares, tools and to perform technical service.  Hand-ups of beverages are acceptable anywhere.  Just do it safely in an area that's striaght and where you're not going to hold anyone else up.

What can I win?

What, you're not racing for the hell of it? There will also be prizes from all of our sponsors, and some cold hard cash floating around. At PACC we give prizes at our own discretion and can be quite whimsical.

Why do I need a Cycling Australia license or Permit?

Because we need insurance to run these events, so when you get injured and your mum decides to sue us we don't lose our rare Fugazi bootlegs.  You can join up with PACC here with your credit card online.  Or on your entry indicate you need a 3-race permit. Permits are $44 and can be upgraded to a full race license later.

Can I race with my MTBA license?

Yes. Thanks to Cycling Australia, we are accepting MTBA and BMXA race licenses at our cross races.  As we can't check your membership validity online like we can with CA licenses, no license, no race.

Can I ride around the course beforehand?

Like we said above, the course will be open at 9am on the day of the race (winter) or 5pm (summer). Please register before training on course on race day. You are welcome to head down to the individual locations on the days before that, but there won't be any markings or anything. Be mindful the Park Lands are a public area and WILL have other users including kids and dogs, as well as model aeroplane enthusiasts, so please be courteous and don't give us all a bad name because we'd like to keep using such a great venue.  Give way to pedestrians when on Park Lands paths and trails, while racing or otherwise.

On race day the course will be marked and open for training from 9am (winter) and 5pm (summer).  It is permissable to train on course in the short interval between the races, leaving from the start line after the first rider has finished (all racers finish their lap after the winner has crossed the finish line even if they have been lapped). Do not overtake any racers still on course if you are training between races, or cross the start finish as this can confuse the judges. Please clear the course once staging has begun for the next race. Most of the course will be also open for training during the children's race, which will use a short portion of the course.

The results are wrong!

While the judges will endeavour to get all the results accurately, they are of course capable of error. Errors usually happen when numbers are not visible, if large groups of riders cross the finish area at the same time, in the case of accidents, and often while slower riders are in the process of being lapped. The priority of concern for a judge goes something like:
- Safety of riders
- Lead riders
- Timekeeping
- Lower places

So if you are not in the top 5 riders, there is a very good chance you will be missed. It's not because we don't care, it is simply how it is.

You listed me as DNF but I finished the race!

While the judges will endeavour to get every rider that crosses the finish line, they will often make mistakes. A good practice is to noteone or two of the riders you cross the finish line with. If you are listed as DNF simply say: "Hey you incompetent jerks, I finished with Easy Guy and rider 22" - then we can rectify the situation.

I am a racer / sponsor / photographer /hot jam donut vendor and I want to get involed. How can I do this?

Email us and we'll get back to you!

I reckon I have read bits of this FAQ before, where was that?

We've got some help from across the Victorian border - thanks to Brunswick CC and Dirty Deeds Urban CX