FAQs

We answer some common questions below.

Parking

Parking will be available near the start and finish areas. Exact event parking locations will be advised closer to the event.

Assembly area

Cyclists will gather in designated areas close to the start line. More information will be sent prior to the event.

A ride etiquette briefing will take place 15 mins prior to each start group.

Weather

Noosa during August:

Mean Max 22.0°C
Mean Min 9.9°C
Mean Rain 77.2mm
Median Rain 42.7mm
Median Rain Days 5.3
Source: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_040861.shtml

Sunrise: 6:05 AM
Sunset: 5:32 PM
Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/@2155135

Please be prepared! It is your responsibility to carry what you may need during the ride.

Start times and start information

160 km course: From 6:30am to 6:40am riders will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately 3 minute intervals.

120 km course: From 6:50am to 7:10am riders will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately 3 minute intervals.

45 km course: 7:20am to 7:40am. Riders will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately 3 minute intervals. Anyone with baby seats will be at the end of the wave.

Click here to view start line map

Drink stops

We will have dedicated rest stops along the course.
More information will be provided closer to the event.

Food supplied will be:

  • fruit cake
  • bananas
  • protein / museli bars
  • jelly snakes
  • water

Rules & regulations

Key points:

  • Ride on the left hand side of the road
  • Respect signs which have been put in place by the event organisers
  • Respect traffic lights if there is no marshal present
  • Respect all other road rules and users
  • Wear an Australian approved helmet at all times – no helmet = no ride
  • Place your race number on your seat post and helmet – without it you will not have access to the start/ finish areas or any on course support.

Each rider is required to respect the environment and the natural areas visited. There is a zero tolerance on littering including paper, plastic packaging etc on the race course. Any rider caught throwing waste on the race course will be disqualified.

Penalties

For this event to be run to a high standard, particularly for safety, there will be FIVE Commissionaires involved in the race. These supervisors will act as necessary to apply penalties for any rider who does not comply within the race rules.

Cut-off times

Maxi Classic 160KM
Riders must reach the 105km mark (near the intersection of Cootharaba Rd and Junction Rd) by 12pm.

Challenge Classic 120KM
Riders must reach the 94km mark (near the intersection of Cootharaba Rd and Junction Rd) by 12pm.

Protest

Any rider wishing to protest his/her timing or report an infringement by a competitor should fill out a protest form available at the Info Point within two hours of finishing the stage. The protest will be considered by the race organisation. Adjudications will be displayed on the main information board at that evening’s rider briefing.

Registration Pack / Event Jersey

All riders are required to register for the ride. All riders who register before 10 July, 2018 will have their registration details, timing chip (if applicable) and any merchandise ordered delivered by mail.

All those riders registering on or after 10 July will need to collect their registration pack on Saturday, 25th August 1-4pm or Sunday, 26th August 5.30-8am at the event village (Read Park, Tewantin).

The option to purchase merchandise during registration has now closed. Limited event jerseys, t-shirts and caps will be available to purchase at the event village (Read Park, Tewantin).

Nutrition Hydration

This is a Sunday ride but not like your usual hit out. Nutrition and hydration are two factors that cannot be underestimated. Even at 30kph rides will be out for 5+ hours on the bike. It is recommended that riders consume one gram of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight per hour.

Eating and drinking by the time you feel hungry / thirsty will be too late.

Every rider should carry some nutrition e.g. gels, bananas, muesli bars. Also riders are encouraged to carry 2×750 ml water biddons.

Riders on the 160km loop will have access to all three Rest Stops, passing feed station two and three twice.

Riders on the 120km loop will have two Rest Stops – One and Two.

Plan to drink all your fluids by the time you get to the next station. Don’t wait to feel thirsty before you drink, by then it will be too late.

Please also remember to Slip, Slop, Slap before you begin the race.

At Rest Stops there will be a water station, food, mechanics and First Aid.

What else to carry

Tubes, C02 head unit and canisters, a puncture kit, mobile phone, sunglasses, some money.

Your bike

Come prepared, check your bike in for a service, put on new tires, check your brakes, cables, chain, lube etc. Please do not arrive to the start with a bike that needs a full service.

We will have bike mechanics out on the course for your support.

Security

The Event Management takes no responsibility for any valuables lost before / during or after the event.

Ride behaviour

Safety is our first priority.

The Noosa Classic is a timed event NOT A RACE.

Riders will be going through challenging and remote areas where it may take some time to get to any incident. There will be First Aid at each of the three Rest Stops. There will also be roaming First Aid associated with the race.

We ask that ALL riders limit their risks to themselves and the other cyclists on course. Please show respect for your fellow cyclists and other road users and obey the road rules plus the event official’s instructions.

YOU MUST FOLLOW ROAD RULES AND REGULATIONS AT ALL TIMES.

The routes are not closed to traffic. There will be signage along the course route to relay that there is a cycling event in progress.

Do not cross the centre line on the road. Please ride two abreast. Do not pass on the inside. Cyclists who are observed to be infringing the event rules can be removed from the event at the discretion of the commissioners.

First Aid

There will be an ambulance on course. There will be a designated First AID response team with two vehicles on course. There will also be First AID trained volunteers at each of the three rest stops.

The local ambulance command has been told about the event. In the case of emergency please call 000 and the race organiser Emergency Phone Number – TBC

Emergency medical staff will be clearly identified with High Vis vests and name tags.

Cyclists and Insurance

Insurance is compulsory. During the registration process, you will be asked to note your current insurance cover and insurance number. Your current insurance will need to cover you for the Bowral Classic day event. If you do not have the appropriate insurance, you will be asked to take out day insurance, Personal Accident Cover. The cost of this cover is $10 per rider. Please click here for the Product Disclosure Statement.

Course markings

These will be updated closer to the event.

What is included in your race pack?

The following will be included in your race pack:

  • A race sheet including your seat post number. Please attach this to your bike. It is forbidden to alter, cut or fold your stickers.
  • Maps of the course, start and finish lines and event village.
  • Drink token for a free beer or wine at the event village.
  • Any merchandise you have ordered.

Need help during the event?

If you are away from the Race Village and unable to go to the Info Point, you can call one of the two Race Hotlines. These numbers will be distributed prior to the event.

Cancellations, Refunds & Category Transfers

If you wish to cancel your Maxi Classic, Challenge Classic or Social Classic registration, or transfer into a different race category, you must complete the online adjustment form. Cancellations that are received by 26 June 2018 will be refunded 50% of the entry fee.

No refunds will be offered for cancellations received after 26 June 2018.

Should the Event Organisers cancel the event due to adverse weather conditions, all riders will be given a 50% refund.

No refunds are made when transferring from a category of a higher value to a category of a lesser value.

For other queries, please contact [email protected].

Team Rankings

Team rankings will be based in the Top Four times of each team. If only three cross the line, that team will not receive a team result.

Age restrictions

The minimum age for the 160km Maxi and 120km Challenge rides is 12 years old. Riders aged 12-16 must hold a Cycling Australia Race Licence.

The minimum age for the 45km Social Classic is 10 years old. Please note that any riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult if they do not hold a Cycling Australia Race Licence.