Rider Information

Information for Noosa Classic riders.
Still have questions? Email [email protected]

Rider kit collection

Rider Kits

If you registered on or before 30 June 2019 your rider kit, including any ordered merchandise, has been mailed to your nominated address.

If you registered after 30 June 2019, you can collect your rider kit, and any ordered merchandise, at the event village on Saturday 17 August (1-4pm) or Sunday 18 August (5am-7am).

If there is a problem with your rider kit, please come to the event village on Saturday afternoon (1-4pm) or Sunday morning (5am onwards).

If you wish to swap your jersey for a different size, please bring your jersey in its original packaging to the event village on Saturday (1-4pm). Please note: jersey sizes are limited and we may not be able to accommodate all sizing requests.

What is included in your race pack?

The following is included in your race pack:

  • A rider sticker sheet, which includes your rider number. Rider numbers for the 160KM and 120KM rides also include a silver timing chip. Please remove the backing paper and fold the sticker with your rider number around your seat post, with the number facing the rear of the bike.
  • Note: Do not attach the sticker prior to transporting the bike on the exterior of a vehicle. High-speed travel is likely to cause the sticker to fray and tear, which may make it unusable.
  • 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.

Safety briefing videos

Course Safety briefing videos will be released closer to the event date.

Download event guidebook and information sheet

Click Here to view the 2018 Important Information sheet

Click Here to view the 2018 Event Guidebook

The 2019 Event Guidebook and Important Information sheet will be released closer to the event date.

Start line information

START TIMES

160KM MAXI CLASSIC: 6.30am to 6.50am
Riders in the 160KM MAXI CLASSIC will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately three-minute intervals between 6.30 and 6.50am.

120KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC: 7.00am-7.20am 
Riders in the 120KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately three-minute intervals between 7.00am and 7.20am.

45KM SOCIAL CLASSIC: 7.30am-7.45am
Riders in the 45KM SOCIAL CLASSIC will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately three-minute intervals between 7.30am and 7.45am

RIDER ASSEMBLY AREAS

There are three designated assembly areas (see map below).

Riders in the 160KM MAXI CLASSIC. Enter Goodwin St from Cullinane St in preparation for a 6.30am start.

Riders in the 120KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC assemble on Cullinane St, to the east of Goodwin St in preparation for a 7.00am start.

Riders in the 45KM SOCIAL CLASSIC assemble on Cullinane St, to the west of Goodwin St in preparation for a 7.30am start.

A ride briefing will take place before each start wave.

 

Parking

We encourage cyclists to ride to the start line, however parking is available at Noosa District Sports Complex, Tewantin.

Enter from Butler St, opposite Shields Street.

Marshalls will direct you to allocated parking spaces.

 

Noosa Classic Event Village

The Event Village is located at Read Park, Tewantin. 

Saturday 17 August, 2019

Open: 1.00pm to 4.00pm

What: Kit collection and event information. Bike mechanics will be available for basic repairs. A limited number of sponsor stalls will be open.

Sunday 18 August, 2019

EARLY MORNING

When: 5am to 7.30am

What: Kit collection and event information. Bike mechanics will be available for basic repairs. 

MID MORNING ONWARDS

When: 10.00am to 4.00pm

What: The event village will operate on Sunday from 10.00am to 4.00pm and will be a lively hub of activity as riders cross the finish line throughout the day.

• Live music 

• Gourmet food stalls

• Beer, wine, soft drink

• Local produce and wares

• Massage tent

• Children’s activities and entertainment

• Cycling expo

• Chill out zone

How to attach your rider number

A rider sticker sheet, including your rider number, is included in your rider pack.

Rider numbers for the 160KM and 120KM rides also include a silver timing chip. Please remove the backing paper and fold the sticker with your rider number around your seat post, with the number facing the rear of the bike. (See video below.)

Note: Do not attach the sticker prior to transporting the bike on a vehicle. High-speed travel is likely to cause the sticker to fray and tear, making it unusable.

Rest stops: 160km Maxi Classic

The following rest stops and hydration stations will be located on the 160KM MAXI CLASSIC course:

IMBIL
Where: Imbil, off Imbil Brooloo Rd
Distance from start: 67km
Distance to finish: 95km
What: First aid, toilets, water, fruit, energy foods
When: 160km Maxi Classic riders will pass this rest stop approximately between 8.25am and 10.15am

KIN KIN
Where: Kin Kin off Gympie Kin Kin Rd
Distance from start: 116km
Distance to finish: 46km
What: First aid, toilets, water, fruit, energy foods
When: 160km Maxi Classic riders will pass this rest stop approximately between 9.45m and 12.40pm

COOTHARABA
Where: Corner of Cootharaba Rd and Junction Rd
Distance from start: 132km
Distance from finish: 30km
What: Water
When: 160km Maxi Classic riders will pass this rest stop approximately between 10.15am and 1.25pm

EVENT VILLAGE
Where: Read Park, Tewantin, start and finish line.
Pre-ride: Bag drop, first aid, toilets.
Post-ride: Entertainment, hot food, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, cycling expo, bike storage, first aid, toilets

Rest stops: 120km Challenge Classic

The following rest stops and hydration stations will be located on the 120KM MAXI CHALLENGE course:

CARTERS RIDGE
Where: Bellbird Creek Cafe, Jubilee Rd, Carters Ridge
Distance from start: 43km
Distance to finish: 79km
What: First aid, toilets, water, fruit, energy foods
When: 120km Challenge Classic riders will pass this rest stop approximately between 8.05am – 9.25am

KIN KIN
Where: Kin Kin off Gympie Kin Kin Rd
Distance from start: 116km
Distance to finish: 46km
What: First aid, toilets, water, fruit, energy foods
When: 120km Challenge Classic riders will pass this rest stop approximately between 9.05am and 11.00am

COOTHARABA
Where: Corner of Cootharaba Rd and Junction Rd
Distance from start: 132km
Distance from finish: 30km
What: Water
When: 120km Challenge Classic riders will pass this rest stop approximately between 9.30am and 11.45am

EVENT VILLAGE
Where: Read Park, Tewantin, start and finish line.
Pre-ride: Bag drop, first aid, toilets.
Post-ride: Entertainment, hot food, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, cycling expo, bike storage, first aid, toilets

Rest stops: 45km Social Classic

The following rest stops will be located on the 45KM SOCIAL CLASSIC course:

BOREEN POINT
Where:  Boreen Parade, opposite Coffee Tribe Cafe
Distance from start: 27km
Distance from finish: 18km
What: First aid, toilets, water, fruit.
When: 45km Social Classic riders will pass this rest stop approximately between 8.00am and 9.20am

EVENT VILLAGE
Where: Read Park, Tewantin, start and finish line.
Pre-ride: Bag drop, first aid, toilets.
Post-ride: Entertainment, hot food, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, cycling expo, bike storage, first aid, toilets

Rules & regulations

The Noosa Classic is held on open roads. All road rules apply.

No more than two riders side-by-side unless overtaking.

Please ensure you have reviewed the following Queensland Road Rules

Obey all road rules and directions from Police and Traffic Controllers.

If a cyclist is found to be in breach of road rules organisers will disqualify and remove cyclist from event.

On narrow country roads bicycle riders must avoid being a hazard to traffic.

Ride on the left hand side of the road

Respect signs which have been put in place by the event organiser

Wear an Australian approved helmet at all times: no helmet = no ride

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.

If a cyclist is found to be in breach of road rules organisers will disqualify and remove cyclist from event.

Please ensure you have reviewed the following Queensland Road Rules

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.

No more than two riders side-by-side unless overtaking.

Do not pass on the inside.

Cyclists who are observed be in breach of event rules can be removed from the event at the discretion of the commissioners.

Each rider must respect the environment and the natural areas visited. There is 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.

Place your rider number on your seat post – without it you will not have access to the start/finish areas, rest stops, or any on course support.

Emergency contacts

Ambulance, Police, Fire:  000

Event organisers: TBC

Ambulance and first aid

Ambulance, Police, Fire:  000

Event organisers: TBC

(These emergency numbers are also noted on your seat post sticker.)

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 the Imbil, Carters Ridge, Kin Kin rest stops, the Boreen Point hydration station, and at the finish line at Read Park, Tewantin.

Emergency medical staff will be clearly identified with high-vis vests and name tags.

Bike preparation

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.

What you need for the ride

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

Wear an Australian approved helmet at all times: no helmet = no ride

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 riders on the 160KM course 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 on the 16oKM and 120KM courses are encouraged to carry 2 x 750 ml water biddons.

Riders on the 160km loop will have access to the Imbil and Kin Kin rest stops plus the Cootharaba hydration station.

Riders on the 120km loop will have access to the Carters Ridge and Kin Kin rest stops plus the Cootharaba hydration station.

Plan to drink all your fluids by the time you get to the next station.

Please also remember to apply sunscreen before the race and as required throughout the day.

At rest stops there will be a water station, food, mechanics and first aid.

Need help during the event?

For assistance on the day of the event, such as for mechanical and general enquiries, please call the event hotline. Number TBC.

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.

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.

Security

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

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 Noosa Classic day event. If you do not have 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.

Penalties

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

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, please contact us at [email protected]. Cancellations that are received by 30 June 2019 will be refunded 50% of the entry fee.

No refunds will be offered for cancellations received after 30 June 2019.

We will consider transferring a registration to another person if a rider is injured and provides a medical certificate at least 7 days prior to the event.

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.

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.