Overview

29. & 30. November 2014 - The Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan

Rocky Trail will be summoning Australian mountain bikers for their ultimate in MTB endurance events to The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan.

In 2014 the Solo riders at the JetBlack 24 will compete for the title of Australian 24 Hour Solo National Champion!

"We are very excited to continue the great Australian tradition that is the 24H Solo National Champs after racing it myself in previous years. The passion for 24-hour solo racing by the top endurance racers in the country competing for such iconic Championship titles will contribute to the exciting racing atmosphere that will await them at our Jetblack 24H event." - Martin Wisata, Event Director

The official video of the 2013 race

 

6+6 Hour

We will continue to run the popular 6+6 Hour racing option for those who want to have break during the night. Plenty of time to have a shower, hearty dinner and a catch up with the team mates - race start is with the 24 Hour enduro riders at 12pm on Saturday and you stop at 6pm. Then, you'll go out again at 6am and finish with the crowds at 12pm on Sunday.

Categories

Racing options and categories

  • 24H Solo Nationals - Age categories as per MTBA Technical Regulations
  • 24H Teams – Categories for male, female, mixed (if appl.): Pairs, Teams of 3 and 4, as well as Junior Team of 4.
    We will also run an Open 6 Team category.
  • 6+6H – Categories for male, female, mixed (if appl.): Solo, Pairs, Teams of 3 and 4, as well as Junior Team of 4
  • Special sub-categories – check out the Registration section for more category information about
    • Masters (40+)
    • Super Masters (50+)
    • Singlespeed
    • Unicycle
Race format and who wins

Basically, the race is a relay-style race. Team riders of the first lap (who start the race for their teams) can after 1 lap hand over to the next team member or keep riding – that's up to the teams to decide. As soon as you ride 1 lap per solo rider, respectively per team, your time counts and is valid in the final results.

Mixed male/female teams: each team needs to record at least one female AND one male lap to be in the results.

The rider in the solo categories / the team with most laps (and shortest time thereafter) wins. If there are riders/teams in a category with the same number of laps, the fastest total lap time determines the ranking.

Layout, Camping and Access

CAMPING – Important info
We want to encourage car sharing as much as possible so together with our partners at the Botanic Garden we changed the camping fee from previous years:
Camping is allowed on Friday and of course Saturday night and costs $10 per car. You can add it as merchandise item during the sign up process or pay for it at registration. You will receive a confirmation form at the event that you need to display on your dashboard so we know who has paid.

If you wish to park your car in the overflow carpark which will be a few hundred metres away from the event centre then you don't have to pay.

The gates to The Australian Botanic Garden Mt Annan shut on Friday at 8pm! They will reopen on Saturday at 7am.
On Saturday night the gates shut at 8pm and reopen again Sunday morning at 5am until 6.30am for the 6+6 hour riders.

During the night when the gates are closed you won't be able to leave the gardens. We will have a key but it's for emergencies only.

Australian Botanic Garden gate opening times:
Friday: 10am – 8pm (from 5pm please use the old gate at Mt Annan drive)
Saturday: 7am – 8pm (from 5pm please use the old gate at Mt Annan drive)
Sunday: 5am - 6.30am and 10am – 8pm

Wet weather procedure

Mount Annan is the hottest new MTB track in Sydney however the ground has a lot of clay content which makes riding in the wet nearly impossible.

We want to provide you with as much certainty as possible that the race is going ahead at the scheduled date, which is why we have been working closely together with the Mt Annan team.

We now have a B-track in case it rains, which will keep you riding and helps preserve the pristine trails. This B-track allows us to open and close sections of the main race track if necessary. It is a rough firetrail looping around the race track.

In case of sustained torrential downpour in the leadup to the event we also have secured a B and C date. We will be able to make a call no later than Tuesday before the race.

B - date is a week later on December 6 + 7 2014
C - date is 31 January + 1 February 2015

Please note that we can't issue any refunds if we need to push the event to either B or C dates or use the B-trails.

Accommodation partner 2014

RYDGES CAMPBELLTOWN is a young 4.5 star hotel, located just 10 minutes drive from Mt Annan Botanic Gardens, home of the JetBlack 24 Hour MTB race in December. Rydges Campbelltown offers guests all the luxury of a contemporary 4.5 star boutique hotel including king dream beds, Infusion alfresco restaurant & bar, a stunning lounge terrace, a boutique micro-brewery, state of the art gym, complimentary parking, free WIFI and some great discounts.

Check out Rydges Campbelltown on www.rydges.com/campbelltown

Not a fan of camping? Do the 6+6 hour in style and spend the night at Rydges Campbelltown or treat your support crew to a nice warm Rydges Dream Bed while you keep pedalling.

To get great online discounted accommodation rates at Rydges, Art Series, Atura and QT hotels go to www.priorityguestrewards.com.au and make your booking using Rocky Trail Entertainment’s special corporate Priority Guest Rewards number PC155698.

OR join PGR yourself, and receive your own individual number and get further discounts on food & beverage as well as special offers and points when you book online at all our hotels.

For phone and non PGR reservations go to:
Reservations : 02 4645 0500 or
Email : reservations_campbelltown@rydges.com

Support your support crew by booking them into the Rydges. This might make getting the leave pass a lot easier!

RYDGES CAMPBELLTOWN looks forward t seeing you soon!

 

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