Overview

Jetblack 24 Hour
18.+19. February 2017 - Awaba MTB Park
Race in a state forest of trance!

The Jetblack 24 Hour has been on the Rocky Trail calendar since 2009 - we've raced around the clock at a holiday resort, a botanic garden and a winery and for the next one we're going bush.

The 2017 edition of the JetBlack 24 Hour will be held at Awaba MTB in the Olney State Forest the home track of the Hunter MTB Association! Race for 24 hours solo or in teams or pick one of the 6+6 hour categories where you get to rest overnight.

This will be the first time that such a long mountain bike race will be held at Awaba and all its best trail sections will be linked up to an awesome 24-hour circuit - the race will be on good-old bush singletrails, the kind that will make your heart sing and your legs burn. It will take you deep into the rainforest on the foothills of the Watagans - the the cool and moist air will bring respite as the salad bowl spins you around and back onto those flowy Awaba trails that make it one of the most-loved mountain bike destinations on the East Coast.

Be a #rockytrailracer and enjoy cross-country racing at its best.

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 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
  • 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.

Official hashtag of the event

#jetblack24

Impressions of the 2014 race

 

 

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