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.

24 Hour Sydney Official Jersey (2013 design)

High-quality cycling jersey with three pockets on the back (2 pockets for XS sizes).

Accommodation partner 2013

Located a short 10 minute drive from Mt Annan Botanic Gardens, home of the JetBlack 24 Hour MTB race in December, Rydges Campbelltown not only offers guests the luxury of a young 4.5 star boutique hotel but also boasts Infusion alfresco restaurant & bar, a stunning new lounge terrace and it’s own micro-brewery.

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. Need to get back on the start line at 6am on Sunday morning? Pre-order a breakfast pack for just $15 when you make your reservation and pick it up at Reception on your way out the door!

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

It is also a great way to recover after the 24 hour. Stay Sunday night for just $129 per room, have a good rest and drive home safely. Alternatively, stay the Friday night before and also pay only $129 per room.

Hotel guests have access to the award winning Aquafit Fitness and Leisure Centre located just a few steps from the hotel’s front door (in case your legs haven’t suffered enough). Just $6 for use of the 2 pools or $10 for use of the entire gym. There’s also the sensational Oceana Day Spa (bookings essential) and the extensive food & beverage facilities offered by the adjacent Campbelltown Catholic Club PLUS all hotel guests have access to FREE underground secure parking.

Just $145 per room
ONLY for JetBlack 24 Hour MTB competitors, officials, family & friends!!
To receive these great rates make sure you let us know you’re from Jetblack 24 Hour MTB

Reservations : 02 4645 0500
Email : reservations_campbelltown@rydges.com
RYDGES CAMPBELLTOWN Old Menangle Road Campbelltown

 

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