2017
In 2017 we will bring you more DH races than ever before: together with the main DH clubs in NSW we are working on a series based on the success of 2016. 3 races will be run by Rocky Trail and the others by the clubs with points going towards the series. Once we have all the dates and venues confirmed we will publish them here.
Format

Based on the popularity of the 2016 event format we will continue doing it that way in 2017. Here is the format explained and compared to our second gravity series:

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Shuttles Yes No, other than Thredbo you ride to the start
Number of tracks

One track that you ride twice - the faster of the two times counts

Thredbo being the exception where you only race the track once. We will have seeding runs for some if not all categories.

Between 2 and 4 - you ride every track once.
Combined time counts.
In Thredbo there will be 2 runs on the same trail - combined time counts.

Recommended bikes Downhill bikes and 5-6 inch travel All-Mountain bikes All-Mountain bikes with 4-5 inches of travel are ideal but you will also be able to race with a (full suspension) Cross Country bike.
Protective gear

Full face helmet is a requirement. U17 and younger categories also must wear knee and elbow guards as well as full finger gloves.
We further recommend neck and back protection.

As much as you like but we only require you to wear a standard cycling helmet.
Tracks used Only downhill. Challenging descents. Most technical features have B-lines. Predominantly downhill with a few pedally sections in them. Technical features will have B-lines. Big jumps will be closed off.
Start order Traditional DH start order with fixed times when you need to be at the startgate. You decide the sequence in which you race. Only time to watch is the cut-off time for the last run. No start order. Ride in groups even if you are in different categories.
Race dates & locations

Dates and venues for 2017:

Series Round      
RedAss Downhill Enduro Championships 1. + 2. April 2017 Thredbo / NSW  
Club run Downhill 1 - points go towards series TBC TBC  
Club run Downhill 2 - points go towards series TBC TBC  
Club run Downhill 3 - points go towards series TBC TBC  
RedAss Downhill Enduro 4 12.+ 13. August 2017 Green Valleys MTB Park / NSW  
RedAss Downhill Enduro 5 14. + 15. October 2017 Lithgow / NSW  
Categories
The male categories are:
Junior Under 13
Junior Under 15
Junior Under 17
Junior Under 19
Elite
Expert
Sport
Veteran 30 - 39
Master 40 - 49
Super Master 50 - 59
Grand Master 60+
The female categories are:
U15 Women
U19 Women
Elite Women
Expert Women
Master Women

 

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