Week 3 is a SINGLETRACKS XC lap race using the Core XC Loop for Sport grades D and E, with additional tracks for Competitive grades A, B, and C. Start times for grades will be different to the previous week.

REGISTRATION: From 3pm at the race base in the upper dog exercise area.

GRADES: Based on Time Trials, Week 2 and the riders choice of Competitive (all tracks) or Sport (Core XC loop). It is in everyone’s best interest to be in the right grade to minimise passing or lapping. If you need to change your grade please contact murray@singletrack.org.nz, or change the grade at registration. Grades are not permanent so adjustments will be made after each race.

SINGLETRACKS Week 3 Grade List is Here

RACE START: Riders must be ready in the start area at least 10 mins before their race is due to start, ready for race briefing and ranking. Riders will be ranked at the start line based on previous results, with the fastest at the front to minimise the need for passing.

RACES and RACE TIMES: To be updated and confirmed on Monday 12th March.

3.30pm – C Grade (Competitive): 2 laps SINGLETRACKS Core XC Course including Uppercrust and Murphs on lap 2, the first lap will miss Uppercrust and Murphs and continue on C2. Both laps will include a shortened Poplars loop and through the Creek at the top end of the course. Course Map – C Grade

3.55pm – B Grade (Competitive): 2 laps SINGLETRACKS Core XC Course including Uppercrust and Murphs on lap 2, the first lap will miss Uppercrust and Murphs and continue on C2. Both laps will include The Poplars loop and through the Creek at the top end of the course. Course Map – B Grade

4.20pm – A Grade (Competitive): 3 laps SINGLETRACKS Core XC Course including Uppercrust and Murphs on laps 2 and 3, the first lap will miss Uppercrust and Murphs and continue on C2. All laps will include The Poplars loop and through the Creek at the top end of the course. Course Map – A Grade

4.50pm – E Grade (Sport): 2 laps SINGLETRACKS Core XC Course.

5.15pm – D Grade (Sport): 2 laps SINGLETRACKS Core XC Course.

COURSE: For complete course details – Cross Country Course Details.

WARMING UP: The SINGLETRACKS Core XC loop may be used for warming up before 3.15pm. The Upper Dog Exercise area below the race base can be used for warming up. During this race you can access the blue tracks via the walking track above the main cattle stops. There will be a temporary access point through the fence.  All other tracks are not available for warm up. See the Core XC Loop Map for details. There is to be no riding in any other areas of Halswell Quarry Park.

UNIFORM: Remember you are representing your school so you need to wear your school cycling tops and school (or plain) cycle shorts, or your school sports uniform. Sort it out now to be ready to race! 

AFTER YOUR RACE: There is no prize giving after the races so you are free to head off, or support your team mates. RETURN YOUR RACE NUMBER to the registration table.

ACCESS AND PARKING: Off Kennedys Bush Road, in the main carpark of Halswell Quarry Reserve. Race base information is here

TOILETS: There is a public toilet block in Findlay’s Picnic Area and down in the main quarry car park. Please access these via the track to the car park if you are on a bike. Keep them tidy and clean … we want to be allowed to come back for other races!

RUBBISH: This is a public reserve and it is expected that you take any rubbish away with you. Please leave it tidy so that it can be used for future events.

RESULTS: Results will be posted on Facebook and the Singletracks Website later in the evening or the following day.