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FAQ

Am I fit enough to race this event?
Can I race with a friend?
Where can I stay?
What is the minimum age requirement for this event?
What time does the event start?
What services are at the event centre?
What should I take with me during the race?
Can I drive to the event on the morning of the race?
Are there any course changes for 2014?
Is the singletrack or any part of the course technical?
Something has come up, can I get a refund?
Can I change my entry details during registration?
Could the event be cancelled under any particular circumstances?

Am I fit enough to race this event?

You should be physically fit before attempting any event of this type, and have reasonable experience riding a mountain bike.

Compared with similar MTB events of 100km or 50km, the Stevens Bikes Husky 100 would be on the 'easier' end of the spectrum, as the course profile is flatter than most other events, and being run in early December, the weather is generally perfect for riding long distances.

Can I race with a friend?

All competitors race as individuals, however if you wish to ride the entire event, or a portion of it, with a friend is totally up to you.

As we use electronic timing for the event, the start is self-seeding, meaning that you will start in groups of approximately 60 riders a few minutes apart. If you wish to ride with someone, you may start in the same self-seeded group, provided you are racing over the same distance.

Where can I stay?

There are plenty of places to stay that are within close proximity of the event centre. The Myola tourist park is a flat, easy 2km ride to the start line and offers camping through to cabin options. There are plenty of hotels in the region, some listed on Wotif, where you can pick up a last minute deal just before the event. Another option is to come with a group of mates and your partners, and rent one of the fantastic holiday homes available on the Stayz website.

Unfortunately Camping at the Event Centre is not available in 2014.

What is the minimum age requirement for this event?

The minimum age for the 100km event is 16, while teens 13+ may race in the 50km event.  Riders as young as 7 may ride the 20km event, as long as riders under 11 ride with a parent/guardian.

What time does the event start?

The 100km event starts at 6:30am, while the 50km event starts at 8:00am (TBC).  The 20km event will commence immediately following the last 50km competitors.

There is a mandatory rider briefing that commences 15 minutes before your scheduled start time.

On Friday the 12th of December, the Event Centre will be open from 6:00pm until 9:30pm for race registration.

What services are at the event centre?

On Friday, throughout race registration, there will be sponsors stalls and toilet facilities available. Meals will be available from the RSL club bistro located adjacent to the event centre. Bike mechanics will be on hand to tend to any last minute issues you might have with your bike.

On Saturday, there will be food and coffee outlets for a quick breakfast before the event, or for a well deserved meal once you finish. Bike Mechanics will be on hand to check over your bike, while the St. John's Ambulance will be available to tend to any personal injuries. Don't forget to check out the sponsors stalls and pick up some great bargains that you will only find on race day.

What should I take with me during the race?

There are three aid-stations situated on the course at approximately the 25km, 50km and 75km marks (25km mark only for those doing the 50km course). You will be able to refill water bottles and bladders with water, or why not drop a Shotz Hydration tablet? There will be some other goodies available including bananas and lollies for those feeling a little the worse for wear. We strongly encourage all riders, however, to be self-sufficient with their race nutrition, as there is no guarantee that there will be any goodies left by the time you arrive.

We recommend that each rider considers carrying the following items:

  • Hydration pack or two full bidons.
  • Energy foods.
  • First aid kit.
  • Pump.
  • Spare tube and/or patches.
  • Tyre levers.
  • Multi tool.
  • Spare chain link (to repair a broken chain).
  • Sunglasses or eye protection.
  • Mobile phone, we will have two mobile medics on course and will supply their numbers in the final race instructions.
  • In adverse weather conditions, a riding jacket and warm clothing.

Can I drive to the event on the morning of the race?

We recommend that you stay reasonably close by on Friday night, particularly if competing in the 100km event. We encourage all competitors to attend registration on Friday as Saturday's schedule is tight and the race registration tent will only be open for a limited time.

Are there any course changes for 2014?

The highly popular course changes that were introduced in 2013 will remain largely the same.  We have worked this year on eliminating "2-way" sections of track, and improving traffic flow and essential services on-course to enhance the riding experience.

Is the singletrack or any part of the course technical?

We set out to make the Stevens Bikes Husky 100 a fun event, accessible to all level of riders. While there are one or two sections of technical single track on the 100km course, which would amount to perhaps 20 metres of the entire course, the majority of the track is smooth, flowing and a whole heap of fun, just as we set out to achieve.

We certainly believe that our 100km course is the ideal event for anyone looking at stepping up from shorter events to this level of racing.

Something has come up, can I get a refund?

Please refer to our Cancellation, transfers and changes policy, at the bottom of our Entries page.

Can I change my entry details during registration?

You can only change your details at race registration on FRIDAY. This will incur a $30 admin fee.

Please refer to our Cancellation, transfers and changes policy, at the bottom of the Entries page.

Could the event be cancelled under any particular circumstances?

Weather conditions, fires, flooding or a number of other factors may effect our ability to deliver our competitors a suitable event. In the event that the Stevens Bikes Husky100 is not able to be run on its scheduled date, we will firstly endeavour to reschedule the event to a suitable future date. We would only ever cancel an event if rescheduling were not a viable option.

 

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