The Burrup Mountain Bike Club is hosting Doctor Baynton’s 6 Hour Remedy Mountain Bike Race on Saturday 15th of June 2019. The event runs from 1500hrs until 2100hrs with the start/finish and event village at Karratha BMX Track on Rosemary Road, Karratha.
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Juniors (under 19 years) will ride the social short loop in team of 6 or the full course as a team of 4. Any Junior who will be 11 and above can ride any category except solo. . The team must ensure they manage the Junior’s total ride time for the event to ensure it does not exceed the time applicable to their age as per the MTBA Junior policy for XC Endurance events as per below. For the purposes of this policy age is determined as at 31 December 2018.
Any team that is found to exceed junior ride times will be disqualified.
A feed station will be available in the transition area and riders/teams will have the opportunity to establish camp in the event village. Vehicle movement into and out of the village will cease at 1430hrs. Vehicles will NOT be able to remain in the village area.
Check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izWaHGRFFNU for some footage of riding around Karratha. Parts of this are included in the 6 hour course. Here is a bit more of last year’s course http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1w6AGig6gQ. Karratha riding tends to be pretty hard on tyres with lots of sharp edged rocks. Whether riding tubes or tubeless the great majority of riders are also running with sealant. Most riders are on dual suspension bikes.
Live race results can be found here
Prize money will be paid for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for Solos as a minimum. Other categories will receive prize money where funds allow. A prize for best outfits and other spot prizes will be awarded on the day.
FOR OUT OF TOWN RIDERS
The Ranges Karratha is offering accommodation packages for riders coming from out of townhttp://therangeskarratha.com.au/
There are a heap of other accommodation options in Karratha and now with things slowing, prices are reasonable.
Another accommodation option is billeting with Burrup Mountain Bike Club members. Please email email@example.com for more information or to register your interest.
Discovery Parks – Karratha is located conveniently located next door to the Karratha BMX track which provides camping and cabins http://www.discoveryholidayparks.com.au/wa/pilbara/pilbara_karratha
For other accommodation options and more information on Karratha and the surrounds check out the Karratha Visitor Centre at http://www.pilbaracoast.com/
Karratha is serviced by all major car rental companies. If you are flying to Karratha and require pick up and drop off only, Karratha does have an airport shuttle, see http://kangavan.com/airport_shuttledetails.
Event sponsor Scott Cycles has a good range of mountain bikes, parts and accessories and are available to help out with all your mountain biking needs.
Karratha is serviced by both major supermarket chains, Kmart, Target and numerous specialty stores. Most things are generally available however if you have any particular nutritional requirements for your race you should confirm availability prior or bring it with you.