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The Burrup Mountain Bike Club hosts the annual Doctor Baynton’s 6 Hour Remedy Mountain Bike Race usually in June to take advantage of the cooler weather. The event typically runs from 1500hrs until 2100hrs with the start/finish and event village at Karratha BMX Track on Rosemary Road, Karratha.
The event concludes with presentations and a social post-race wind down. Food and drinks are normally available at the event village. Specific event details are released closer to the event date.
HOW IT WORKS
The object of the race is to ride as many laps of the course as possible in the time allotted. Riders can participate as individuals or in teams. If you are riding in a team of 2 or more there is no set formula. Your team gets to choose who rides when, how many laps and who is supplying the refreshments.
Categories for the 6 Hour Remedy normally include Solo Female & Male, Solo Veteran Female & Male, Duo Female, Male & Mixed, Teams of up to 4 riders Junior, Female, Male & Mixed and Social Teams of up to 6 riders. Each team is encouraged to have a team name and come up with a theme or costume. There are prizes for the team that has the best outfits.
The Dr Baynton’s 6 Hour Remedy Course consists of a loop or series of loops with distances between 6 and 10 kilometres. A feed station will be available in the transition area and riders/teams can establish camp in the event village. Vehicle movement into and out of the village is restricted to ensure rider and spectator safety. Vehicles will be able to remain in the village area but will have to do so for the duration of the race unless in dire emergency.
Parts of this have been included in previous 6 Hour courses. Karratha riding tends to be hard on tyres with lots of sharp-edged rocks. Whether riding tubes or tubeless the great majority are also running with sealant. Most riders are on dual suspension bikes.
Registration typically opens 6 weeks prior to the event and is promoted on Facebook, our website www.burrupmtb.com and via email to members and past competitors.
Prize money and prizes are awarded. These are dependent on the level of sponsorship each event receives.
FOR OUT-OF-TOWN RIDERS
There are several accommodation options in Karratha including backpackers, worker camps, caravan parks and a variety of hotels. There is a caravan park located conveniently located next door to the Karratha BMX track which provides camping and cabins. Search for Discovery Parks – Pilbara. For other accommodation options and more information on Karratha and the surrounds check out the Karratha Visitor Centre – https://www.karrathaiscalling.com.au/
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 a taxi service and its own version of Uber; Huber.
Club sponsor Scott Cycles http://www.scottcycles.com.au/ has a good range of mountain bikes, parts and accessories and are available to help 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.