Breathtaking Events ... take in a big one.
Annually 6:00am Easter Good Friday
BentSpoke Brewing, Eloura St BRADDON ACT
ITT TRACKING REGISTRATION
An ITT tracking fee is payable by all riders for registration on the event tracking program. The ITT timing tracking portal will be the NZ based Maprogress. Breathtaking Events will upload all rider data and tracking devices.
Entries open January 1 each year .... here
RACE TRACKING DEVICES
Each rider must be tracked using a GPS tracking device [SPOT or InReach] or Smart Phone [with a TELSTRA sim] and have the unit operating at all times at 10 or 5 minute intervals, while they are progressing along the route. The operation of any emergency and message services and any resulting emergency service costs will be the sole responsibility of the rider who activates the distress call. A limited number of SPOT Gen3 and Gen4 race trackers are available for hire [$100] on application from Breathtaking Events.
GPX File & Cue Sheet Notes
Each rider will be issued with a final course .gpx file for download to a GPS device. This will be the principal means for following the course. Additional, but limited, cue sheet notes will also be provided once participants have confirmed their entry. Riders who prefer to navigate from hard copy maps and self prepared cue sheets may do so but will need to formulate these based on the .gpx file trace of the course.
The Bureau of Meterology [BOM] provides comprehensive current weather and historical data for many of the towns along and adjoining the route. Mid March/April can provide ideal cycling weather, however overnight tempratures can fall below 0ºC. Snowfall down to 1000m is not uncommon on the Main Range and riders need to be prepared for all circumstances.
Any re-routes or course notifications will be advised by email and text. Most high country trails have some [Telstra] 4G and limited 3G mobile signal as do urban town areas. Riders who have other phone service providers will need to check for local coverage.
FOOD & ACCOMMODATION
It is hoped and encouraged that riders will avail themselves of local services and provide some commercial benefit to the business owners in the towns along the way. The Course Notes will provide some detail on available services but riders should make their own plans to suit their needs. Limited bike parts and repair services are available in Jindabyne and Tumut.
CLOUDRIDE FINAL COURSE BRIEF & DINNER
On the Thursday evening prior to departure there will be an event brief to go over final details and clarify any last minute course and rider issues. This will be at a venue where there is a suitable a-la-carte menu and riders can share their pre race expectations and anxierties.