RACE TRACKING REGISTRATION
A $100.00 race tracking fee is payable via the Registration Portal by all riders for registration on the event tracking program. [Less $50 if registered in the Prologue] The race tracking portal will be the NZ based Maprogress. Breathtaking Events will manage the uploading of rider profiles and link race tracking devices.
Entries open January 1 each year .... here
Each rider must carry a GPS race tracking device and have the unit operating at all times while they are progressing along the route. The operation of the standard 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 race trackers are available for hire [$50] from the ride coordinator via the Registration Portal.
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 a race 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.