Registrations are now open for the XC3 race which is set to be a 3hour cross country enduro format race where riders attempt to complete as many laps as they can in a 3-hour period.
This is perfect training conditions for those competitors entered in the Paluma Push so 1st-time riders racers are welcome to join. Also please help at the working bee if you can make it.
Note: those in the know will be aware that XC3 was pencilled to be the iconic Targa Townsville (100km or 60km Ride N Drive race between Pallarenda, Douglas and Lake Ross) but the Targa has had to be moved to a later date due to public road closures.
When: Sunday 28 June 2015
Where: Lake Ross, Kelso
The start/finish line is located at the ranger’s hut/quarry which is about 2km along the fire road on the South-Eastern side of the Ross Dam spillway. This area is not generally open to the public and vehicle access is restricted.
All competitors are requested to park at the main Lake Ross carpark and allow at least 15mins to ride into the quarry.
Those wishing to drive in can do so between 6:45-7:15am but cars must be hosed down and weed free prior to arriving at the dam. Where possible car pooling is required. Gates will be locked after7:15am and remain locked until completion of the race.
Race plate collection: 7:00-7:45am
Rider briefing: 7:45am
U15/Recreational Race Start: 8am (same as main race)
Main Race Start 8am
Racing format – XCO cross country 3 hour enduro. You must complete all laps within allotted time (likely the average rider will only be able to complete 3 laps within the 3hour period. Riders can retire after 1 lap and still be deemed to have competed).