FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I’VE ENTERED AND I WANT MORE INFORMATION. HOW DO I GET IT?

All successful, paid-up entrants will receive a confirmation email shortly after payment. A comprehensive Competitor Information Guide will then be emailed to each entrant approximately 10 days before the event. Entrants will also receive a few emailed updates and more specific information in the week leading up to the event. Easily accessible information will also be posted on Transmoto’s Facebook event pages.

DO I NEED TO ARRIVE ON SATURDAY?

COVID-Safe Protocol: Yes, absolutely. When your captain did the team’s online entry, they will have requested one of two time-slots for your team’s Saturday arrival: either 9am to midday, or midday to 3pm. The Rider Registration process is now done on arrival while you sit in your car, so it will streamline the arrival and entry process if team members all travel in the one car, or at least convoy into the venue together. Attendance at Saturday’s Riders’ Briefing is also compulsory for all riders.

WHAT ID &/OR PAPERWORK DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?

COVID-Safe Protocol: All riders must bring photo ID and their annual MA Licence (if they have one). Anyone riding under a One Event Competition Licence (OECL) will need to complete and submit the pre-event MA Theory Test online, which is a short multiple-choice. If not accompanied by their parent, riders aged 16 or 17 must have completed and signed an MA Temporary Guardian Form and submitted it to events@transmoto.com.au prior to the event. You will also need to bring a hardcopy of this signed form along with you to the event, and be accompanied by your parent or guardian for the event’s duration.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GET TO THE EVENT?

COVID-Safe Protocol: With all events now having to adhere to strict Covid-safe plans, the following process will be in place upon entry to the event. The usual at-event sign-on and scrutineering process must be completed online before you arrive at the venue (you will be sent a link to complete this process via email 10 days before the event). As Saturday’s Rider Registration process will be in-car, having all team members in the one car will streamline the process and make it easier for everyone. This in-car process includes an external temperature check by our medical team, MA Licence and photo ID checks, and the collection of competitor bags and the team’s transponder and brackets. All riders will then get a wristband to confirm their registration is complete. At this point, teams will be directed to the next available camping and Pit Plot by event traffic marshals. To view the full Covid-Safe event protocols, click here.

HOW LONG DO I NEED TO WEAR THE COLOUR-CODED WRISTBAND?

For the entire weekend, Sunday’s race included, as this will confirm you’re a properly registered rider.

CAN I ‘HOLD/RESERVE’ A NEIGHBOURING PIT PLOT FOR ANOTHER TEAM?

No. Teams will be directed into the next available Pit Plot by traffic marshals upon arrival at the venue. So if you’d like to be pitted next to another a specific team(s), you’ll need to make sure you meet up with them prior to getting there, and then convoy into the venue together.

WHAT CAN FIT IN MY ALLOCATED PIT PLOT?

As each team’s 6m x 12m Pit Plot includes an area for camping and for pitting, there’s only room for a maximum of two vehicles in each pit plot. So it makes a lot of sense to car-pool with your friends and/or teammates. Vehicles bigger than standard vans/4WDs will not have access to the pit area.

IS THERE AN OVERFLOW PARKING AREA?

An overflow parking area is available (generally in an adjacent paddock), and will be well sign-posted. Trailers can also be kept in this overflow parking area if you need additional space in your camping/pit area.

ARE FRIENDS, FAMILY, SUPPORT CREW OR SPECTATORS ALLOWED TO ATTEND?

COVID-Safe Protocol: Under current restrictions (500 people max per event), no spectators or support crew are permitted into the event. Only those riding will be able to enter the event site (that means no extra mechanics, support crew, kids, photographers, family members, etc). If you turn up at the front gate with a non-rider in your car, you will have to drop them at the nearest bus/train station. To view the full Covid-Safe event protocols, click here.

WHAT SORT OF RIDING CAN I EXPECT?

Each course’s one-off, custom-made loop is between 15 and 18km long. The loop includes terrain that’s typical of an average trailride: a challenging (but not intimidating) combination of singletrack, fire road, grasstrack and sandy/loamy sections. The courses are designed to include multiple areas where faster riders can pass slower riders easily and safely.

WHAT RIDING SKILL LEVEL WILL I NEED TO RIDE THE EVENT?

All course are designed to be challenging, but fun, for riders of intermediate to advanced skill levels. Any particularly technical sections will have a ‘chicken line’ for those riders who don’t feel quite up to the task.

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO ENTER?

Any rider who is 16 years of age or older (as of the day of the event) is eligible to enter and ride.

IF I’M UNDER 18, DO I NEED A PARENT OR GUARDIAN AT THE EVENT?

COVID-Safe Protocol: Yes. Riders under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian vouch for (and accompany) them for the event’s duration. If the rider’s parent cannot attend the event, their parent must pre-sign a Temporary Guardian Form to appoint a guardian. If applicable, please ensure you bring a printed and signed copy of the Temporary Guardian Form for the in-car sign-on.

DOES MY BIKE NEED TO BE REGISTERED?

No. Transmoto Enduro Events are all held on private property, so bike registration is not required. That means registered trailbikes and non-registered motocross and cross-country bikes are all welcome.

HOW DOES SCRUTINEERING WORK?

COVID-Safe Protocol: Prior to the event when completing your digital rider registration, you will be required to submit a self-scrutineering form online. An appointed scrutineer from MA’s state controlling body will then perform pit-to-pit and spot-check scrutineering prior to the race. All bikes and helmets must comply with MA’s 2020 MoMS guidelines. For bikes, that includes plugged bar-ends, a handlebar pad fitted, clutch and brake levers with ball-ends, return spring on rear brake pedal, self-returning throttle, sprung footpegs, sidestands must be secured (if your bike already has a sidestand fitted, that is), and an exhaust that satisfies the relevant noise emission test (112dB/A @ 2m).

DO I NEED LIGHTS ON MY BIKE?

No. Transmoto’s Enduro Events are staged during daylight hours.

DO I NEED A ROAD MOTORCYCLE LICENCE?

No. As Transmoto Enduro Events are held on private property, there’s no need to have a road motorcycle licence.

DO I NEED AN ANNUAL MA LICENCE OR AN MA ONE EVENT COMPETITION LICENCE?

Yes, you will need one or the other. Although ‘recreational’ in nature, Transmoto Enduro Events are technically races, which are sanctioned by Motorcycling Australia (MA). So to make sure you are covered in the event of an accident, you will need MA insurance coverage. This is included in your Annual MA Licence. But if you do not have a current Annual MA Licence, you will need to purchase a One Event Competition Licence (ideally, during your team’s online entry) to ensure you’re covered. Without this insurance, you cannot ride. The One Event Competition Licence (OECL) is a legal insurance document, issued to each specific rider by the relevant Motorcycling Australia state body. It is therefore non-refundable and non-transferable.

AM I ABLE TO PURCHASE A ONE EVENT COMPETITOR LICENCE AT THE EVENT?

Any rider requiring an OECL should have purchased it during the team’s online entry. But in special circumstances, there will be a strictly limited number of One Event Competition Licences available at Event HQ on Saturday (for $75, cash only).

DO I NEED AMBULANCE COVER?

Yes, absolutely. It is the rider’s responsibility to have current ambulance cover for the event. If, for example, a rider is injured, they will be responsible for any and all ambulance costs, which may include an expensive helicopter ride. Don’t risk it.

CAN RIDERS SHARE BIKES?

Yes. Team members can share a bike(s), insist on riding their own, or beg, borrow or steal another rider’s bike; whatever it takes for teams to get their laps done.

CAN I RIDE MORE THAN ONE BIKE?

Sure. Feel free to cut a lap(s) on whatever you like, so long as any bike taken onto the course has been scrutineered (to the latest MoMS standard – complete with bar-ends, secured sidestand, return spring on rear brake pedal, etc, etc) via the online self-scrutineering form submitted prior to the event.

DO WE HAVE TO ALTERNATE LAPS BETWEEN TEAM MEMBERS?

No. You can structure your ride and your team however you like. You may want to get your stint all done in one go so you can sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge all your riding is done. Or you might prefer to do two-, three- or four-lap stints. Maybe one lap is enough before you need a lie-down. Do it however you like.

HOW DOES THE TRANSPONDER TIMING WORK?

Each team will be allocated a single electronic transponder (and the brackets used to attach it to the team bikes), and this will act as the ‘baton’ for what is essentially an endurance ‘relay’ race. To make sure their race laps are registered and timed, the team’s transponder needs to be exchanged from one rider to the next during transition. Timing Services team will retain a team member’s driver’s licence as a ‘bond’ to ensure the transponder and brackets are returned after Sunday’s race.

CAN I USE GOGGLE TEAR-OFFS?

No. Tear-offs are banned for all off-road racing disciplines in Australia. Roll-off systems are allowed.

IS IT OKAY TO WEAR A POV/HELMET CAMERA?

Cameras may be fitted to the motorcycle, provided they are securely mounted. Camera mounts are subject to approval by the Chief Scrutineer. Helmet-mounted cameras are not permitted unless the camera is integrated into the helmet, by design of the manufacturer. All helmets are to remain free from all modifications or attachments relating to the use of cameras (ie, helcam mounts).

CAN I WIN ANYTHING?

You sure can. In addition to the trophies for the race’s podium placegetters, there’s a number of other special category and novelty awards, and a raft of sponsor prizes are handed out to participants at random. Note that Teams of 3 and Teams of 4 will be grouped together for the Class and Outright results, but entering in a relevant ‘Team Category’ will increase your team’s chances of taking home a trophy. Unfortunately, there will be no presentation due to Covid restrictions, but trophies and prizes can be collected at the Timing Services tent at the end of the race on Sunday afternoon.

IS THERE ANY PRIZE MONEY?

No. Transmoto Enduro Events are all about participation, enjoyment and hanging out with your mates. There are no points or prize money on offer.

WHO RUNS THE TRANSMOTO ENDURO EVENTS?

Transmoto is Australia’s largest online dirt bike community, and runs some of the biggest off-road events in Australia, reaching over 4,500 participants each year. We are a small but qualified team of event managers, content creators and dirt bike fanatics who love nothing more than getting out on a trail and tearing it up. At each location, the Transmoto event team works in conjunction with the land owner(s) and Course Director, Dirt2Ride’s Lyndon Heffernan, to create the best tracks possible. We also partner with local motorcycle clubs, whose highly qualified officials and sweep riders help create a professional, well-organised event experience.

IS MOTORCYCLING AUSTRALIA INVOLVED IN THE EVENTS?

Yes. Transmoto Enduro Events are licensed by Motorcycling Australia’s relevant SCB (State Controlling Body).

DOES EVERY TEAM MEMBER NEED TO BE PRESENT AT SATURDAY’S RIDER REGISTRATION & RIDERS’ BRIEFING?

Yes, attendance at both Rider Registration and Riders’ Briefing is compulsory for every rider. There will be no opportunity to register after Saturday’s Rider Registration window. The Riders’ Briefing will now be completed via the PA and radio simulcast on Saturday afternoon (rather than a mass gathering at the Event’s HQ), meaning riders are able to stay in their pits.

WHAT FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT?

All events have toilet facilities, but no showers or mains power. Food, drinks, tea and coffee are available to purchase in the pit paddock on both Saturday and Sunday. There are usually a number of trade alley stalls, bike displays and merchandise to buy. Events that have reliable mobile service will offer cashless purchase, but bring cash as back-up.

WHAT ABOUT MECHANICAL SUPPORT & SPARE PARTS

Mechanical support and spare parts will only be available at selected events. Dunlop has a tyre sales and fitment program at most events too, and you can pre-order your tyres prior to the event. Mechanically minded pit neighbours can always be called on to help fix any problems with your bike. But it’s important you make sure your bike is well maintained, and that you bring any spares and tools you’re likely to need for running repairs. If in doubt, get your local dealer or mechanic to service your bike well in advance of the event to ensure it’s up for the multi-hour challenge.

DO I REALLY NEED AN ENVIRO MAT & FIRE EXTINGUISHER?

Yes. When entrants replenish fuel, oils or fluid in the Pit Area, they need to place an Enviro Mat under their bike (and dismount from the bike). These can be bought at hardware stores, or a piece of rubber-backed carpet will do the trick. Transmoto will have limited numbers of Enviro Mats available to buy at the event for $15. Each pit will also need to have at least one 1KG ABE-type Dry Powder fire extinguisher, which must be in clear sight for race officials.

ARE THERE ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS NEARBY?

A greater majority of entrants camp at the venue on Saturday night. On-site camping is available for participants (within their 6x12m Pit Plots) on the Saturday evening only. But if that’s not your thing, a range of accommodation options is available within a reasonable drive from most venues.

IS THERE FUEL & BIKE SHOPS NEARBY?

Did you forget to fill your jerry cans or buy those spare parts you needed? No problem. The Competitor Information Guide that’s emailed to all entrants before the event will provide you with fuel and bike shop options in close proximity to the event.

CAN I RIDE MY BIKE IN THE PIT PADDOCK?

COVID-Safe Protocol: Bikes may not be ridden at all on Saturday. On Sunday, one rider from each team may ride to the starting line, so long as it’s at walking pace and a helmet and enclosed footwear is worn. There’s a 10km/h speed limit for all vehicles in the pit paddock. Pushbikes can be ridden at walking pace in the pit paddock’s internal ‘void’, but not in the Event HQ area.

CAN I PRE-RIDE THE RACE LOOP ON SATURDAY?

No. To keep the track pristine for Sunday’s racing, bikes are not allowed on the loop on Saturday. Riders will, however, be permitted to walk the course on Saturday afternoon.

WHAT’S THE MOBILE COVERAGE LIKE?

Many events only have limited mobile coverage.

CAN I USE MY GENERATOR IN THE PITS?

Yes, but only between the hours of 6am and 10pm.

HOW DO I HEAR ON-GROUND ANNOUNCEMENTS?

The event’s PA system uses a few banks of speakers to ensure announcements can be heard throughout the pits. Plus, you can tune your radio into an FM frequency that’ll simulcast the PA system’s music and announcements all weekend. The specific FM frequency for each event will be posted on signs near each venue’s entry.

CAN I ERECT MY PIT TENT/MARQUEE IF IT’S REALLY WINDY?

Sure. So long as you bring counterweights and/or pegs and guy ropes to properly secure your pit tent(s). Cartwheeling tents can pose a real danger in a crowded pit paddock. Participants will be notified of any adverse weather conditions prior to the event.

ARE FIRES ALLOWED AT THE EVENT?

Open-flame ‘ground fires’ are not allowed, but you are welcome to bring an enclosed and elevated brazier or pot-belly/cast-iron stove to contain your fire for Saturday evening. Gas cooking equipment is okay. All fires must be extinguished on Sunday morning and kept that way for the duration of Sunday’s racing.

WHAT IF ONE OF MY TEAM MEMBERS SUDDENLY CAN’T MAKE IT?

If, through injury or unforeseen circumstances, a team member has to withdraw before the event, you are welcome to find a replacement rider. Note, however, that you MUST inform us (via email: events@transmoto.com.au) with full details of the change. If the incoming rider requires a One Event Competition Licence (OECL), a new fee will apply (these licences are legal documents issued in each rider’s name, and are therefore non-refundable/transferable).
COVID-Safe Protocol: As of the Tuesday before the event weekend (which is when the entry list is finalised), no changes are permitted to riders and/or teams. With our 2020 events operating under Covid-Safe restrictions (which includes contact tracing obligations), it’s imperative that we are aware of everyone entering the venue, and know that they have completed the pre-event Digital Rider Sign-On process.

AFTER PAYING MY ENTRY FEE, CAN I GET A REFUND?

You will receive a 50% refund of your entry fee if, through injury or unforeseen circumstances, you withdraw more than one week before the event. If you withdraw less than one week from the event, you will forfeit 100% of your entry fee.

WHAT HAPPENS IF A TEAM MEMBER IS NOT FEELING WELL, SHOWING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS, OR HAS BEEN TO A COVID HOTSPOT WITHIN 14 DAYS OF THE EVENT?

COVID-Safe Protocol: If any of those circumstances apply, that team member should not travel to the event at all, and certainly not risk infecting their teammates by travelling in the same vehicle.

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