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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here’s a bunch of helpful answers to all those questions we’re often asked. If we don’t address your question here (or in the more specific information provided on each event’s dedicated web page), drop us an email at getus@transmoto.com.au.

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?

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 (between 9am and 4pm) is 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. Everyone entering the event will have to adhere to social distancing and good hygiene practices.

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.

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

All riders must bring photo ID and their annual Senior National Motorcycling Australia Licence (if riders don’t have an annual Senior National Motorcycling Australia Licence, they will have purchased a One Event Competition Licence during the online entry process). If a rider is under 18 and not accompanied by a parent, their parent must complete and sign an MA Temporary Guardian Form and submitted it to getus@transmoto.com.au prior to the event. Riders aged 16 or 17 will also need to bring a hardcopy of this signed form along with them to the event, and be accompanied by their parent or guardian for the event’s duration.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GET TO THE EVENT?

With all events still required to adhere to Covid-safety protocols, the following process will be in place upon entry to the event. The usual at-event sign-on 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 sign-on process (for riders and support crew) includes annual Senior National Motorcycling Australia Licence and photo ID checks, and the collection of competitor bags and the team’s transponder and brackets and team stickers. All riders and support crew 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 or nominated support crew.

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.

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.

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

Yes. But please bear in mind that Transmoto Enduro Events are not designed to cater to spectators. Each Ironman rider or Pairs/Team entry is welcome to bring a helper or two, but there is no additional camping space outside each team’s 6x12m Pit Plot, and parking space at the venue is strictly limited. We provide enough amenities for all competitors, plus a few extra ‘helpers’, but any more than that and we risk overloading the venue’s amenities, which could be unpleasant for everyone.

WHAT SORT OF RIDING CAN I EXPECT?

Each course’s one-off, custom-made loop is between 12 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 courses 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?

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?

All entrants’ bikes and helmets will be scrutineered on Saturday, and must comply with MA’s 2021 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). For helmets, note that p 241 of Motorcycling Australia’s 2021 Manual of Motorcycle Sport contains an updated list of helmets that are approved for racing use in Australia. Scrutineers will not pass helmets whose label has worn or fallen off, so double-check your lid before you leave home.

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 USE GOGGLE TEAR-OFFS?

No. Tear-offs are banned for enduro racing in Australia. Roll-off systems are allowed.

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 SENIOR NATIONAL MOTORCYCLING AUSTRALIA 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 Senior National Motorcycling Australia Licence. But if you do not have a current Annual Senior National Motorcycling Australia 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 2021 MoMS standard – complete with bar-ends, secured sidestand, return spring on rear brake pedal, etc, etc) on Saturday.

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.

DO I NEED RACE NUMBERS ON MY BIKE?

No. Race numbers are not required because the team’s transponder (which acts as a baton) is used to count your team’s laps. If you already have race numbers on your sideplates and/or front plate, there’s no need to remove them. At Rider Registration, each team does get a small round sticker (5cm diameter) with the team’s allocated number and this needs to be stuck to the bike simply for back-up identification purposes. Plus it’s a nice badge of honour for your stead, as is the smaller scrutineering stickers that confirm your bike and helmet has passed.

CAN I WIN ANYTHING?

You sure can. In addition to the trophies for the race’s podium placegetters, there’s a bunch 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 results, but entering in a relevant ‘Team Category’ will increase your team’s chances of taking home a trophy. There will be no official presentation, but trophies and prizes can be collected near the Timing Services tent at the end of the race on Sunday afternoon, when you’re returning the team’s transponder and brackets.

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 4000 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 an experienced Course Manager 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. To stage the 2021 event at Stroud, Transmoto will work in conjunction with the crew from the Central Coast Dirt Riders Club (CCDR) and Motorcycling NSW (MNSW).

IS MOTORCYCLING AUSTRALIA INVOLVED IN THE EVENTS?

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

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. 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 you replenish fuel, oils or fluid in the Pit Area, you need to place an enviro mat under your bike (plus dismount from the bike and switch the engine off). Geofabric enviro mats 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?

Bikes may only be ridden on Saturday to and from scrutineering (not to pay visits to mates on the far site of the pit paddock) – so long as it’s at walking pace and a helmet and enclosed footwear is worn. On Sunday, one rider from each team may ride to the starting line. 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 space/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.

WHAT’S THE MOBILE COVERAGE LIKE?

There is limited mobile coverage in the area, mainly with Telstra. But don’t count on getting much, if any, reception on your phone at the event site itself, no matter which provider you use.

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 by 6am on Sunday morning and kept that way for the duration of Sunday’s racing. At some venues, enterprising locals have bags of hardwood for sale at reasonable prices.

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: getus@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).

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 CASE LOCATION AND/OR HOTSPOT WITHIN 14 DAYS OF THE EVENT?

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.

PROBLEMS OR QUESTIONS?

Just drop us an email at getus@transmoto.com.au and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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