HOW IT WORKS

WHO CAN RIDE?

Anyone who’s at least 16 years old, as of the weekend the event is held.
There’s no need to have a road motorcycle licence or a registered bike.

REGISTRATION: SATURDAY

The event is made up of two days of fun over the Saturday and Sunday. You need to be at the event with all your buddies on the Saturday to setup your camp, sign on, scrutineer your bike, get your transponder, race the footrace for your starting position, learn the do’s and don’ts at riders briefing, try your luck in the raffle, and chill out with a few brews around the campfire. This event is much more than Sunday’s racing. To keep the track pristine for Sunday’s racing, bikes are not allowed on the course on Saturday. Riders will, however, be permitted to walk the course on Saturday afternoon (but please ensure you complete your rider registration first).

THE COURSE: SUNDAY

Sunday’s course is one-off, custom-made 15-18km loop that will take the average rider between 20 and 30 minutes to complete a lap of. The loop includes terrain that’s typical of an average trailride: a challenging (but not intimidating) combination of singletrack, creek-crossings, fire road and natural-terrain grasstrack sections, with ‘chicken line’ options for any particularly technical sections.

FUEL

We’ve done some rough calculations, and by our reckoning, each team will need between three and four tanks (30-40 litres) of fuel to complete the event. This calculation assumes a single four-stroke running for the full eight hours (bear in mind that most two-strokes are thirstier). You would then divide this calculation between however many bikes your team plans to use.

FUN/JUNIOR COURSE @ SELECTED 2019 EVENTS

On Saturday at Mackay, Wangaratta, and Stroud, a non-competitive Fun/Junior loop will be open for nine to 15-year-olds who’ve pre-entered online. This loop will be around 4km in length. It remains close to the event’s HQ and includes a variety of sand, grass and bush tracks and trails.

MECHANICAL SUPPORT & SPARE PARTS

In the spirit of the events, mechanically minded pit neighbours can always be called on to help fix any problems with your bike, but because there’s no official mechanical support at the event, 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 challenge.

CAMPING

On-site camping is available for competitors (within their team’s 6x12m Pit Plot) on the Saturday evening only. There will be portable toilets at the event site, but no power or showers. If you’re more inclined towards the comforts of home, you may prefer to take advantage of accommodation options in the nearby towns.

SPECTATORS

The event is not really equipped to handle spectators, and spectators are not allowed on the course itself, but feel free to bring a team helper or two. The event’s amenities allow 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.

VEHICLES

In the interest of maintaining comfort and space in the pits, we will be requesting a limit of two vehicles per team. Any additional vehicles will need to be parked in the overflow parking area. So why not make a weekend roadtrip out of it with your mates and/or family?!

FOOD & BEVERAGE

At selected events are food and drink options on site. However, your food and drink requirements are of a specific nature (and your rate yourself as an athlete), we recommend bringing your own supply of food and beverages.

THE ‘VIBE OF THE THING’

Rider etiquette has always been a big part of Transmoto’s events. We encourage good sportsmanship, care and courtesy towards other riders because we want everyone to have a good, positive experience – whether that’s on the track, in the camping area, or on the access roads leading to and from the event venue.

A key element of the event is overtaking. The course is designed to allow multiple areas around the track where faster riders can pass slower riders easily and safely. If you find yourself behind a slower rider, be respectful of their event experience, show some patience and pass at the earliest safe opportunity. If you find yourself in a situation with a clearly faster rider behind you, show them courtesy by allowing them to overtake as soon as possible and give them plenty of room so they can do so safely.

And please, ride to the conditions. This is dirt bike racing, after all, and there is a fair chance conditions could be dusty and/or muddy. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Ride at a pace that you feel you can comfortably maintain for the full eight hours. And remember, HAVE FUN!

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Transmoto has always focused on staging non-elite, team-based dirt-bike events whose relaxed atmosphere, custom-built courses and emphasis on fun, not officialdom, encourages participation.

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