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The Flow-n-Five Festival

 

South Coast United Mountainbikers Inc (SCUM) is pleased to be holding the ‘Flow-n-Five Fest’; two events on the one weekend. Riders choose to do one or the other or jump in and do both. Saturday 19th August sees ‘The Flow’, a staged cross-country event taking in all the best bits that Coondoo has to offer. Sunday 20th August it’s ‘The Five’, a 5hr endurance MTB event taking in the full course of Coondoo featuring some of the areas finest and sweetest singletrack.

 

More details ... scroll down.

 

Registration closes at midnight FRIDAY 18th August

 

YES REGO HAS BEEN EXTENDED for 24 HOURS

Online registration only
To enter both events riders will need to register for each event seperately

 

 

 Our Sponsors (helping us with this event):

We thank our premium partner sponsors (Check them out / Like them / Visit them):

The Bike Shack

 

Tippos Cycles

South Coast Decorative Concrete Supplies

 

Precision Dent Removal

Visit NSW State Forests

 

Coates Hire

DIY-MTB

  
   
We thank our Partner Sponsors (more to come):  

Ultimate Cycles

 

Delicious Gardens

 

Kangaroo Lanscaping

Outdoors & Beyond Nowra

 

 

Moving the Beans

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Event Information:

 

Date:Saturday 19th [The Flow] and Sunday 20th August 2017 [The Five]
Location:Coondoo, Nowra State Forest, Shoalhaven NSW
Format:

Saturday 19th August, ‘The Flow’. A staged cross-country ‘Flow-X’ race, comprising of 4 short stages (3 to 5 min each), with non-timed liaison between so you can cruise and chat to your mates.

 Sunday 20th August, ‘The Five’. A 5 Hr endurance event (Solo, Pairs, Threes).
Registration:

Registration now open

 

(Registration closes midnight FRIDAY 18th August 2017)

 

Note: Riders will need to register for each event seperately

 

To register for The Flow (Saturday) click here

 

To register for The Five (Sunday) click here

 

Online Registrations only – No new registrations will be accepted on the day.

Entry Fee:

'The Flow’: $20.00 per rider (plus any applicable MTBA day licence fee)

‘The Five’: $50.00 per rider (plus any applicable MTBA day licence fee)

 

Categories:

 

Event

Category Name

Age

The Flow

Junior* Under 13 (female or male)

Up to 12

The Flow

Junior* Under 15 (female or male)

13 – 14

The Flow

Junior* Under 17 (female or male)

15 – 16

The Flow

Junior* Under 19 (female or male)

17 – 18

The Flow

Sport (female or male)

19 and over

The Flow

Open (female or male)

19 and over

The Flow

Veteran (female or male)

30 – 39

The Flow

Masters (female or male)

40 – 49

The Flow

Super Masters (female or male)

50 and over

 

Event

Category

Age

The Five

Solo Open Female

Open

The Five

Junior* Female Solo

18 and under

The Five

Over 40 Solo Female

40 and over

The Five

Open Female Pairs

Open

The Five

Junior* Female Pairs

18 and under

The Five

Over 40 Female Pairs

40 and over

The Five

Solo Open Male

Open

The Five

Junior* Male Solo

18 and under

The Five

Over 40 Solo Male

40 and over

The Five

Open Male Pairs

Open

The Five

Junior* Male Pairs

18 and under

The Five

Over 40 Male Pairs

40 and over

The Five

Open Mixed Pairs

Open

The Five

Open Mixed Threes

Open

 

* Junior rider age is determined by the age the rider turns in the Calendar year (2017); therefore if a rider is 19 or will turn 19 in 2017 they must compete as a Senior.

 

Timetable:

 

Saturday 19th August

 

Time

Activity

1200

Registration open, collection of Timing Chips (NB: No new registrations taken)

1200

Course open for practice runs

1345

Compulsory rider briefing at event centre

1400

Timed runs start

1600

Timed runs finish. Timing Chips back to event centre timing area

1630

Course closed for day

 

Overnight Camping

Overnight camping will be at / surrounding the trail head at Coondoo within the State Forest (or potentially an adjacent property - tbc).  Camping will largely be a BYO affair, however the club will provide toilets (portloos) and water.  There will be limited other facilities available.  Camping within the State Forest is free - it is anticipated that fires will be allowed (this will be weather dependant and any firebans that might be in place).

 

If you're keen to camp but do not know a tent pole from a tent peg - head to Outdoors & Beyond (one of our event sponsors) who will be able to help you out ...

 

Sunday 20th August

 

Time

Activity

0630

Course open for early practice and familiarisation

0700

Registration / sign up opens (NB: No new registrations taken)

0800

Course closes in preparation for race start

0830

Compulsory rider briefing at event centre

0900

Race starts (self-seed, mass start)

1400

Race finishes, course closed (last rider out prior to 1400)

1500

Results available and Podium Presentations

1530

Pack up and head home

 

Facilities / Services:

  • Water will be available at the event centre.
  • Toilets will be provided at the event centre.
  • Coffee, food & drinks will also be available from various vendors – so bring some coin for associated purchases.
  • First Aid facilities will be available for anyone that needs assistance.

The Course:

 

The Coondoo trail is a one-way, clockwise loop course of approximately 10.5km; depending on which device you use to measure it. It’s predominantly singletrack with a few bits of fire road to allow for easier overtaking opportunities. The course will be well marked with arrows and bunting indicating directions and which way at junctions. The course is a ‘fit for all abilities’ course, whilst there are some areas where faster / harder or more technical “A” lines are marked, there are corresponding easier / slower “B” line for the less confident.

 

The race will start along a lengthy bit of fire road to sort out the self-seeding before swinging into the sweet single track of Kashmir, then you might Hear a Pin Drop?, before heading up Beach Street, through Hot as Hell into the Blair Witch. Cypris Hill will get you rocking. Give Gimlet a good push to gap your competitors. Later on head down into the ‘bermalicious’ Rocky and Bullwinkle then get ready to Rock N Roll before the finish climb …

 

At the end of each lap all riders will pass through the timing area to get their race number recorded; this will be a slow point as rider will be channelled into single file to assist with the timing. After the timing area team riders can transition.

 

Some Fine Print:

  • No helmet, no ride.
  • Registered riders only – racing plates / rider numbers will be issued to each registered rider & must be displayed clearly on the front of the bike throughout the event.
  • Bike changes are permitted, but only at transition (race plates are rider specific (not bike specific) and must be changed over and displayed on the front of any bike ridden).
  • A serviceable, well maintained bike is required; with 26”, 27.5”, 29”, Fat Bike, Single Speed, and Cyclocross bikes are allowed.
  • Transitioning riders should physically ‘tag’ the outgoing rider; once transitioned the returned rider should move away from the course to avoid collision with other riders.
  • Finishing the race: Completing at least one full lap constitutes finishing the event; there is no set time minimum time for completion apart from course closure time of 1400hrs. Riders/teams wishing to cease before the full five hours can do so at any time however riders must notify the timing officials and race director of their ‘completion’ of the event.
  • Cancelation / Withdrawal / Refunds: Coondoo is a resilient track and can cope with various weather conditions, however there may be circumstances (rain, fire, flood etc.) where SCUM along with our partners Forestry NSW will have to make a decision about the running of the event; this could involve postponement or in the worst case cancelation. Full terms and conditions of refund policies etc. are outlined in the TERMS and CONDITIONS (T&C's) Contact SCUM at info@scum.asn.au for further details. Full T&C's are available here.  Riders will be asked to acknowledge the T&C's during registeration.

 

 

And don't forget to check out our sonsors, like them, visit them,  they're helping make this event happen.

The Bike Shack

 

Tippos Cycles

South Coast Decorative Concrete Supplies

 

Precision Dent Removal

Visit NSW State Forests

 

Coates Hire

DIY-MTB

  
   
Other Sponsors (more to come):  

Ultimate Cycles

 

Delicious Gardens

 

Kangaroo Lanscaping

Outdoors & Beyond Nowra

 

 

Moving the Beans

Pleasant Way 
You can sponsor us too ... contact us