The Red Centre Single Stage - race stage 7 only
Want to join the mountain bike action of the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro - Red Centre for a single stage only – well here is your chance with the Red Centre Single Stage.
The Red Centre Single Stage allows riders to join the enthusiasm, share the enjoyment and race the experts as part of the premier Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro without having to do all 7 stages. This your chance to join the action when you otherwise thought you couldn’t… get into it!
About the ride
Red Centre Single Stage riders will participate in the Chifley Alice Springs Resort Stage 7 (the final stage) of the Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro as fully fledged riders just like everyone else. You will start with the main peloton, ride the same course as the other riders and share the enthusiasm of crossing the finish line with the other riders. For the last day at least – you are one of them! The Chifley Alice Springs Resort Stage 7 is a challenging 40km race that will give an excellent taste of the variety of riding in and around Alice Springs and that the other riders have ridden all week. The stage will also be the Tavis Johannsen Memorial stage with the overall stage winner receiving the Memorial Trophy.
Friday May 17th, 2013. Registration will take place for all Single Stage riders between 7:30am and 8:30am and then race start is at 9:00 am. [Note: All riders must register before the event to collect your event number plate, water bottle and other freebies.]
Who is this for
This event is designed for those who want to do just one stage of the full Ingkerreke Commercial MTB Enduro, for people might be a bit anxious about doing all 7 stages of the full race, for people who cannot get enough holidays to do the whole event and / or for husbands and wives accompanying riders in the full race who want to be involved as well.
The Chifley Alice Springs Resort Stage 7 will start at the Chifley Alice Springs Resort and then finish at the Telegraph Station. (We can carry your clothes from start to finish for you).
The race will be 40km long and will be along a fully marked and marshalled course in the Sadadeen, Kurrajong and Telegraph Station area. Click here to go the Courses page and then scroll down to stage 7 for the details.
Please enter via line entry system on the event website at www.ICME.com.au by 5:00pm on Friday 10th May, 2013. Entries will be $50 per rider in return for which you will gain entry into the final stage of the race and all associated services as well as a water bottle and sponsors information (like a free copy of the latest Mountain Bike Australian Magazine…).
A medal / trophy will be awarded to the first placed male and female overall single stage rider.
Please contact the event organisers Rapid Ascent on email@example.com or call (03) 5261 5511 if you require any more information.
Specific race information on the Chifley Alice Springs Resort Stage 7 - RED CENTRE SINGLE STAGE:
Incorporating the Red Centre Single Stage Race and Tavis Johannsen Memorial Trophy
When: Friday May 17th, stage starts at 9:00am.
Registration for riders doing the Red Centre Single Stage only will be conducted at the Chifley Alice Springs Resort between 7:30am and 8:30am.
Course record: Andrew Blair 1:hr41.04 and Melissa Anset 2hr00.53
Start location: Chifley Alice Springs Resort.
Finish location: Telegraph Station. All riders will receive (another) 6’ sub thanks to Subway Mt Gillen once you cross the finish line. Well done!
Stage presentations location: from 5:00pm on Friday night at the final presentation function at Chifley Alice Springs Resort. Note, the overall male winner of the Chifley Alice Springs Resort Stage 7 will win the Tavis Johannsen Memorial Trophy that has been struck in his memory, and fondly donated by the MacDonnell Ranges Holiday Park and the Johannsen family.
Terrain and riding style: A varied ride with flowing sections of single track and 4WD tracks.
Water point location: Approx. 26km point on Cavanagh St.
Sponsor: Chifley Alice Springs Resort
The Start and course description:
The race starts with riders completing a 1.7km circuit on the streets through the Alice Springs town centre. All riders gather in the Chifley Alice Springs Resort courtyard area and then commence with a mass start, riding along Sturt Tce, turning left into Undoolya Rd, left into Leichhardt Tce and then left into Stott Tce. After crossing the Todd River on Stott Tce, riders cross over the road (caution here), riding through the wide storm water drain and then continue along the marked route crossing Berger Crt to keep following the drainage channel before turning right onto 4WD tracks that soon become single tracks.
Keep following the marked course as it crosses Undoolya Road and continues along flowing single and 4WD tracks before climbing Undoolya Ridge on a tough 4WD track. The course then continues on an enjoyable mix of single and double tracks in the Kurrajong area, through Wigleys Water Hole where it crosses the Todd River and then climbs to the radio towers before a final descent to the finish line.
Specific Hazards / Rules:
- Keep an eye out for course markings and stick to the marked route at all times (you will get lost in the maze of tracks otherwise!).
- Watch for traffic on all roads, particularly when crossing Undoolya Rd. Normal road rules apply and traffic is not stopped during the race.