When: Saturday 2nd of March 2019 - 18:00:00
End: Sunday 3rd of March 2019 - 06:00:00
Duration: 0 days 12 hours 00 minutes
Meeting Point: Langford Park, Jarrahdale, Western Australia, 6124, Australia
Venue: Langford Park
2019 Dusk till Dawn 12 hour
Information & Competitors Notes
2nd & 3rd of March 2019 – Langford Park – Jarrahdale
2019 see’s the return of the famous 12 hour overnight event the Dusk Till Dawn!
After a two year break we have decided to relaunch the D2D after feedback and requests from local riders. We are returning the event to its spiritual home of Langford Park in Jarrahdale. We have moved the date to see the D2D run as the first event of the 2019 year. We believe this will provide a welcome change and inspire people to give the event another go in 2019.
We will be running in the usual format of a 6pm to 6am race on a multi-lap course with solo, teams and mixed teams format. We are going to keep the event fairly simple in 2019 to reassess its popularity and gauge rider interest. We will have some merchandise available for order prior to the event if you would like to have a t-shirt however in 2019 it will be by order only, this will help us to keep the entry cost down also. We will provide details on merchandise as soon as we have pricing and design finalised, you can enter before this occurs.
The event is also a Tier One level part of the new MTBA Cup. This is the new format of the national series so you will be able to collect points towards the national marathon series depending on your placings.
As always you will have a great time riding through the night under your lights on the great Jarrahdale course. Jarrahdale is perfect for this event with a smaller amount of elevation and sensible trails for an all-night event. We expect the course will run around 13km for a lap although we are still working on the final course design at this time.
We will have prizes for the solo riders and teams and we will be announcing our local bike shop sponsors in the coming weeks along with some of our regular sponsors from years past.
Entry Link: https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=6141
Competitor information kit 2019
This kit provides essential information for all competitors. Please read the information carefully. It will help prepare you for the event and ensure that you participation is safe and enjoyable.
No Helmet No Ride
No Lights, No Ride
Arrive and register early – its going to be crowded.
Food, Water, Shelter – Bring all three.
And Take Everything away – including your rubbish.
DON’T PARK in NO PARKING areas.
Finally. Be Cool. It’s a 12 hr race and most of the people are here to have fun.
1.30pm – Event Centre opens.
2-4.30pm all teams must pick up their number plates, timing equipment and race bags
4.30pm – Vehicle access to the drop off areas closes. After this time vehicles will be directed straight up to the event parking.
5:30pm - Compulsory Race briefing for all riders.
6:00pm - Race start for all solo and teams under lights.
5:30am Course closes
6:00am Race ends - Breakfast start cooked by volunteer fire fighters
7:00am Presentations start
Please consider your safety when travelling home, if you don’t have a driver who has slept then please be very sensible and ensure your safe return home!.
12 HOUR RACE BRIEFING
Approx 12.6 kM
The Start Loop (In Green)
Camp Drop off
Dusk till Dawn 12 Hour MTB Enduro Race Rules and Tips
There are no formal official National rules regulating endurance mountain bike racing, generally the rules for most 12-hour events have evolved over time, as the race format grows. Commonsense should apply at all times. Rules may differ from event to event, and what may apply in one event may not apply in another. Please understand this and read the rules for each race. The current rules for the 2010 12 Hour MTB Race are here:
The 2019 12 Hour MTB Race is run under the auspices and general guidelines of MTBA including the permission of ASDA to attend the event.
Race Course. The course will be set and marked by early November. It is roughly a 12.6km loop consisting of singletrack, and fire road. It will be marked by the use of a mixture of arrows, bunting, and crowd control barriers. There will be sections throughout the course where there are no markings however there will also be no decision points either – just keep riding. At each decision point (which way now!) the course will be marked. At the end of each lap the course passes through the Timing Tent and Transition Zone.
Emergency Access/Checkpoints. If you come across a rider who is in trouble physically you MUST stop. When the next rider on track comes past one of you must continue on to raise the attention of a marshal while someone stays with the distressed rider. Please take note of the nearest emergency access point sign when alerting the marshal. This will help us to get to the injured rider quickly. Both riders’ times will be reviewed accordingly. Any rider who does not offer assistance may be disqualified from the race. There will be at least six emergency access points around the course.
Course Modifications. The Race Director and Trail Crew may need to alter the course at any time throughout the race. This will be done only in extreme circumstances that could include diversions due to excessive rainfall, mudslides, fallen trees, track damage or any other form of development necessitating a course change. The course modification will be made so as to limit any disadvantage to any individual team.
Emergency Vehicles. If an injured rider has to be evacuated, then an emergency vehicle may have to move through the Forest to conduct the evacuation. The Emergency Vehicle will have hazard lights and headlights on at all times. Riders should slow down to let the vehicle pass if required.
Rider and Bike
Helmets. All riders must wear an Australian Standards approved cycling helmet whilst riding a bike at the 12hr race or a helmet of acceptable international standard as published on the MTBA website from time to time.
Race Numbers and timing. Each rider is given an individual race number. This must be fitted to the handlebar area of the bike in order for your lap to be timed and counted you must ensure that your race number is legible (zip ties are provided). Do not deface, or trim the race plate smaller or wrap it around your cables in such a way that it is not legible. If timing cannot read your number, your time may not be recorded and your lap time will not count. Your race number is yours to keep after the event; it will make a great souvenir over the bar.
Your number plate is your timing chip.
Fit to Ride. If in the opinion of a Transition Marshal or the Race Director, it appears that a rider is not fit to ride, that rider will be directed to be reviewed by the First Aid crew before being allowed to commence a lap. Fit to ride means that you are capable of completing a lap without endangering yourself or other competitors. The decision to be allowed to continue to race rests with the advice received from the first aid crew and will be applied absolutely. Teams can swap the rider for a fitter rider, so that the team doesn’t lose time. We actively encourage teams to undertake this review pre-transition, as part of normal team management and for team captains to ensure that their riders are fit to ride.
Registered Riders Only. Only registered riders and those given approval from the Race Director (eg: first aid, media and course sweeps) are allowed onto the course. Spectators are permitted on the course but are asked not impede the riders in any way.
Licence. All riders must have an MTBA licence/ receipt or have purchased a 'Day licence' before riding on the course. Only nominated team members can race. No new members can compete after the race has commenced.
Outside assistance. This race is run under a "Full Assistance" policy. A rider may receive technical and mechanical help from anyone, anywhere on the track.
That assistance must not impede other riders.
The rider/bike must enter the course AT or BEFORE the point where they left the track.
In order to record a time or to transition to the next rider the rider and THE COMPLETE BIKE regardless of how many pieces it may be in must follow the track to the end ONLY powered by the RIDER (ie No assistance in carrying the bike).
In instances where riders are assisted back to transition the team/individual SHALL INFORM THE RACE DIRECTOR the Race Director may: Add time or subtract place.
Types of Bikes. Serviceable and rideable Mountain Bikes with 26”, 27” or 29” wheels are allowed. If you would like to ride an ebike for the event you will need to discuss this with the race director before entry. Both front and rear brakes must be in good working order. Whether the bike is geared or single speed is entirely up to you. You may change bikes as many times as you like between laps. Other bikes may be allowed at the discretion of the Race Director. Tandems are not permitted on the course.
Lights. All competitors must use adequate front lighting on their bike or person after the designated time for night laps. For safety reasons and also for enjoyment of night riding it is advised to use a good quality bike light so you can see where you are going. All competitors must have a red rear light affixed to their bike or person after the designated time during night laps. Additionally, an emergency front light is also required should your main light fail (a head torch, flashlight, etc will suffice). The Transition zone staff will not let you enter the course unless you have the lights on your bike or person after the designated time. The designated time will be announced by the Race Director.
Equipment. Riders are to ensure that they carry an adequate supply of water or other appropriate fluids, a full water bottle or equivalent in a hydration bladder when leaving transition. It is recommended that riders also carry puncture repair equipment at all times and lights when applicable.
Rubbish. If you carried or rode it in, then carry or ride it out. Don’t trash the track, there will be Feed Zone Bins out on the course so if you need to dispose of rubbish, ruined tubes, broken chains etc then please use the bins or bring it back to transition. Leave nothing except footprints and tyre tracks.
Rider Etiquette. 12 hour racing is known and valued for good sportsmanship. Let’s keep that tradition alive for the 12 this year. We want everyone to have a positive experience during this event, and good attitudes while out on the track will go a long way to make it a great event for all. (Note: Poor sportsmanship may result in rider disqualification and is at the sole discretion of the Race Director).
Overtaking. Riding on a course with up to 300 others means that you will be passed or will be overtaking a lot. This must be done safely and it is hoped with a positive attitude and good communication. A simple call of “Track” by the overtaking rider alerts the slower rider that you are there and want to overtake. The slower rider should then pick a spot where they can safely overtake. The slower rider could use terms like “Now” meaning that he/she is ready for you to overtake and the slower rider or may even call out “ My Left” or “ My Right”. You then quickly accelerate past the rider on the side indicated. You can also call out “On your left” or “On your right” to indicate which side you are passing on. It sounds complicated, but essentially it takes just seconds to complete. As the overtaking rider, don’t expect miracles as riders of varying abilities compete in 12 hours events and the rider in front will choose when it is safe for them to pull over and let you by. Slower riders should not deliberately impede faster riders however. The rider being overtaken has right-of-way until the overtaking rider is past and clear by a bike length. Yelling “track” from 25m away is not productive either, you must be close to the rider you wish to pass, not just trying to clear the road ahead. At all times, rider walking their bike must step off course to give way to a rider who is riding.
The Transition Zone (TZ) is the area where you swap riders and hand over the baton. It is generally confusing and noisy, however, don’t stress out in the TZ, after clearing the timing chute, move through and call out your team mates name or team name, more than likely your team mate is waiting for you and making their way into the TZ to do the changeover. If your rider cannot be located, attract the attention of the “man with the microphone” who will call out your team name and usually the riders name as well.
As you come through the TZ, here are a few simple rules to make life easier for everyone
1. WALK, WALK WALK (there is no riding in the TZ)
2. Don’t crowd the Timing Chute, hang back a bit as your chance will come.
3. Move forward about 10 metres past the end of the timing chute before calling out for your rider
Helpful hints for a smooth transition
- Don’t expect a Grand Prix changeover (it ain’t gonna happen)
- Help your team mate with the transition
- After you have completed the transition, VERY promptly clear the area and move outside the TZ to catch your breath, have a chat or warm down
Single File in Finish Chute. at the end of each lap you must pass through the finish line single file to aid in your lap being counted and timed. (At night, cover your headlight so as not to blind the lap counters.