Due to predicted extreme weather forecast for Saturday February 13 and the associated fire risk across the commercial forest areas. The organisers of the Santa Cruz Enduro Challenge have taken steps to cancel practice and racing on Saturday. This decision has been taken in consultation with the land owners, HVP Plantations land managers, Alpine Community Plantation who will publish their official fire ratings later today.
As a result, the racing schedule on Sunday has been adjusted to allow for practice and racing to occur on one day.
Blue Dirt Shuttles will be providing shuttles on Sunday between 6am and midday. EMS Australia will cover all costs associated with providing shuttles. Everyone who has pre-purchased shuttles will receive a refund from Blue Dirt early next week.
Due to the large number of riders it is expected that there will be delays on the shuttle service. Riders are encouraged to arrive early. It is advisable to practice the lower stages (4 and 5) by pedalling as this will be a more efficient use of time.
Schedule Sunday February 14
6am – Midday Practice
12:45 Rider briefing at event village.
1pm Racing begins from event village.
Rider registration will operate for the below times
Friday February 12 5pm – 6pm
Saturday February 13 10am – 3pm
In order to fit all riding in for the day, stage 3 will not be run. Riders will also be able to race in the “scatter” format, where stages can be ridden in any order. A time limit to complete all stages will be advised at the rider briefing. There will be no prologue stage. Riders will start as per their 2015 National Enduro Series rankings within their category.
Looking for something to do on Saturday. Blue Dirt Shuttles will be running a service at Falls Creek. Santa Cruz Enduro Challenge riders will receive a discounted rate of $30 (normally $50) for a day at Falls Creek where the temperature is forecast to be a refreshing 23 degrees. This shuttle service is not sold out and is open to all riders.
The adventure film festival is also in Bright this weekend and will have screenings throughout the day as well as night time screenings in Howitt Park on Friday and Saturday nights.
Please direct any questions to Race Director Ian Harwood firstname.lastname@example.org
We thank you for your patience and understanding in this step that has been taken with rider safety in mind.