780 McLean's Island road
The gate to the venue is approx 1km east of the main McLean’s Forest Park Car park entrance and will have signage at the gate saying ‘NIGHT RACING’.
How To Enter
1) Turn up on the night you want to race.
2) Fill out the entry form to register you are racing when you get there OR print 2021 Entry Form and fill out before coming out (you only ever have to fill out an entry form once).
3) Pay at the tent where you will be given your race number (which you can keep if you intend to ride in more than one race).
$10 per race Juniors 14-17 yrs
$20 per race Adults 18 + yrs
Payment is either by Cash (no eftpos) or Pre Pay to:-
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Register to race: 6 - 6:45pm
Race Briefing: 6:50pm
Male and Female
Junior: 14 – 17 years
Open: 18 – 34 years
Veteran 1: 35 – 39 years
Veteran 2: 40 – 44 years
Veteran 3: 45 – 49 years
Veteran 4: 50 – 54 years
Veteran 5: 55 – 59 years
Veteran 6: 60 + years
Single Speed Open: 14 – 34 years
Single Speed Veteran: 35 years +
E-bike: 14 + years
The course (2020 Map) is an approx 20 km loop within McLean’s Forest Park and will be on MTB single track and 4WD tracks. There will be a full map of the course at race registration.
At times we may need to change the course due to the weather or to meet ECAN requirements. Any changes will be notified at race briefing.
The start will be a mass start. It will follow a large loop that will allow riders to spread out before entering the single track.
If you are not familiar with mass starts please keep to the back of the field until it spreads out.
How To Find Your Results
1) www.racesplitter.com/ - unofficial results will be uploaded here by 8:30pm on the night of racing.
2) https://www.facebook.com/bluedognz/ - results will be posted to Blue Dog Events facebook page by 10pm on the night of each race.
How fit and skilled do you need to be?
There’s no denying that night racing is usually hard and fast so we do not recommend it for beginner riders. You need to have at least intermediate mountain biking skills and be able to ride comfortably for about 60 minutes. If you have never ridden in a night race, it’s a good idea to do a couple of night rides first to familiarise yourself with riding at night.
What will I need for racing in the dark?
Lights: You will need a set of good quality helmet mounted lights. Check with your favourite bike shop and their staff will help you choose the best option for night racing.
A small torch: A small torch will come in handy if your lights fail.
Warm clothing: Because we’re racing at night, come prepared with warm and water proof clothing.
What if it’s raining?
While we endeavour to race regardless of conditions, if there is prolonged heavy rain or strong winds we may have no option but to cancel. Often the weather out at McLean’s Forest Park will be quite different to what is happening in town so please check the Blue Dog Events facebook page for updates on race day – there is always a final update at 4pm.
Are There Prizes?
As soon as the last rider crosses the finish line there will be a quick prize giving. The Fastest Man and Women will be acknowledged and then there will be a random prize draw with prizes supplied by our event supporters, Maxxis, NiteRider and Joes No Flats.