Rider Info

The following is some handy information that will make your day and ours a lot easier.   Should you feel we have not provided you with some information you need to know, then please contact us at warrnamboolmtbclub@gmail.com

All riders will be required to sign a waiver form prior to receiving their race number. Race numbers WILL NOT be given without your signature. You will also need to present a valid MTBA licence, otherwise you will need to purchase a $25 MTBA Day licence. Riders that have purchased an MTBA Day licence via our online system, will just need to sign the acceptance of the conditions.

PLEASE NOTE: Any rider changes, or category changes will ONLY be accepted PRIOR to Friday 1st November, 2017.

Course Practice

The course will be open for practice on Saturday afternoon from 4pm, and Sunday morning from 8 am – 10am.  Please be aware there will be no marshals on course during this time.

Race Start Details

The race for all categories will start at 11 am after a short 10 minute briefing.  The Thunderpoint 180 is started on the trotting track which will give you approximately a 1km zone to sort yourself out before hitting the single track.  We will ask that the riders who think they have a shot at winning the event be at the front.  Riders will self seed from there.   There is plenty of room on this track.

Accommodation and things to do.

Whilst in Warrnambool you will find plenty to do and some pretty nifty places to stay.  Your best source for accommodation deals and activities can be found at http://visitwarrnambool.com.au/

What to Bring.

The following items may make your day a little more enjoyable.

Marquee – see the notes regarding race central.
Chairs tables and why not a picnic.  Food will be available from the trotting club rooms.
Money for food (no eftpos).
Spares and tools(tubes pump etc)
Gloves and Eye protection (you will need it because some of our vegetation can bite).
Trolley for carrying your equipment from your car.
Good attitude, and a smile.


Parking during the event is onsite and a very short walk from the event centre.  There is a cross over point between the parking area and event centre. Marshalls will help you cross at this point. Parking allocation will be on a first come first served basis.

Race Central – Marquees

Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club will have a number of marquees set up and available spectators to get close to the action.  Please be willing to share the area, have a picnic and a chat and enjoy the atmosphere.  You can up until 10.30am setup you own marquee with priority given to competitors to get close to the track, but we ask you take care to ensure they are secure and not at risk of flying with a gust of wind.   Event sponsors will be also given an opportunity to setup marquees within the centre of Race Central.

What you will find at the event.


We will have a BBQ and have arranged for various local catering groups to be present on the day. There will be a variety of food on offer.


Real Coffee and Hot Chocolates. Cold drinks will also be available.

Drinking Water.

There will be plenty drinking water available at the Race Centre.

First Aid.

First Aid will be provided first aid by through St. Johns Ambulance.  Our race marshals will have basic supplies with them with radio communication will be on hand in case of emergency.

Mobile Phone Coverage

Warrnambool is well covered by all the major networks.


We will have in place an MTBA approved Commissar. Their job is to help us run a smooth and successful event. Your assistance in following any directions from either the commissar, course marshals or Race officials, is very much appreciated.

Event Communication

We will be using our website and Facebook as our primary point of communication.  Please check back regularly for any changes.