2021 JUNGLE CROSS 3 – MTB & CX – JULY 11TH TIMED COMPETITIVE SESSIONS – PENDING APPROVAL FROM THE AUTHORITIES
The 2021 Jungle Cross Series – Race 3 – Timed Competitive Sessions
We are pleased to present the third of our 2021 series of off-road cycling events on the Centaurs Jungle Trail, including MTB and CycloCross, on Sunday July 11th.
PLEASE NOTE – WE HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED GOVERNMENT APPROVAL – IF IT IS NOT FORTHCOMING WE WILL ROLL YOUR ENTRY FEE TO THE NEXT PLANNED EVENT IN AUGUST.
Due to the continued restrictions on sporting events, the third race in 2021 will most likely again operate in a time trial format, in multiple separate “sessions”. We will start you in seeded mini-waves of 1-4, (depending on regulations) 30-60 secs apart, with a maximum of 30-45 riders in each “session”, based on your previous race results.
There will also be many continued requirements in accordance with current Phase 2 restrictions, including safe entry check-in and check-out, spacing between groups, no congregating before or after the race, etc. Some very important points are addressed in the FAQ section – please take the time to read through, as we need everyone’s compliance to be able to stage this event.
At the time of activation, we are restricted to either 30 or 50 people in a facility (including marshals), thus entries are limited. IF this changes in the coming weeks we will look to increase the availability. Until then, if any race category hits capacity it will close.
Provisional Timing as below – these are subject to change, depending on sign-ups and approval from SportSG
Please note that these times and lap numbers are subject to change, with the current regulatory environment shifting constantly.
MTB XCO Category – Age Groups, Open and Sport
The MTB used can be hardtail or dual suspension. There is no restriction on suspension travel or wheel / tire size.
Due to the technological advances in dual suspension bikes, we have eliminated the “All Mountain” category. Competitive riders with high-tech dual-suspension bikes can race in the Open or their age group. Riders who are not so competitive, not so fit or are new to Jungle Cross racing can race in Sport. After 2 podium finishes in Sport, riders will be encouraged to step up to Open or Age-Group racing.
The rider should use CX “style” bikes (Disc or Rim). All bikes within the CX category must have drop bars and 700cc wheels (32mm maximum tire). Otherwise,any bike that can reasonably be considered as a gravel bike will be acceptable, however, we rely on your common sense and fair play, as we may not check all bikes pre-race. If in doubt, send us a photo of your bike.
MTB SPORT Category – all Mountain bikes welcome : a shorter but still challenging race to use as a build-up to age group or even Open racing in the future. After 2 podium finishes in Sport, riders will be encouraged to step up to Open or Age-Group racing.
AGE Groups – for Jungle Cross events ages are as at 31Dec2020. This means you will race the same age group throughout the calendar year. As with all international events, Masters, SuperMasters and Veterans are welcome to race in the lower age group or Open categories. Likewise, riders in 13-17 can race in U23 or Open and U23’s can race in Open.
Podiums for categories with at least 3 sign-ups at the close of registration, 30th June, 2021.
Points – As per the labeled Tab
IMPORTANT NOTE: Staging area and start / finish TBD closer to the date.
Indicative only – subject to change closer to event
Please check through the frequently asked questions below. If you can’t find the answer you’re most welcome to drop us a question here.
Q: Will the Races be Timed?
A: Yes each rider will be given an “active transponder” to be affixed to the front fork (Velcro tag provided) and a race plate to be affixed to your bike. The timing chip must be returned as these are active chips with a $100 replacement cost if lost.
Q: What are the Categories for the various races?
A: Please see the “Categories” tab for information about categories and age groups.
Q: Will there be Course Marshals?
A: Yes the course will be marked and there will be Marshals and many direction signs. Anyone spotted taking a shortcut will be treated as DNF (Did not finish)
Q: How do I collect my Race Bib and Timing Chip?
A: Please be at the Centaurs Sports Park with plenty of time to do your safe entry, in the time window published, sign-in and pick up your timing chip and race number.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, all riders will be required to “safe distance”. As such, you will be directed to a “holding area” , where you need to stay until you are called into the start funnel. Groups of 2-4 riders will be set off each 30-60 secs – your timing will start when your transponder crosses the start/finish line.
There will be a table under a tent in the start funnel, where you can leave a bag, bottle, phone etc.
Please note: Timing chips must be returned after your race
Q: Will there be aid stations?
A: No, as with all events under Covid restrictions, we require you to be self-sufficient. After the start/finish, there will be a “feed zone” where you can leave a drink bottle to access as you are lapping.
Q: Can I cancel my booking once entered?
A: No, once paid, your entry is confirmed and nontransferable. The time trial nature of the event requires a lot of work to create seeded groups, to minimize passing within the trail so as such, it is difficult for us to manage transfers. No-shows will simply be recorded as a DNS(Did Not Start).
Q: Are there medals for every race category, both male and female?
A: Podium medals and prizes, finisher medals will be provided for each category, and the option to buy a finisher tee-shirt.
Q: How can I warm up before my race?
A: Please use the surrounding roads of Turf City and take caution to ensure you are back in time for your start time. It is advisable to do your main warm-up before safe entry. Once you are in the “holding area”, you can stretch, limber up on the spot only.
Q: Do you have medics on hand in case of emergency?
A: Yes we have a full medical team stationed at the event and ambulances on standby.
Q: Can I practice riding on the course?
A: Yes- If you purchase a Jungle Cross tag, available here: https://www.cycosports.com/jxtag19.html you can ride from 7am to 12pm any day (except Wednesday, when it is 5pm-9pm), as long as you have registered, paid for, and display the tag (can be tied to saddle rail). Please note the trail is exclusively for Mountain Bikes from 0700-1200 all days except Wednesday night riding (5pm-9m) for Centaurs events and maintenance 1200-1700 and for Trail Runners 5pm-9pm (except Wednesdays, 0700-1200)
If you do not have a tag, we will normally open the race course for 1 practice session, for registered entrants.
Q: I’d like to help out (volunteer) on the day – is that possible?
A: Absolutely -possible, depending on Phase restrictions. We always need help running these events. Please drop us a message here.
Unfortunately we are still constrained by many of the same rules as the previous events.
S.D. / holding Area
This will only be announced closer to the event.
After your check-in (Trace together App is mandatory), please head to an orange cone and affix your transponder chip and race number. You will need to stay here until called into the start funnel. Mask must be worn up until you are at the start line.
The feed zone will located near the start-finish, final location tbd. As with all events under current rules, all athletes must be self supported, with no mechanics or supporters within the race area. The feed zone will be clearly marked on the day. Race Officials can help you place your bottle if needed.
Please note that any technical problems with your bike during the race must be addressed by yourself. You may leave replacement wheels at the feed zone, but no mechanics or aid allowed. We will have a track available in his area.
2-3 minutes before your scheduled start, you should be in the start funnel along with the other riders in your wave. When your wave is called up to the start line, we will set you off in small groups of 1-4, to comply with the need to have 1m between you. Remember, your timing only starts as you cross the line.
Please note that all riders should have their own medical insurance that covers them for MTB race activities. If an ambulance is required to take you to hospital, the cost of the ambulance will also be charged to the individual.
Most people have found that their Medical Insurance will cover them – please check that this is the case.
Your race number should be clearly shown on the front of your bike (normally attached in front of the handlebars). Please do not bend, fold or cut your number plate – you maybe disqualified in such cases.
Race Attire / Helmet
All riders must use a safety certified bicycle helmet. We don’t have restrictions on attire but shoes must be either MTB specific shoes or closed-toe sneakers – no flip flops, sandals, crocs etc (yes, it sounds absurd but it has happened)
Pull Out – please read
If you are lapped by the lead rider, the marshals or start judge can pull you out of the race, depending on the number of riders still participating. You will be advised to “pull out” just before the start / finish, however you can go through the Start / Finish gantry to record the lap and immediately pull out after this.
Riders may also be “pulled out” once the lead rider has finished. If riders are too far behind on their final lap(s) they will be pulled to ensure the course schedule is maintained. PLEASE DO NOT KEEP RIDING IF YOU ARE ASKED TO FINISH. YOU WILL STILL RECORD A PLACING AND POINTS IF ELIGIBLE.
Even if you do not finish the race, we will “place” you according to how many laps you completed and the time. In this way if riders fail to complete all their laps due to time constraints, they will still have a recorded placing that is fair and can receive season points.