2021 JUNGLE CROSS 4 – MTB, CX, GRAVEL & KIDS “THE FINAL COUNTDOWN”

2021 JUNGLE CROSS 4 – MTB, CX, GRAVEL & KIDS “THE FINAL COUNTDOWN”

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The 2021 Jungle Cross Series – Race 4 – Nov 4th (PH)

We are pleased to present the 4th and last of our 2021 series of off-road cycling events on the Centaurs Jungle Trail, including MTB and CycloCross, on Thursday Nov 4th (PH)

This time we have included races for the smaller kids, with a 7-9 yo and 10-12 yo race. They will race 1 (7-9) and 2 (10-12) laps of a loop including the grass fields, a section of the trail and the pump track. Each race will be capped at around 20-25, allowing parents to be in the course as “marshals”.

Under current guidelines, they will start in pairs, but we will increase to groups of 5 if allowed. This time they will have a numbered bike plate and a transponder chip as well, just like all the other racers.

We have also included a “Gravel-Sport” category – aimed at newcomers with gravel bikes – we plan for this to be a mix of the fields with some obstacles and some of the less technical sections of the trail.

The permission for this event will likely require Pre Event Testing (PET) (for 13 and overs) . See the below for details, but if you have not been vaccinated fully (2nd shot 14 days before race) then you will need to undergo an ART 24 hours before your race and bring proof to check-in and race. 12 and under are excluded, as long as they are less than 30% of the overall field. If we exit the stabilisation period on 24th Oct, this may change.

COVID-19 PROCEDURES:

https://www.sportsingapore.gov.sg/Newsroom/Media-Releases/2021/September/Safe-Management-Measures-for-Sport-and-Physical-Exercise-and-Activity-During-Stabilisation-Period

Riders Obligation

  1. Riders who have done their full vaccination will need to produce your vaccination status, available on the trace together APP on your phone (2nd vaccination must be done 2 weeks or earlier before the event day).
  2. Riders who have not taken their 2nd vaccination 2 weeks before the event day will need to do an Antigen Rapid Test (ART – at an approved MOH provider, 24 hours before event day and provide their NEGATIVE test results (that means that you must undergo your ART on Wed 3rd Nov 2021).
  3. https://www.moh.gov.sg/docs/librariesprovider5/covid19_test_providers/approved-covid-19-art-swab-provider_15jun.pdf

4. Only use ‘Trace Together’ app.

5. All participating riders should report for the event independently, without parents or supporters (Junior 7-9 and 10-12 division parents can join as volunteers) .

This is part of the Covid19 control measures that will need to be implemented.

6. There will not be a dedicated area for spectators to view the event. The holding area and race area will be limited access only, for working staff and participating riders.

7. All participating riders will be required to bring their own mask. Face masks shall be worn at all times, with the exception of riders about to start and whilst racing Any person at the venue who is seen without a mask for an extended period of time will be removed from the venue.

8. A rider at the safe entry point who has a temperature of 38 degree Celsius or greater, will not be allowed entry into the holding area or race area.

9. Social distancing is expected at all times. If asked by a volunteer, please be respectful and comply with their request.

Self-paid Antigen Rapid Test

From 1 October 2021 individuals, aged 7 years and above, who need a valid negative COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (ART) result for entry into venues that require a negative Pre-Event or Pre-Visit Test may book an appointment at any of the following Quick Test Centres (QTCs) for a self-paid ART. Minors aged 7 to 12, must be accompanied by a caregiver, aged 21 years old and above. The caregiver may be required to help administer the test if the minor is unable to do so. 

The test will be self-administered and supervised by an approved COVID-19 test provider. The results, which are valid for 24 hours may be used to meet requirements such as those for pre-event testing or for an unvaccinated person to dine-in at food and beverage establishments. The test will cost $15 (inclusive of GST), with payment to be made at the QTCs by cashless modes only such as NETS, VISA, MasterCard or PayNow.

What should I do?

Individuals are required to book an appointment any of the following testing venues, prior to the visit. 

Minors aged 7 to 12, must be accompanied by a caregiver, aged 21 years old and above. The caregiver may be required to help administer the test if the minor is unable to do so.

Where are the Quick Test Centres (QTCs) located?

S/NQuick Test CentresAddressOperating Hours1Ang Mo Kio Pavilion MPH528 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, S(560528)
9am to 9pm daily2Ang Mo kio Pavilion325A Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, S(561325)
9am to 9pm daily
3Hougang Town Centre814 Hougang Avenue 10, S(530814)
10am to 5pm daily
4Marine Parade PavilionBetween Blk 74 and Blk 75 Marine Drive, S(440074)
10am to 5pm daily
5 Pasir Ris Sports Hall
(Basement Carpark)120 Pasir Ris Central, S(519640)
10am to 5pm daily
6 People’s Park Level 4
(Void Deck)32 New Market Road, S(050032)
9am to 9pm daily
7Punggol Town Square85 Punggol Central, S(828726)
10am to 5pm daily
8Redhill Lane84A Redhill Lane, S(151084)
9am to 9pm daily
9321 Clementi Avenue 5
(Void Deck)321 Clementi Ave 5, S(120321)
10am to 5pm daily
10Bedok Town Square208C New Upper Changi Road, S(463208)
10am to 5pm daily
11 Bishan Sports Hall
(Basement Carpark)5 Bishan Street 14, S(579783)
10am to 5pm daily
12Jurong West Sports Hall
(Basement Carpark)20 Jurong West Street 93, S(648965)
10am to 5pm daily
13Jurong West Function Hall509 Jurong West St 51, S(640509)
10am to 5pm daily
14MOE Heritage Centre402 Commonwealth Drive, S(149599)
10am to 5pm daily
15Sim Drive Pavilion45 Sims Drive, S(380045)
9am to 9pm daily
16Tampines Central Pavilion506 Tampines Central 1, S(520506)
10am to 5pm daily
17Toa Payoh Pavilion2 Toa Payoh Lorong 7, S(310002)
10am to 5pm daily
18Little India Bus Terminal
(Tekka Lane)2 Race Course Road, S(218537)
10am to 5pm daily
19Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange3A Woodlands Square, S(737735)
10am to 5pm daily
20Yishun Bus Interchange20A Yishun Central S(766830)
10am to 5pm daily
21Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre30A Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 08899510am to 5pm daily
22 Circuit Road HDB Event Hall
Blk 60A Circuit Road, Singapore 370060
10am to 5pm daily
23Geylang Serai HDB Pavilion
3 Geylang Serai, Singapore 401003
10am to 5pm daily
24 Old Airport Road Food Centre – Level 2
51 Old Airport Road, Singapore 390051
10am to 5pm daily
25Blk 312 Jurong East Street 32 – Void Deck
Blk 312A Jurong East Street 32, Singapore 600312
10am to 5pm daily

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. The current plan is to set you off in pairs, 20 seconds apart, seeded on previous results.

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.

Cyclocross Category / Gravel Sport

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.

The “Gravel Sport” race will be a new concept, with a mixture of field obstacles and the less technical parts of the trail. This is aimed at first-time riders with gravel bikes.

MTB SPORT Category – all Mountain bikes are 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.

Kids Races : Mountain bikes are the best for this event, ideally with at least front suspension. The course will be too long for a BMX bike and a bit bumpy for a road bike. Most importantly, they musy have good quality helmets, and closed toe shoes – no sandals, flip-flops or crocs.

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 Oct 2021.

Championship Points – As per the labeled Tab

Staging area and start / finish – please note that field set-up is a guide only, but there will be obstacles for MTB and CX categories:

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.  Riders will be set off each 30 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 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 open the race course for 1 practice session, for registered entrants SATURDAY 10th July – timing to be announced, as tag holders will have preferential entry

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.

Safe Distancing

S.D. / Holding Area

This will be at THE NORMAL AREA BETWEEN THE BLUE NETBALL COURTS AND THE GRASS FIELDS.

Best parking is at the “North Carpark, Grandstand”

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.

Feed Zone

The feed zone will be located near the start-finish. As with all events under current rules, all athletes must be self-supported, but we plan to have neutral mechanics available, courtesy of @attitidebikes. 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 inside the course, during the race must be addressed by yourself. You may leave replacement wheels at the feed zone, and seek help from the neutral mechanics near the start/finish.

Start Line

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 1-5 (depending on prevailing SportsSG guidelines) – to comply with the need to have 2m between you. Remember, your timing only starts as you cross the line.

Race Insurance

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.

Another is here : https://www.axa.com.sg/pdf/our_solutions/home/smarthome-optimum/smarthome_optimum_bicycle_rider.pdf

Most people have found that their Medical Insurance will cover them – please check that this is the case.

Race Number

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 may be 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.

Category Placings

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.





POINTS SYSTEM

For current Standing see here : https://cycosports.com/2021-junglecross-championship/

To register for this event please visit the following URL: https://my.raceresult.com/183887/registration →

 

Date And Time

04/11/2021 @ 07:00 to
14:00
 

Registration End Date

31/10/2021
 

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