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RTB 105km

 

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Date:                                            15 APRIL 2018

Start & Finish Venue:                    Eastern Gardens, East Geelong

Race Distances:                            105km

Start Time:                                   8:00am                 

Ride Day Registrations:               6:45am - 7:45am

REGISTRATION FEES                     $120.00  

             

 

A RIDE, NOT A RACE

Ride the Bellarine is a recreational ride and not a race. Times will not be recorded and participants are required to follow all road rules while out on course. The event is all about enjoying the atmosphere of being part of a mass participation bike ride around the beautiful Bellarine Penninsula, while raising much needed funds for Rotary's effort to "End Polio Now."
However, there will be riders of all abilities involved from novices right through to elite level riders.
 
COURSE MAP
 
PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS
All participants must have the following at all times while on the course
  • Clearly visible Ride The Bellarine ride bib
  • Wear an Australian Standards approved bicycle helmet
It is also recommended that participants
  • Carry a mobile phone
  • Have some money to pay for minor repairs, eg tubes.
  • that riders have bike riding insurance. (Products are available at very economical price as part of membership of  Bicycle Network or Bike Safe Geelong).
Riders must be a minimum of 16 years of age to participate in this ride. Any rider under the age of 18 mist be accompanied by an adult (over 18 years) at all times on the ride.
 
EVENT JERSEY
Included in the event fee is  a fantastic event jersey as part of your registration process, valued at $70. Nominate your jersey size through the online registration process.  
 
RIDE BIB AND JERSEY COLLECTION POINTS
Bibs and jerseys will be available for collection both on ride day and prior to ride day. Times and locations will be available closer to ride day.
 
REST/FEED STATIONS
There are Rest/Refreshment stations out on the course. At these stations there will be:
  • Water, fruit, toilet facilities, first aid.
The locations of these refreshment stations are:
  1. St Leonards - St Leonards Boat Ramp
  2. Barwon Heads - Car park at corner of Barwon Heads Bridge and Ewing Blyth Drive. 
 
CUT OFF TIMES
There will be cut off times for this years event. They are:
10:30am   Feed Station 1 - St Leonards Boat Ramp, St Leonards (Approx 38km)
1:00pm   Feed Station 2 - Barwon Heads Bridge Car Park, Barwon Heads (Approx 74km)
 
If you have not reached these cut off times you have two options
                1. Jump in our support vehicle (with bicycle trailer) and be transported to the finish line.
                2. Continue on the course without event support (no marshals on course and signage may be removed)
 
RIDER SAFETY
The number one priority of this event is to have all riders complete the course safely, so please read the Safety pages (CLICK HERE) of this website to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable ride.
Some key points to remember are: 
  • Obey all road rules at all times.
  • Ride no more than two abreast
  • Three only when passing in single file
  • Alert riders behind you of hazards ahead
  • Clearly signal when stopping or turning beforehand
 
ALL ROAD RULES MUST BE FOLLOWED
During Ride the Bellarine, all participants must follow all road rules. There will be a police presence on the course and they will be issuing fines to riders that break any road rules. Course Marshals will also report participants that breach road rules.
 
TRAINING
Kate from Geelong Performance Coaching has put together some fantastic tips on how to prepare for the Ride the Bellarine Event as well as how to make the day a succes for you. CLICK HERE to go the these tips.
 
ON COURSE SUPPORT
There will be plenty of course marshals out on course, riding bicycles and in vehicles. They will all be wearing orange vests. Please ensure you follow their direction at all times. They are there for your safety. Some intersections will have additional traffic management and will include changed traffic conditions.
 
ROAD CLOSURE
More details of road and lane closures will be available closer to the event.
 
MECHANICAL SUPPORT
We hope that everyone completes the course without mechanical issues, however, if you do need some expert assistance, bicycle mechanics will be available both before the event start and also a mobile support vehicle on course.
 
IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY
  1. Stop if you are involved in an accident and check the wellbeing of fallen riders and provide assistance
  2. Move fallen bikes off the road to reduce the risk to other cyclists
  3. Arrange for someone to act as a marshal to warn oncoming traffic of the accident ahead. Call for an ambulance if required
  4. Call the race director phone number on the rear of the event bib to organise assistance
  5. Stay with the fallen cyclist until the assistance arrives
  6. Record the incident and provide details to first aid / ambulance officers when they arrive
RACE INFORMATION KIT DOCUMENT
All registered riders will recieve an email on Thursday 12 April 2018 with a link to the ride information kit. This document contains all the finer details about the day.