Rider Briefing

:: Rider briefing will be emailed to entrants in the week before the event.

Feed/Technical Zones

There will be a number of options for Feed/Technical Assistance:

Feed/Tech #1 – At the event staging area a Feed/Technical Area will be available.

Passing Etiquette

If you encounter a slower rider, shout ‘Track Left’ or ‘Track Right’ to indicate the side you wish to pass, and wait for them to give way. You must wait for them to acknowledge you and to either move over or say which side you can overtake on. Most inexperienced riders will instinctively move to the left. Note that you need only give way when you feel it is safe to do so. If stopping, call ‘Stopping’.


There will be marshals stationed throughout the course.

Rule of 3 for injured rider
Rider 1 – you are required to stop and render assistance.
Rider 2 – rider continues onwards to advise the next marshal.
Rider 3 – stops and moves back up the track where the injured rider is in a dangerous position.

At no stage should participants move an injured rider.

Riders providing assistance can have their times adjusted so that they are not disadvantaged.

​The marshals are there for your safety and you are required to follow their instructions, particularly in the case of an emergency.


​​Please advise administration staff if you have withdrawn from the race.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anyone ride the event?

Yes – If you can ride a Mountain Bike, then you will find an event for you.

What is the event all about?

After a morning practice lap for Sunday entrants, Kids and any one who wants can enter the fun feel and atmosphere of the morning. From 2.5 km kids events to a 25 km lap ride around the course which will have school kids, athletes, mums and dads all mixing together for the ride and a chance to win one of the many random draws. Wear a fancy dress costume and you could win a prize as best dressed! Serious junior athletes will also Blast out a single lap race for podium prizes.

We also have the 50km event running at the same time as the 25. Here riders will either be keen “competitors” or out to challenge themselves or other to see if they can complete a distance or set a personal time. 

Do I need a AusCycling licence?


You must have a Race Off Road or Race All Disciplines Licence. If you have a lifestyle or non-rider membership, you can upgrade to a race licence by contacting AusCycling. Alternatively you can puchase an event day licence when you register for the event.  For more information on memberships visit Auscycling.

Will there be EFTPOS facilities at the event?


I entered online and now want to change my category?

Email secretary@ratscc.com.au with your name, current category, new category. There is a $15 administration fee for category changes.

If the new category has a higher charge that the current category, you will have to pay the difference in fees plus the $15 administration fee to:
RATS Cycling Club,
BSB: 034 053
Acc: No 469 385
before the change will be processed.

If you are moving to a cheaper category, you will receive a refund of the difference between the current category and new category minus the $15 administration fee.

I’ve still got questions?

Email your question to bayviewblast@ratscc.com.au.

Event Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Entrant to advise withdrawal from an event and request a refund by email to secretary@ratscc.com.au
  • Withdrawals received more than 7 days prior to the event: Full Refund less $15 administration fee per entrant.
  • Withdrawals received 7 days or less prior to the event: No Refund.
  • Entrant did not Start: No Refund.
  • Substitutions may be made prior to or on the day of the event.
  • If the Club cancels an event: Full Refund.
  • If the Club moves the date of an event and entrant requests a refund by email to secretary@ratscc.com.au: Full Refund.
  • Any cancellation or postponement of an event will be published on www.ratscc.com.au.