The Wellington Mountain Bike Club is bringing back the Super D to Mt Victoria bigger and badder for 2012. They have already begun work adding in extra features on the top section of the track (if you want to help build head here). Last year's event saw around 160 entries and by all accounts this year's may well sell out (entries are limited to 200). You can enter online right now. Last year's event was mainly locals but if you're from out of town I strongly urge you to make a weekend of it. Wellington has some amazing riding to cater for pretty much every style of riding, so get that entry in and book some accommodation now. Oh if you didn't realise, Mt Victoria is actually in Wellington's central city; from the starting line you can get to nightclubs and backpackers in under five minutes! Anyway enough of that, here's all the info you need. Or you can head here to the Super D website. Or you can check out coverage of last year's event here, and this bike review is actually on the Mt Vic Super D track.
The Wellington Mountain Bike Club in association with Port Nicholson Poneke Cycling Club are proud to present the Urge Mt Victoria Super D for 2012 – to be held on on Sunday 25th March 2012.
So what is Super D?
A Super D race is best described as a Downhill Cross-Country race. It features a track that includes short technical elements and small jumps from downhill and has some pedalling to ensure that fitness and pedalling speed are rewarded.
Race format The day starts off with an open practice session from 9:30am till 12 noon.
Transport is provided throughout the day to carry competitors and their bikes from the bottom of the track back up to the top of the hill (where the track begins).
The morning's practice session will also be used to seed riders for their race runs. Every rider must complete the full track from start to finish at least once during practice.
Each rider will have one timed race run from top to bottom of the track with the shortest time in each category taking the win.
How to enter
Online Entry Fee: $40 for all riders Everyone who enters online will go into the draw to win a Chromag Bar & Stem. Online entries close midnight Wednesday 21st March 2012.
Numbers are limited to the first 200 entries – So get in quick!
If online entries fail to meet 200 there will be a limited number of on-the-day entries available strictly from 9 – 9:30am. Absolutely NO on the day entries will be accepted after this time period. On the day Entry Fee: $50 for all riders
Race categories Under 15, Under 17, Under 19, Senior Men (20-29), Masters 1 (30-39), Masters 2 (40+), Open Women.
Time table Registration: 9 – 9:30am Practice: 9.30am – 12 noon Race briefing: 12:30pm Racing starts: 1pm Prize giving: 4pm
Prizes • Enter online and you will go into the draw to win a Chromag Bar & Stem. • Prize money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category. • Spot prizes that any competitor can win. • FREE Monster Energy drinks. Event Parking
Car parking at the event will be available at limited capacity on Alexander Rd, overflow parking is available at the Haitaitai Park grounds, accessed by Ruahine St. Parking at the shuttle pick up or drop off areas and self shuttling is strictly prohibited.