Overall the Bayview Blast is an excellent, well organised, event that covers the whole gamut of riders which is quite a feat and a great example of what can be done within a single weekend. Great trails, great weather.
Firstly a big thanks to all the riders and volunteers who came today I’m glad you all had a good time and truly appreciate the feedback I got from everyone.
We had 15 riders from right across the coast (Bushrangers, CORCA, Trailblazers, Sunshine Orienteers and a couple of privateers). We also had 7 volunteers which was perfect. The volunteers were briefed and sent off to the checkpoints with coloured pens and task instructions in hand. The riders were all registered in short order and the ride briefing and race start happened dead on time. Quinton, Will and Peter came flying into the finish area just after 30min. Nice work everyone!
We’ve been checking many different sources of weather information and it is looking like it will be pretty wet and possibly dangerous to be out and about this Sunday.
Even a pavement ride will be uncomfortable and we rather not have people out and about in their cars so we’re going to call it a bike maintenance day, or a roller day, or catch up on your favourite MTB videos day.
It’s not often we outright cancel a ride without an alternative but with these predicted severe weather events we rather err on the side of caution.
Stay safe and lets hope for clear skies next week for the Parklands Dash and Wooroi ride.
OK let’s try this again.
We are going to do the Dash on the 25th of June but we’ve decided to go with the full Alley cat style ride so read the updated format change below.
Rider (and volunteer) registration and further information is available through the following link.
Updated Race Format
OK, here is the NEW race format.
- Register online and on the day go to the registration desk and draw your playing card.
- During the ride briefing everyone will get a map with the checkpoints on it. You must get to each checkpoint and get your card stamped. Then bring your completed card back to the registration tent.
- You can get to the checkpoints whichever way you like and in any order you like (but you must stick to trails and fire roads). As a nod to the original Alley Cat bike messengers you will have a delivery to make during the race.
- Joker advantage – If you draw the Joker you will have an advantage to do with what you will. The holder of the Joker will be given the checkpoints earlier and be given a head start.
Just leave any questions in the comments and RSVP to [email protected].
Over thirty riders took advantage of a great day to hit Parklands – overcast with a stable 15°C. Andrew lead the “less stoppy group” and Toby took the “more stoppy group” and all pretty much ended back at the cars at the same time so excellent route selection by both ride leaders and a good pace.