Rider Information / FAQs

Information for Noosa Classic riders.
Still have questions? Email [email protected]

NOOSA CLASSIC 2020 CANCELLATION INFORMATION

It is with enormous regret and incredible sadness we announce the 2020 Noosa Classic has been postponed to 15 August, 2021.

This year’s event is yet another casualty of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.

As the cut off for 2020 Noosa Classic riders to receive a refund on their entry was 3 May 2020, there will now be a $20 administration fee for all 2020 refunds received until 31 December 2020.
All refund requests received in 2021 will be refunded 50% of their registration fee.

For further information, please CLICK HERE.

Gyndier Drive Hill Climb Time Trial information

KEY INFORMATION

The Gyndier Drive Hill Climb Time Trial event will be held on Saturday of the Noosa Classic event weekend.

Just a short ride from the Event Village to the start of the climb, race your mates up the first climb of the Noosa Classic weekend!

Starting at 40m elevation and climbing to 132m, this climb is 2.5km long with an average grade of 4%. Making it the perfect warm up for the Noosa Classic!

The current Strava record is 4min50sec! Can you Beat this?

  • Date: Saturday, 1August 2021
  • Start Time: Starting at 12pm, riders will depart on their own in 1 minute intervals.
  • Start Location: Gyndier Drive, Tinbeerwah (enter off Cooroy Noosa Rd)
  • Finish / Event Village Location: Top of Gyndier Drive, Tinbeerwah (Sunrise Rd end)
  • Minimum Age: Riders must be aged 12+.
  • Price:  $30
  • LIMITED TO FIRST 100 RIDERS

Registration kit collection & merchandise swaps

Registration Kits

If you register on or before 27 June 2021 your rider kit, including any ordered merchandise, will be mailed to your nominated address in mid-July.

If you register after 27 June 2021, you can collect your registration kit, and any ordered merchandise, at the Event Village on Saturday 14 August (1pm-4pm) or Sunday 15 August (5am-7am).

If there is a problem with your registration kit, or you wish to transfer ride categories, please come to the Event Village on Saturday afternoon (1pm-4pm) or Sunday morning (5am-7am).

Merchandise Swaps

If you wish to swap your jersey for a different size, please bring your jersey in its original packaging to the Event Village on Saturday (1pm-4pm). Please note: jersey sizes are limited and we may not be able to accommodate all sizing requests.

What is included in your registration kit?

The following is included in your registration kit:

  •  A rider sticker sheet, which includes your rider number. Rider numbers also include a silver timing chip. Please remove the backing paper and fold the sticker with your rider number around your seat post, with the number facing the rear of the bike. Note: Do not attach the sticker prior to transporting the bike on the exterior of a vehicle. High-speed travel is likely to cause the sticker to fray and tear, which may make it unusable.
  • Maps of the course, Start and Finish lines and Event Village.
  • Drink token for a free beer or wine at the Event Village.
  •  Any merchandise you have ordered (excluding Champion System merchandise which will be delivered separately).

Cancellations, refunds & category transfers

Cancellations that are received by 27 June 2021 will be refunded 50% of the entry fee.

No refunds or deferrals will be offered for cancellations received after 27 June 2021.

We will consider transferring a registration to another person if a rider is injured and provides a medical certificate at least 7 days prior to the event.

Should the Event Organisers cancel the event due to adverse weather conditions, all riders will be given a 50% refund.

If you wish to change course distances, please bring along your original identification sticker and visit us at the registration tent at Read Park, Tewantin on Saturday 14 August from 1-4pm or Sunday 15 August from 5.30am.

No refunds are made when transferring from a category of a higher value to a category of a lesser value.

eBikes, TT Bars & other bike restrictions

eBikes and Time Trial (TT) bars are not permitted in the Noosa Classic.

We understand eBikes are a growing market and are working towards introducing an eBike category in future years.

If your chosen bike is anything other than a road bike, please email [email protected] to request approval for its use in the Noosa Classic.

Safety briefing videos

The Safety Briefing Videos contain important event information relevant to your course. Please ensure you view your course briefing before the event day.

Safety Briefing Videos to come.

Download Rider Guidebook

2021 Rider Guidebook to come.

Course Maps & Warnings

2021 course maps and warnings to come.

Start times & Start Line information

START TIMES

160KM MAXI CLASSIC: 6.30am to 6.50am
Riders in the 160KM MAXI CLASSIC will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately three-minute intervals between 6.30 and 6.50am.

120KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC: 7.00am-7.20am 
Riders in the 120KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately three-minute intervals between 7.00am and 7.20am.

65KM ROULEURS CLASSIC: 7.30am-7.45am
Riders in the 65KM ROULEURS CLASSIC will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately three-minute intervals between 7.30am and 7.45am

RIDER ASSEMBLY AREAS

There are three designated assembly areas (see map below).

Riders in the 160KM MAXI CLASSIC. Enter Goodwin St from Cullinane St in preparation for a 6.30am start.

Riders in the 120KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC assemble on Cullinane St, to the east of Goodwin St in preparation for a 7.00am start.

Riders in the 65KM ROULEURS CLASSIC assemble on Cullinane St, to the west of Goodwin St in preparation for a 7.30am start.

A ride briefing will take place before each start wave.

Parking

We encourage cyclists to ride to the start line, however parking is available at Noosa District Sports Complex, Tewantin.

Enter from Butler St, opposite Shields Street.

Marshals will direct you to allocated parking spaces.

Noosa Classic Event Village

The Event Village is located at Read Park, Tewantin.

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Open: 1.00pm to 4.00pm

What: Kit collection and event information. Bike mechanics will be available for basic repairs. A limited number of sponsor stalls will be open.

Sunday, 15 August 2021

EARLY MORNING

When: 5am to 7.30am

What: Kit collection and event information. Bike mechanics will be available for basic repairs. 

MID MORNING ONWARDS

When: 10.00am to 4.00pm

What: The Event Village will be a lively hub of activity as riders cross the Finish Line throughout the day.

 Live music
Gourmet food stalls
Beer, wine, soft drink
Local produce and wares
Massage tent
Children’s activities and entertainment
Cycling expo
 Chill out zone

How to attach your rider number

A rider sticker sheet, including your rider number, is included in your rider pack.

The rider identification stickers will also include a silver timing chip. Please remove the backing paper and fold the sticker with your rider number around your seat post, with the number facing the rear of the bike. (See video below.)

Note: Do not attach the sticker prior to transporting the bike on a vehicle. High-speed travel is likely to cause the sticker to fray and tear, making it unusable.

Rest stops: 160km Maxi Classic

The following rest stops and hydration stations will be located on the 160KM MAXI CLASSIC course:

IMBIL
Where: Imbil, off Imbil Brooloo Rd
Distance from start: 67km
Distance to finish: 95km
What: First aid, toilets, water, fruit, energy foods
When: 160km Maxi Classic riders will pass this rest stop approximately between 8.25am and 10.15am

KIN KIN
Where: Kin Kin off Gympie Kin Kin Rd
Distance from start: 116km
Distance to finish: 46km
What: First aid, toilets, water, fruit, energy foods
When: 160km Maxi Classic riders will pass this rest stop approximately between 9.45m and 12.40pm

COOTHARABA
Where: Corner of Cootharaba Rd and Junction Rd
Distance from start: 132km
Distance from finish: 30km
What: Water
When: 160km Maxi Classic riders will pass this rest stop approximately between 10.15am and 1.25pm

EVENT VILLAGE
Where: Read Park, Tewantin, start and finish line.
Pre-ride: Bag drop, first aid, toilets.
Post-ride: Entertainment, hot food, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, cycling expo, bike storage, first aid, toilets

Rest stops: 120km Challenge Classic

The following rest stops and hydration stations will be located on the 120KM MAXI CHALLENGE course:

CARTERS RIDGE
Where: Bellbird Creek Cafe, Jubilee Rd, Carters Ridge
Distance from start: 43km
Distance to finish: 79km
What: First aid, toilets, water, fruit, energy foods
When: 120km Challenge Classic riders will pass this rest stop approximately between 8.05am – 9.25am

KIN KIN
Where: Kin Kin off Gympie Kin Kin Rd
Distance from start: 116km
Distance to finish: 46km
What: First aid, toilets, water, fruit, energy foods
When: 120km Challenge Classic riders will pass this rest stop approximately between 9.05am and 11.00am

COOTHARABA
Where: Corner of Cootharaba Rd and Junction Rd
Distance from start: 132km
Distance from finish: 30km
What: Water
When: 120km Challenge Classic riders will pass this rest stop approximately between 9.30am and 11.45am

EVENT VILLAGE
Where: Read Park, Tewantin, start and finish line.
Pre-ride: Bag drop, first aid, toilets.
Post-ride: Entertainment, hot food, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, cycling expo, bike storage, first aid, toilets

Rest stops: 65km Rouleurs Classic

Rest stops for the 65km Rouleurs Classic to be confirmed.

EVENT VILLAGE
Where: Read Park, Tewantin, start and finish line.
Pre-ride: Bag drop, first aid, toilets.
Post-ride: Entertainment, hot food, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, cycling expo, bike storage, first aid, toilets

Rules & rider behaviour

The Noosa Classic is held on open roads. All road rules apply.
If a cyclist is found to be in breach of road rules organisers will disqualify and remove cyclist from event.

•  No more than two riders side-by-side unless overtaking.

Please ensure you have reviewed the following QLD Road Rules.

• Obey all road rules and directions from Police and Traffic Controllers.

 On narrow country roads bicycle riders must avoid being a hazard to traffic.

• Ride on the left hand side of the road.

• Respect signs which have been put in place by the event organiser.

• Wear an Australian approved helmet at all times: no helmet = no ride.

• Any person participating in the event, must obey directions given by a member of the QLD Police Force or Ride Referee

• At the Ride Referees discretion, riders may be withdrawn from the event if they are outside the designated cut-off times and their safety cannot be reasonably ensured.

 While every effort has been made to mark out and officiate the course route, it remains the riders responsibility to be conversant with the ride route. Cyclists are reminded that road cycling can be considered a dangerous sport and whilst all reasonable care is taken by organisers and officials when organising an event, all participants have an equal responsibility to ensure they take all reasonable care by adhering to the road rules and other conditions imposed by ride officials, ensuring a safe ride environment for all concerned.

Emergency & Event Contacts

Ambulance, Police, Fire:  000

Emergency Hotline: TBC
Event Hotline: TBC

Please note the Emergency and Event hotlines will not be turned on until the weekend of the Noosa Classic. These numbers are also listed on your rider identification sticker.

There will be an ambulance on course along with a designated first aid response team with two vehicles on course.

Emergency medical staff will be clearly identified with high-vis vests and name tags.

Bike preparation

Come prepared, check your bike in for a service, put on new tires, check your brakes, cables, chain, lube etc. Please do not arrive to the start with a bike that needs a full service.

Saturday 14 August- there will be mechanics at Registration at Read Park from 1pm – 4pm.

Sunday 15 August- there will be mechanics at the Start area on Goodwin St. There will also be a mechanics roaming on course.

What you need for the ride

Riders are to be self-reliant. Riders should carry:

•  2x water biddons
•  Some nutrition, e.g. banana, muesli bar
•  2 x tubes
•  C02 head unit and canisters
•  Puncture kit
  Front and rear lights
•  Mobile phone
•  Glasses
•  Appropriate cycle related clothing
•  Some money

Wear an Australian approved helmet at all times: no helmet = no ride

Nutrition & hydration

This is a Sunday ride but not like your usual hit out. Two factors cannot be underestimated:
 Even at 30km/h riders will be out for 5-plus hours on the bike.
 Riders should consume one gram of carbohydrate per kilogram of body weight per hour.

Eating and drinking by the time you feel hungry/thirsty will be too late.

Every rider should carry some nutrition e.g. gels, bananas, muesli bars. Also riders are encouraged to carry 2 x 750 ml water biddons.

Riders on the 160km loop will have access to the Imbil and Kin Kin rest stops plus the Cootharaba hydration station.

Riders on the 120km loop will have access to the Carters Ridge and Kin Kin rest stops plus the Cootharaba hydration station.

Rest stops for the 65km Rouleurs course TBC.

Plan to drink all your fluids by the time you get to the next station.

Remember to slip, slop slap!
At rest stops there will be a water station, food, and First Aid kits. 

Cut-off times

Maxi Classic 160KM
Riders must reach the 105km mark (near the intersection of Cootharaba Rd and Junction Rd) by 12pm.

Challenge Classic 120KM
Riders must reach the 94km mark (near the intersection of Cootharaba Rd and Junction Rd) by 12pm.

Weather

Noosa during August:

Mean Max 22.0°C
Mean Min 9.9°C
Mean Rain 77.2mm
Median Rain 42.7mm
Median Rain Days 5.3
Source: https://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_040861.shtml

Sunrise: 6:05 AM
Sunset: 5:32 PM
Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/@2155135

Please be prepared! It is your responsibility to carry what you may need during the ride.

Security

The Event Management takes no responsibility for any valuables lost before / during or after the event.

Cyclists and insurance

Insurance is compulsory. During the registration process, you will be asked to note your current insurance cover and insurance number. Your current insurance will need to cover you for the Noosa Classic day event. If you do not have appropriate insurance, you will be asked to take out day insurance, Personal Accident Cover.

The cost of this cover is $10 per rider. Please click here for the Insurance FAQs.

Team rankings

Team rankings will be based in the Top Four times of each team. If only three cross the line, that team will not receive a team result.

Age restrictions

The minimum age for the 160km Maxi and 120km Challenge courses is 12 years old. Riders aged 12-16 must hold a Cycling Australia Race Licence.

The minimum age for the 65km Rouleurs course is 10 years old. Riders aged 10-16 must hold a Cycling Australia Race Licence.

Protest

Any rider wishing to protest his/her timing or report an infringement by another rider should visit the Tomato Timing tent at the Event Village or email [email protected] post-event.

Please note- the Noosa Classic is a ride not a race.