Rider Information / FAQs

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

2021 Noosa Classic Postponement

It was with great sadness we announce the third edition of the Noosa Classic has been postponed from August 15, 2021 to October 10, 2021.

The decision to postpone was made due to the evolving COVID outbreak and lockdown restrictions affecting South East Queensland.

All registered riders will be automatically transferred to the new date and don’t need to take any further action.

Riders who registered before 6 August and are unable to make the new date can defer their registration to Noosa Classic 2022, or receive a refund minus a $25 admin fee and any merchandise ordered. These options will be available until Sunday, 12 September 2021

Click here for more information on your refund and deferral options.

COVID Cancellation Policy & Safety Plan

COVID Cancellation Policy

Should the Event Organisers cancel the event due to COVID-19, or if state border closures prohibit riders from attending, riders will have the option to defer their registration free of charge or receive a refund on their entry fee minus a $25 admin fee. Any merchandise purchased will not be refunded.

Riders who are affected by border closures have been contacted directly. If you have not received an email, please contact [email protected]

COVID Safety Plan

Event Organisers are working closely with the QLD Government and following advice from QLD Health to put on a COVID-safe event. In addition to the below safety protocols, Event Organisers will also closely follow the guidelines as outlined by QLD Public Health Order at the time of the event.

  •   Smaller waves of riders at the Start Line
  •   Encouraging social distancing for all event staff and event participants at Start and Finish Lines, Event Village area and at all rest stops
  •   Implementing contact tracing methods
  •   Making hand sanitiser stations available
  •   Cleaning and sanitising common use surfaces and areas (such as toilets) at regular intervals
  •   Briefing staff, volunteers and officials on event COVID practices
  •   Appointing a COVID Marshall on event day
  •   The serving of food to be done wearing disposable gloves at the Event Village and rest stops
  •   Increasing the size of Event Village and rest stop areas to allow for adequate social distancing

We recommend all participants download the COVIDsafe App and advise participants and / or spectators not to attend if they are displaying any COVID symptoms

Registration kit collection & merchandise swaps

Registration Kits

The option to have your registration kit mailed out will be available until 27 June. If you pay for postage, your registration kit and any merchandise ordered will be mailed to your nominated address in mid-July.

If you opt to collect your kit in the Event Village, or register after 27 June 2021, you can collect your registration kit, and any ordered merchandise, at the Event Village on Saturday 9 October (1:00pm-4:00pm) or Sunday 10 October (5:30am-7:00am).

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 (1:00pm-4:00pm) or Sunday morning (5:30am-7:00am).

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 (1:00pm-4:00pm). 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 Black Sheep merchandise which will be delivered separately).

Cancellations, refunds & category transfers

Cancellation Policy

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.

Should the Event Organisers cancel the event due to COVID-19, all riders have the option to defer their registration free of charge or receive a refund on their entry fee minus a $25 admin fee.
Any merchandise purchased will not be refunded.

For full terms and conditions regarding event cancellation, please click here.

Category Transfers / Registration Edits

Registered riders may edit their entries via THIS LINK until 27 June, 2021.

If you wish to change course distances after this date, please bring along your original identification sticker and visit us at the Registration Tent at Sir Thomas Riley Park, Tewantin on Saturday 9 October from 1:00pm – 4:00pm or Sunday 10 October from 5:30am – 7:00am.

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 will be permitted to ride in the 65km Rouleurs course only.

All eBikes must adhere to Australian eBike Standards. No modifications to eBikes will be allowed to participate on course. 

Time Trial (TT) bars are not permitted in the Noosa Classic. If your chosen bike is anything other than an eBike or road bike, please email [email protected] to request approval for its use in the Noosa Classic.

Safety Briefing Video

CLICK HERE to watch the 2021 Noosa Classic Safety Briefing Video.

The Safety Briefing Video contains important event information relevant. Please ensure you view your course briefing before the event day.

Download Rider Guidebook

2021 Rider Guidebook to come.

Course Maps

Please refer to the course pages for maps and downloadable GPX files.

160km Maxi Classic

120km Challenge Classic

65km Rouleurs Classic

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.

65KM ROULEURS 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.

120KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC: 7.30am-7.50am
Riders in the 65KM ROULEURS CLASSIC will be sent off in groups of 75 riders in approximately three-minute intervals between 7.30am and 7.50am

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 65KM ROULEURS CLASSIC assemble on Cullinane St, to the west of Goodwin St in preparation for a 7.00am start.

Riders in the 120KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC assemble on Cullinane St, to the east 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 The Old Noosa Sunshine TAFE Complex, Tewantin. This is a short 800m walk from the Start/Finish Lines and Event Village.

Address is 24 Cooroy Noosa Road, Tewantin QLD 4565.

Marshals will direct you to allocated parking spaces.

Noosa Classic Event Village

The Event Village is located at Sir Thomas Riley Park (within Noosa District Sports Complex), 31 Butler St, Tewantin QLD 4565

Saturday, 19 October 2021

Open: 1.00pm – 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, 10 October 2021

EARLY MORNING

When: 5:30am – 7:00am

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: Sir Thomas Riley Park (within Noosa District Sports Complex), Tewantin
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: Sir Thomas Riley Park (within Noosa District Sports Complex), Tewantin
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: Sir Thomas Riley Park (within Noosa District Sports Complex), Tewantin
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: 0447 463 614
Event Hotline: 0447 182 425

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 9 October- there will be mechanics at Registration at Read Park from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Sunday 10 October- there will be mechanics at the Start area within Sir Thomas Riley Park, Tewantin. 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

  • 39KM – TIME CUT OFF: Riders arriving after 8:35pm will need to turn right and follow the Challenge course.
  • 107KM – TIME CUT OFF: Riders will need to turn right and follow the “Shortcut to Noosa” via Louis Bazzo Dr sign.
  • 133KM- TIME CUT OFF: Riders arriving after 1:40pm will continue straight on Cootharaba Rd, then right to Louis Bazzo Dr.

Challenge Classic 120KM

  • 65KM – TIME CUT OFF: Riders arriving after 12:15pm will need to turn right and follow the “Shortcut to Noosa” via Louis Bazzo Dr sign.
  • 92KM – TIME CUT OFF: Riders arriving after 1:40pm will continue straight on Cootharaba Rd, then right to Louis Bazzo Dr.

Rouleurs Classic 65KM

  • 39KM – TIME CUT OFF: Riders arriving after 9:15am will have to get into the sag wagon and return to the Event Village.

Weather

Noosa during October:

Mean Max 25.6°C
Mean Min 15.7°C
Mean Rain 92.5mm
Median Rain Days 7.1
Source: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_040861.shtml

Sunrise: 5:17 AM
Sunset: 5:51 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.