Rider Information / FAQs

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

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 Snowy Classic event jerseys purchased and received will not be refunded. Black Sheep x Classics jerseys will not be refunded.

COVID Safety Plan

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

  •   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-safe 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 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 13 February, 2022. If you pay for postage, your registration kit and any merchandise ordered will be mailed to your nominated address late February.

If you opt to collect your kit in the Event Village, or register after 13 February 2022, it will be available with any ordered merchandise at the Event Village (Banjo Paterson Park, Jindabyne) on Friday 25 March between 3:00pm – 7:00pm or Saturday 26 March between 6:00am – 7:30am.

If there is a problem with your registration kit, or you wish to transfer ride categories, please come to the Event Village between the above open hours.

Merchandise Swaps

If you wish to swap your jersey for a different size, please bring your jersey in its original packaging to the Merchandise Tent at the Event Village (Banjo Paterson Park, Jindabyne) on the event weekend. 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 13 February, 2022 will be refunded 50% of the entry fee.

No refunds or deferrals will be offered for cancellations received after 13 February 2022.

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 and received will not be refunded. Black Sheep x Classics jerseys 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 13 February, 2022.

If you wish to change course distances after this date, visit us at the Registration Tent at Banjo Paterson Park, Jindabyne on Friday 25 March between 3:00pm – 7:00pm or Saturday 26 March between 6:00am – 7:30am. Please bring along your original identification sticker if mailed out .

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

170km Maxi Classic (THE RACE)

The 170km Maxi Classic (THE RACE) is sanctioned by AusCycling. Registrations are via the AusCycling Entry Portal – https://entryboss.cc/races/8663

Male Participants for the 170km Maxi Classic (THE RACE) must be born in the year 2005 or later and Females in the year 2003 and later.

Maxi Classic (THE RACE) participants must hold a valid AusCycling Race All Discipline membership which must be entered upon registration.

Registrations for the 170km Maxi Classic (THE RACE) course are managed by AusCycling. Please CLICK HERE to view their full Terms & Conditions. AusCycling T&C’s are effective above the Bowral Classic’s T&C’s for the 170km Maxi Classic (THE RACE) in the instance they do not match.

eBikes, TT Bars & other bike restrictions

eBikes will be permitted in the 170km Maxi Classic (THE RIDE) and 110km Challenge Classic rides, but not the 170km Maxi Classic (THE RACAE). The eBike option must be selected when registering for the event.

All eBikes must adhere to Australian eBike Standards. No modifications to eBikes will be allowed to participate on course. It is the rider’s responsibility to ensure they have sufficient batteries to complete the ride.

Time Trial (TT) bars are not permitted in the Snowy 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 Snowy 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 Video to come.

Download Rider Guide

The Snowy Classic 2022 Rider Guide will be released 3 weeks before the event.

Course Maps & Road Closures

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

170km Maxi Classic: (THE RACE)

170km Maxi Classic: (THE RIDE)

110km Challenge Classic

The Snowy Classic course will be closed to general motor traffic throughout the event. For more information on road closures, visit www.snowyclassic.com.au/community

Start times & Start Line information

START TIMES (Subject to change)

170KM MAXI CLASSIC – (THE RACE): 7:30am
Riders in the 170KM MAXI CLASSIC- THE RACE will be sent off in three groups from 7:30am:

A Grade / Elite Mens – 7:30am
A Grade / Elite Womens – 7:35am

170KM MAXI CLASSIC – (THE RIDE): 7:50am 
Riders in the 170KM MAXI CLASSIC – THE RIDE will be sent off in one wave.

110KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC: 8:00am
Riders in the 110KM CHALLENGE CLASSIC will be sent off in one wave.

A ride briefing will take place before each start wave.

Parking

Information on parking options will be released shortly.

Snowy Classic Event Village

The Event Village is located at Banjo Paterson Park, Jindabyne.

Friday, 25 March 2022

Open: 3:00pm – 7:00pm

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

Sunday, 26 March 2022

EARLY MORNING

When: 6:00am – 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: 170km Maxi Classic

Rest stop locations and information will be released shortly.

Rest stops: 110km Challenge Classic

Rest stop locations and information will be released shortly.

Rules & rider behaviour

Even though the Snowy Classic is on closed roads to motor vehicles, road rules still apply.
If a cyclist is found to be in breach of road rules organisers will disqualify and remove cyclist from event.

•  Keep to the left so faster rides and event vehicles can overtake.

  Please ensure you have reviewed the following NSW Road Rules.

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

•  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 NSW 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 Snowy 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 25 March- there will be mechanics at the Banjo Paterson Park Event Village.

Sunday 26 March- there will be mechanics at the Start area on Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne. 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 ride is 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.

There will be rest stops throughout the course.

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

Cut off times are based off riders being able to complete the course in an average of 20km/h.

More details on cut off times to come.

Weather

Snowy Mountains during March:

Mean Max 15.7°C
Mean Min 3.3°C
Mean Rain 114.5mm
Mean Rain Days 9.4
Source: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_071072_All.shtml

Sunrise: 7:13AM
Sunset: 7:08PM
Source: https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/@2162255?month=3&year=2022 

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 Snowy 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

Participants for the 170km Maxi Classic (THE RIDE) must be aged 16 years or older. Maxi riders aged between 16-17 years must hold a valid AusCycling Race Licence which must be entered upon registration.

Male Participants for the 170km Maxi Classic (THE RACE) must be born in the year 2005 or later and Females in the year 2003 and later. Maxi race participants must hold a valid AusCycling Race All Discipline membership which must be entered upon registration

Participants for the 110km Challenge Classic must be aged 12 years or older at the time of the event. Riders aged between 12-16 years old require a valid AusCycling Race Licence which must be entered upon registration. These riders must also be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.

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.