Event Information Mogo

Registration / Event Village / Rest Stop / Mechanic / Support : Mogo

 

Riders will register by their Last Name, NOT by Rider Plate Number. 

  


 

We will be hosting EARLY Rider Registration the day before our events.

 

Option ONE : EARLY Rider Registration

 

Batemans Bay Cycles

 

Friday 6 May 2022

 

4:00pm > 6:00pm 

 

Address Unit B/23B Vesper St, Batemans Bay NSW 2536 - LINK

 

Batemans Bay Cycles Logo

 

Option TWO : EARLY Rider Registration

 

Batemans Bay Soldiers Club

 

Friday 6 May 2022

 

6:45pm > 8:00pm 

 

We will be located on the ground level and outside the entrance, ie not inside. Once you have registered feel free to head inside to grab a meal or drink.

 

Address 6 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay NSW 2536 - LINK

 

Batemans Bay Soldiers Club Logo

  


 

Event Day 

 

Saturday 7 May 2022

 

6:45am > 7:25am

 

Address Mogo Sports Oval & Playground 14 Queen Street Mogo NSW 2536 - LINK

 


 
What is available at Event Village : Mogo Sports Oval & Playground :

 

Start, registration and check-in

 

Live Music from 11:00am > 3:00pm

 

Coffee Cart supplied by The Fix Coffee

 

Mechanic : more details below

 

Bathrooms : wheelchair access at the existing Council Toilets 

 

Rest Stop Bag Drop : use your goodnessgravel draw string bag 

 

Rest Stop Bag Collect : Bags will be returned to Mogo after the Rest Stop in Nelligen is closed, estimated return time to Mogo ~1:30pm

 

After Ride Drop Bag : i.e. gear to be left at the start/finish for you to collect when you return 

  

Finish and return check-in

 

NOTE : our food and entertainment are scheduled to finish up at Mogo at 3:00pm.  

 

Post Ride : Riders receive a complimentary sausage sling (vegan option available) and cold water - cooked by Lions Club Moruya - at Mogo Sports Oval & Playground.

 

If you are still hungry, you can get another one from the Moruya Lions Club and the cost is $5 per sling. Please BRING CASH - they do not accept card! 

 

Heaps Normal will also be offering our riders a cold non-alcoholic beer for you to enjoy. If you liked the beer SO much, the good people from HN will also be selling 4 packs to riders. 

 

A local Mogo Thai food truck will be at the Event Village - Two Sisters on Wheels - they will serve traditional Thai including vegetarian options and cold drinks. They have Credit Card facilities. 

 

Bring a picnic blanket and reminisce about the ride while listening to some live music around the Event Village

 

The Event organisers and staff CANNOT be held responsible for any bag which is left or any losses. DO NOT put anything of value in your bag.

 


 

What is available at the Rest Stop in Nelligen :

 

Live Music

 

Mechanic : more details below

 

Bathrooms : wheelchair access at the existing Council Toilets 

 

Collection station for riders to collect your bag and water bottles

 

Bananas and water

 

Suncream and First Aid

 

There is a cafe in Nelligen : more details below

 

The Event organisers and staff CANNOT be held responsible for any bag which is left or any losses. DO NOT put anything of value in your bag.

 


 

There will be two optional  Rest Stops for the 130km riders and one optional  Rest Stop for the 75km riders during the ride.

 

Rest Stop 1 & 2 for 130km 

Rest Stop 1 for 75km

 

Nelligen Town Ship

Start : 8:30am

Close : 12:45pm

Distance for 130km : 34km & 91.5km

Distance for 75km : 34km

Map Location : google maps

Street Location : Corner of Wharf and Braidwood St Nelligen NSW 2536

 

NOTE : Event Volunteers will be at the Rest Stop(s) for the above APPROXIMATE times, riders DO NOT need to check-in and riders do not need to stop at these OPTIONAL Rest Stops.

 


 

Mechanic & Bike Store

Batemans Bay Cycles Logo

 

Thank you to Batemans Bay Cycles for their support during the event.

 

There will be mechanical support at both the Mogo Sports Oval & Playground and at the Rest Stop in Nelligen.

 

They will have track pumps, mechanic stand and basic spares including tubes.

 

They have Credit Card facilities for anything which riders need to purchase.

 

This basic mechanical assistance is free to the goodnessgravel Mogo riders.

 

For any pre or post event bike needs, feel free to stop into Batemans Bay Cycles 

 

Unit B/23B Vesper St, Batemans Bay NSW 2536 : +61 2 4472 1777

 


 

In Nelligen is The River Cafe which has been notified about riders coming through town. 

 

Please note that we DO NOT recommend you sitting down for any extended period of time, especially those doing the 130km ride.

 

We are closing the course at the stated closing times and there will be NO support offered to riders once the course is closed.

 

The final sweep vehicle will be leaving the Rest Stop in Nelligen at 12:48pm and it is expected to get back to Mogo Sports Oval & Playground around 3:00pm.

 


 

There will be First Aid at Mogo Sports Oval & Playground and also at the Rest Stop in Nelligen. 

 

There will be two roaming First Aid vehicles on course. 

 

They are NOT support vehicles and will NOT be able to assist with mechanical issues. 

 


 

We have a sweep vehicle after the last rider.

 

This is for safety and that is its primary purpose. It should NOT be relied on for spares. 

  

If you are waiting for this vehicle for support &/or to fix your bike, you may be waiting for a long time and it will be a slow transfer to either the Rest Stop or back to Start/Finish area. 

 

Please also note that there is ONLY so much space and it may not be able to sweep you.

 

The vehicle may take you to the Rest Stop or bring you back to Mogo Sports Oval & Playground but it is there to bring up the end of the field. It will not deviate away from this focus.

 

If you have had a major mechanical there will be a mini bus and bike trailer at the Nelligen Rest Stop and at the end of the event, it will return to Mogo.   

 

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Start Time and Timing for the Day : Mogo

 

6:45am > 7:25am : Registration Open at Mogo Sports Oval & Playground 

Early Registration is available on Friday 6 May 2022 at Batemans Bay Cycles, more details Under Registration Tab

 

Address : 14 Queen Street Mogo NSW 2536

Map Link : google maps

GPS Co-Ords : 35°47'13.7"S 150°08’11.1"E

 

7:20am : Call for 'fast' riders to enter the start area 

 

7:30am :  Wave #1 of 130km riders 

 

7:40am : Wave #1 of 75km Riders

 

Waves will depart in ~2 min intervals with ~30 riders in each group.

 

All 130km riders will depart first followed by 75km riders.

 


 

8:30am :  Rest Stop Nelligen Open : More details in Event Information

  

12:48pm :  Rest Stop Nelligen Close : More details in Event Information

 


 

10:08am : First 75km Riders arrive back at Mogo : More details in Event Information

 

12:00pm : First 130km Riders arrive back at Mogo : More details in Event Information

  


 

Estimated Timing for First (F) and Last (L) Riders :

 

130km

Depart Mogo   (F) 7:30am    /   (L) 7:37am 

Rest Stop 1       (F) 8:35am    /   (L) 9:29am 

Rest Stop 2      (F) 10:46am  /   (L) 12:48pm 

Arrive Mogo    (F) 12:00pm  /   (L) 3:00pm 

 

75km 

Depart Mogo (F) 7:38am      /   (L) 7:41am 

Rest Stop 1     (F) 8:45am     /   (L) 9:33am

Arrive Mogo   (F) 10:08am  /   (L) 12:30pm

 

The above is based on the slowest riding times of 18kph with time allotted for Rest Stop(s).

 

Our strong recommendation is that you keep on pedalling throughout the day. Work on ensuring you return to Mogo in the shortest possible time. Therefore stopping at the Rest Stop(s) should be limited and your training program, particularly for the 130km riders, is set no less than 18kph

 

Tired on the course? If you are doing the 130km and get to the Rest Stop in Nelligen at ~34km there is always the option of turning around doing the 75km course.   

 

Riders doing the 75km course, have MORE time because they are riding on the same return course. 

  

The sweep vehicle is travelling at a pace to arrive back to Mogo at 3:00pm when the event has finished. If riders are passed by the sweep, you have the option to continue riding the remainder of the course but will be outside of the event services. 

 

NOTE : our food and entertainment are scheduled to finish up at Mogo at 3:00pm.  

 

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Rider Number

 

Your rider number : the early bird catches the worm. We are assigning rider numbers for LIFE.

 

This means that for ALL future goodnessgravel events you will retain this unique number.

Riders will receive their number in the order which they are received.

 

So if you are the FIRST rider to sign up for the event then you get the #1 plate for LIFE. 

 

We have been lucky enough to have been associated with bike events for years and this is something that we longed for over the years.

 

So get in early and lock in your spot … who is going to be #1?

 

Also, we really want to try and reduce the amount of plastic we have around the course.

 

We cannot totally eliminate it but there are some things we can do to less our impact.

 

Zip ties are brilliant things but we always find them all over the place once an event is over … so we are giving riders TWINE to lace up their race numbers.

 

If you want to BYO ties, please feel free to do so.

 

GG Mogo Ride Plate 2021

 

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Accessibility

 

We want these events to be open for all abilities.

 

If you require specific access, please send us an email - info@goodnessgravel.com 

 

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Waiver / U18

 

When you BOOK you will Tick a Box which states

 

'I have read the Event Information and accept the Waiver'.

 


 

18 YO : any riders who are UNDER 18 Years Old on the day of the event, they MUST ride with an adult.

 

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Booking / Entry Fee / Transfer Entry / Long to Short Course Transfer

 

Mogo : $10 from each entry will be donated directly to the Eurobodalla Rural Fire Service

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Gundy : $10 from each entry will be donated directly to Rescue Helicopters 

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Glen Innes : $10 from each entry will be donated directly to Lions 

 

Each entry will be put in to a hat and lucky rider prizes will be announced on the day

 

Prizes from:

 

Bombtrack ($500 voucher from SCV to be used on any Bombtrack frame)

PEARL iZUMi

Panaracer

CLIF

Bont

SMOOVE

Heaps Normal

 

Thank you to our great sponsors : Mogo 

 

Thank you to our great sponsors : Gundy 

 

Thank you to our great sponsors : Glen Innes 

 


 

Gundy : Bookings Close Monday 15 November 2021 at 12:00pm

Booking deadlines and costing for all ages: 

  

Friday 29 October 2021 at 12:00pm

135km : $145 without limited edition t-shirt -OR- $160 with limited edition t-shirt

75km : $105 without limited edition t-shirt -OR- $120 with limited edition t-shirt

All riders who book before the above date will receive the goodies in the goodness bag.

Note, riders have the OPTION to order a goodnessgravel limited edition  t-shirt, select the box on your booking form 

   

Post Friday 29 October 2021 at 12:00pm : Any remaining spots for the event are still possible until we are SOLD OUT

135km : $145 without limited edition t-shirt

75km : $105 without limited edition t-shirt

All riders who book before the above date will receive the goodies in the goodness bag.

Riders will NOT be able to order a goodnessgravel limited edition t-shirt

 

T-shirt Dead Line is Friday 29 October 2021 at 12:00pm

 

Post 12:00pm Monday 15 November 2021, we cannot accept ANY transferred entires : more details below

 


 

Glen Innes : Bookings Close Monday 4 April 2022 at 12:00pm

Booking deadlines and costing for all ages: 

  

Glen Innes : Early Bird CLOSES 12:00pm Monday 27 September 2021

 

Saturday

100km : $135 without limited edition t-shirt -OR- $150 with limited edition t-shirt

65km : $95 without limited edition t-shirt -OR- $110 with limited edition t-shirt

All riders who book before the above date will receive the goodies in the goodness bag.

Note, riders have the OPTION to order a goodnessgravel limited edition  t-shirt, select the box on your booking form 

 

Sunday

99km : $135 without limited edition t-shirt -OR- $150 with limited edition t-shirt

55km : $95 without limited edition t-shirt -OR- $110 with limited edition t-shirt

All riders who book before the above date will receive the goodies in the goodness bag.

Note, riders have the OPTION to order a goodnessgravel limited edition  t-shirt, select the box on your booking form 

 

Saturday & Sunday

100km & 99km : $200 without limited edition t-shirt -OR- $215 with limited edition t-shirt

65km & 55km : $140 without limited edition t-shirt -OR- $155 with limited edition t-shirt

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LONG & SHORT or vice versa : $175 without limited edition t-shirt -OR- $190 with limited edition t-shirt

All riders who book before the above date will receive the goodies in the goodness bag.

Note, riders have the OPTION to order a goodnessgravel limited edition  t-shirt, select the box on your booking form 

 

Post Monday 27 September 2021 at 5:00pm : All entry fees will increase by $10

All riders who book before the above date will receive the goodies in the goodness bag.

Note, riders have the OPTION to order a goodnessgravel limited edition  t-shirt, select the box on your booking form 

 

T-shirt Dead Line is Friday 18 March 2022 at 12:00pm

 

Post 12:00pm Monday 4 April 2022, we cannot accept ANY transferred entries : more details below   

 


 

Mogo : Bookings Close Monday 2 May 2022 at 12:00pm

Booking deadlines and costing for all ages: 

  

Mogo : Early Bird CLOSES 12:00pm Monday 1 December 2021

 

130km : $135 without limited edition t-shirt -OR- $150 with limited edition t-shirt

75km : $95 without limited edition t-shirt -OR- $110 with limited edition t-shirt

All riders who book before the above date will receive the goodies in the goodness bag.

Note, riders have the OPTION to order a goodnessgravel limited edition  t-shirt, select the box on your booking form 

   

Post Monday 1 Decmeber 2021 5:00pm : All entry fees will increase by $10

All riders who book before the above date will receive the goodies in the goodness bag.

Note, riders have the OPTION to order a goodnessgravel limited edition  t-shirt, select the box on your booking form 

 

T-shirt Dead Line is Friday 15 April 2022 at 12:00pm

 

Post 12:00pm Monday 2 May 2022, we cannot accept ANY transferred entries : more details below   

 


 

Your Entry Includes:

goodness bag - sustainable rider plate, event bandana, draw string bag and CLIF nutrition

catered rest stop 

bag drop to rest stop

support : mechanical / medical / sweep

live music

post ride sausage sizzle / vegan option and drink by a local Charity

finishers pin when riders arrive back to the Village post their ride

 

*We highly recommend that you organise your own Third Party Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance

More details on 'Ride or Race / Insurance' tab below

 


 

Where is that money going?

 

There are a lot of costs associated with events. We have many volunteers who are assisting with the event, we will be using local charities to fill our volunteer quota and we make a donation to local charities for their assistance. 

 

These events could not go ahead if we did not have the help from these great people so please say g’day and greet them with a smile. 

 


 

Payment is taken at the time of your booking via Stripe. You can pay via Apple Pay, Amex, Visa or MasterCard.  

 


 

We understand that you may want to transfer your INDIVIDUAL entry from the longer course to the shorter course.

 

This is not a problem and so that we have this information in our system, can you please email us info@goodnessgravel.com with an update.  

 

If you want to transfer from the shorter course to the longer course, you will need to email us info@goodnessgravel.com.

 

The outstanding amount needs to be paid to cover your transfer. This amount will be communicated once we hear from you.

 

There is no refund when transferring from the long to the short course.

 


 

We understand that things come up and you may want to transfer your entry.

 

There are no refunds, we are happy for YOU to organise a transfer of your entry to another rider. You can do this via our facebook page or through your own network :

 

facebook : goodnessgravel

 

We are able to transfer entries at up to 5 days before the event.

  

Gundy : After 5:00pm Monday 15 November 2021, we cannot accept ANY transfers.

 

Glen Innes : After 5:00pm Monday 4 April 2022, we cannot accept ANY transfers.

 

Mogo : After 5:00pm Monday 2 May 2022, we cannot accept ANY transfers.

 

Riders can transfer their entries LIKE for LIKE, i.e. a LONG course to another LONG course rider or SHORT course rider to another SHORT course rider, including any t-shirt ordered. It is not possible to transfer a SHORT course entry to a LONG course rider. Please understand this is the case due to our booking system.

 

Please note that there are some details which need to be received if riders are wanting to cancel/transfer their entry.

 

We must receive an email from you to info@goodnessgravel.com which states : 

 

I ____________ (insert NAME), ____________ (insert EMAIL), ____________ (insert PHONE)

 

Am transferring my entry to ____________ (insert NAME), ____________ (insert EMAIL), ____________ (insert PHONE).

 

ALL Events : Any t-shirt orders can be transferred to the new rider IF the same size.

  

Once we have received your email we will be in touch with the new rider and go from there.

 

It is up to you to organise the transfer and how you exchange the funds. This is your responsibility.  

 

Please do NOT contact us until you have found someone to take your entry. 

 

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Group or Club Booking

 

Groups or Clubs with 5 or more riders attract a 10% discount*.

 

When on the Booking page, riders must type in your Group/Club Name.

 

Each rider from the Group/Club must complete an individual booking for and include the Group or Club Name

 

To complete your Group/Club booking, under the drop down in 'Select Your Distance' click on a selection which has 'GROUP/CLUB' 

 

Riders have the option to select WITH limited edition t-shirt or NO limited edition t-shirt - depending on cut-off times 

 

*we may confirm that you are with that particular Group/Club.

 

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goodness bag including T-Shirt

 

Goodies in the goodness bag : 

 

When registering, which is also riders check-in for the event, you will receive:

 

Ride plate : made from sustainable products 

 

Twine : a natural string product to attach your ride plate to your handlebars 

 

Bandana : goodnessgravel course map : made in Australia 

 

Draw string bag : goodnessgravel and made from cotton 

 

When you finish, which is also riders return check-in after completing the course, riders will receive:
 

Finishers pin : a thank you for participating in the event and something which is limited and the design will change each year

 

Event shirt : OPTIONAL : to organise your t-shirt, you will need to select the box when you book. We are producing a limited edition shirt for the event

 


 

If you register on the before the day before the event, you can collect your t-shirt then

 

For SIZING : 

 

WOMEN : AS Colour 

 

MEN : AS Colour 

 

To find the Size Guide, look for the hyper link on the RIGHT hand side of the page. You will find it next to (or under) the heading SIZE, near the text blocks ie SML / MED etc. Click the hyper link to bring up the measurements.

 

Once you have checked the measurements on the links, you can then measure your size by:

 

1) Placing a garment that you are comfortable with wearing flat on a table

 

2) Measure, in centimetres, from seam to seam, just under the arm. 

 

This will give you the Body Width (cm) measurement. 

 

We have been recommended by our t-shirt producers, who are a local companies based in the area of the event, that you should go by this.  

 

Please note there is a cut off, around three weeks before the event, when event t-shirts must be ordered 

 


 

goodnessgravel t shirt

 


 

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Weather / Sun Rise / Cancelling

  

Gundy : Weather in November : Min 13C > Max 28C : averaging 6 days of rain.

 

Sunday 21 November 2021 : Sunrise 5:40am / Sunset 7:41pm.

 

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Glen Innes : Weather in April : Min 9C > Max 21C : averaging 4 days of rain.

 

Saturday 9 April 2022 : Sunrise 6:08am / Sunset 5:40pm.

Sunday 10 April 2022 : Sunrise 6:09am / Sunset 5:38pm.

 

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Mogo : Weather in May : Min 7C > Max 20C : averaging 4 days of rain.

 

Saturday 7 May 2022 : Sunrise 6:42am / Sunset 5:08pm.

 

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Bad Weather -  if the BOM site lists Emergency Warnings of Fire, Heat, Wind, Extreme Cold &/Or Flooding, the event will be either cancelled or the route altered.

 

If for any reason we have to CANCEL the event due to Bad Weather or COVID, all money paid will be used as a CREDIT for the next edition of the event. 

 

All riders who have registered for the event will have priority registration for that next event. We will give all riders who have registered for that particular event a 7 day window to confirm their spot before we open for bookings to the general public for the next edition of that goodnessgravel event. 

 

If we do have to cancel, we understand that things change. We will allow for all riders to transfer their entries to another rider without penalty. See Transfer Entry TAB on Event Information for more information on transferring entries.

 

We are a small business and these events take a lot of work to get up and running. We appreciate your understanding and for you support.

 

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Bike / Climbs : Mogo

 

Bikes : Bring your gravel or e-Gravel ... or ... if you do not have a gravel bike, do the ride on your MTB or e-MTB

 

See the Surface Tab for more details.

  

DO NOT bring a road or road-e bike, all courses are NOT suitable any style of road bike, even if they have ‘wide’ tires. Leave them at home!

 

Please make sure that you have had your bike recently serviced and all the components are in good order. You have checked your tires and lubed your chain before you head out on course. 

 

Tire Width : we believe that the fatter the tire the more comfortable you will be, put on the widest tire, with tread, that your bike can handle, minimum 38-40mm. 

  

How Difficult :  These rides ARE NOT for beginner cyclists. 

 

All riders are expected to have experience in riding long distances in remote areas. You are also required to have knowledge in following a GPS course on their Garmin (or similar) and also how to hydrate and stay on top of your nutrition during long rides.

 

Steepness  : on both courses there are sections of +14% - come prepared and do some training before the ride.

 

Climbs 130km : there are seven climbs where riders go over 150m above sea-level on the course and two climbs where riders go over 200m above sea-level.

 

The 130km ride has over 2,700m of climbing and there is around 2% of tarmac roads on the course - in the Nelligen area.

 

Mogo 2021 130km Profile

 

Climbs 75km : there are six climbs where riders go over 150m above sea-level on the course and one climb where riders go over 200m above sea-level.

 

The 75km ride has over 1,500m of climbing and there is around 1% of tarmac roads on the course - in the Nelligen area.

 

Mogo 2021 75km Profile

 

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COVID-19 / QR code

 

UPDATES in regards to COVID will be communicated with our registered riders via email. 

 

We will be following NSW Health and Government Guidelines. 

 


   

Riders will be required to Check In via the Service NSW App on the morning of the event. You will be Checking-In to our parent company twowheeltours.

 

There will be codes around the Event Village, or riders can buddy up with a friend and check in using the image below.

 

goodnessgravel QR code | NSW Government | April 2021

 

 

During these COVID times, we ask that riders DO not spit OR snot when in the bunch or around any communal areas such as the registration area and Village, bathrooms and rest stops. 

 

Under these circumstances let's take COVID as an opportunity to raise the bar when it comes to cycling & cycling events in terms of general hygiene. Nobody wants to be the recipient of another person's body fluid. 

 

Also we encourage you to please refrain from shaking hands and definitely NO sharing of bottles. 

 

In sum, stay away from sharing any for bodily fluids & keep your distance, please.

 

  • We require a MINIMUM of TWO bottles on your bike. Please Bring your Water Bottles already filled.

 

  • We highly recommend that you put another TWO already filled bottles (with the lids on tightly) into your goodnessgravel rider bag. This bag can be taken to the Rest Stop

 

    • For Mogo, the Rest Stop is located in Nelligen. NOTE : for the 130km riders, this is the location for the first and second Rest Stop on course. For those doing the 130km loop, feel free to pack FOUR already filled bottles to be taken to Nelligen.

 

    • For Gundy, there are two Rest Stops : the 75km riders will stop in Timor and for the 135km riders there is an extra stop in Ellerston

 

    • For Glen Innes, the main Rest Stop where rider bags will be dropped will be at Red Range - on both the Saturday and Sunday. 

 

  • Your rider bag, which you will receive when registering WILL BE marked your with your LAST NAME & RIDER NUMBER. We will NOT transport bottles WHICH ARE NOT in a bag.

 

  • On the event day, after registration, place your bag in our container according to your LAST NAME. We will transport this to the Rest Stop where you can collect your bag, in the categories of A > D / E > I / J > M / N > R / S > V / W > Z

 

  • Bags will be returned to the event village once the Rest Stop(s) are closed,

 

    • For Mogo : Estimated return time to Mogo ~1:30pm
    • For Gundy : Rest Stop 1 estimated return time to Gundy ~11:30am // Rest Stop 2 estimated return time to Gundy ~1:30pm 
    • For Glen Innes : Rest Stop 1 estimated return time to GI ~11:30am // Rest Stop 2 estimated return time to GI ~12:30pm

 

  • To confirm, water will be available for riders at the Rest Stop(s). 

 

  • As this is not a race, there should be no panic when at the Rest Stop(s) and riders MUST SANITISE before touching anything at the Rest Stop(s).

 

It should go without saying, if you OR if someone you live with becomes/is sick, please stay home.

 

We will be keeping an eye on all Government regulations. We are a COVID Safe business and will continue to treat this pandemic in a serious fashion. 

 

If for any reason we have to CANCEL the event due to Bad Weather or COVID, all money paid will be used a CREDIT for the next edition of the event. 

 

All riders who have registered for the event will have priority registration for that next event.

 

We will give all riders who have registered for that particular event a 7 day window to confirm their spot before we open for bookings to the general public for the next edition of the goodnessgravel event. 

 

If we do have to cancel, we understand that things change. We will allow for all riders to transfer their entries to another rider without penalty. See Transfer Entry TAB on Event Information for more information on transferring entries.

 

We are a small business and these events take a lot of work to get up and running. We appreciate your understanding and for you support.

 

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Camping / Bike Packing / Car Parking : Mogo

  

Mogo : One option is to Wild Camp : more information via Hipcamp - there is Doolittle Farm, which is 50 metres from the ride start line in Mogo OR Tomakin River Camping which is also close the Mogo.

 


 

There is lots of parking available in the Mogo area.

 

Please do NOT park in the Mogo business area!

 

Most riders will be gone all day and we do not want to affect local business.

 

See the map below for areas where you can and cannot park. 

 

Mogo Parking goodnessgravel Site Plan 21 Dec 2020 SS

 

 

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Surface / Water Crossing : Mogo

 

Surface : the conditions of the roads and Forestry roads are generally good hard packed gravel roads. There is always the chance that there will be sections of potholes and corrugations. There are some steep ascents and descents on gravel so care must be taken and riders should ride to their own abilities. 

 

DO NOT bring a road or road-e bike, both courses are NOT suitable any style of road bike, even if they have ‘wide’ tires. Leave them at home!

 

We will be driving the course the week of the event and any major issues will be communicated to our riders via email in the WEEK BEFORE. This is also when riders will receive the Strava and Ride With GPS links for GPX files.

 

Water crossing : there are two water crossings for the 130km riders. Due to safety, if there has been flooding or expected flooding, these crossings will be taken out of the event. Both are along the section of The River Road. The first crossing is of the Clyde River at Shallow Crossing, +80m in length, this is the point where freshwater arrives into the Clyde River. The second is of Currowan Creek, +30m in length and is also fresh water. There may be another crossing, depending on recent rain falls just before riders get back on to the Kings Highway before returning to Nelligen, estimated +20m if there has been rain. 

 

Tidal Information : High Tides for Nelligen on Saturday 31 July 2021 are : 1:46am and 2:38pm — so the earlier you are there, the more Shallow-a-Crossing it will be. 

 

Water crossing with my E-MTB : there is a youtube video from the people at Electric Mountain Bike Network which cover this point in the first 1 minute of their clip : Ask EMBN - it is up to you about how you complete the water crossings on your E-MTB.  

 

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Strava plus Ride With GPS / Insurance / GPX

 

Registered riders will be emailed the Strava and Ride With GPS link including GPX file the week of the event

  

Gundy :   Join the goodnessgravel Strava Club and see who else is riding the 135km or 75km rides. 

 

Glen Innes :  Join the goodnessgravel Strava Club and see who else is riding the Saturday 100km or 65km &/OR Sunday 99km or 55km rides. 

 

Mogo : Join the goodnessgravel Strava Club and see who else is riding the 130km or 75km rides. 

 

All courses will be logged as complete segments on Strava. 

  

Note that riding any of our courses flat out is not possible for most ‘ordinary’ riders. 

  

Come ride with your mates or find some new ones to enjoy the scenery and get through what is undoubtedly a tough day on the bike. 

 

We are all here for a common reason, that is to ride bikes in an amazing location and support local businesses and charities. 

 

These are Open Rides i.e. the roads are NOT closed and riders MUST abide by NSW road rules.

 

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Insurance :

 

You are responsible to cover yourself for this event.

 

We highly recommend that you organise your own Third Party Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance.

 

If you have a membership with Bicycling NSW, AusCycling or similar, this will cover you.

 

We suggest you join one of the above and if you select AUSCycling they offer a policy for as little as $7 for their Lifestyle Cover - valid for ONE month only. Alternatively, you can get  Individual membership for one year with BicycleNSW - $125. 

 

For more information : AUSCycling OR BicycleNSW 

 

It is also highly recommended that riders have their own Private Health Insurance which also has Ambulance cover. 

 


 

To confirm, registered riders will be emailed the Strava and Ride With GPS link including GPX file the week of the event

 

We are waiting this close to the event because of road, gravel and weather conditions.

 

It is expected that riders have the route on a GPS device with mapping capabilities such as a Garmin (or similar). Riders will be in remote areas where there will be NO mobile phone coverage. 

 

If you do not have a Garmin (or similar), you must download the App Ride With GPS to your smart phone. Riders can download the Map so they can use the course when Offline, i.e. when out of mobile phone reception. For more information see the Ride With GPS help page - LINK.

 

In addition we have marked the course in three ways. 

 

1)  There will be arrows at major intersections 

 

2) There will be orange arrows sprayed on the ground

 

3) There will be orange tape marking trees at major intersections and then more tape soon after those corners. 

 

We need to make sure that you have the GPS downloaded on to your device incase the arrows have been removed or altered.   

   

Riders MUST use their GPS to assist in guiding through the course. It is also helpful to keep an eye on total distance and the time which you have been on the bike.

  

There are two options to use to follow the course on your smart phone

 

Option 1 : Ride With GPS

 

You must have the Ride With GPS App on your phone. The logo for this App is predominately black with an orange rider.

 

Once you have this App on your phone you can click the Course link - or sms it to yourself - and then the course will open it in that application.

 

Then tap the ‘bulls-eye’ on the bottom right of the screen to show ‘your location’.

 

Then follow the blue dot as you go around the course, following the red line.

 

You do NOT need to be a premium member to follow the route.

 

Option 2 : Strava

 

You must have the Strava App on your phone. The logo for this App is predominately orange with two white triangles/mountains.

 

Once you have this App on your phone you can click the Course link - or sms it to yourself - and then the course will open it in that application.

 

Then tap the ‘Use Route’ on the bottom of the screen then tap ’start’, also at the bottom.

 

That will bring up a large screen with numbers on it.

 

To bring up the map, click the bottom right smaller circle within a circle and that will bring up the map over the entire screen.

 

Then follow the blue dot as you go around the course, following the blue line.

 

You do NOT need to be a premium member to follow the route. 

 

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What to bring / Pack / Start Line Clothes

 

Riders must be self sufficient, carrying tubes, pump, air canister, multi-tool, chain link, chain breaker, tire plugs and boot (if your tire is slashed). If you do not know how to use the items which are suggested, spend some time on youtube to up-skill. There will be times when you are riding by yourself and it is far better to know how to fix an issue than to wait for support.

 

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list : use this list as a guide : LINK

 

Those items in BOLD are HIGHLY recommended to be carried on you / on your bike

 

Those items in Italics can be in your rider drop bag to go to the Rest Stop

 

The Event organisers and staff CANNOT be held responsible for any bag which are left or any losses. DO NOT put anything of value in your bag.

 

Riders should come prepared with bike specific clothing and be prepared for all weather conditions.

 

Use our bag drop service if you want to pick up OR drop off gear at the Rest Stop(s).

 


 

Keep your eye on the weather and dress accordingly, it may be cold.

 

Please feel free to bring extra clothing which you can leave at the start line along the crowd control barriers.

 

A little like what they do in the City to Surf. We will collect all the gear and you can pick it back up after the event OR what is not collected will be taken to the local St Vincent de Paul.

 

Please note, the Event organisers and staff CANNOT be held responsible for any clothing which is left or any losses. DO NOT leave anything of sentimental value at the start line. 

 

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Location Sharing

 

For your safety, we HIGHLY recommend that you Share YOUR Location during the event 

 

On the day you can Share YOUR Location via google ‘Location Sharing’.  

 

We are recommending this for safety.

 

We will delete all sharing of locations after the event.

 

A reminder, all riders will need to check-in when they collect their ride plate & goodness bag and then check-in again when they finish the event to pick up their finishers pin and t-shirt if selected during the booking phase.

 

The process of setting up Google Share takes a few minutes so please do not try and set this up on the morning of the ride. It is MORE than okay for you to start sharing your location with us prior to the morning of the event. 

  

The steps riders need to follow to share your location are:

 

  • You need to have the Google Maps App on your smart phone. If you do not have it, download from your App Store. It is free and available on both Apple and Android systems.
  • On Apple it is named ‘Google Maps - Transit & Food’.
  • On Android it is named ‘Maps - Navigate & Explore’.
  • For both Apps, the logo is a White box with a Red, Blue, Yellow & Green circle.
  • You MUST ADD trackgoodnessgravel@gmail.com as a Contact on your smart phone.

 

Make sure your phone is 100% charged on the morning of the event and that you carry your phone with you on course. 

 

Once the above is done, please follow the steps below:

 

  • Open the Google Maps App - which will bring up a map and Blue dot of where you are.
  • Click the Circle in the top Right Hand Corner, this is located next to where you can type in a location. The circle has your google profile image.
  • Click ‘Location sharing’ - which has an icon of a head with two bars coming out from the ear.
  • Click the ‘Share location’ a Blue box.
  • Increase the time under the heading ‘Share your real-time location’ from 1 hour to ‘Until your turn this off’.
  • Scroll Right through the circles, which is located under ‘Until your turn this off’. Go all the way Right until the circle with three dots on it and the the text ‘More’ - click this box.
  • Click ‘Show phone contacts’ or type in trackgoodnessgravel@gmail.com

 

We are now able to see your location. 

 

A few steps which may need to be done depending on your settings on your phone:

 

  1. A screen may pop up asking about ‘Share with a contact’ - click OK.
  2. Another screen will then pop up asking ‘“Google Maps” Would Like to Access Your Contacts’ - you must allow google to access your contacts by clicking OK.
  3. Yet another screen may pop up. This one is if you DO NOT ALLOW google to access your location even when you are not using the app. If this comes up, click ‘Go to Settings’ and click ‘Location’ and click ‘Always’. You can turn this back off when you are finished the event.  

 

Once the event is over, you can then cancel your sharing with the event organisers.

 

To Cancel: 

 

  1. Open the google map App.
  2. At the very bottom of the screen click on the White box with the text trackgoodnessgravel@gmail.com'
  3. Click ‘Stop’.
  4. Then click the three dots, still on the White box and click ‘Remove from list’ 

 

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