RACE INFO & RULES
You will be navigating your way along our unmarked route using GPS tracks.
It is, therefore, important that you have a GPS navigation unit AND you know how to use it.
EasyBike are our GPS Support team (www.easybike.co.za). They will be available at Registration and each race village to answer any queries or assist as required. They will also have limited stock of GPS units as well as spares. We suggest that you download the track before arriving at Registration, EasyBike can also assist with any questions beforehand if you contact email@example.com.
We recommend that you get your GPS device soon and practise using it! We will send out a mail with the link to download the GPS files as well as some final information about a week prior the event.
Here are some F A Q’s – for any we haven’t covered, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you need to buy a GPS with files uploaded?
What type of GPS unit do I need?
Can upload FIT, GPX or FIT files to follow tracks.
What GPS units are recommended?
We are not endorsing any particular unit. These are some suitable GPS units suggested by EasyBike:
Vantage M (Compatible Soon)
Vantage V (Compatible Soon
eTrex 10, 20, 30
eTrex Touch 35
Oregon 400, 450, 500, 600, 610, 650, 680, 700, 750
GPSMAP 62, 62s, 64, 64s, 64sc
Montana 600, 610, 650, 680
Fenix, Fenix 2, Fenix 3, Fenix 3 HR, Fenix 5, Fenix 5 Plus
Edge 20, 25, 130, 200, 500, 510, 520, 520 Plus, 800, 810, 820, 1000, 1030
When will I receive the GPS files of the route to upload to my GPS device?
Do I need to upload maps onto my GPS device?
How does GPS work?
Will I have enough battery life?
Will there be daily charging stations?
Do both riders in a team need to have a GPS unit?
How to upload the GPS files to your GPS unit?
– Dropbox GPS files for manual use (other users).
EasyBike GPS Programme (Windows users only):
EasyBike’s GPS programme will either (i) assist you to download your GPS files or (ii) direct you to its website for assistance and instructions. The download will be available directly to your computer. All you have to do is follow the simple on screen instructions. Once the download is complete, install and run the programme.
Drop Box GPS Files (other users and as a last resort for Windows users):
The DropBox links will also be available. Alternatively, Click Here to download them from the EasyBike website once they become available. Make sure you have the correct file format (GPX, FIT or TCX) for your GPS unit. If you download the wrong files you may not get all the added features available for your GPS unit (eg water point, Virtual Partner) and it may not work.
Why can’t I use my mobile phone?
Other reasons a mobile phone is unsuitable as your main GPS device:
– its battery will run out quickly
– its screen times out to avoid running down the battery running – but by re-activating it, you further waste battery
– you will need to find a bike mount for it
– most are not waterproof, if it rains or you fumble in the river crossings
– its screen is difficult to see in the sun
– most are not robust and will shatter if you fall. GPS units are more rugged.
So rather use your mobile phone as a backup but do not rely on it. Your GPS device is easy to see and follow, it will stay on at all times, it uses a fraction of the battery power and it is designed for this purpose.
What happens if my GPS unit runs out of battery life or stops working while on route?
What is stopping me from taking shorter routes?
Can I ride the routes outside of the event?
Which GPS make is better?
Will there be GPS support at Prudential PE Plett?
Go and practice!
UNWRITTEN RULES OF SINGLE TRACK
As much as the organisers try to position a race of this magnitude as fun and adventurous, there remains a need for rules. These rules are mainly created for your own safety and enjoyment.
The ride-of-way principal applies to single track and any challenging sections.
Ride-of-Way – this is a very simple concept that should apply to all fair mountain bikers all over the planet:
– If you are walking on a section because it is too technical or you are too tired you must give way to those riding.
– If you are behind a slower rider – ask nicely to pass but don’t make them panic and fall. We are all here for a good time. Keep it nice and chilled and nobody will get hurt.
– If you are a man and she is a woman, try not to be too bitter about the fact that you are being beaten but pull off the side of the road and wish her well.
– Give Way – if there is a faster rider behind you try to find a safe place to let him or her pass you.
Substitution can be done without charge till 30 November 2020, thereafter you’ll be charged R150 per person.
Any substitution of a substitute, will incur the charge of R150 per substitution, regardless of when the substitution was/is requested.
Riders wanting to cancel need to do so IN WRITING by 30 June 2020 to receive an full refund, otherwise the following applies:
75% of entry fee will be refunded if written notice is received before 30 August 2020.
50% of the entry fee will be refunded if written notice is received before 31 October 2020.
0% will be refunded if written notice is received after 1 November 2020.
No refunds available on extras booked.
We would encourage all riders or potential riders to contact us through our email address only. This mail will be circulated to the correct person within Red Cherry Events and a response to your enquiry within 48hrs is guaranteed.
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