#CADEL
ROADRACE
27-29
JAN 2017

Rider Information

Want to get the most out of your People’s Ride experience? You’re in the right place.

Read through the following rider information to find out exactly what to expect and how to maximise your enjoyment on the day.

Rider Packs

In 2017 every participant in the People’s Ride will receive their rider pack delivered in the mail. A postage & handling fee is included in the overall price.

 

Rider packs will be delivered in January and include the following items:

  • Exclusive People’s Ride jersey
  • People’s Ride musette
  • Race number bib and safety pins
  • Helmet sticker
  • Seat post sticker

What to bring

Compulsory

When you are packing your bag for the weekend, make sure you include the following compulsory items for the People’s Ride.

  • Bike and helmet
  • 2017 People’s Ride official jersey
  • Race number bib and safety pins
  • Helmet and seat post stickers
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Spare inner tubes
  • Pump
  • Rear tail light
  • Water and drink bottles
  • Adequate ride nutrition
  • Fully charged and working mobile phone

Recommended

In additional to the compulsory items above, we recommend you also bring the following items to the 2017 People’s Ride.

  • Sunscreen
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Money

 

Race number bib and stickers

Please follow the correct application tips for your race number bib and stickers:

  • Bib number is to be worn in the middle of the back.
  • Seat post sticker is to be attached to the base of the seat post.
  • Helmet sticker is to be placed on the front of your helmet.

Note: Numbers must not be cut, folded or modified in anyway and must be clearly visible at all times.

Start line

The 2017 People’s Ride will start at 7:00am* from the start/finish line on Eastern Beach Road on Geelong’s beautiful waterfront.

We recommend you arrive a minimum of one hour prior to start time. Please take into account travel time, parking and any unforeseen holdups you may encounter while travelling to the start.

Note: All long course participants must depart the start line by no later than 7:30am* and all short course riders by 7:50am*.

Don’t forget your exclusive 2017 People’s Ride jersey is compulsory to start the race.

*These times and location are subject to change. Confirmed start times will be communicated pre-event to all participants via email.

Aid stations

To help you along your way, there will be three aid stations set up along the 2017 People’s Ride route:

  • Barwon Heads (65km and 111km courses)
  • Torquay (111km course only)
  • Moriac (111km course only)

At each station there will be toilets, water, first aid, mechanical support and some sports nutrition including a selection of either sports bars, gels, electrolyte, bananas, fruitcake or lollies.

Aid stations will only have a limited supply of nutrition therefore it is strongly recommended that all participants bring sufficient food and sports nutrition to meet their entire individual ride nutritional requirements.

If hot weather conditions are forecast, additional water stations will be added to both courses. Any additional locations will be advised in the days leading up to the People’s Ride.

People’s Ride – Short Course

Dist.RoadLocationStop typeDist. to next stop
0.0
Eastern Beach RoadStart27.0
27.0
Barwon Heads RdBarwon Heads Village ParkAid Station19.6
65.0Eastern Beach RoadFinish

People’s Ride – Long Course

Dist.RoadLocationStop type
Dist. to next stop
0.0Eastern Beach RoadStart28.9
28.9Barwon Heads RdBarwon Heads Village ParkAid Station18.7
47.6
The EsplanadeElephant Walk ReserveAid Station15.5
82.1Hendy Main RdMoriac Community CentreAid Station16.4
111.1Eastern Beach RoadFinish

Road and rider safety

Much of the People’s Ride is conducted on open roads therefore standard road rules apply to every participant. Police will be in attendance and will impose penalties.

 

Please also respect and keep an eye out for your fellow People’s Ride participants.

Finish line

Look for the large green inflatable arch when you approach the finish line on Western Beach Road on Geelong’s Foreshore just metres away from the start line. At this point you will be asked to pass through, dismount and move off the course as efficiently as possible to avoid congestion.

We appreciate you working with the event marshals to ensure there is a clear finish line at all times.

Don’t forget to recover well, refuel, rehydrate and choose one of the great locations to stay and watch the elite women’s race as they tackle the same course.

Cut off policy

For the safety of participants and as a courtesy of local residents, a ‘cut off’ policy does apply to the People’s Ride.

This requires riders to maintain an average pace of 18kph throughout their ride.

 

This does endeavour to allow all participants to complete the People’s Ride under our standard Ride conditions, but in the event you do drop back, please familiarise yourself with the cut off time policy in order to understand the outcomes of falling outside the time restrictions.

If you are unable to maintain the average speed there are options to shorten the course, or to be transported back to Geelong in event transport along with your bike.

Parking

There is no specific event parking area but it is recommend that participants park in the Eastern Garden precinct.

Please be aware there are parking restrictions applicable across the route throughout the day so please pay attention to signage and avoid parking on the actual ride/race route.

FAQ

Have a few questions? Visit the People’s Ride FAQ page for further information.

For help organising you ultimate weekend of cycling, make sure you visit our Plan your Weekend section for tips on accommodation, travel and extra things to do whilst in Geelong, the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast.

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