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Footbike Sprint Racing Event 2009

January 19, 2009 0 Comments

Please join us for the next Footbike Sprint Racing Event.

AFA Races InvitationWhere: Criterion Bike Track – Albert Bishop Park – Hedley Ave – Nundah (not Hendra, but Nundah)

When: Sunday 22nd February 2009 racing starts at 1-30pm

Please pre-register to by Thursday 19th Feb 2009.
On-the-day registration accepted from 12.00pm to 12.30pm. No registrations after 12.30pm.
Competitors Briefing at 1.00pm – all entrants must attend.
Bike track available for warm-up after briefing.
Actual race times will be dependant on registration numbers, so pre-registration will help.
Prize giving commences 20 minutes after the last race – planned to finish 5pm latest

Racing as follows:

Sprint Time Trial 1000 metres (male and female categories for each) 
12-15 years (Cadet)
16-17 year (Junior) 
18-44 year (Open) 
45+ (Veteran)
Short Distance 5km (male and female categories for each) 
12-15 years (Cadet)
16-17 (Junior)
18-44 (Open)
45+ (Veteran)

Children Sprint Races 200m (male and female categories for each)
Children (6-12 years)   

Short Sprint Race (male and female categories for each) 200m
Open 16+ short sprint


A. General: These rules aim to develop Footbiking or Scootering as a fair and safe sport, and provide safe racing without excess restrictions.
1. Participation is entirely at your own risk. We are trying to make this event as safe as possible, however no liability is accepted as a result of your participation
2. You will not be allowed to compete unless you, or your parent or Guardian if under 18, has signed a racing waiver and your rights to claim against the organizers or assistants.
3. The rules are in place for the protection of all competitors. Please obey all rules
4. Competitors ride scooters that are propelled by kicking or pushed/carried afoot. In kicking one foot pushes straight backwards on the ground like in running, while the other foot is resting on the scooter footboard. Skating-like or similar kick is not allowed.
5. Scooter construction is free but it may not have motor, mechanical gear or sail nor sharp or protruding parts causing danger to other competitors.
6. Racing Scooters must have Pneumatic tyres and effective brakes, in order to compete.  Scooters with Skateboard style wheels will not be entered.
7. An Australian standard approved Bike style helmet but must be worn at all times while kicking. Knee and elbow pads are recommended but are optional.
8. At start both competitor and scooter stay completely behind start line. A second break of false start will result in disqualification.
9. First part of scooter crossing the finish line determines finishing order.

B. Competitor:
1. Races at his own responsibility, follows organizers and marshals instructions and knows the race rules. Keeps on race course and schedule.
2. May change malfunctioning scooter during race but must complete whole course on the scooter.
3. Must not deliberately block opponents, and all kinds of pushing and pulling is strictly forbidden. Disqualification will result.
4. Choice of riding line is free but after leaving a gap for an opponent to pass, one may not close the gap if scooters overlap. Pacing or riding behind other kickers is only permitted in the same race and on same lap.
5. Any other unjust action deemed as unsportsmanlike conduct will result in penalties, and /or disqualification, even if that act is not covered by these rules
6. Supporters may not assist their competing kicker, or in any way interfere with the race itself or any other competitor, without risking penalty or disqualification of their own competitor.
7. Violation of these, and any common road rules, may result in disqualification.

C.  Judges:
1. Protests are to be lodged with the event director, within 10 minutes of the last competitor finishing that event. The judges decisions will be final
2. The judges will make decisions that directly effect competition results and hold discussions with the organizer if changing preset event course, schedule and such is necessary.

D.  Additional Notes
Kickbikes and Helmets available for hire at $10 each.
Bring your own food and refreshments (sorry no Alcohol), and enjoy the afternoon
Entry fees:  $20 per competitor non-members – Australian Footbike Association members $10
Open Category racing is available for any age, and fastest male and female will be deemed the winner of the open category as well as the category they first entered.

For more information please contact Bruce Cook, Event Organiser and President of the Australian Footbike Association on mobile 0407 699 884

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