1. EVENT INFORMATION

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WHERE AND WHEN

Start / Finish location: Champion Lakes Regatta Centre - Henley Dr, Champion Lakes WA 6111

Date:  Sunday, 8 April 2018

Times: Rider briefing from 5:40am; 5 Dams Challenge from 6:00am; 3 Dams Challenge from 6:30am; Duo Dams Chalenge from TBC; 2 Dams Chalenge from TBC; Event cut-off 6:00pm

There are NO allocated start times for participants.  Riders will be released in waves of approximately 20 riders every 30 seconds commencing with the 5 Dams Challenge riders.

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THE COURSE

All four Dams Challenge courses offer tough climbing and thrilling decents.

**All routes are subject to change without notice. These are preliminary and proposed PDF maps as we are awaiting approval from Statutory Authorities. Post approval GPX files will be availible.

 5 Dams Challenge

3 Dams Challenge

PDF  200km

PDF 135km

   

Duo Dams Challenge

2 Dams Challenge

 

 

PDF 107km

PDF 53km

* All Bicycling Western Australia events are timed but they are not races.

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PRICING

 

Early-bird
(1 Sept - 31 Dec)

Standard
(From Jan 1)

Late
(after 27 Mar)

3 Dams and 5 Dams Challenge

     

BWA Members*

$159

$179

$189

Non-Members

$199

$219

$229

Duo Dams Challenge

     

BWA Members*

 

$109

$119

Non-Members

 

$129

$139

2 Dams Challenge

     

BWA Members*

 

$89

$99

Non-Members

 

$99

$109

 *Our registration system requires up to two business days to upload new membership details.

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ON COURSE SUPPORT

- Each check point will have water and nutrition

- Lunch is provided for 3 Dams and 5 Dams riders (Dam will be confirmed)

- Motorbike marshals will patrol the course providing assistance as required

- St John Ambulance will be present to provide medical support

- Broom wagons will follow the last rider

- Each check point and motorbike marshals will all have tubes and gas cylinders which can be used and paid for after the event

PLEASE NOTE: Private support vehicles are not permitted as they cause unnecessary traffic congestion and inhibit the ability of official event support vehicles to efficiently navigate the course. Road closures will be in place around some check points and vehicles will not be permitted to enter.

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COMMEMORATIVE JERSEYS

Register for the Challenge and purchase a Pedal Mafia official event jersey for only $77.

Men's Size Guide          Women's Size Guide

5 Dams Challenge

 

3 Dams Challenge

 
   

Duo Dams and 2 Dams Challenge

     
     

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INFORMATION NIGHTS

We are hosting two rider information nights in the lead-up to the event. 

Join us for a FREE rider information session featuring tips on bike preparation and maintenance, training, nutrition, BikeFit, fitness preparation and more.

Date: TBA

You can view the previous presentations on our YouTube channel

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EXCLUSIVE MEMBER RECOVERY AREA

BWA members will have access to our Member Recovery Area after the ride. This new area will feature additional extras.  Enjoy more member benefits at the 2018 Dams Challenge!

Become a member HERE>>

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RIDER PACK AND JERSEY COLLECTION

Rider Packs and jersey (if you ordered one) will be available for collection from (location annouced shortly) on Friday, 6 April 2018 - 12.00pm to 5.00pm; Saturday, 7 April 2018 - 9.00am to 5.00pm and Sunday, 8 April 2018 from 5.00am.

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CUT-OFF TIMES

Strict cut-off times at each check point are imposed.  If you do not pass through the check point before the nominated cut-off times you will be deemed to be out of the event. TBC shortly.

 Finish

 6.00pm

TIMING

The 2018 Dams Challenge is NOT a race however we do time each rider.  The purpose for timing is to enable us to monitor your progress, locate you on the course and for your information.

Family and friends will be able to monitor your progress throughout the day with live-to-web streaming from check-points.

Due to the lack of communications in some areas not every check point will provide live results.  The final location of the timing stations will be announced in the rider packs.

STRAVA

Become a member of Bicycling Western Australia's Strava Club and track your progress against other Dams Challenge participants.

You can upload your rides to Bicycling Western Australia Strava Club by using your Garmin, iPhone or Android device.

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FINISHER MEDALLIONS

Every 3 Dams or 5 Dams Challenge rider who crosses the finish line will receive a commemorative medallion to mark the achievement.

Please note Duo Dams and 2 Dams Challenge finishers will not recieve a medallion.