How to participate

  • Join STRAVA (www.strava.com).  Free!
  • Join the Christchurch Singletrack Club within Strava.  Also free (sweet! – more money to spend on the bike).
  • There are 10 segments (3 x climb, 4 x XC*, 3 x sprint).  Find descriptions and links to each on the Segment page.  If using the STRAVA website (not the app) you can search for them using  Explore/Segment Search with keywords ‘Singletrack Gold Segment Series‘.
  • Go ride!  Record your effort using a smartphone app or your favourite GPS device and upload to Strava.
  • You can check your effort on the Strava leaderboard for individual segments.  Limit the results to just club members by selecting ‘Christchurch Singletrack Club’.
  • At the end of each month, we will take a snapshot of the Strava leaderboard and the top male and top female within the club will be announced as that month’s winners.
  • The overall season winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Club AGM.

Some Rules and Guidelines

  • You must upload your effort before midnight on the last day of the month for it to be included in that month’s leaderboard.
  • To be eligible for annual awards, you must be in the Strava Christchurch Singletrack Club group (otherwise we may not see your efforts), AND a financial member of  Christchurch Singletrack Club.
  • Competition runs from 1st September to end of June the following year.
  • Winners’ segments will be checked for correct routing (please don’t cheat!).
  • To keep the competition fair: e-bikes are not permitted.
  • Respect track closures and land restrictions (e.g. lambing season).  To avoid disappointment, check Track Status before heading out.  If you are found to have ridden on a closed track, your time may be disallowed.
  • Be considerate of other trail users.  Follow the Mountain Bikers Code.  Yield to ascending riders.
  • If you’ve set a time, but it doesn’t seem to be recognised, use the Contact page to send us the link to your Strava activity. We’ll review and add you to the club leaderboard manually.

Above all – have FUN!

 

* Note: 9 segments currently available as the Crocodile XC tracks are still being built.

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