FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here’s a bunch of helpful answers to all those questions we’re asked the most. If we don’t address your question below (or via the more specific information provided for each event), drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.
I’VE ENTERED AND I WANT MORE INFORMATION. HOW DO I GET IT?
All successful, paid-up entrants will receive a confirmation email shortly after payment. A Competitor Information Document will then be emailed approximately two weeks before the event.
WHAT SORT OF RIDING CAN I EXPECT?
Each course’s one-off, custom-made loop is between 10 and 15km long, and comprises of terrain that’s typical of an average trailride: a challenging (but not intimidating) combination of singletrack, fire road and grasstrack sections. The courses are designed to include multiple areas where faster riders can pass slower riders easily and safely.
WHAT RIDING SKILL LEVEL WILL I NEED TO RIDE THE EVENT?
All course are designed to be challenging, but fun, for riders of intermediate to advanced skill levels. Any technical sections will have a ‘chicken line’ for those riders who don’t feel quite up to the task. Inexperienced riders may be required to demonstrate their skill in a brief ‘riding competency’ test during scrutineering.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO ENTER? DO I NEED A GUARDIAN AT THE EVENT?
Any rider who is 16 years of age or older (as of the day of the event) may ride. Riders under 18 years old must have a parent or guardian sign for them. If the rider’s parent cannot attend the event, they must still pre-sign a Guardianship Form (available on the MA website) to appoint a guardian. The guardian must then accompany the rider at rider registration and riders’ briefing on Saturday of the event.
DOES MY BIKE NEED TO BE REGISTERED?
No. Transmoto Enduro Events are all held on private property, so bike registration is not required. That means both registered trailbikes and non-registered motocross bikes are welcome.
DO I NEED A ROAD MOTORCYCLE LICENCE?
No. As Transmoto Enduro Events are held on private property, there’s no need to have a road motorcycle licence.
DO I NEED AN MA ANNUAL LICENCE OR AN MA ONE EVENT COMPETITION LICENCE?
Yes, you will need one or the other. Although recreational in nature, Transmoto Enduro Events are technically races, which are sanctioned by Motorcycling Australia (MA). So to make sure you are covered in the event of an accident, you will need MA insurance coverage. This is included in your MA Annual Licence. But if you do not have a current MA Annual Licence, you will need to purchase a One Event Competition Licence (ideally, during your team’s online entry) to ensure you’re covered. Without this insurance, you cannot ride. The One Event Competition Licence (OECL) is an insurance document, issued to each specific rider by the relevant Motorcycling Australia state body. It is therefore non-refundable and non-transferable.
DO I NEED AMBULANCE COVER?
Yes, absolutely. It is the rider’s responsibility to have current ambulance cover for the event.
CAN RIDERS SHARE BIKES?
Yes. Team members can share a bike(s), insist on riding their own, or beg, borrow or steal another rider’s bike; whatever it takes for teams to get their laps done.
CAN I RIDE MORE THAN ONE BIKE?
Sure. Feel free to cut a lap(s) on whatever you like, so long as any bike taken onto the course has been scrutineered (to the 2017 MoMS standard – complete with bar-ends, sidestand secured, etc, etc) on Saturday afternoon.
DO WE HAVE TO ALTERNATE LAPS BETWEEN TEAM MEMBERS?
No. You can structure your ride and your team however you like. You may want to get your stint all done in one go so you can sit back and relax, safe in the knowledge all your riding is done. Or you might prefer to do two-, three- or four-lap stints. Maybe one lap is enough before you need a Bex and a lie-down. Do it however you like.
CAN I WIN ANYTHING?
You sure can. In addition to the trophies for the race’s podium placegetters, there’s a number of other special awards, and a raft of sponsor prizes are handed out to participants at random.
IS THERE ANY PRIZE MONEY?
Nope. Transmoto Enduro Events are about participation, enjoyment and hanging out with your mates; not simply attracting Pro riders who are in search of prize money.
WHO RUNS THE TRANSMOTO ENDURO EVENTS?
For each event, Transmoto works in conjunction with Course Director, Dirt2Ride’s Lyndon Heffernan, and switched-on motorcycle clubs with experienced, highly qualified officials.
IS MOTORCYCLING AUSTRALIA INVOLVED IN THE EVENTS?
Yes. Transmoto Enduro Events are licenced by Motorcycling Australia’s relevant SCB (State Controlling Body).
WHAT FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
Each team’s Pit Plot has an area set aside for tents and swags. All events have portable toilets, but no showers or main power.
IS THERE ACCOMMODATION NEARBY?
A range of accommodation options are available, approximately 30 to 60 minutes’ drive from each event.
WHERE IS THE NEAREST FUEL AND BIKE SHOP?
Did you forget to fill your jerry cans or buy those spare parts you needed? No problem. The Competitor Information Document that’s emailed to all entrants before the event will provide you with fuel and bike shop options in close proximity to the event.
DO I NEED LIGHTS ON MY BIKE?
No. These events are all run during daylight hours.
IS THERE MOBILE COVERAGE?
Most events only have limited mobile coverage.
CAN I USE MY GENERATOR IN THE PITS?
Yes, but only between the hours of 6am and 10pm.
DOES EVERY TEAM MEMBER (OR IRONMAN) NEED TO BE PRESENT AT SATURDAY’S REGISTRATION AND RIDERS’ BRIEFING?
Yes, attendance at both rider registration (open from noon on Saturday) and riders’ briefing (at 5pm) is compulsory for every rider. There will be no opportunity to register after 5pm on Saturday.
ARE SPECTATORS ALLOWED TO ATTEND?
Transmoto Enduro Events are not set up to cater for spectators, but teams are welcome to bring supporters if they are genuinely there to help the team. Space in both the pits and carpark is limited, so we strongly urge entrants and/or supporters to travel to the event in as few vehicles as possible. In the interests of maintaining space and comfort, we have requested a limit of two cars per team.
WHAT IF ONE OF MY TEAM MEMBERS SUDDENLY CAN’T MAKE IT?
If, through injury or unforeseen circumstances, a team member has to withdraw before the event, you are welcome to find a replacement rider. Note, however, that you MUST inform us (via email: email@example.com) with full details of the change. If the incoming rider requires a One Event Competition Licence (OECL), a new fee will apply (these licences are legal documents issued in each rider’s name, and are therefore non-refundable/transferable).
AFTER PAYING MY ENTRY FEE, CAN I GET A REFUND?
You will receive a 50% refund of your entry fee if, through injury or unforeseen circumstances, you withdraw more than one week before from the event. If you withdraw less than one week from the event, you will forfeit 100% of your entry fee.
PROBLEMS OR QUESTIONS?
Just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.