REGISTRATION

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Registration Opens 31st March 6:00 am. Head to the Main page to register

(Or just click here!)

NOTE: MTBA membership needs to be current at the time of the race when registering. If your MTBA membership expires before the Push (23rd July) then you’ll need to:

first, renew your MTBA membership and then register for the Push.
OR
buy a Day Licence during registration for the Push.

CLASSES / CATEGORIES
The minimum Rider Age is 14 for the Recreation course and 16 for the Intermediate and Competition course. However for U18's registering for the Young Guns Category Competition Course, only proven experienced riders will be accepted. It is expected that junior riders aged 14-15 competing in the Recreation course ride with an experienced adult.

Recreation Course Classes - (40km - The perfect challenge)
• Recreation Course - Juniors (M & F) 14 to 17
• Recreation Course - 18 + (M & F)

** NEW FOR 2017 **
Teams categories on the 40 km course

  • Open team – Open – (M & F mixed) – 16 to 100+
  • School team – Junior – (M & F mixed) – 14 to 18

Intermediate Course Classes – (50km – Extra challenging )
• Intermediate Course - Young Guns (M & F) 16 to 22 *U18 proven experienced riders only. Approval required. (Please contact palumapush@rockwheelers.com.au)
• Intermediate Course - Open - (M & F) - 23 to 29
• Intermediate Course - Veteran - (M & F) - 30 to 39
• Intermediate Course - Masters - (M & F) - 40 to 49
• Intermediate Course - Super Masters - (M & F) - 50 to 59
• Intermediate Course – Grand Masters - (M & F) - 60 plus
• Intermediate Course - Single Speed ( Male only. No women would be that silly)

Competition Course Classes – (70km – It’s hard!)
• Competitive Course - Young Guns (M & F) 16 to 22 *U18 proven experienced riders only. Approval required. (Please contact palumapush@rockwheelers.com.au)
• Competitive Course - Open - (M & F) - 23 to 29
• Competitive Course - Veteran - (M & F) - 30 to 39
• Competitive Course - Masters - (M & F) - 40 to 49
• Competitive Course - Super Masters - (M & F) - 50 to 59
• Competitive Course – Grand Masters - (M & F) - 60 plus
• Competitive Course - Single Speed ( Male only. No women would be that silly)

Special requirements for U18 riders
The Paluma Push is classified as an Endurance Event and as such, the Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) “Policy on Junior Participation in Endurance Mountain Bike Events “ applies.
MTBA Junior Participation Policy (V3.1) for more information.

Riders (under 18) must have a parent or guardian approve the waiver that automatically appears when registering a junior rider via the online registration system.

Event Cancellation
Townsville Rockwheelers Mountain Bike Club Inc (The race organisers) reserve the right to cancel the event at any time due to matters beyond its control, including act of God, natural disasters, inclement weather, war, strike, laws or interventions or acts of statutory bodies, major accidents during the race, or other such matters. If cancelled or postponed Rockwheelers will make every effort to reschedule the event.

THIS EVENT IS LIKELY TO SELL OUT QUICKLY SO HOP IN AND REGISTER VERY SOON!

Refunds
A rider may obtain a refund if after registering, if they are unable to attend the event.

Prior to finalisation date. (Sunday 16th July 12.00am) a refund of the event registration fee less an administration charge of $30.00 will be paid.

After the finalisation date. (Sunday 16th July 12.00am) NO refund will be paid.

Changing Categories:
Changing categories after registering is possible BUT it is a drain on our volunteer resources. So PLEASE read through all the info before you register.
Changing Categories after the finalisation date (Sunday 17th July 12.00am) is not going to happen unless there are very special circumstances.

Prize List – This year the prize pool for the Mike Carney Paluma Push is bigger and better than ever. In fact, it is now one of the richest MTB races in the country with large cash prizes, equipment, apparel, physio, massages etc. etc.

More details can be found in the link on the “Event Info” menu item above.