Sunday 30th September, 2018
The SFSuper Series (Supported by Pioneer Credit) is returning to Wagga Wagga for a second year to the awesome Gears & Beers Cycling, Craft Bear & Cider Festival.
The Gears and Beers Festival is a perfect pairing of picturesque and challenging cycling routes, a fun festival atmosphere, some amazing craft beer, cider and local gourmet fare, and great entertainment. It’s the October long weekend (NSW), so why not bring your mates and/or your family and make a weekend of it!
There are a number of routes to choose from for your cycle including 2 off-road and 4 road routes so there’s something to challenge everyone.
And this year, we’ll spice it up the lead up month of training with the option to join the SFSuper Series Race month Strava Competition. It will be sure to push you to your SUPER point. More details of that to come closer to September.
Register right here (not on the Gears and Beers website)
This year we've enabled you to register for the Gears & Beers AND join the SFSuper Series Cycle team all in one go here on our website. This ensures you access to team news, training programs and all the other good stuff. If you have already signed up directly with Gears & Beers, don't worry. Just shoot us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we know to connect you to our team.
We encourage people to train and ride in teams. It’s a more fun, social and safer way to ride! Our SFSS riding and training group on Sydney's Northern Beaches and is open to everyone to join!
Once you register, be sure to join the SFSuper Series Cycle Club on Strava, and follow us on Facebook to know when all the training rides will be.
*to get your SFSuper Series cycling jersey, it is a requirement for you to come to at least one training event (dates to be advised). Training rides will be set up as events on the SFSuper Series Cycle Club group on Facebook so make sure you join to kept in the loop (if you are unable to attend any session, let us know so we can get your jersey to you).
Race weekend and Ride Options
The race weekend agenda will be available here soon. All rides depart from Memorial Gardens in the morning on Sunday 30th September, and finish back at the Craft Beer and Cider festival.
The six ride options include:
Sealed Road Courses
9km course: The WIN News 9km course - great for families, and riders of all levels. Marshalls, mechanical assistance and water will be provided en route.
30km Short Course: Good for all rider levels. If your limit is cruising to the shops on your bike, this one can push you to your SUPER point! Marshalls, mechanical assistance and water will be provided en route.
50km Course: Now we're stepping it up a bit – this one is suitable for intermediate riders. A very enjoyable ride that has its challenges with some little pitchy climbs! Enjoy the festival at the end... you would have earned it!
105km Long Course: suitable for intermediate riders. The course has a number of challenges, the first being Malebo Hill. You will ride 105kms of sealed road through some of the best farming country in the Riverina, visiting the rural towns of Coolamon and Marrar. A definite challenge which will have you feeling pumped as you ride into the finish festival!
Sealed & Unsealed Road Courses
The Filthy 50: 50km course suitable for riders of intermediate level and can be completed on Mountain bikes, Road bikes or Cyclo Cross bikes. You must be self-sufficient and proficient at changing tyres should the need arise.
The Rapha Dirty 130: the ride everyone is talking about! 130km of unsealed and sealed roads. Departs from the Victory Memorial Gardens, and heads into the northern hills of Wagga Wagga. Four picturesque, challenging and unique Dirt Sectors await riders, as well as a jaunt through the rolling Coursing Park hills.
There are limited spots in this event, so sign up soon to avoid disappointment!
One of the best things about this event is that the Gears & Beers cycle challenge finishes at the Craft Beer & Cider Festival, combining a range of hand-crafted beers and ciders and live entertainment with and great local food.
The line up of craft brewers and entertainment is available here
Entry to the festival is open to the public for $10 or included for cyclists in the Gears & Beers Cycle. Riders participating in the cycle challenge are scheduled to arrive at a similar time so there will be an awesome atmosphere - what a great way to finish a ride!
What you get with us?
When you sign up for the SFSuper Series your entry fee is the same as it would be if you signed up directly for the Gears &Beers, however we will include:
- All the inclusions that all other entrants receive when signing up for the Gears & Beers event
- A pre-training and 12-week training schedule written by our specialist coaches
- Access to training groups on Sydney's Northern Beaches (if you aren't on the Northern Beaches and interested in group training, give us a shout at email@example.com and we will endeavor to find you a trainer and group)
- Regular team updates with training and fundraising tips and videos
- A cyclist's kit including a training jersey, drink bottle and other surprises
- A great supporter group cheering you on through the event
- Prize incentives for fundraising
- All the camaraderie and support of the SFSuper Series team including a launch event, pre event dinner and wrap party
- If you raise in excess of $1000, we will reimburse the cost of your race entry.
What we ask from you:
More than anything we ask you to bring your friends, train with us and have fun!
We also ask all our participants to commit to setting up a fundraising page (as part of your registration) and raising a minimum $750 each. This may sound like a lot of money, but you are not on your own. We will help you with fundraising ideas and tips.
We’ll even make it more enjoyable for you – for every $100 you make, we will put your name into a draw to win a major prize! And if you get to $1000 in your fundraising efforts, we’ll cover your race fee.
Organising accommodation is up to each individual participant, there are many options in Wagga Wagga and surrounds at many different price points. But start looking NOW as it's a long weekend and places book out quickly!
If you are coming by yourself then make sure you note this on your registration form or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try and team you up with some other Series participants so you are with the SFSuper Series gang!
Transfers and Transport:
Depending on final numbers and where our cyclists are coming from, we will assist in organising transfers to and from Sydney. These will be additional expenses. Make sure you let us know if you are interested on your registration form or contact us at: email@example.com
Jersey sizing chart is available Cycle Sizing guide(2).pdf.