The Kaiwara Classic, like all adventure activity, carries with it an element of risk ranging from exhaustion to accident. Where possible the organisers will reduce the element of risk via adequate signage on the road sections and support from first aid stations where possible. Mountain bike racing/riding is dangerous and you are responsible for your own actions and decisions. Ride within your own skill level. You are accountable for your own safety.
The Epic course traverses exposed terrain that is subject to more severe weather than the Challenge course. The Race Director reserves the right to make the decision on the day to close this course due to adverse weather conditions (wind and rain) and have all riders complete the Challenge course. The Epic crosses private land – absolutely no riding of this course outside race day…this has the potential to jeopardise future use of this course for everyone.
- Treat all aspects of the course as potentially dangerous – there are not always danger signs.
- You are advised to carry some first aid supplies. If you suffer minor injuries make your way to the next aid station for treatment.
- You must assist anyone who has suffered serious injury. Competitors forced to stop and administer aid will have their finish time adjusted at the discretion of the Race Director.
- Do not move anyone with suspected neck or back injuries.
- In the event of a rider being unable to move, one competitor must stay with the injured rider while another competitor moves with the race to the next aid station.
- Any entrant withdrawing from the event – either before the start or during the race – must notify a race marshal or aid station staff.
- All competitors must carry sufficient fluid and food for a 2 to 4 hour ride. There will be water available at two points along the course.
- All entrants are strongly advised to carry at least a polypropylene top, windbreaker and a survival blanket. This is particularly so for those entering the Epic. However, there will not be gear checks and is at the discretion of the competitor – individual responsibility!!
- All competitors are also advised to carry at least two spare tubes, a full puncture repair kit, bicycle multi-tool & spare chain lube. All riders must ensure their bikes & standards approved helmet are in safe and serviceable condition for a mountain bike ride.
- There are no road closures on any of the public roads used for the event. Organisers have no control over members of the public who choose to use the roads, so competitors must obey road rules and keep left & give way to any traffic at all times.
- Please respect the environment whist riding. Do not drop rubbish, you will be disqualified!