Ziggy Gnarly

MTB Alberta Provincial Championships

August 28th and 29th 2021

Technical Guide

V4- Final

Presented By

The Rundle Mountain Cycling Club

Graciously Supported by

Welcome to the Reboot of the Rundle Mountain Cycling Club’s ZIGGY GNARLY MTB Provincials.

Race Contacts:

Shane Munro

Race Director

Jeff Giesler

Chief of Course

Jamie Martin

Volunteer Coordinator

Jenny Burrows

Trailblazer coordinator

Kandace McCorrister

Race secretary

Alissa English

Logistics and assistant sec

Melanie Guest

Medical Coordinator

Location: Canmore Nordic Centre

The Canmore Nordic Center is located in Kananaskis Provincial Park. You will need a kananaskis
conservation pass. These are not available onsite on race day so it is recommended you get yours
online here: https://www.alberta.ca/kananaskis-conservation-pass.aspx

COVID 19 Event Protocols

COVID 19 Precautions Programming will follow Stage 3 guidelines provided by Alberta Health Services.

  • All racers/volunteers/spectators must carry a mask with them to use in a situation where physical distancing cannot occur. Masks are recommended while accessing building facilities.
  • Where possible, consider giving yourself and each other 2 metres of distance.
  • All participants must complete the Alberta Health Safety Checklist before taking part. AHS Daily covid-19 Checklist
  • Anyone who has been in recent contact with someone with symptoms of COVID-19 may not participate or attend any events.
  • Please stay at home if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Riders must wear masks before approaching and while interacting with staff, race officials and volunteers if they cannot maintain a minimum 2m distance. Masks are Required during registration/package pickup.
  • All riders and volunteers must bring their own food and drinks.
  • Failure to comply with AHS/ABA regulations and/or the instructions of an official will result in removal from the event and may result in further sanctions, penalties or fines.

Location: Canmore Nordic Centre

Saturday AM

Gnarly XCO Provincial Championships

Saturday AM

Little Gnarly Trailblazers Race

Saturday PM

Gnarly Enduro Provincial Championships

Sunday

Ziggy Gnarly Super 6 Marathon Provincial Championships And Little Gnarly Super 3 Marathon Provincial Championships

Registration:

Online link at zone4. Registration closes 11:59pm, Thursday Aug 26th, 2021.
Race day registration is discouraged and not guaranteed and a late fee for race day registration
applies. Race day registration closes 2 hours prior to race start NO EXEPTIONS!
Online registration link: https://zone4.ca/register.asp?id=26519

Volunteering:

Every race needs volunteers so if you are just racing one race or have a friend in tow please
consider donating some time to help out the event. It’s a great chance to meet others in the
cycling community and keeps the overall event fees down.
Volunteer link here:
https://volunteersignup.org/AHALF

Prize Money

Table applies to each individual race. Ie XCO, enduro and marathon. Prizing may change
depending on registration numbers. Prize money may be substituted with swag of equal or greater
value. Prizing for marathon teams and Novice categories will be swag and for the winner only for
the teams marathon.

Individual Races

1st

2nd

3rd

U13/U15/U17

30

1st

20

2nd

10

3rd

junior

45

1st

25

2nd

15

3rd

novice

swag

1st

swag

2nd

swag

3rd

open

60

1st

50

2nd

40

3rd

master each cat

45 

1st

25

2nd

15

3rd

Overall Mountain Goat all event prizing. You need to compete in all 3 events to be eligible.
Marathon team event counts but the solo event is worth double points.

Mountain Goat
allrounder

1st

2nd

3rd

U13/U15/U17

30

1st

20

2nd

10

3rd

junior

45

1st

25

2nd

15

3rd

novice

45

1st

25

2nd

15

3rd

open

60

1st

50

2nd

40

3rd

master each cat

45 

1st

25

2nd

15

3rd

Mountain Goat Title

Stage Race Setup

Win the Mountain Goat title! You can enter one, 2 or all 3 races on the weekend but we will be
awarding the mountain goat allrounder award to the most consistent rider in all 3 races. We are
awarding prize money and bragging rights! Prize money for each category overall winner will
depend on registration. Points will be allocated for each category for each race depending on
the number of starters per race based on your finishing position. For example if there are 30
starters in a race category the winner is awarded 30 points, second 29 etc down to last place
which will receive 1 point. Each days race points will be added together and the rider with the
most points wins! Solo Marathon points are worth double points on Sunday and team points
count.

AB Cup Points

AB cup points will be allocated as per the Alberta Bicycle association guidelines. Please see the
ABA website for details. http://www.albertabicycle.ab.ca/mtb-xc

Anti-doping statement

The ABA complies with and fully supports the UCI anti-doping regulations, the clauses of the World
Anti-doping Code and its international Standards to which the UCI antidoping regulations refer
and to the anti-doping regulations of other competent bodies as per the regulations of the UCI.

Medical and First aid

Medical services will be based in the day lodge medical room adjacent to the stadium for the
duration of the race. There will be 2 medical personnel on shift for the race. Race marshals and
ABA staff will have cell phone and radio communication in case of a medical emergency. Course
evacuation will be handled by Canmore Nordic center staff in conjunction with our medical
volunteers.

Race License Information:

You will need a race license to participate in each race on the weekend. If you have a Provincial
or UCI license then that will cover all events on the weekend. If you do not have an ABA race
license you will need to purchase a single event license for each race you register for. Single
event licenses are $10. These can be purchased when you register through zone4. The single
event license fee is included in the marathon registration.
For example if you are unlicensed and want to race the xco, Enduro and marathon you will need
to purchase a single event license for the XCO and Enduro (marathon SEL fees are already
included in registration)

Provincial Championship Category Eligibility

All categories must reside in Alberta to be eligible for provincial championship titles.

The open Category of men and women need to have an ABA race license to be eligible for
provincial championship medals and provincial championship jersey.

ALL OTHER CATEGORIES EXCEPT FOR NOVICE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP STATUS/MEDALS WITH EITHER A
SINGLE EVENT LICENSE OR AN ABA RACE LICENSE
THE NOVICE CATEGORY IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP STATUS.

Provincial Championship Category Eligibility

Please note all categories have a mens and womens subcategory for each category. The
marathon team category will have a mixed category that can have both men and women in
their team.

Alberta Provincials Categories

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Race Day registration

Gnarly XCO

U13

$35

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$65

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

U15

$35

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$65

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

U17

$35

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$65

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Novice

$45

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$75

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th
Open

$45

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$75

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Junior

$45

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$75

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Masters 30-39

$45

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$75

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Master 40-49

$45

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$75

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Master 50-59

$45

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$75

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Master 60+

$45

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$75

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th
Little Gnarly Trailblazers

U5

$10

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$10

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

U7

$10

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$10

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

U9

$10

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$10

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

U11

$10

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$10

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

U13

$10

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$10

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Gnarly Enduro Categories

U15

$35

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$65

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

U17

$35

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$70

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Junior

$45

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$70

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Novice

$45

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$70

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Open

$45

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$70

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Masters 30-39

$45

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$70

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Master 40-49

$45

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$70

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th
Master 50-59

$45

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$70

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Master 60+

$45

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$70

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Ziggy Gnarly Super 6 Marathon Categories

U17 Team (total age 0-32)*

$90

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$125

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Junior Team (total age 33-36)*

$90

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$125

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Novice Solo

$90

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$125

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Open Solo

$90

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$125

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Open Team

$80/rider

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

180

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th
Masters 30-39 Solo

$90

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$125

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th
Masters 40-49 Solo

$90

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$125

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Masters 50-59 Solo

$90

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$125

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Masters 60+ Solo

$90

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$125

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th
Masters 40+ Team (average age 80+)*

$80/rider

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$180

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

Little Gnarly Super 3 Marathon

U13 Team (total age 2 person 0-24
total age 4 person 0- 48)*

$30/rider 2 person $20/rider 4 person

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$180

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th
U15 Team (total age 25-28)*

$30/rider

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

$55/rider

Online registration before Thursday Aug 26th

*please see race description section for age category breakout explanation*

Weekend Schedule

Friday

09:00-15:00

Course Marking and setup

15:30

Course Pre inspection

18:00-19:00

Race registration and package pickup

16:30:20:00

All Courses open for pre-riding.
The XCO course will not be a closed course so there may be other
riders on the course so pay attention during training. Most trails are 2 way.
No preriding Enduro segment 5 during this time at race pace. Segment 5 overlaps the XCO in the reverse direction so NO PRERIDING SEGMENT 5!

Saturday

Race Day Schedule:

07:00

Race registration Office opens

09:00

Trailblazer Race start

08:30

Race start wave#1-please refer to zone 4 startlist on Friday evening for actual group start times.

09:30

Race Start- Wave #2-please refer to zone 4 startlist on Friday evening for actual group start times.

11:00

Race Start Wave #3-please refer to zone 4 startlist on Friday evening for actual group start times.

12:30

Race Start Wave#4-please refer to zone 4 startlist on Friday evening for actual group start times.

15:00

Enduro Mandatory Race meeting at start line (Note the Time Change)

15:30

Enduro Race start (Note the Time Change)

18:30

Enduro Course Closes (Note the Time Change)

15:00-18:30

XCO course take down and marathon course setup

16:30-21:00

Enduro course take down

Sunday

Race Day Schedule:

07:00

Registration office open

08:00

Mandatory Racers Meeting at finish line

08:30

Mass start Ziggy Gnarly super 6 marathon

10:00

Mass start Little Ziggy 3 hour

12:59:59

Last rider out Little Ziggy 3 hour

13:30

Course closes for little Ziggy 3 hour

14:29:59

Last rider out for Gnarly 6 hour marathon

15:30:00

Course closes super 6 marathon

Other Schedule:

07:00-08:00

Setup course finalized for both marathon courses

14:30-17:00

Course takedown for both marathon courses

Race Courses And Guide:

BEAR SPRAY – EVERYONE 18+ NEEDS TO CARRY BEAR SPRAY FOR EACH EVENT ACCORDINGTO ALBERTA PARKS REGULATIONS

OVERVIEW INTERACTIVE MAPS FOR ALL COURSES LOCATED HERE:
HTTPS://JEFF-GIESLER.MAPS.ARCGIS.COM/APPS/WEBAPPVIEWER/INDEX.HTML?ID=B0EDC857CCB246D9BB021E89275C2B75

Map Navigation:

  • To Move Around –> Click And Hold, Move Mouse
  • To Zoom In –> Use Mouse Wheel.
  • To Change Basemap To Satellite –> Click On 4 Squares (Bottom Right), Select Imagery., To Go Back To Trail
    Map Select Openstreetmap


To Turn On Layers (ie XCO Course, Marshal Locations) –> Click On 4 Stacked Pages (Bottom Right), Click The Check Box On The Layer You
Want To See. Uncheck To Turn Off. You Can See As Many Layers As You Want.

Gnarly XCO Provincial Championships

XCO SATURDAY RACE CATEGORY START TIMES

PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE A PROLOGUE LAP TO START FOR ALL CATEGORIES INCLUDING U13/15. NUMBER OF LAPS IS A
GUIDELINE AND WILL BE CONFIRMED CLOSER TO RACE DAY GIVEN CONDITIONS AND COURSE TIME TESTING.

Feed Zone:

The Feed Zone And Mechanical Area Will Be Located In The Stadium On The Incoming Lap. Map To Follow.

Food And Water:

Racers Are To Provide Their Own Food And Water In The Feed Zone And During And After The Event.

XCO First Start- Wave #1

U15 M/W – 1 lap(estimate)

8:30

U13 M/W – 1 lap(estimate) 

8:32