HOW POINTS ARE SCORED
- Race either 1 or all races in the series
- Even non finishes get points
- The higher you place the better your points
- Enter the same Category each round:
- Junior Under 18: Male and Female
- Open 18 to 39: Male and Female
- Masters 40 to 49: Male and Female
- 50+ Age: Male and Female
- E-Bike Male and Female
The Shifty Fifty Format
Each event in the Shifty Fifty event series offers 50km (approx.) courses. Some courses will have up to 2 laps of a course and each lap may differ.
Events now offer a Shifty Short option which is approx. 20 to 30km course but only count for series points in junior categories
The Series & How it Works
There are 5 rounds in the 2022 series and all rounds count towards your series result
Shifty Fifty Categories
• Junior Under 18: Male and Female
• Open 18 to 39: Male and Female
• Masters 40 and over: Male and Female
• E-Bike Open: Male and Female
Shifty Shorty Categories
• Junior Under 15: Male and Female
• Junior Under 19: Male and Female
• Open 18 to 99: Male and Female
• E-Bike Open: Male and Female
1st – 80, 2nd 65, 3rd 55, 4th 48, 5th 43, 6th 38, 7th 33, 8th 29, 9th 25, 10th 22, 11th 20, 12th 19, 13th 18, 14th 17, 15th 16 and 16th to last all get 15 points each.
Did not finish (DNF) will get 15 points
Did not start (DNS) will get 0
At each round: 1st, 2nd and 3rd in every category will be awarded the special Shifty Fifty Chocolate Bar. Yes you are racing for the choccies. Any on the day prizes is up to the individual event host.
Series 1st, 2nd and 3rd will be awarded a special series trophy for Shifty Fifty Categories only. That’s it, its all bout the bragging rights remember.
You must do 2 or more rounds to be counted for trophy presentation.
Age Calculation for categories
Age will be taken as the day after of the last event in the series – Saturday 9th July 2022
(note Due to final round date changes and Mt Beauty re-scheduling we will still stick to this date for age calculations)
In 2022 E-Bikes have a race category for both Men and Women. They also have 2 start options. 9:55am BOOST start group for those that want to go full speed ahead or start between 10:05 and 10:15 if you want to take a more relaxed time out there. Remember if you start in the 9:55 Boost start you will have a huge bunch of very fast riders starting 5mins behind you!
Changing Categories mid race
For those few riders who enter the Shifty Fifty but find mid race that the Shifty Shorty is more like their current status, we change their categories. Our timing equipment shows us riders who finish the Shifty Shorty only but were entered in the Shifty Fifty. We change these riders because these events are all about inclusion and participation. Nobody likes to see a DNF against their name so since they have finished the Shorty distance then they get to see their results in that distance. These riders are still eligible for the Choccies on the day so be sure to check your result and let the timing team know just to be sure.
HOW THE START WORKS
Very unique to the Shifty Fifty series is our ‘Choose Your Start Time’ procedure. Be you there to race for the many sheep stations or just wanting to challenge yourself this system is great for you.
9:55 am – E-BIKE Boost Start
In this group should be E-bike riders either 50 or 25km who know they are fast and want nice clean track. If the analogue riders catch you, you MUST give way immediately. After all they did give you a 5min head start
10:00 am – Gun Time race start
In this start all riders get the same start time, so be you start on the front line or back of the pack your start time is 10am
10:05 to 10:10 – Rolling start
In this start all riders get a start time based on the chip read from the RFID timing chip, get the details here. So their finish time is accurately calculated by the difference between the two. So start either at 10:05 or