How it Works
A TYPICAL DAY
• Get up and have breakfast
• Pack up camp and prepare for the day ahead
• Check the start time board
• Warm up, stretch
• Be ready at the start line at your allocated time
• Ride, ride and ride some more (find a nice spot for lunch or eat when it’s your turn to drive)
• Arrive at camp
• Set up camp
• Clean and prepare bikes for the next day (best done while there is still light)
• Wash, clean and prepare for dinner
• Debrief and briefing for tomorrow's ride
• Announcements: Flamin' Galah jersey, fines, gold star
• Quiet drinks, embellish stories and show off big calf and quad muscles
PARTICIPATING AS A TEAM
The Office Solutions IT Pipeline Challenge is predominately a team event and how you tackle it is up to you.
Each team is required to have one rider on the trail at all times but if you'd prefer to ride the whole trail as a team you can. Before registering you will need to appoint a Team Captain who will be responsible for attending briefings and relaying this information back to the team (all riders and support crew are more than welcome at briefings).
Each team will need to be self-sufficient for the Challenge. You will need your own support vehicle (one per team), trailer/bike rack, camping gear, bike/spares and everything else listed in the Gear section.
Each morning teams will be required to be ready at the start line by their allocated time. Teams will leave at timed intervals followed at a safe distance by their support vehicle. You can choose how long you ride for before you swap riders or if you have multiple riders on the track at any one time. At certain times we may restrict transitions to keep everyone safe. Please note that when rider transitions occur your support vehicle must be stationary and stopped in a safe location that allows other teams to pass by safely.
If you are planning to tackle the Pipeline Challenge solo make sure you’ve read this.
Will be emailed to all participants approximately one month prior to the event. Team Captains and Soloists will also receive a hard copy via mail.
Our bike mechanics are riders themselves and like to participate in the event. They will be first into camp each day to make sure they are set up and ready to service your trusty steed. Further details on what bike parts and gear you need to bring and what our mechanics will have available is included in your rider manual.
The Office Solutions IT Pipeline Challenge isn’t a race, but we know you all enjoy a bit of friendly competition so our volunteers will be there to time your ride and will make this information available each night.
Fancy a few nights under the stars? Well that’s what you get to enjoy while conquering the Office Solutions IT Pipeline Challenge. We will be camping on the local recreation grounds in Southern Cross, Merredin and Northam but first we’ll start off with some more rustic camping at the Coolgardie Golf Course. Toilets and showers will be a welcome relief following a hard day on the bike.
You will need to bring all of your own camping gear as suggested in the Gear list. Anything from a swag to a camping trailer should keep you nice and cozy while your body recovers. Real estate will be at a premium so smaller tents or a larger team tent will work best. We ask Soloists utilising the Event Logistics Vehicle to refrain from bringing large swags so we can ensure there is enough room for everyone’s gear.
Sound good? Get a team together today!