Sunday October 22nd
WELCOME TO THE GOLDEN GOAT 2023!
Lysterfield MTB (Lysterfield District Trail Riders - LDTR) is proud to present our 2023 LDTR Golden Goat Challenge.
As a volunteer organisation our goal is to become a self supporting MTB club that Builds, Rides and Advocates MTB trails in the Lysterfield Park.
LDTR are the SOLE volunteer MTB club at Lysterfield park. All monies raised from this event go directly back into the trails we've come to love at Lysterfield.
Please check the event website and Facebook pages regularly.
The aim of an Endurance race is to do as many laps as possible in the time allowed. You must complete the first lap to get a result. After the first lap you can start and finish laps whenever you wish. After the cut off time you will not be allowed to start a new lap, but if you have already started the lap before the cut off time you will be able to complete the lap and it will be counted in your results. If you stop riding before the cut off time your completed laps will still count and you will get a result.
The 6 hour race will start at 9am, and the 3 hour race at midday. Race track will close at 3pm, with no new laps to be started after that. Those still on their last lap will be able to complete it.
Enter the pairs category if you want to ride with your buddy/partner/friend/worst enemy. You get to ride together, only criteria is you have to cross the line within a minute of each other each lap. Enter this category if you wanna have fun with your bestie...
Enter the teams category if you like a bit of fun mixed with strategy. You are only allowed one rider out on course at any one time and each rider must do at least one lap.
All riders registered in the Golden Goat will be required to visit the registration marquee prior to the
event to collect their Rider Packs. Registration collection time and location are listed below.
All riders must be able to show proof of AusCycling License at registration on the day.
Visit https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/event-licences to purchase your
license for the race.
NO LICENSE, NO RACE!
LTDR have just purchase a timing system that will allow us to run all our club events a lot more
professionally. This timing system has come at a great cost to the club and for this reason we will be
taking a $5 deposit for race plates that you will get back when you return the race plate post event.
This will allow us to reuse these plate at all our upcoming events.
WITHDRAWL / CHANGES
There are no withdrawals as of Friday 20th October at 5:00pm of entries. If you have entered any
information incorrectly, need to update contact, emergency or medical details, or change category,
please contact the events team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WET WEATHER POLICY
LDTR reserve the right to move part or all of the race on to fire roads in the interest of public safety
and reducing the races impact on the trail network that we work so hard to maintain and improve. In
the event the race is cancelled LDTR are prepared to offer a refund to those that ask for it, or we will
consider it a donation to the trail fund.
To ensure that you have the best ride possible, use this checklist to make sure you have all the
essentials to complete the Gran Fondo Australia.
• Australian Certified Helmet
• Serviceable mountain bike – your bike will need to be of a sound
condition suitable for XC trails. It should be suited to the distance you
expect to ride
• Current Auscycling licence
• Adequate water for the race distance you have chosen (there is water available on
• Nutrition, but don’t forget we have awesome coffee, sausages at the event.
• Money for our awesome food and drinks!
• Trolley for transporting gear into the village
Due to The Golden Goat being a club race sanctioned by AusCycling battery drops or range extenders
will not be allowed in any e-bike category. Part of the challenge of riding in an endurance race such
as this is being able to manage your battery use.
Pedal assisted E-Bikes may be used provided they do not have a power output greater than 250w or
a power speed faster than 25km/h.
Chipping is mechanical doping and carries same sanctions as drug use, ie up to 30k fine and auto 4
For the 3 and 6 hours courses, the lap length is around 10.5kms and 240M of climbing per lap.
For the juniors, a lap is 6.9kms, and 140M of climbing.
For the second year, The Golden Goat will see riders using the Comms Games track as well as riding
Redgum and Middle trails backwards.
Noting that racing this way, there are a couple of drop offs that are now step ups, which riders will
have to negotiate. This will be easy for some, but a little more difficult for others.
Marshals will be placed at intersections to ensure everyone is safe, and as such, if you are involved
in, or see a rider in trouble, please stop to assist, and send someone to the next marshal location so
we can help. We are only too happy to alter times of riders who have stopped to render assistance
to an injured rider, or a junior who is in a pickle.
The 6 hour start will feature a prologue which takes riders from the village along Valley view
track, then left into the Comm Games switchback climb. This extra fire road section is to help
ease congestion before hitting the single track.
The 3 hour riders will also complete the same prologue.
3 hour Junior pairs riders will start on the main course and complete a modified lap which is
shorter and takes out much of the comm games part of our race course. Its designed to allow
junior racers to get in and have a go, without the nasty climbs or technical features.
If you are not taking out a Day License, the following AusCycling Racing Membership options are required.
You must have your current membership card with you at the event, or an email or paperwork confirming your membership.
If you haven't raced before, a 4 week trial is available here from AusCycling: https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/free-trial
Day License (see above)
Please note the club operates a strict "no license, no race" policy, and licences may be checked on entry
For overseas riders, an international UCI License will be accepted.
WITHIN THE VENUE
• Water, Awesome food and coffee
• Marquees with our awesome sponsors and their products
• Mechanical support
• Bike wash
• Room for your team marquee ** get in early so you don’t miss out**
• A fully Marshalled course
• Professional First aid
• An awesome race crew
Limited parking will be available at Lysterfield. 180 car spaces will be available at
the Hallam North car park. Overflow parking is at the water tower on the corner of
Hallam North Road and Churchill Park drive. This will NOT be supervised
Unload area will be available for riders and spectators but NO shuttle service will be
provided on the day.
First in first served on the day. $5 donation for car park will be asked for so please
try and bring some cash (you know that stuff we used to buy things with)
STRICTLY NO PARKING ALONG HALLAM NORTH ROAD. Please respect the local residents.