2022 EVENT POSTPONED

WestCycle has made the decision to postpone the 2022 Citrus Classic from the scheduled date of Sunday 9 October 2022 to a date to be determined next year. Unfortunately, the entry numbers were not sufficient, which would have resulted in a significant financial loss and potentially an experience that would be below expectations. As always, we are dedicated to delivering an exceptional experience for our participants and on this occasion didn’t believe this was possible.

Although disappointed, the team at WestCycle will use this opportunity to review the format and create an even stronger event that appeals to recreational riders wanting to do either gravel or road categories.

For those who have entered, we will offer a full refund or other unique options. We will email you directly with further information.

Introducing one of WA’s newest Fondos, Round 2 of the WA State Fondo Series: Chittering Citrus Classic!

The Chittering Citrus Classic is a mass-participation recreational ride hosted in the stunning Shire of Chittering, located approximately 75km north of the Perth CBD.

It is time to choose your challenge and choose between three ride distances!  A 100km or 80km Gravel and Tar Course,  or 60km pure Road distance option that will take you on a scenic journey through the stunning Shire of Chittering.

This event is proudly supported by the Shire of Chittering and Sport Australia

A Distance is the ultimate riding adventure, tackling both Road and Tar, over 100km. A Distance riders can expect to complete approximately 1428m of climbing in total, and 25km of Gravel.

B Distance is the perfect option for riders seeking all of the action and gravel of the Citrus Classic, but over 80km. With just over 900m of climbing and 5km of gravel, this is the perfect ride for those wanting to test the waters of gravel riding.

Wanting to stick to the road? C Distance is a pure road course, with over 800m of climbing across 60km – you’ll still get to enjoy all that this stunning course has to offer!

EVENT PRICING


WESTCYCLE MEMBER 

NON-MEMBER

 

$88

$108

$78

$98

$68

$88

WestCycle are excited to announce the Nesci Estate Wine Farm as the location of the 2022 Citrus Classic Event Village!

The Event Village will include the following services for riders:

  • WestCycle Information Tent
  • Registration Help Desk
  • Bike Mechanical Services
  • Shire of Chittering Information Tent
  • Hydration Station
  • Coffee
  • Toilets and Change Facilities
  • Bike Racks
  • Entertainment
  • Food Trucks
  • Full Bar and Cellar Door Service

Following the completion of the ride participants will be welcomed back to the Nesci Estate Wine Farm for live entertainment in the wine garden.

The Nesci Estate Wine Farm will be in full operation serving their speciality wines and a selection of beers post-event. Participants also have the choice of a range of food options from ‘The Spunky Spud’ and ‘Taylors Kitchen’ that can be pre-selected through the registration process. This will be a great opportunity for family and friends to join you for a memorable afternoon in the region!

The Spunky Spud and Taylor’s Kitchen are offering a range of pre-selected meal vouchers to enjoy post-event. These include:

The Spunky Spud

  • Baked Potato w/ Cheese, Sour Cream and Spring Onions (V, GF)
  • Baked Potato w/ Chilli Con Carne, Cheese, Sour Cream and Spring Onions
  • Nachos with Chili Con Carne, Cheese, Sour Cream and Spring Onions
  • Baked Potato w/ Mild Chunky Salsa, Cheese, Sour Cream and Spring Onions (V, GF)

Taylors Kitchen

  • Cheeseburger and Chips
  • Chicken Schnitz Burger
  • Relish Dog and Chips

WestCycle are looking for volunteers for the WA State Fondo Series: Chittering Citrus Classic to be held on Sunday the 9th October, 2022.

Volunteers are needed in roles both prior to and on event day, and there are a range of roles available. These roles are ideal for anyone with a keen interest in cycling, non-riders who want to support family or friends in the event, or students seeking event experience to add to their resumes

What is a Fondo?
A Fondo is a long distance, timed recreational ride that originated in Italy. Participants compete against the clock rather than each other and traditionally riders enjoy a meal together after the ride. These days there are many variations of offerings of gran fondos with different distances available to ride. This is an individually timed event. You are welcome to ride with other people but times will be noted individually.
I need to make a change to my entry?
No problem. Sign in to your entry any time HERE. Changes to your entry may be made up until midnight on Wednesday 5th October, 2022
How can I get to the event? Will parking be available?
How can I stay up to date with the latest WA State Fondo Series information?
Please follow us on social media to stay up to date with all things WA State Fondo Series. We will also keep this webpage regularly updated in the lead up to the event. All registered participants will receive regular emails leading in to the event with any relevant information they’ll need to know.
RegisterNow is not recognising me as a WestCycle Member?
When entering the WA State Fondo Series, you need to ensure that your entry details replicate exactly what is listed in your WestCycle Membership account. This includes case sensitivity.

You can access your membership account HERE. Otherwise please feel free to contact our team, and we can provide you with your account details. Please email the following email address, info@westcycle.org.au

Will there be an event briefing?
Yes. An on-day briefing will also be held prior to the start of each event category.

Please make sure to read the Rider Guide which will be uploaded to the WA State Fondo Series website and emailed to all registered riders prior to the event. This will contain all the information you will need to get the most out of the event.

Is this event a race? Do I need a license to enter?
This event is NOT a race, it is a personal challenge. How you choose to ride the event is up to you. Relax and enjoy the social atmosphere amongst friends, or smash your way to a PB. It’s completely up to you!

We recommend choosing your distance according to what you would like to get out of the event.

A license is not required to participate in this event. We strongly recommend that riders become a WestCycle Premium Ride Member to ensure they are covered 24/7 for personal accident and public liability whenever and wherever they ride, including at events such as the Dams Challenge and the Kalamunda 100. You can find out more and become a member HERE to receive discounted entry pricing and so much more

What are the event Terms and Conditions?
The WA State Fondo Series Terms and Conditions can be found HERE
What type of bike and equipment will I need?
Compulsory equipment:
  • A legal and roadworthy bicycle
    • eBikes are welcome – please specify that you will be riding an eBike when entering
    • All types of bicycles are allowed, however make sure to consider the distance and intensity of your chosen ride when selecting the kind of bicycle you will use. A road bicycle is strongly recommended
    • Time trial bikes are NOT recommended due to the nature of the course and safety considerations
  • A helmet (Australian Standard)
  • A white front and red rear light
  • Puncture repair kit including spare tube(s)
  • 2 x drink bottles
  • Extra food supplies

Strongly recommended equipment:

  • Mobile phone
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves
  • Credit card or cash in case of emergency
I can no longer attend. Can I get a refund?
WestCycle has a strict no refund policy for the WA State Fondo Series
Are there any age restrictions on this event?
Riders must be aged 16 years or older on the day of the event. Riders aged between 16 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and must complete the exemption form. Complete the form HERE.