‘Cross is Back in 2020
We have two new venues, one totally new location for racing, one repurposed venue and a return to the home of ‘Cross in Tasmania.
WHAT TO EXPECT
CX bikes are a hybrid style of bike, they feature drop bars like on a traditional road bike, but with knobbly tyres and often feature mountain bike style disk brakes. CX bikes are designed to be light, as the racecourses also involve obstacles that may force you to dismount and carry your bike. The course are designed to be short and very aerobically taxing. Mud features in most CX racing, so be prepared to get a little dirty!
Licensing is both Cycling Australia or MTBA for these events so everyone can get involved.
XC MTBs OK
While CX has been around for over a century in one form or another, it’s only really starting to take off in Australia recently. Accordingly, while the sport is building in popularity, we recognise not everyone has a CX bike (yet) and we’re allowing people to race on their XC MTBs so they can experience the sport. Eventually our CX events will be restricted to CX bikes.
ALL AGES WELCOME
Our CX events are suitable for all ages and experience levels. We have a juniors category along with our a grade system so it doesn’t matter if you’re just starting or a seasoned campaigner, we have a CX race for you.
All races will be held on Sunday this year
23rd August @ North Warrane Oval
13th September @ St Virgil’s College (SVC), Austin’s Ferry
11th October @ Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park