‘Cross is Back in 2020

 

We are pleased to to announce the 2020 (condensed due to to the shut down) Season for 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.


Cyclocross (CX) lives somewhere between road racing, mountain bike racing and an obstacle course. Racing on bikes on skinny tyres off road is tremendous fun and a great way to spend a morning in autumn and winter. Aerobic fitness and bike handling skills really come to the fore with CX!

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.

Series Dates

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

Timing:

Juniors (the little kids 4 – 10 (depending on ability) 10:30,
Older Juniors 10+ & Seniors racing starting at 11
Racing will be our standard 45 min plus one lap –
any bike welcome – but points will be allocated by bike type (you get more points on a CX bike) .
All ages welcome – including little kids.

Race categories – and points will be allocated for

CX riders –  Men and Women and Junior
CX single speed –  Men and Women and Junior
All comers –  Men and Women and Junior
For more details and to enter online (no entries on the day) visit the event page on this site for each race.