All climbing or all Downhill? Why not both? XC mountain biking will have you covered. This series is XCO style which means laps around a defined loop course. It means plenty of folks to chat with while you race and guaranteed good times for all racers.
XCO Style race – complete a given number of laps.
Compete in at least 3 races to be eligible for series prizes. Best 5 results will count toward series points.
Series points will be allocated as follows (1-90, 2-70, 3-60, 4-50, 5-40, 6-35, 7-30, 8-25, 9-21, 10-17, 11-14, 12-11, 11-9, 12-6. If you fail to finish, you will score 5 points).
Series categories consist of:
Open Men/Women (18+)
Masters 1/2 Men/Women (age 30-39)
Masters 3/4 Men/Women (40-49)
Masters 5+ Men/Women (50+)
Single Speed Men/Women
U13, U15, U17, U19 Men/Women
A note on sport: This group is for riders who are pretty new to the sport and want to give racing a go, but don’t feel fit enough to be on the trail for over an hour.
A note on expert: This is a group for riders who feel they are faster than sport, but not fit enough to compete with their age group. It will generally be around the same duration as Masters 1/2.
IMPORTANT: Age is calculated based on your age at the end of 2019 as per MTBA guidelines.
Prior to the main race there is a junior ride for children who are 10 years old or younger. This is non-competitive with an emphasis on fun and group participation. It runs for approximately 15-20 minutes.
$15 adults ($12 online),
$10 juniors ($8 online) and
$5 for under 11
MTBA racing licence required:
Day Race Licence $25
Annual Licence junior(u19) $95 , senior $130.
If you haven’t been an MTBA member before and want to give it a go, sign up for the free trial membership here
Great weather – started cool, and finished stinking hot. I hope everyone has rehydrated well after that effort!
It was a tough course and definitely caused a few bingles – thankfully nothing major – scrapes and grazes. Next month will be at St Virgils. No long climbs, but twisty turny with plenty of short sharp bits. 🙂
Full Results and Lap Times below. As always, please get in touch if you think there’s been an error.