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
Enter through the gate, drive up the driveway to the carpark at the top.
Glorious weather again for our XC race today. It got a bit toasty out there – I’m still trying to rehydrate.
Great to see so many of the younger riders coming out and giving it a go.
Apologies for the late start – track marking was taking longer than expected. In the end I cut the lap short rather than have everyone standing around in the heat for another fifteen minutes while I tried to finish marking. This meant that the race was over a bit faster than expected. However, given the heat, and plenty of junior riders out there I think this wasn’t such a bad thing.
Huge thankyou to Steve Aitken, Ben, Blair, Cooper, Jack, Ryan, Liam, and Ned yesterday, and to Richard (both of them), Mitch and Steve today for getting the track sorted.
Next month is Belbins – it will probably be shorter length laps due to large ruts in the road preventing us from going up the hill on the other side of the creek to the start / finish, so we may do a lap more than normal.