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
Head towards the airport on Tasman Hwy.
Take the exit towards Cambridge and Richmond B31
Just after getting off the highway, take a left turn onto a dirt road – Belbins Rd
Follow this to the end, go in through the gates and take the dirt road down to the right. Caution – this road can be a bit bumpy – leave the Ferrari at home.
What a great day! Stunning weather, and plenty of new (and junior) riders. It was great to hear reports of everyone displaying excellent trail etiquette while out there.
Big thanks to the trail groomers, the sausage sizzlers and the Masters 5+ riders who all went out afterwards to pick up the cones and track markings. Nice one!
I hope everyone enjoyed the different and somewhat challenging trails. Personally I was suffering a bit on the climb just after the junior / senior split on that last lap and wondering why I had given us all an extra lap. 🙂
Race Results, Lap Times and series points are below.
As always let me know if there are any issues.
Thanks to everyone who came along to any of the races in the season. Now I get a few months off and than start planning the next series. As Adam mentioned today we will need people with first aid certification to be at all of our events. They can’t be racing (but are allowed to be sausage sizzlers – hint hint). So, any parents or partners able to get involved with this will be appreciated.