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.
Compete in at least 3 races in the series to be eligible for series prizes.
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).
XCO Style race – complete a given number of laps.
Position to count towards season 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.
- Age is calculated based on your age at the end of
- 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
Wow, what a day! Over 70 riders total including the kids ride. That’s definitely a record for us. We ran out of number-plates, and then we ran out of transponders! We have never had that happen as part of our normal XC series in the past (at least that I know of). I am really appreciative that over half of our entries were done online. As you can imagine, this makes the morning a lot easier for all of us (and saves the riders a few $ in the process), so please consider this for next time. 🙂
It was great to see lots of younger riders out on the course, and also plenty of new members giving it a try for the first time. I hope everyone had fun and will come to the next race (Saturday Nov 17th) at Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park. We better get some more transponders soon!
I thought the course ran really well. Although not extremely technical, there were still a few crashes from riders hitting some sections a bit too fast (yes, those ruts followed by the off camber gravel corner coming into MacKillop track are horrendous). We will be racing again at Clarence this season and are considering what course to run. It will most likely use corkscrew and therefore be more challenging.