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 2020 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 B33 exit (Flagstaff Gully Link).
The car park will be on your right just to the North of the exit loop.
After getting completely drenched while doing the track marking, I was happy that the rain stayed away for most of the race. Despite the weather and the usual pre-Christmas chaos, it was great to see a good contingent of junior riders out and giving it a go. The juniors I spoke to seemed happier with the extra lap so we will aim to continue that length of race for the rest of the series. Then again, maybe they were happy because they had so many sausages to eat…
The next race will be on Sunday January 19th and at Glenorchy MTB Park. I realise this clashes with the Gravity Enduro event in Penguin, but January is pretty tight so this was really the only weekend we could run it. Apologies to those of you heading up for that event that will miss a round.
Results are below, please get in touch if you see any problems!