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).
Huge thanks to The Sufferfest for providing Annual memberships (valued at 129USD) as prizes for seniors. We will be given mountain bike mag subs as prizes to juniors.
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
Take the Flagstaff Gully Link / Mornington Exit off of the Tasman Highway. The car park is just to the North of the exit loop (if you are coming from Hobart direction).
Please park in the car park and ride into the park. Race start / finish will be in the normal place (near the shipping container, and pump track).
A great day for a race, and a good turnout despite many riders making the trip north to hit the 4hr.
As I mentioned in the briefing, the conditions were a bit loose in places, and a few riders decided to test that out. Nothing too serious, so hopefully everyone heals up well (myself included). 🙂
Thanks to Darryl and Mark for helping pick up the track marking after the race.
See you at the next race!