All climbing or all Downhill? Why not both? XC mountain biking will have you covered.

This series is XCO style which means competitors complete a certain number of laps around a defined loop course.

Open / Elite riders will complete the most laps with less laps required for other grades. For more technical courses, the junior and sports riders will have a shortened / easier lap.

Series Rules

XCO Style race – complete a given number of laps.

Compete in at least 3 races to be eligible for series prizes. Your best five race results 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, 13th and onwards including failing to finish scores 5 points).

According to MTBA, for XCO style races we aim for the following total race times. Note that U13, U!5, U17 and Sports riders will do a shortened loop which skips the corkscrew climb and descent. Number of laps for this course are given in brackets:

  • Elite / open riders to race for around 70-90 minutes (6 laps)
  • Masters 1/2, U19, and Expert 55-75mins (5 laps)
  • Masters 3/4, U17 and Single Speed 40-60mins (4 laps)
  • Masters 5+, U15 and Sport 30-50mins  (3 laps)
  • U13 15-25mins (2 laps)

Categories

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+)
Sport Men/Women
Expert Men/Women
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 are 19-29 years old, but don’t feel fit or fast enough to race in Open / Elite. It will generally be around the same duration as Masters 1/2.

IMPORTANT: since the series continues until 2021, age is calculated based on your age at the end of 2021 as per MTBA guidelines.

Prior to the main race there is a junior ride for children who are not wanting to race but enjoy riding off road in a group. This is non-competitive with an emphasis on fun and group participation. It runs for approximately 15-20 minutes.

IMPORTANT: you must register online for the junior ride and riders do need insurance through AusCycling. We can not accept on the day entries. Click on Book Now up above and choose the non-competitive category when registering.

Membership Issues

MTBA Event EntriesAusCyling transitional issues

Club events still use the MTBA event booking system (MOS) whilst transitioning under the new AusCyling structure.

AusCycling have advised that at present there is an issue with the current MTBA event system being unable to verify the new AusCycling TidyHQ memberships. When you renew or take out a new membership with AusCyling then enter for an MTBA event the system will advise you that a day licence will be charged.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO BEFORE REGISTERING FOR AN EVENT

Members who are experiencing this issue, which also applies to current BMX & CA members, need to email their membership details to mos@auscycling.org.au. Auscyling will then set up accounts in MOS which you can use to register for events.

NOTE

  • Currently all event entries are online only.
  • Due to this issue it is recommended that you renew or take out your membership in advance of entering an event to avoid missing the event entry closure period.
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Questions?

Any questions about this event, please contact:
Chris Jenkins

Schedule

9:30 Rego opens
10:00 Kids Ride – 20min
10:30 Race
12:15 Race Over

Cost

$10 adults
$5 for under 19

Racing licence required (AusCycling or Valid MTBA)
Day Race Licence $30
Annual Licences available here:  https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership

Getting There

Head East on the Tasman Highway and take the B33 exit. Turn right (North) onto Flagstaff Gully Link and immediately turn right into the car park. Park and then follow the path into the centre of the park.

Results

And that’s a wrap for the 2020/21 XCO Club  series. We had over 100 riders over the series and it was great to see new faces taking part. The final race was always going to be tough with the dreaded corkscrew climb getting a bit more . . . interesting after a bit of rain. As a result of the wet trails we had a couple of riders come to grief – I hope you are both healing well! Thanks to Sam, Michael and Kyle for looking after Ed, and I best healing wishes!

Thanks to Chris (the other one) for helping out with setup and pulldown and running the race, and to Ryan and Mark for picking up track marking post race so we could concentrate on getting the trailer packed.

Today’s Results:

XCO20-21-Rd6-Results

Laptimes:

XCO20-21-Rd6-Laps

Series Results:

20/21 XCO Final Results

I presented a few medals and prizes to various riders who were there today, but not everyone was. Please get in touch via cross_country@dirtdevilsmtb.com

Please also let me know if there are any issues.

The next season will being in October. If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch via the email address above.

cheers,

Chris