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.
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. Number of laps for this course are given in brackets:
- Elite / open riders to race for around 70-90 minutes (5 laps)
- Masters 1/2, U19, and Expert 55-75mins (4 laps)
- Masters 3/4, U17, and Single Speed 40-60mins (3 laps)
- Masters 5+, Sport and U15 30-50mins (2 laps)
- U13 15-25mins (1 lap)
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 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 10 years old or younger. This is non-competitive with an emphasis on fun and group participation. It runs for approximately 15-20 minutes.
$5 for under 19
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
From Hobart, head East on the Tasman Highway over the bridge. Take the B33 exit off to the left (North), but stay in the right lane. Turn right onto Flagstaff Gully Link Rd and turn right into the car park.
Please find results from today below. As always, let me know if there are any issues.
A dusty day out on the trails today with a few riders finding out how slippery dust can be. Apologies for the lap being shorter than I expected. That said, most of the riders I spoke to didn’t seem too concerned. It was great to see so many younger riders coming along and having a go including plenty of new faces.
Thanks to everyone who helped out today – it was great (and lucky) to have Pam on board for first aid; Elton, Adam, Nadine and others for setup and pack up; and Mark and Andy for taking the kids ride.
Next month is the State Champs at Maydena, and then we have our next club XCO round on Jan 31st at Belbins Rd. Hopefully MTBA and AusCycling will have sorted out there integration issues by then so entries work!