Cyclocross (sometimes known as CX) is a mix between road roading and cross country mountain biking. Races are generally over short courses with racers avoiding obstacles (which may require dismounting), riding on grass, gravel, step hills and more. It’s a muddy, fun experience for all ages of riders.
A new event type at a favourite location – Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park
We will be looking to take advantage of the fire roads and extensive grassy sections to build a course with a range of terrain and challenges.
Cyclocross (CX) Racing involve multiple laps of a short, non technical, mixed terrain circuit. Racing will be the “mini – enduro” format with who ever completes the most laps in 45 minutes being declared the winner. Where CX differs from traditional Cross Country Racing is the addition of barriers, run ups and other sections of track where participants need to dismount and run with their bikes. There will be barriers at St Virgils and a run up as well.
All types of bike (and rider) are welcome to get involved, and get rad! (as long as they have 2 working brakes, and bar plugs in the handlebars)
How to Enter
Entries will move to online only this season.
A link to the entry portal will be available here soon.
Follow the ‘book now’ link when available on this page.
No entries will be accepted on the day.
Full list of entrants is available here:
Sun 11th October 2020
10:30am – younger kids 4 – 9
11:00am – older juniors and seniors
Racing will be 45 min plus one lap
Riders in the main race will need a current MTBA or Cycling Australia Licence.
You can also take out an 8 week trial membership with MTBA which is free of charge details here.
You can also have the option of a ‘starter pack’ licence with Cycling Australia for those that haven’t had a membership before follow this link, which has information on all Cycling Australia membership packages.
$5 for under 18s
$10 for 18 years and over
Day Permit race at extra cost
Follow the signs from Main Road or Brooker Highway to Tolosa Park.
Follow Tolosa Street to the end through the red gates. Parking will be available within the Bike Park.
We hope you enjoyed the race at a new venue for CX, which provided a mix of fast fire trails and challenging muddy sections.
We thought this race would be a fast dry event but with all the rain in the past week mother nature had other ideas!
Thank you to Anthony Petty his role as CX Coordinator for this year and for his work in setting up this course for this race and gaining approvals from Council.
Thanks to Mark Johnston for also setting up the track.
Big thanks to Sarah for doing the timing.
That is the final round for 2020 we have had a shorter series with the shut down but with a mix of courses and good entry numbers I think the season has been a big success.
President, Hobart Wheelers – Dirt Devils.