This year, Dirt Devils MTB Club will be hosting the All Schools State XC MTB Championships.
The races will be held in age groups with the length of the race increasing with age group. The length of the track will also be increased with each age group. The tracks chosen are relatively easy trails to ride, although trail riding experience is advised, students do not need racing experience.
Avanti Plus will be on site to help with basic bike repairs. Labour is provided free, however if spares are required they will incur a charge so best to come with some spares or some cash.
First Aid will be provided on site by St John’s Ambulance.
There will be a coffee van on site so please support them.
Note that there are no other facilities onsite, riders/schools will need to bring their own food, water, chairs, shelter, etc. The closest shops are at the bottom of Tolosa St, about 2 km away. Toilets will be provided.
The races are XCO (Cross Country Olympic) format and are a fixed number of laps, however if a rider is lapped they will finish a lap down (once the winning rider has finished other riders will not start another lap).
The older age groups will have a slightly longer and more difficult lap.
As per MTBA guidelines the age groups are calculated on the age of the rider on the 31st December 2018.
Entry is by Schools and Colleges. Riders names are entered on a spreadsheet (excel) and then emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please contact Adrian if you are entering a team but have not yet been emailed the entry spreadsheet. Entries are due by 5pm Friday 4th May.
Changes in riders
Once the riders are entered into the timing program as per the lists sent by 4th May, changes become difficult. We can not add riders after this date. If a rider is not present on race day then please let the timing team know. If there are substitute riders then please email to me by Wednesday 9th May or let the timing team know at Rego. It is much easier for all if changes are kept to an absolute minimum.
To add to the atmosphere and to make it easier for the timekeepers and officials all competitors are required to ride in school coloured tops. Riders not in school colours will not have their points allocated to their school.
Males and Females will be starting together in their age group and nominally racing the same number of laps (although if lapped they will finish one lap down) but are separate categories for calculation of points and the award of medals and pennants. The points awarded for placings will be according to the MTBA schedule below with the addition of all finishers being awarded 1 point (if more than 50 in the category)
There will be medals awarded for the first 3 riders from each category.
Pennants will be awarded the top school in each category.
Trophy awarded for the top school overall, points for all categories added together.
Entry fees need to be paid before the day before the race via direct debit or should be brought to the race as preferably as a cheque.
Please speak to your riders about trail etiquette and sportsmanship, there will be riders of a wide range of abilities on the trail and we need an encouraging atmosphere. If there are any concerns of inappropriate behaviour on the track please report it to an official.
Littering will not be tolerated, please speak to your students about the requirement to not drop litter on the track and please ensure that your area is clear of rubbish before leaving at the end of the day.
Entry is for Grade 7 and up only.
Males and Females will start together in each age group, however they will be in separate categories.
Age is calculated based on your age at the end of 2018 as per MTBA guidelines.
The Green line marks out the track used by the U19 riders.
The younger age groups will use some of the shortcuts (aqua) lines in order to keep the laps shorter.
9:00 RACE REGO
10:00 RACE BRIEFING (U15 & U17)
10:20 U15 RACE (approx. 40 mins)
11:15 U17 RACE (approx. 50 mins)
12:00 RACE BRIEFING (U19)
12:30 U19 RACE (approx. 60 mins)
To Be Confirmed.
Drive to the end of Tolosa St, Glenorchy.
Enter through the gate and keep going up the road to the carpark on the right.