2018 Falls Creek VMBCS Round 4 - MITTA MITTA TO MOUNT BEAUTY
Sunday October 28th
This iconic event is held on the last Sunday in October every year and is a point-to-pointmountain bike race from Mitta Mitta to Mount Beauty, via Scrubby Creek and Trappers Gap.
Despite having the reputation as a “gut-buster” the event continues to grow in popularity from humble beginnings in 1992. Local cyclist Tony Retra developed the idea of the Mitta Mitta to Mount Beauty after competing in the Briagalong to Dargo and back, some time ago! The first event attracted some roadies, a few xc skiers, and some very keen locals and was won by Tony. Word soon spread amongst the mountain bike fraternity that if you wanted a challenge – try the "Mitta". Notable mountain bikers have won the event, including Rob Eva (1993, 1995), and the fastest time belongs to Murray Spink (2002) with a time of 1.45.46.
The 27th Edition of this Original 'Dirty Road Race' is round 4 of the Falls Creek Victorian Mtb Championship Series and will take place on Sunday, October 28, 2018. This year's event will be from pub-to-pub starting in the Beer Garden of the Mitta Pub & finishing on the lawn of the new WestPeak Hotel in Mount Beauty and a revised route will offering more dirt and no highway. The Mitta Mitta to Mount Beauty is a unique and scenic riding experience and the 2018 event will not disappoint! Entries are open now via Entry Zone or read on for more information.
Mitta Mitta Pub Start. Minimum age 15 years.Elite Men & Women
Masters 9/10 Men & Women (70+) (not a series category)
Lords Creek Start. Minimum age 8 years. (Competitors 8-12 years must be accompanied by parent/ guardian)
All bus passengers from Mount Beauty to Mitta start $25. Free shuttle to Lords Creek for short course competitors by arrangement
Riders <16 yrs can compete in the short course 30km challenge. Juniors aged 12-15yrs can apply for an exemption to the age restriction to complete the full distance. Please follow the guidelines in MTBA's junior policy and submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week before race day.
You MUST have a valid MTBA Race Membership or MTBA Race Day Licence to partake in the event and it must be valid and current on the day of the event.
A MTBA race day license can be purchased during online entry process.
For more information on MTBA Memberships go to https://www.mtba.org.au/membership/
Online entry is open now.
Alpine Shire Residents: Apply the local discount of $20 by entering the promo code “MM_Resident2018” just before check-out. Please note that the locals discount is only available online and will not be available for late entrants. Proof of local residency will be required at plate pick-up.
SATURDAY 27TH OCTOBER
- 4-5pm at Mt Beauty bakery - Registration for late entries (late entrants will incur a $10 late fee) and number plate pick up for pre-entries.
SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER
- 7am at Falls Creek Coaches, Tawonga South - Assemble for buses transfer, loading bikes on trailers and number plate pick-up for pre-entries.
- 7:30am The bus departs at 7:30am sharp. Please do not be late.
- 8:00am The Mitta Pub opens for breakfast and coffees.
- ~9am Arrival at The Mitta Pub on bus transfer.
- 9am-9:30am Number plate pick-up for pre-entries (Mitta Pub)
- 9:50am Race briefing
- 10am Race starts
- ~12noon First riders cross finish line in Mt Beauty at the West Peak Hotel (lunch menu available)
- From 1pm Presentations at the West Peak Hotel
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO NEW RACE ENTRIES ON SUNDAY MORNING.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE TIME CUT-OFFS AT THE TOP OF BOTH CLIMBS. These will be based on a total completion time of <4.5 hours. Riders are encouraged to get on the sag-wagon at this point as the race course will no longer be marshalled after this time. Riders can continue unsupported if they wish but will be required to remove their race number.