Victorian MTB Championship Series – Round 7 – Mt Beauty
Saturday 16th February 2019
The Victorian MTB Championship Series (VMCS) is just a great name for a series of club events providing cross-country racing to Victorian riders. First launched in 2017 with four rounds over three weekends, the VMCS saw a great comeback for the sport that has been lacking in Victorian for many years now. Recognising that cross-country racing is the pathway for our junior riders into world and Olympic teams, its importance goes without saying. The series is run under the regulatory banner of the MTBA club or private promoter insurance and thus all rules of MTBA for racing, age brackets and categories will be adhered to.
Mount Beauty is the home town of Cross Country mountain biking in Australia. The National championships where held here for many many years in a row and we also have Survey Track which was the first legalised dual use train in Australia allowing MTB’s on single track.
LOCATION: Big Hill MTB Park, Bogong High Plains Rd, Mt Beauty
TIME: Racing start time TBC
ENTRIES NOW OPEN: Enter Now
An MTBA day licence must be purchased if you don’t have a current MTBA membership.
Gravel Groms – JUNIOR RIDE PROGRAM
The Team Mt Beauty Junior Ride Program (Gravel Groms) is aimed at facilitating fun and participation in mountain biking and club involvement through adult lead rides on a regular basis for junior club members. The primary focus is ‘supervised rides’ not ‘skills clinics’, though there may be opportunity during the program for participation in ‘skills clinics’.
The Junior Program will be for children aged 5-16yo. The supervised rides will be targeted at primary and early secondary school children.
Junior Participants will be required to have the following:
For those who have not previously had an MTBA membership there is an 8 week free membership available
3-12yo ‘Dirtmaster’ $47.00 for 12 months, includes full Race Licence
3-18yo ‘Recreation’ $45.00 for 12 months, does not include Race Licence but discounted Day Licence
13-18yo ‘Junior Race Licence’ $97.00 for 12 months
A mountain bike suitable for the level of riding that they wish to undertake and maintained in a safe condition. This will be confirmed by Ride Leaders at the start of each session. Parents looking for bike advice and/or assessment of current bike can contact Team Mt Beauty committee or members for assistance.
An approved helmet, closed toe sturdy shoes, gloves advised and a full water bottle or hydration pack suitable to take on the ride.
Fridays – 4:30 til 5:30pm
Term 4 2018 – 9th& 23rdNovember, 7th& 14thDecember
Term 1 2019 – Every Friday, start date to be notified
2018/19 Season – $25
The rides will generally start at the Big Hill carpark trailhead. If other alternative meeting points are determined during the season this will be communicated to all participants. Riders and leaders are expected to be ready to ride off at 4:30. All rides will finish at the Big Hill carpark at 5:30. Parents or carers are expected to be at the ride finish promptly at 5:30 to collect their children. Children allowed to leave and ride home on their own must be prearranged.
Sign Up on the Gravel Groms membership page.