Mountain Bike Australia in conjunction with Straight to Hell DH Inc, Tourism & Event Queensland, City of Gold Coast and Bond University are pleased to present the 2017 MTBA National Championships.


Event: 2017 MTBA National Championships

Date: Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th March, 2017

UCI Class: CN (National Championship)

Location: Canungra, Queensland (30 minutes from Gold Coast)
                     + XCC to be held at Bond University on the Gold Coast

Disciplines: XCO, XCC, XCR, DHI, OT

Official Hashtag: #MTBANatChamps

Facebook Event Page:


President of the Commissaire Panel: Anthony Newham

Commissaire Panel: Jeff Hughes, Michael Norman, Timothy Butler, Anne-Marie Ludekens


Communique_001 XCO Provisional number of laps by categories

Communique_002 Schedule Changes for Observed Trials 

2017 National Championships Start List


CLICK HERE to download the event schedule.

Note: this schedule is subject to change at anytime without notice.

(Version 3.0 | Published 18 March 2017)

PLEASE NOTE: There is strictly NO ACCESS to the National Championship venue or tracks outside of the times published in the event schedule, including prior to the event. Teams wishing to setup Team Pit Space can do so from 8am Thursday, 16th March, no exceptions. Need to book team pit space? Complete the online booking form here.


Click Here to read the Media Release relating to the DHI National Championship postponement.



Online Registrations Close: 11:59pm AEST – Wednesday 15th March, 2017.

Late Entries: Late entries will be accepted at the event, however attract a $25 late fee. Late entries void all ability to redeem 2016 Winner discounts.

2016 National Championship Discounts: MTBA provide discounted entry into the 2017 National Championships for the top three (1st – 3rd) riders in each recognised category of the previous years championship. 

Riders may claim their discount when completing an online entry for the 2017 National Championships by entering their MTBA Membership Number in the ‘promotional code’ field.

Please note: It is the entrants’ responsibility to claim their discount at the time of entering. MTBA will not issue refunds for riders who fail to validate their promotion code when entering.

Membership Requirements: To register and participate in this event, riders must hold a valid MTBA Membership at the time of the event. Options are:
– MTBA Race Membership
– MTBA Recreation Membership with discounted Race Day Licence Upgrade

Please note: MTBA Race Membership must be valid on the date of the event for which you are registering. If your membership expires before the event, consider renewing your membership first to avoid purchasing a Race Day Licence. 

For more information on MTBA membership options click here.

XCR Team Configuration:
Teams will consist of four riders of the following make-up:
a. One rider aged under 19 at the eligibility date;
b. One rider eligible to compete in a Masters 3 or higher category at the 2017 MTBA National Championships – that is, aged 40 or over at the eligibility date;
c. One rider eligible to compete in a women’s category at the 2017 MTBA National Championships;
d. One rider on which there are no restrictions (‘Open’).


Discounts flyerMountain Bike Australia in conjunction with Destination Gold Coast are pleased to offer the following discounts and deals to riders and their family and friends who attending the National Championships.

MTBA National Championship Offer Flyer

The Gold Coast is the perfect backdrop for a large variety of sporting and entertainment events. There are a number of sights and attractions to keep the all ages happy. The following document has suggestions to keep you entertained while on the Gold Coast from exploring local trails or wondering round food and crafts markets, to checking out an open air movie, or relaxing at a café and watching the world go by.

Gold Coast Sights and Attractions


The 2017 MTBA National Championships will be held across two venues.

XCO, DHI & OT will be held on Private Property at 343 Biddaddaba Creek Road, Biddaddaba, a short drive from the township of Canungra. Please note, as this is private property the venue is not open for public use outside of scheduled event times. There is strictly NO CAMPING at the 2017 National Championship venue. MTBA also advise there is minimal phone/data coverage throughout the main event site.

MTBA’s Annual Achievement Awards function will be held at Bond University, Robina on the Gold Coast on Friday, 17th March.



Note: There is minimal phone/data coverage throughout the main event village.


2016/2017 MTBA Achievement Awards

Click here to download the Bond University Campus Map with Achievement Award directions. 


Event Delivery Partners






Venue Partner
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Host Club
 straight to hell






Bronze Event Sponsors


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