Entries are now open for the 2015/16 MTBA National Series, with the upcoming edition promising to deliver absorbing racing at some of the most revered mountain biking venues in Australia.
The six-stop season will commence in Mount Taylor, Victoria, with the iconic venue set to host a round for the first time. The season will be held in no less than four states and a territory, before culminating at the National Championships in breathtaking Bright, Victoria.
MTBA CEO Shane Coppin highlighted some of the exciting new additions to this year’s series, before encouraging riders of all skill levels to get involved.
“MTBA are happy to build upon the National Series success of last year,” Coppin said.
“With the upcoming edition set to feature visits to new venues, the return of the XCO to Thredbo and the introduction of some UCI category one events.
“Ultimately the National Series is not only suited to elite riders, but to riders of all levels.”
Once again, the 2015/16 series will feature the popular Cross Country Criterium (XCC, short track) format, which provides riders with more race time, and spectators with some action-packed racing.
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MTBA President Russ Baker echoed the words of Coppin, emphasising how inclusive the National Series had become.
“The National Series provides everyone with the opportunity to participate in top-level competition that will both reward and test all riders,” Baker said.
“MTBA has chosen a range of locations around the country that will ensure the National Series is available to all riders. We have also made two rounds as UCI C1 events, which provides our best riders with the opportunity to gain valuable UCI points on their home tracks, without the level of financial commitment required to race overseas.
“The National Series is not just about the Elites, with a large range of Junior and Masters categories, it provides something for every mountain biker.”
To enter any event in the 2015/16 National Series, please visit the MTBA calendar via this link: http://www2.mtba.asn.au/calendar/
Please note that those with series discounts only need to add their membership number this year, not their name and number as advised.
27th – 29th Nov, 2015. Mt Taylor, VIC. DHI, XCO, XCC. CAT 2
11th – 13th Dec, 2015. Mt Stromlo, ACT. DHI, XCO, XCC. CAT 2
23rd – 24th Jan, 2016. Pemberton, WA. XCO Double Header. CAT 1
5th – 7th Feb, 2016. Thredbo, NSW. DHI, XCO, XCC. CAT 2
4th – 6th March, 2016. Toowoomba, QLD. DHI, XCO, XCC. CAT 1
17th – 20th March, 2016. Bright, VIC. DHI, XCO, XCE, XCC OT. National Championships