Mountain Bike Australia are pleased to present the inaugural 2017 Schools National Championships presented by Bond University.
Event: 2017 MTBA Schools National Championships presented by Bond University
Date: Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th June, 2017
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
Disciplines: XCO, XCE, XCEN
Official Hashtag: #MTBSchoolChamps
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Online Registrations for the 2017 MTBA Schools National Championships presented by Bond University will open at 9am on Thursday 1st December, 2016.
Entry Fee: $50.00 per student (inclusive of Personal Accident & Public Liability Insurance whilst participating in the event)
Eligibility: Open to all Australian & New Zealand school students aged 11 – 18 (as at 31 December 2017). Schools may enter as many teams/riders as they like.
Age Categories: Riders will be grouped by gender and age categories (Under 13, Under 15, Under 17 & Under 19).
Registering without a Team: Riders who do not have a team can register as individuals for $50. MTBA will then place the riders in a team for the 4 hour event on Sunday. If you would like to be placed in a team with friends from another school, please complete your individual entry then email Mathew Hey at firstname.lastname@example.org listing the other riders you would like to race with.
CLICK HERE to download the Event Schedule.
(V1.1 | Published 16th April 2017)
Please note schedule is subject to change.
CLICK HERE to complete the online booking form
Competition Format: Competition will consist of three races over three days with the combined position in each category contributing points towards individual and team results.
Cross-Country Eliminator (XCE): The first race will be a Cross-Country Eliminator over a course of between 800m and 1.5km on the grounds of Bond University. All racers will ride a time trial to qualify for the final series where riders will compete in heats of four, head to head. The fastest two riders will progress through to the semi finals and finals respectively.
Cross-Country Olympic (XCO): The second day will be a XCO race day held at Nerang State Forest. Riders will start in their respective age category and race a course of 4-6km in length.
Cross-Country Team Enduro (XCEN): The third and final day of the Schools National Championships will be a 4hr Cross-Country Team Enduro, held at Nerang State Forest. Riders will race as a team of four and the race will be won by the team who completes the most number of laps in team least amount of time. No team will be able to start a lap after 4hrs has lapsed.
Team Managers: Schools must provide a team manager who will attend managers meetings, collect and distribute rider plates and be the emergency contact for all riders on the team. Team managers must carry a mobile phone on them at all times.
Team managers will identify individuals who can man feed and technical zones. These are limited to 1 per 4 riders per team.
Rider Responsibility: Riders are responsible for riding within the rules, ride in control without risk to other riders, officials or spectators and riders must inform officials of withdrawals, and injuries.
Volunteering: Schools must provide 1 volunteer per category each day. Volunteers must be over the age of 18.
Mountain Bike Australia are seeking volunteers to assist in the delivery of the 2017 National School Championships.
There are roles available to suit everyone, from event assistants through to on-course marshals with a front row seat to all the action!
Volunteers will be provided with a t-shirt, snack for each shift they work.
To register as a volunteer CLICK HERE and complete the online registration form and sign-up for volunteer shifts.
CLICK HERE to download the XCO Course Map.
(Nerang National Park | V1.0 | Published 27 March 2017)
XCE & XCEN Course Maps will be available shortly. Please check back for further updated.
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