2018 MTBA Cross-Country National Championships

Mountain Bike Australia are pleased to present the 2018 Cross-Country National Championships.


EVENT DETAILS

Event: 2018 MTBA Cross-Country National Championships

Date: Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th February, 2018

UCI Class: NC | Elite Men, Elite Women, Under 23 Men, Under 23 Women, Junior Men & Junior Women

Location: University of New England, Armidale, NEW SOUTH WALES

Disciplines: Cross-Country Olympic (XCO), Cross-Country Eliminator (XCE) & Cross-Country Team Relay (XCR)

Event Host: New England Mountain Bikers

Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/131637114136794

Official Hashtag: #XCChamps18


COMMISSAIRE APPOINTMENTS

President of the Commissaire Panel: Claire Whiteman (MTBA)

Commissaire Panel: Shane Currie (MTBA), Hayden Lester (MTBA) & Mark Welsh (MTBA)


ONLINE REGISTRATIONS

Online Registrations for the 2018 Cross-Country National Championships open at 9:00am  (AEDT) on Sunday, 1st October 2017.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 MTBA CROSS-COUNTRY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (XCO & XCE)

or 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 MTBA CROSS-COUNTRY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (XCR)

Online Registrations Close: 11:59pm (AEDT) – Wednesday 21st February, 2018.


2017 National Champion Discounts: MTBA provide discounted entry into the 2018 Cross-Country National Championships for the top three (1st – 3rd) eligible riders in each recognised category of the previous championship. Riders may claim their discount when completing an online entry for the 2018 Cross-Country National Championships by entering their MTBA Membership Number in the ‘promotional code’ field during the online entry process. 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 registering.  Please note: Membership must be valid on the date of the event for which you are registering. If your membership expires before the date of the event, you must renew your membership before entering this event. MTBA Recreation Members may upgrade to a Race Membership at anytime through the MTBA Online Services System or opt to purchase a discounted Race Day Licence Upgrade.


For more information on MTBA membership options
CLICK HERE.


TEAM PIT SPACE BOOKINGS

CLICK HERE to book Team Pit Space for the 2018 MTBA Cross-Country National Season.


EVENT SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE to download the event schedule. (Version 1.1 | Published 6 December 2017) 


COURSE MAPS

The course maps for this event will be released closer to the event date, please check back for further updates.


GETTING TO THE EVENT

This event is being held in Armidale, New South Wales.


CROSS-COUNTRY NATIONAL SEASON GUIDELINES

Please refer to the ‘PUBLICATIONS‘ tab of the MTBA website for the latest version of the Cross-Country National Season Guidelines.


PRIZE MONEY & AWARDS

Information on prize money and awards for the 2018 Cross-Country National Championships will been published in the 2018 MTBA Prize Money & Awards Guide, available closer to the event. 

Please refer to the ‘PUBLICATIONS‘ tab of the MTBA website for the latest version of the MTBA Prize Money & Awards Guide.


LOCAL SPORTING CHAMPIONS

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The Local Sporting Champions (LSC) program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18 to be used towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official National Sporting Organisation (NSO) endorsed State or National Championship. 

If successful, applicants will receive a $500 grant.

For information on eligibility and/or to apply, CLICK HERE.


DOPING CONTROL

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has been notified of this event, and may conduct random testing during the Mountain Bike Australia Cross-Country National Championships.

To ensure that you are adequately informed on testing procedures, please read the guidelines provided by ASADA herePlease note that blood samples may be required along with standard urine samples.

For questions about prohibited substances, please contact the ASADA Hotline on 1800 020 506.

Mountain Bike Australia strongly encourages all athletes and support personnel to ensure that you maintain ample knowledge about the sample collection process and your rights and responsibilities in relation to testing.

Please visit the ASADA website – www.asada.gov.au or the ASADA eLearning website – elearning.asada.gov.au for further information.


ACCOMMODATION & THINGS TO DO

Information on accommodation and attractions in the Alpine Region will be available closer to the event date, please check back for further updates.


2018 CROSS-COUNTRY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CATEGORIES & ENRTY FEES

Category    XCO
Entry Fee
 
XCE
Entry Fee
 
 Elite Men & Women –   $95.00  $20.00
 Under 23 Men & Women –   $80.00 $20.00
 Expert Men & Women –    $80.00 $20.00
 Junior (Under 19) Men & Women –    $80.00 $20.00
 Under 17 Men & Women –    $60.00 $20.00
 Under 15 Men & Women –    $60.00 $20.00
 Masters 1 Men & Women –    $80.00 $20.00
 Masters 2 Men & Women –    $80.00 $20.00
 Masters 3 Men & Women –    $80.00 $20.00
 Masters 4 Men & Women –    $80.00 $20.00
 Masters 5 Men & Women –    $80.00 $20.00
 Masters 6 Men & Women –    $80.00 $20.00
 Masters 7 Men & Women –    $60.00 $20.00
 Masters 8 Men & Women –    $60.00 $20.00
 Masters 9 Men & Women –    $60.00 $20.00
 Masters 10 Men & Women –    $60.00 $20.00
     
 Team Relay (4 People) –    $50.00  
     
Late Registration Fee –    $25.00
     
Race Day Licences   Fee
Recreation Upgrade  –    $15.00

EVENT PARTNERS

Host Club  –   

OTHER EVENTS IN THE 2018 CROSS-COUNTRY NATIONAL SEASON

 Cross-Country NS - Round 1 & 2 Button - Orange  Cross-Country NS - Round 3 & 4 Button - Nerang
 Cross-Country NS - Round 5 & 6 Button - Perth  Cross-Country NS - Round 7 & 8 Button - Canberra
 Cross Country National Championships  

 

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