Hi reader,

Welcome to the December edition of Mountain Bike Australia's Member Newsletter.


CEO's Christmas Message

MTBA would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed throughout the year in any capacity to the MTB community in Australia.

We wish you all a merry and safe Christmas and New Year with your family and friends. May you have a terrific time on the trails.




2017 MTBA Achievement Awards - Nominate Now

Nominations are now open for the 2017 MTBA Achievement Awards presented by Thule.

The MTBA Achievement Awards recognise the phenomenal contributions made by the clubs, members, volunteers, riders, coaches, event promoters and commissaires in the mountain bike community. The awards are yours and MTBA's way of acknowledging achievements and recognising these contributions.

CLICK HERE to complete the nomination form now.

2018 Cross-Country National Series presented by Beastwear - Rounds 3 & 4

After the success of the opening two rounds, don't miss your only chance in 2018 to race on the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games cross-country course in a national event at Rounds 3 & 4 of the 2018 MTBA Cross-Country National Series presented by Beastwear, Nerang 13-14th January 2018 .  

The three loops of Round 3 & 4 will feature a variety of track styles, including fast flow trails and slow-speed steep and technical trails to challenge athletes.

You won't be disappointed!


2018 Downhill National Series - Round 1

A downhill track surrounded by the beauty of forested areas with spectacular views of the mountains and the sea will open the 2018 MTBA Downhill National Season at Coffs Harbour on the 20th & 21st January 2018.

The trail contains an abundance of features including smooth jumps, exciting drops, fun fast sections and challenging natural obstacles.

Don't miss out on registering and being part of the opening round of the 2018 Downhill Series.




Family Memberships Now Available

Now the whole family can get involved with a MTBA Family Membership! 
The family membership discount provides family members with a discount of 10% - 15% depending on the number of family members signing-up/renewing. The family member options are as follows: 

Eligibility criteria for MTBA Family Membership discount:

- Minimum 3 people residing at the same residential address;
- Maximum of 2 persons aged 19 years and older;
- Membership duration of 12-months for each membership;
- Choose from Race (with Club), Recreation (with or without club), Value-Add (with or without club) and Non-Riding (with club).


- Family of 3 – 4 riders receive 10% discount* on MTBA membership
- Family of 5+ riders will receive 15% discount* on MTBA membership
* Discount does not apply to club fees 

CLICK HERE to download the Family Membership Application Form.

Renew to Win!

Join or renew your MTBA membership BEFORE DECEMBER 31 and you could be riding the sweet trails at the all new Maydena Bike Park near Hobart when it opens.


Office Christmas Hours

The MTBA office will be closed from 1:00pm Friday 22nd December 2017 and will reopen at 9:00am Tuesday 2nd January 2018.

From all of us here at MTBA, we wish you a safe and very Merry Christmas, with lots of mountain bike adventures with family and friends over the holiday period.


MTBA Coaching Courses

The following Level 0 Skills Instructor courses will be delivered  in 2018.

Tathra, NSW - 3 February 

Loftus, Sydney, NSW - 3 February

Perth, WA - 4 February

Gold Coast, QLD - 10 February 

If you are interested in attending, please email Cearna Mckenzie on education@mtba.asn.au 

Further dates to be released early 2018 for Alice Springs and Nowra. 

CLICK HERE and stay up-to date with the latest courses on our website.


Upcoming Events

2018 Cross-Country National Series - Rounds 3 & 4

Gold Coast, QLD

JAN 13-14



2018 Downhill National Series - Round 1

Coffs Harbour, NSW

JAN 20-21



2018 Cross-Country National Series - Round 5 & 6

Pemberton, WA

JAN 26-27



2018 Downhill National Series - Round 2

Awaba, NSW

FEB 3-4



2018 MTBA Cross-Country National Championships

Armidale, NSW

FEB 23-25



2018 MTBA Downhill National Championships

Bright, VIC

MAR 2-4



2018 Downhill National Series - Round 3Narbethong, VICMAR 17-18



2018 Cross-Country National Series - Round 7 & 8

Canberra, ACT

MAR 24-25



2018 Marathon Series - Round 1 - Easter in the Alice

Alice Springs, NT

MAR 31



For a comprehensive list of events being run around Australia, head to the calendar on our website.


Contact Us

Mountain Bike Australia 
PO Box 377, Varsity Lakes  QLD  4227
Level 1, 246 Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes  QLD  4227

T: (07) 5628 0110
E: info@mtba.asn.au
W: www.mtba.org.au