2020 MTBA National Championships | Cross-Country, Downhill, Pump Track & Trials

Mountain Bike Australia in conjunction with the Victorian Government, Alpine Shire Council, Mystic Park & Alpine Cycling Club are pleased to present the 2020 MTBA National Championships.


EVENT DETAILS

Event: 2020 MTBA National Championships

Date: Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th March 2020

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

Location: Mystic Park, Bright, VICTORIA

Disciplines: Downhill (DHI), Cross-Country Olympic (XCO), Cross-Country Short Course (XCC) & Cross-Country Team Relay (XCR), Pump Track & Trials

Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/483717192252875

Official Hashtag: #MTBANats20


COMMISSAIRE APPOINTMENTS

President of the Commissaire Panel: TBA

Commissaire Panel: TBA


ONLINE REGISTRATIONS

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER INDIVIDUAL EVENTS at the 2020 MTBA National Championships

CLICK HERE TO ENTER the CROSS-COUNTRY TEAM RELAY at the 2020 MTBA National Championships

Online Registrations for the 2020 MTBA National Championships open at 9:00am (AEDT) on Wednesday 1 January 2020 and close at 5:00pm (AEDT) on Friday 6th March.

 

Membership Requirements: To register and participate in this event, riders must be an Australian Citizen and 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.

Masters Riders: Masters aged riders that have raced as an elite rider and earned UCI points since January 1st 2020, must enter the Elite Category in the same discipline.  They cannot race in their age category.

2019 National Champion Discounts: MTBA provide discounted entry into the 2020 National Championships for the top three (1st – 3rd) eligible riders in Cross-Country Olympic, Downhill & Trials from recognised categories at the previous National Championship. Riders may claim their discount when completing an online entry for the 2020 National Championships by entering their MTBA Membership Number in the ‘promotional code’ field during the online entry process. Discounts only apply to the event/s in which the rider received the award and will not extend to other disciplines. 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. 


EVENT SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE to download the 2020 MTBA National Championship Schedule. (Version 1.0 | Published 15 January 2020)


STATEMENT ON UNDER 13 PARTICIPATION

CLICK HERE TO ENTER SUPPORT EVENTS

From January 2020, MTBA will no longer be awarding National Champion jerseys to Under 13’s in any National Championships category. In consultation with the MTBA Sport and Technical Management Advisory Commission (MAC – Sport & Technical), a decision has been made to:

  1. Align practices in relation to Junior participation and competition with worlds best practice and contemporary sport science research and evidence;
  2. Bring National Championships operations into line with MTBA Technical Regulations, providing clarity for members and stakeholders and adhering to our adopted duty of care for riders, officials, volunteers and the general public;
  3. Align appropriately with our adopted Guidelines on Junior Participation.

U13’s will now be provided with a range of opportunities to gain experience, skills and participate at National Championship events but in the form of “support” races rather than being categorised as actual National Championship events. The objective is to use these events to support and mentor young riders at these events in a different format than previous.

This change will assist by removing the requirement of full race membership to participate as is the case for National Championship event entry. Thus Race Event Licences and Free Trial Memberships will be acceptable for U13 registration in support events during National Championship events.

At the National Championships in Bright this coming March (11-15), XCC, XCO, DHI and XCR support races will be provided, and all events will be provided Tier 1 National Cup status.

A specific race time for the U13 DHI category, has been provided for in the schedule and we are currently working with the host organising committee to also provide specific U13 practise time. This information will be publicised as details are confirmed.

MTBA are committed to providing as much opportunity for our juniors as possible to race, compete and develop their MTB skills but are conscious of doing this in line with worlds best practice with regards to rider safety, junior development and our competition objectives, regulations, policies and procedures to ensure we apply the highest level of safety and care for our junior athletes well-being. 

More information will follow and MTBA are excited by this new step in the development and participation opportunities for riders under 13 years wishing to compete and be a part of the National Mountain bike season and especially our premier events.


COURSE MAPS

Course Maps for the 2020 MTBA National Championships will be released closer to the event. Please check back for further updates.


2019 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.

Nominations for the 2019 awards (for the period 1 January 2019 – 31 December 2019) are now open.

CLICK HERE to submit a nomination.

Category winners will be announced at the awards function to be held on Thursday 12th March as part of the 2020 MTBA National Championships.


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 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

Looking for accommodation in Bright for this event? 

CLICK HERE to visit the Bright & Surrounds website for a full list of local accommodation options. 


2020 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP CATEGORIES & ENTRY FEES

Category    XCO
Entry Fee
 
XCC
Entry Fee
 

  DH   Entry Fee

 Elite Men & Women –  $110.00 $25.00 $150.00
 Under 23 Men & Women –  $90.00 $25.00  
 Expert Men & Women –  $90.00 $25.00 $140.00
 Junior  Men & Women –  $90.00 $25.00 $140.00
 Under 17 Men & Women –  $70.00 $25.00 $115.00
 Under 15 Men & Women –  $70.00 $25.00 $115.00
 Masters 1 Men & Women –  $90.00 $25.00 $140.00
 Masters 2 Men & Women –  $90.00 $25.00 $140.00
 Masters 3 Men & Women –  $90.00 $25.00 $140.00
 Masters 4 Men & Women –  $90.00 $25.00 $140.00
 Masters 5 Men & Women –  $90.00 $25.00 $140.00
 Masters 6 Men & Women –  $90.00 $25.00 $140.00
 Masters 7 Men & Women –  $70.00 $25.00 $115.00
 Masters 8 Men & Women –  $70.00 $25.00 $115.00
 Masters 9 Men & Women –  $70.00 $25.00 $115.00
 Masters 10 Men & Women –  $70.00 $25.00 $115.00
 Adaptive Men & Women $60.00    
 E-Bike –  $80.00    
         
 XC Team Relay (4 People) –  $TBA    
 Trials  (all categories) $60.00    
 Pump Track (all categories) $25.00    
         
 Late Registration Fee –  $25.00    
         
 Race Day Licences   Fee    
 Recreation Upgrade  –  $15.00    

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