Mountain Bike Australia in conjunction with the Victorian Government, Alpine Shire Council, Mystic Park & Alpine Cycling Club are pleased to present the 2019 MTBA National Championships.
Event: 2019 MTBA National Championships
Date: Thursday 4th – Sunday 7th April 2019
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), Trials & Pump Track
Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/131637114136794
Official Hashtag: #MTBANats19
President of the Commissaire Panel: Geoff Kronenburg (UCI)
Commissaire Panel: Michael Norman (Race Secretary), Anthony Newham (Technical Delegate), Darryl Cram, Shane Currie, Iain Masters, Stephen Rawlings, Jeff Hughes, Tim Rowe & John Van Den Ham.
CLICK HERE to download the Official Event Schedule. (Version 1.0 | Published 21 December 2018)
At this years National Championships at Bright, Mountain Bike Australia will be hosting a women in mountain biking breakfast to be held 8:00am Friday 5th April in the Red Bull tent at the event village.
The idea of the breakfast is to provide an opportunity for the mountain bike community to hear from a panel of women who all have different stories to share about their connection with mountain biking.
Panel members include Australian MTB legend Sharon Heap; adaptive MTB rider Heidi Thomas; mum of one of Australia’s elite downhill riders Jo Frew; NZ elite XC rider Samara Sheppard; Australian elite dowhiller Shelly Flood and Chair of the MTBA Board, Lee Brentzell.
The breakfast is free to attend and includes light refreshments of coffee, tea, baked goods and fruit. For catering purposes attendance numbers are limited.
Register your attendance HERE
Online Registrations Open: 9:00am (AEDT) – Tuesday 1st January 2019.
Online Registrations Close: 11:59pm (AEDT) – Sunday 31st March 2019.
Note: Masters aged riders that have raced as an elite rider and earned UCI points since January 1st 2019, must enter the Elite Category in the same discipline. They cannot race in their age category.
2018 National Champion Discounts: MTBA provide discounted entry into the 2019 National Championships for the top three (1st – 3rd) eligible riders in each recognised category of the previous championship for XCO and DH. Riders may claim their discount when completing an online entry for the 2019 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.
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.
For more information on MTBA membership options CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to book a Team Pit Space within the Event Village.
Aged 15 to 22 and need some help getting to the event? Check out the National Junior Travel Program for a fully supported race camp.
Want one of the best seats in the house as the nations top Downhill, Cross Country and Observed Trails riders take-on Bright? Volunteer opportunities are still available.
You can register to volunteer here!
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.
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 here. Please 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.
Looking for accommodation in Bright for this event?
CLICK HERE to visit the Bright & Surrounds website for a full list of local accommodation options.
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||$115.00|
|Under 17 Men & Women||–||$70.00||$25.00||$115.00|
|Under 15 Men & Women||–||$70.00||$25.00||$115.00|
|Under 13 Men & Women||–||$60.00||$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|
|Team Relay (4 People)||–||$60.00|
|Pump Track Championship||–||$25.00|
|Late Registration Fee||–||$25.00|
|Race Day Licences||Fee|