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: 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


President of the Commissaire Panel: Jeremy Christmas (UCI)

Commissaire Panel: Michael Norman (Race Secretary), Shane Currie, Hayden Lester, Darryl Cram, Tim Rowe, Ant Newham, Stephen Rawlings, Iain Masters, David Morgan




CLICK HERE to view the Downhill Finals Start List.

CLICK HERE to view the Downhill Seeding Start List.

CLICK HERE to view the Registered Participant List as at the close on Online Registrations.


CLICK HERE to view Communique #1 regarding Downhill Practice for Friday & Saturday.

CLICK HERE to view Communique #2 regarding Cross-Country Olympic Lap Numbers. 

CLICK HERE  to view Communique #3 regarding XCC Race and Start Times for Friday 13th March.

CLICK HERE  to view Communique #4 regarding XCC Race and Start Times for Saturday 14th March.

CLICK HERE to view Communique #5 regarding Pump Track racing for Saturday 14th March.

CLICK HERE to view Communique #6 regarding change to Observed Trials session for Saturday 14th March.

CLICK HERE to view Communique #7 regarding XCO Lap changes for Under 19 and Under 23 Women



CLICK HERE to download the 2020 MTBA National Championship Schedule. (Version 1.1 | Published 24 February 2020)

*Schedule has changed from previous years – please check your discipline’s race day and times* 


CLICK HERE to view the Cross-Country Olympic Course Map.

CLICK HERE to view the Cross-Country Short Course Map.

CLICK HERE to view the Downhill Course Map.


ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED.  You may still register at the event, however a late fee of $40.00 is applicable. Late registrations strictly close three (3) hours before the schedules race and will only be accepted during the published registration times as per the event schedule, i.e. races held at 1:00pm close strictly at 10:00am.

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. 


For 2020 and going forward, U13 will no longer be recognised by MTBA as a National Championships category. In consultation with the MTBA Members Advisory Commission (MAC – Sport & Technical), this 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, altering the focus for U13s from elite performance to development;
  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 (for link click here); which is in process of review.

U13s will be catered for at the MTBA 2020 National Championship in Bright with races providing for participation and recognising Australia’s best up and coming young riders.

There will be a number of opportunities for U13s at Bright 2020 with a range of race, coaching and education opportunities provided for riders and parents.

Day Race Permits and Free Trial Memberships will be accepted for U13 events.

Race courses will be modified to reflect the Guidelines on Junior Participation and (racing), limiting race time and difficulty of terrain to maintain appropriate safety and reflect rider stage of development.

All riders including podium places will be awarded and recognised.

Discounted entry fees apply to all Under 13 events. Entries will be accepted on the day up to 3 hours prior to racing (excluding Downhill).

At Bright 2020 the following Under 13 events have been confirmed:

  • U13 XCR (Cross Country Relay) Race
    • XCR Entry Fee: $5.00 per person

  • U13 XCO (Cross Country Olympic) Race
    • XCO Entry Fee: $20.00

  • U13 XCC (Cross Country Short Circuit) Race
    • XCC Entry Fee: $10.00

  • U13 DH (Downhill) Race (including controlled practice sessions and mandatory MTBA supervised Track Walk)
    • DH Entry Fee: $50.00 including shuttles from Thursday

  • U13 PUM (Pump Track) Race
    • PUM Entry Fee: Free and included with each entry

  • Free XC Beginners’ Kids race (open to all bikes and riders up to 12yrs)
  • Free U13 XC coaching clinic
  • Free U13 DH coaching clinic
  • Free Pathway Q & A seminar with Elite athletes and coaches

All participants in the above races will receive 2020 Tier 1 National Cup points in their respective categories (excluding Pump Track, Cross-Country Relay and beginners’ race).

National Championship jerseys will not be awarded.

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 re junior development and our adopted regulations, policies and procedures to ensure we are having best regard for our junior athletes wellbeing. at MTBA events and via online resources and development pathways (coaching clinics, camps).

MTBA are finalising an updated Junior National Competition framework to provide for young riders aged Under 13 and below which will be incorporated into the Technical Regulations with information to assist clubs and key stakeholders with the practical implementation and facilitation of young racing.


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.


The 2020 National Championships are included in the MTBA National Junior Travel Program, giving junior riders that would otherwise not be able to travel to the event an opportunity to attend. Places are strictly limited and filling fast. More more details go to the Junior Development Page.



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 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.


Looking for accommodation in Bright for this event? 

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


Category    XCO
Entry Fee
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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