Junior Development


The MTBA National Cup and National Championship races form a fundamental part of MTBA’s junior development programs for riders ranging from intermediate through to elite level. They are also an integral part of the selection process for development squads and junior world championship teams. MTBA recognises that attending some or all of these races can be a significant time and financial burden on families.

In response MTBA has developed a program that gives the opportunity for U17, U19 and U23 riders to attend National Series and National Championship races without requiring parent/guardian accompaniment and under the supervision of experienced and accredited coaches and staff. Athletes are met at the destination airport and are under the care of MTBA staff until they are on their returning flight at the end of the camp.

The travel program encompasses selected events across the disciplines of Olympic Cross Country (XCO), Downhill (DHI), Cyclo-cross (CX) and Gravity Enduro (GE).

For more details see the information sheet National Junior Travel Program Outline (updated 30-1-2019)

Details on individual camps can be found on the registration links below.

Note that registration close dates are strictly enforced to allow for logistics planning, and minimum numbers are required to implement the program. Please register early to avoid disappointment. 

Downhill (DHI)

National Cup Tier 1 – Mt Buller VIC – Jan 19-20 – Registration is closed.

National Cup Tier 1 – Mt Baw Baw VIC – Feb 15-18 – Registration is closed.

National and Oceania Championships – Bright VIC – April 2-11 – Registration is closed.

Olympic Cross Country (XCO) 

National Cup Tier 1 / Junior World Series – Canberra ACT – March 15-18 – Registration is closed.

National and Oceania Championships – Bright, VIC – April 2-11 – Registration is closed.

National Cup Tier 1 / Junior World Series – Mackay QLD – June 27-30 – coming soon.

Cyclo-cross (CX)

2019 events and registrations TBA.

Gravity Enduro (GE)

2019 events and registrations TBA.


The High Performance Race Campaign program revolves around MTBA staffed and facilitated trips to international races encompassing the XCO, DHI, CX and Gravity Enduro disciplines. Targeted at athletes already racing at state and national level primarily in the Junior (17 -18 years old) and U23 categories, the program will also cater for Elite athletes looking to gain international racing experience as a stepping stone to National representation. Successful applicants to the program will have experience racing at state and national level, and demonstrate a commitment to progressing their riding to international level. Locations and events will be selected to give riders experience with longer travel distances, foreign language and food, national team culture, diverse racing conditions and high level competition as well targeting UCI points and/or EWS entry. Flights, accommodation, ground transport, meals, coaching and mechanical support are all coordinated by MTBA staff. Costs will vary from trip to trip. 

XCO – SA Cup – Pietermaritzburg, South Africa – June 15/16 

Applications have now closed.

Additional trips for the DHI, CX and Gravity Enduro disciplines are in the planning phase.

For all enquiries regarding the above programs please contact MTBA Sport Manager – Evan James evan.james@mtba.org.au

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