2018 Townsville MTB Festival – North Queensland Schools MTB Challenge

Mountain Bike Australia in conjunction with Townsville Enterprise, the Queensland State Government, Townsville City Council & Townsville Rockwheelers are pleased to present the North Queensland Schools MTB Challenge to be held as part of the Townsville MTB Festival, April 27-29.


EVENT DETAILS

Event: North Queensland Schools MTB Challenge

Date: Friday 27th April, 2018

Location: Douglas Mountain Bike Park, Townsville, Queensland

Discipline: Cross-Country

Age Categories: Secondary School Students – Years 7 & 8, Years 9 & 10, and Years 11 & 12.

Facebook Event Page: facebook.com/events/1549406661756247

Official Hashtag: #TSVMTB18


RESULTS

2018 NQ Schools Championships


ONLINE REGISTRATIONS

Online Registrations for the North Queensland Schools MTB Challenge open at 9:00pm  (AEST) on Friday 9th February 2018.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER INDIVIDUALLY FOR THE NORTH QUEENSLAND SCHOOLS MTB CHALLENGE

or

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER A SCHOOL GROUP FOR THE NORTH QUEENSLAND SCHOOLS MTB CHALLENGE

Online Registrations Close: 11:59pm (AEST) – Wednesday 25th April, 2018.

This event is open to all Secondary School students from Years 7 – 12. Mountain Bike Australia will provide all participants with Personal Accident insurance cover whilst participating in this event, irrespective of whether they hold a MTBA Membership or not.

For more information on MTBA membership CLICK HERE.


EVENT SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE to download the event schedule. (Version 1.4 | Published 9 April 2018)


CATEGORIES & ENTRY FEES

Category    Entry Fee   
 Junior – Years 7 & 8 –   $15.00  
 Intermediate – Years 9 & 10 –    $15.00  
 Senior – Years 11 & 12 –    $15.00  

 


COMPETITION FORMAT

Entries

Schools may enter as many riders as they like.

Riders will be grouped by division based on school year.

                Junior – Years 7 and 8

                Intermediate – Years 9 and 10

                Senior – Years 11 and 12

Team Manager

Schools must provide a rider manager who will attend managers’ meetings, collect and distribute rider number plates and be the emergency contact for all riders on the team. Managers must carry working mobile phones.

Team managers will identify individuals who can man feed and technical zones.

Rider Responsibility

Riders will be responsible for riding within the rules, riding in control without risk to other riders, officials or spectators and riders must inform officials of withdrawals, and injuries.

Volunteering

Schools must provide 1 volunteer per rider division entered. These volunteers must be over 18,

Volunteers may be asked to marshal the course watching for injured riders and rule adherence, help organise riders at the start, assist with timing, record finish order, or assist at registrations.

Competition Format

Competition will consist of 1 day of competition across 2 events.

First event will be in the traditional Cross Country format people will be familiar with from the Olympics. Each division start on mass at the sound of a gun or whistle. Riders will race a set number of laps that will be determined the day before based on the expected course conditions. The number of laps will be determined to achieve the following durations:

                Junior – 30-45 minutes

                Intermediate – 45-60 minutes

                Senior – 60-75 minutes

Each rider’s time to complete the laps will be recorded. Once the leader has finish all riders will finish including lapped riders. Lapped riders will receive additional time to count for the laps not completed so they may continue in the competition. Riders who withdraws from the race will be considered to have not finished and will be out of the overall competition.

The second competition will test the rider’s skills over sections of obstacles in a format called “Observed Trials”. Sections will get progressively more difficult. Riders must complete each section without touching the ground (Dabbing). Three dabs in a section will result in an incomplete section. Riders will only be able to progress to the next section if they have completed.

Each completed section will result in a 1 minute deduction from riders total time for the competition. So, a rider may make up time by completing more stages than other riders.

Rider with the fastest time in the end will win.

Riders results by category will contribute to the school points. All riders who complete the Cross Country will accrue points

School prizes will be awarded to the school with the most points by category:

Rider Place – Points

1st – 10 pts

2nd – 7 pts

3rd – 5 pts

4th – 4 pts

5th – 3 pts

6th – 2 pts

All other placings – 1 pt

Prizes

Categories:

Junior Men

Junior Women

Intermediate Men

Intermediate Women

Senior Men

Senior Women

Medals will be awarded for the top 3 riders in each category, and top school in each category.


COURSE MAPS

CLICK HERE for the latest course maps (Version 1.0| Published 09 April 2018).


VOLUNTEERS

We Need You. We’re looking for enthusiastic, active, happy, adults to support this event.  To register  CLICK HERE


GETTING TO THE EVENT

This event is being held at Douglas Mountain Bike Park, Townsville.


EVENT PARTNERS

Major Event Partner  –   Townsville Enterprise
Event Partner  –   Townsville City Council Hi Res JPEG
Event Partner  –   EQ
Host Club –   RW logo Portrait (cmyk)

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