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: North Queensland Schools MTB Challenge
Date: Friday 27th April, 2018
Location: Douglas Mountain Bike Park, Townsville, Queensland
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
Online Registrations for the North Queensland Schools MTB Challenge open at 9:00pm (AEST) on Friday 9th February 2018.
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.
CLICK HERE to download the event schedule. (Version 1.4 | Published 9 April 2018)
|Junior – Years 7 & 8||–||$15.00|
|Intermediate – Years 9 & 10||–||$15.00|
|Senior – Years 11 & 12||–||$15.00|
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
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.
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.
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 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
Medals will be awarded for the top 3 riders in each category, and top school in each category.
CLICK HERE for the latest course maps (Version 1.0| Published 09 April 2018).
We Need You. We’re looking for enthusiastic, active, happy, adults to support this event. To register CLICK HERE
This event is being held at Douglas Mountain Bike Park, Townsville.
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