Four Tassie Clubs from some of the the most iconic riding venues on our beautiful island have come together to offer you a series of four races. Race in St Helens, Launceston, Hobart and you will be more than ready to compete in the State Championships hosted by the Mersey Mountain Bike Club in November.
In September the Pedal Heads invite you to St Helens for the first round of the inaugural TasXC Series. St Helens is probably better known for its gravity trails but the Pedal Heads are determined to show you that we also have challenging XC trails.
Next XC racers are treated to a challenging round in Osmaston, hosted by the Launceston Mountain Bike Club. This will be a rare opportunity to race in some of the best XC tracks in Tassie, and definitely not to be missed.
Everyone knows the south of the state is particularly beautiful in early November. Time to visit Glenorchy to see what the Hobart Wheelers / Dirt Devils have come up with to test your skills, speed and endurance.
Finally the State Championships await at the end of November in the beautiful city of Devonport. Kelcey Tier will provide just the right mix of technical and fun trails that will see worthy state champions emerge.
We will celebrate the fastest person in each category of each race.
We have been working hard to come up with an XC lap that will test your endurance as well as your riding skills. Our trail is mostly using the Rock Lobster trail, which starts right at the trail head, where racers, supporters and spectators can prepare and relax. We will add elements from a few other trails to create overtaking opportunities. DId we mention a blisteringly fast downhill with jumps and berms?
Despite being privately owned they are some of the best XC racing trails in Tasmania. We only get to use them on special occasions, so make the most of this fabulous opportunity and come and see what magic Chris & Astrid have created. They are always fast and smooth and always dry, but most of all fun!!! Also one of the best MTB race viewing venues in the state so bring your family along to watch.
Tolosa Mountain Bike Park is Hobart’s classic MTB venue on the lower slopes of Mt Wellington. The trails are fast & fun but pretty rough. Expect some climbing but to make sure the effort is manageable for everyone we’ll be running 2 different courses with a slightly shorter lap with less elevation for Race 1 entrants.
Find directions how to get to the race here.
Kelcey Tier in Devonport is the unsung gem of the Northwest Coast of Tas and the home trail for the Mersey Mountain Bike Club. These trails provide a large array of technicality, rocky climbs and fun flowing descents and there's plenty of elevation to play with. Bring your family and friends along and watch the racing from our race village or out on the track.
Please note that you need to have an MTBA or AusCycling RACE or DAY license - please check before you sign up. We're sure your bike is in great nick, with working brakes, no play in the bearings and plugged bar ends. Mountain bike riding can be dangerous and we need you to wear a helmet and gloves.
Keeping entries simple.
However, to ensure a fair race the results calculation will be based on typical MTB categories.
|Adults||Male, Female||Elite, Veterans (30-39), Masters (40-49), Super Masters (50-59), Grand Masters (60+)|
|Juniors||Male, Female||U13, U15, U17, U19, U23|
Please choose your correct age category when you enter the race.
Enter here to race in Kelcey Tier on Saturday 26th November 2022
|Type||Races||AusCycling license holders|
Categories and start times will be determined closer to the event. This will be dependent on number of entries in various age groups. Races will be evened out as much as possible to reduce congestion. Laps per age group will be determined closer to event.
Race Briefing 9.30am for Race 1.
|U13 Male/Female||1.5 laps|
|U15 Male/Female||3 laps|
|U17 Male||4 laps|
|U17 Female||3 laps|
|U19 Female||4 laps|
|Veteran Female||4 laps|
|Masters Female||5 laps|
|Super Masters Female||4 laps|
|Grand Masters Female||3 laps|
|Super Masters Male||4 laps|
|Grand Masters Male||4 laps|
Race Briefing for Race 2.
|U19 Male||5 laps|
|U23 Male/Female||5 laps|
|Elite Male||6 laps|
|Elite Female||6 laps|
|Expert Male/Female||5 laps|
|Veteran Male||5 laps|
|Masters Male||5 laps|
Presentations and medals issue to be held shortly after second race finish Approx 2.00pm
**Race start time is subject to change
That's not a reason to stay at home! We need marshals to help keep our riders safe, and spectators who cheer them on. In any case bring something to make a lot of noise with!
A very special thanks to our supporters