Victorian Downhill Series
VDHS Round 5 - Mt Baw Baw

Sat, 24 Feb 2024 - Sun, 25 Feb 2024
Mt Baw Baw Downhill Mountain Bike Track
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Thu, 08 Feb 2024 6:00 PM AEDT
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Sun, 11 Feb 2024 10:00 PM AEDT
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Round 5 - Baw Baw

Proudly Hosted by Gippsland MTB club


  • 24/25th February 2024
  • Location: Mt Baw Baw
  • Host Club: Gippsland MTB
  • $160
  • Track: DH1
  • Contact:

Event Specific Info


The track is located on Mt Baw Baw and the start gate is located next the the Village Resturant.

Please check Mt Baw Baw's website for track closure information and to find out how to book shuttles for practice prior to the event.

No self shuttling is permitted during the race and may result in disqualification from the event.

Wait List:

There is a capacity constraint on our events which may mean you are advised you are waitlisted at entry.

Waitlisted basically means you are waiting to see if a spot becomes available. We have managed to clear the waiting list in 3 out of the 4 previous races so please be patient and we will let you know asap if we are able to accommodate you in your chosen category.

If a spot becomes available, you will receive an automated email notifying you of your changed status. If not, you will receive a full refund. Please note, Provisional Entry means that you have a spot - entry only becomes confirmed when you have collected your race plate from rego on Saturday.

If you no longer want to be on the waiting list, please remove yourself as soon as possible by scratching yourself to receive a full refund. If you are upgraded from the waiting list to a provisional entry, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Other Info:
Camping: Camping is available but needs to be booked. Please ring 5165 1136 for more details
Parking: There is plenty of parking available but please park considerately.
Catering: Village Central will offering food throughout the weekend (menus will be posted on our socials closer to the race):
Friday 9am - 8pm, last orders 7pm
Saturday 7am - 6pm including BBQ 12-7pm. Dinner Buffet (6pm -7.30pm or 7.30-9pm) bookings essential 51651136 option 3
Sunday 7am - 8pm including BBQ 11am-3pm
Please place all rubbish in the bins provided or take home with you.
Dogs: Dogs are not allowed on Mt Baw Baw. Accredited Service dogs are permitted.
Team Tents: Please contact to book your space


Please remember that once the scratch date has passed, entries are non-refundable and non-transferrable. This includes changes of mind as well as those with medical certificates.


The VDHS is run solely by volunteers and more volunteers are needed to run the race on the day – examples include but are not limited to marshalling and driving.

If you are able to spare a couple of hours or longer, please let us know when you register on Entry Boss.

Series Dates & Locations

Dates: Location: Host Club:
Round 1: 21st/22nd October 2023 Barjarg Albury-Wodonga MTB club
Round 3: 20th/21st January 2024 Mt Beauty Team Mt Beauty
Round 4: 3rd/4th February 2024 You Yangs You Yangs MTB club
Round 4: 24th/25th February 2024 Mt Baw Baw Gippsland MTB club
Round 6: 9th/10th March 2024 Narbethong Fat Tyre Flyers DH MTB club
NEW DATE: Round 2: 13th/14th April 2024 Mt Taylor Mountain Biking East Gippsland

Race Schedule

Please note this is subject to change so please monitor our socials for up to date information.


8am - 2pm: Rego open - please remember to bring your helmet and photo ID to rego

8am-9am: Track Walk

9am - 12.30pm: B group practice

12.30 - 4pm: A group practice

(A group is Elite, Expert and U19, all other categories are B group)


8am -9am: Rego open

8am-10.45am: Open practice - please note, you must complete a compulsory practice run on Sunday to be able to race.

11.00 approx: Racing Starts

Presentation for all categories will be held at the end of racing.


Please visit for the full VDHS rules.

Safety equipment:

  • A full-face helmet is mandatory, no detachable mouthpiece allowed. Helmet checks will be performed at rego.

  • Elbows must be covered by a jersey/shirt or elbow pads. ¾ length jerseys are acceptable.

  • Knees must be covered by full length trousers and/or self-fastening knee or knee/shin guards expressively designed for off-road conditions

For all riders under 17 years of age:

The following equipment is mandatory at all times while on track regardless of registered category:

  • Full finger gloves must be worn

  • Full length jersey – jersey must cover elbows at all times

  • Knee pads and elbow pads must be worn

Race Etiquette

Please watch Dean Lucus’ video prior to attending a race

Antisocial behaviour towards volunteers, other riders or spectators, both at the race and on social media, will not be tolerated and may result in disqualification. Please respect and treat others how you wish to be treated.

Queues – no one likes queuing, however some queuing cannot be avoided. If you push in to any queue, you will be asked to go to the back of the queue. Further action will be taken for repeat offenders.

Self shuttling is not permitted and may result in disqualification from the race.

Mandatory practice on Sunday – you must complete one full practice run on Sunday or you will not be able to race.

Race entries are non-transferable and you may be asked for ID to confirm you are registered. Anyone caught riding under a different name will be disqualified from racing.

Concussion Policy please refer to the Concussion Policy on



  • Check the membership info in your EntryBoss Profile is current & valid.
  • You need an off-road RACE membership as a minimum.
  • We only accept VALID AUSCYCLING MEMBERSHIPS & check that against the AusCycling membeship database.
  • DO NOT enter on an old MTBA membership number.
  • If you are Waitlisted, please note we will take a valid membership in preference to an invalid membership.
  • Check your EntryBoss Profile info before you enter under your entryBoss account
  • Once it is correct you don't have to worry about it again!

Please Consider Volunteering

It takes a lot of human power to run a big successful race series.
Please consider helping - you might surprise yourself and enjoy it.

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry

A payment card fee of $2.25 will be applied.

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