Dirt Crits

Mountain bike racing for all ages and abilities - selected Thursday evenings November-March. 10 races.

Entry fees

  • Seniors - $10 per race or $60 for the season
  • Juniors - free entry, gold coin donation

A valid MTBA license or $33 Day license is required. It's usually cheaper to become a Rocky Riders member than to buy day licenses. If you are brand new to mountain biking you can always sign up for an eight week trial membership at no cost.

Email us if you'd like any advice about buying your MTBA licence.

Junior Dirt Crits
Junior Dirt Crit startline action

Dates - Thursday evenings

2018

2019

ROUND 1 - 08/11/18(ITT)

ROUND 6 - 31/01/2019(ITT)

ROUND 2 - 15/11/18

ROUND 7 - 07/02/2019

ROUND 3 - 22/11/18

ROUND 8 - 14/02/2019

ROUND 4 - 29/11/18

ROUND 9 - 21/02/2019

ROUND 5 - 06/12/18

(bonus points Xmas costumes)

ROUND 10 - 28/02/2019

Chris Davidge hits the rock garden
Chris Davidge hits the rock garden

Start time

Thursday evenings

Juniors/Parents/Beginners

MTBA Dirtmaster membership category ages 3-12.

Rego from 5:30pm with racing at 5:45pm.

Junior riders can also compete in the seniors event.

Seniors

Rego from 6:30pm with racing at 6:45pm.

All races are between 30 and 60 minutes.

Location

For the 2018/19 series we will be returning to the trails at the White Hills Reserve in Campbells Creek, the scene of many competitive contests and close finishes in previous years. The layout of these trails provides a great course for junior riders on the short loop, while also offering plenty of challenges for senior riders on the long loop.

White Hills Reserve is located off Rowley Park Road in Campbells Creek; see map below.

We'll have signs out on the day to help you find your way.

Riders line up for the start
Riders line up for the start

The course

The course is approx 1km for juniors and 1.6kms for seniors and is beginner friendly.

If you have a well-serviced mountain bike, basic bike skills and basic fitness you'll be just fine.

Al Farley in fine form

Race format

Races will be 20 to 30 mins for juniors/parents/beginners, and 30 to 60 minutes for seniors.

The season will include two ITTs (Individual Time Trials) to seed riders for the handicap races in the series. The remaining 8 races in the series will be handicapped events.

Series points

Each rider is awarded 1 point for entering and 1 point for every rider that they finish ahead of. Eg. First place in a race of 20 riders will get 1 point for entering + 19 points for the 19 riders they finished ahead of.

DNFs get 1 point.

Your best 7 results (including up to 1 ITT) count towards your points tally, so if you can't get to every round you still have a chance of winning. The rider with the highest points tally wins.

You'll be given a race plate at your first race, and you'll need to bring them to each race. Forgetting race plates incurs a $10 penalty to go towards headache treatment for the timing team.

Race cancellation and bulletins

Races will be cancelled on days of extreme fire danger/weather. Cancellations will be posted on Facebook by 4pm on race day.