Four Clubs – Four Venues – Four Races
State Championship – Devonport
Four Tassie Clubs from some of 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.
About the series
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.
About Race 1 – St Helens (4 September 2022)
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?
About Race 2 – Osmaston (16 October 2022)
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.
About Race 3 – Glenorchy (6 November 2022)
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.
About Race 4 / State Championships – Devonport (26 November 2022)
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.
Before you jump in & sign up
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 St Helens on 4 September.
|Type||Races||AusCycling license holders|
Want the convenience of a season pass – and save one race entry (pay 3 race 4!) ?
Enter here to take out the Series Pass and race all our events. If you can’t make it to all our races we will also offer single-race entries.
|Type||Races||AusCycling license holders|
The provisional race day schedule
|Date||Club||Location||Rego||Junior Race start||Elite Race start||Preso|
|4-Sep||Pedal Heads||St Helens||08:30 -09:30||10:00||12:00||14:00|
|16-Oct||Launceston Mountain Bike Club||Osmaston||08:30 -09:30||10:00||12:00||14:00|
|6-Nov||Hobart Wheelers / Dirt Devils||Glenorchy||08:30 -09:30||10:00||12:00||14:00|
|26-Nov||Mersey Mountain Bike Club||Devonport||08:30 -09:30||10:00||12:00||14:00|
Please make sure you attend the Rider’s Briefing at 09:45 at the Rego Tent.
If you don’t want to race
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!