Victorian Downhill Series downhill mountain biker doing a jump at Mount Beauty VDHS

R5 – Mt. Beauty – Mar 28 & 29…

Entries

Online

Enter via the MTBA website

Saturday and Sunday Senior $100
Saturday and Sunday Junior = $90 (Under 15)

On the day

Saturday and Sunday Senior $130
Saturday and Sunday Junior = $100 (Under 15)
Sunday only $80

Weekend Racing licence = $40 (Over 18), $25 (Under 18)

All riders MUST produce their MTBA Competition Licence.

If you do not have proof of MTBA Competition Membership you will need to fill out and purchase a Weekend Racing Licence from registration.

Event schedule

Friday

Course available for on foot inspection only (NO RIDING For the safety of the volunteers working on the track)

Saturday

0800 – 1600 Registration Open

0800 – 1000 Course available for on foot inspection

1000 – 1430 Official course practise (ALL GROUPS)

1430 – 1530 Official course practise (NO PRO GROUP)

1530 – 1630 Official course practise (PRO GROUP ONLY)

*Note: A diligent effort will be made by event organisers to police these groups on course to ensure all riders are given the best chance to complete full runs during practice. 

PRO Group = Elite Men, Under 19 Men and Expert Men

Non Pro Group = all other categories

The Race Director has the ability to disqualify any rider that disobeys this rule. All Pro Group riders will have a colour coded race plate.

Sunday

0800 – 0900 Registration Open. (Entries after 0900 will not be accepted)

0800 – 1100 Official Course Practice (ALL GROUPS)

1115 Sharp. Rider Briefing at event central (All riders MUST attend)

1130 Racing Begins

Presentations will be held at the conclusion of the Elite Mens final

Location

The Big Hill Mountain Bike Park is located at the bottom of Big Hill on the south side of the town

Getting there

From Melbourne: Head North on the Hume Freeway. Drive until you pass the dual McDonalds Restaurants on the freeway, take the next exit off and head to Milawa/Taminick. Continue through Myrtleford and Bright, turn left 5kms after Bright toward Mt Beauty. (Melbourne-Mt Beauty approx 4 hours)

From Gippsland: Follow the Great Alpine Road (Omeo Highway) to Omeo. Option 1: Take a left towards Mount Hotham. Travel through Hotham Heights towards Bright. 5kms before Bright, turn right to Mt Beauty. (Bairnsdale-Mt Beauty approx 3.5 hours) Option 2: At Omeo follow Omeo Highway towards Mitta Mitta. Approx 10kms past Anglers Rest, turn left on to Bogong High Plains Rd. Pass through Falls Creek to Mt Beauty. (Bairnsdale-Falls Creek-Mt.Beauty approx 4 hours)

From NSW: Head for Albury/Wodonga. Leave Wodonga on the Murray Valley Highway. Veer off onto Kiewa Valley Highway at Bandiana. (Albury-Mt Beauty approx 1 hour) If heading south on the Hume and using the Albury bypass, take the Tallangatta exit and join the Murray Valley Highway.

Once in Mount Beauty, head through town along the Kiewa Valley Highway towards Falls Creek. The Big Hill Mountain Bike Park is on the right hand side just above town

Parking

There is limited parking available at the race site. If you have the option to walk/ride/car pool, please do! Parking is accessible to all vehicles unless the weather is REALLY bad.

Food

The local community get right behind this event to raise funds for various local organisations. Support them by eating up. Delicious home cooked goodies, fresh salad rolls etc. plus the usual assortment of ‘junk’ and BBQ for egg & bacon sangas in the morning, snags and burgers. Cold drinks. Coffee van with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cookies, cakes etc. Cold drinks. The Mt Beauty township, cafes, supermarket etc. is within 300m of the race site.

Accommodation

For accommodation in Mount Beauty contact the Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre (Alpine Discovery Centre) on (03) 5755 0596.

For camping in Mount Beauty, 800m from the race site, contact the Mount Beauty Holiday Centre on (03) 5754 4396.

Please note: Due to the proximity to local housing, no camping is allowed at the race site. This will be policed (by the police!) Not worth the risk.

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