Southern Peaks

Event Information

Southern Peaks 50km – Presented by Act Belong Commit

Southern Peaks 37km – Presented by Impulse Cycles

Southern Peaks is a cross country MTB race over either 37km or 50km.

Starting at the stunning Maitraya Private Resort travelling over some of the most stunningly beautiful coastline the region has to offer. Maitraya Private Resort is normally closed to the public so, this is the only time you can ride around this beautiful pristine estate.

Thanks to the Dept of Parks and Wildlife the route then travels through more breathtaking coastal scenery to the highly anticipate Emu Point channel crossing where riders are ferried across surprisingly quickly! The route then travels through a variety of sneaky single track, gruelling climbs and the ‘hidden’ highlights of central Albany where the 37km riders finish in the Albany Town Square Event Village.

50km riders continue from the Albany Town Square Event Village delivering even more challenging climbs, steep descents and all round amazing views from the top of Mt Melville. Riders finish up back at the Albany Town Square Event Village for celebrations and well-deserved beverage!


Getting there and parking

Thanks to Busy Blue Bus we’ve been able to provide bus transfers to competitors who have pre registered for on the day transfers. Competitors have been assigned to buses and have be notified of the times by email.
Unfortunately we are now at capacity for this service. If you had not registered for this service you will need to arrange your own transport to the start of the race at Maitraya Private Estate..

There is parking at Maitraya however, due to access cars can only leave the site after the race has started.

The Course

Southern Peaks includes access to some tracks and trails that can only be ridden during the event. It is greatly appreciated that all riders acknowledge this and respect these landowners outside the race period. Rest assured that it will take in the absolute best singletrack that Albany has to offer. Like us on Facebook to see sneaky course hints in the lead-up to the event!

Entry catagories

The following categories are available for the 50km:

  • Open Male
  • Open Female
  • Veterans Male and Female (30-39yrs)
  • Masters Male and Female (40- 49yrs)
  • Super Masters Male and Female (50- 59 yrs)
  • Grand Masters Male and Female (60+yrs)
  • Team Mixed category
  • Female Team Category
  • Male Team Category


The following categories will be available for the 37km:

  • Open Male
  • Open Female
  • Veterans Male and Female (30-39yrs)
  • Masters Male and Female (40- 49yrs)
  • Super Masters Male and Female (50- 59 yrs)
  • Grand Masters Male and Female (60+yrs)


Please note. Minimum age for the 50km is 16 years and the 37km is 14 years.
Exceptions / Exemptions to this policy may be gained by applying to MTBA in writing. To be successful the rider must have written documentation from an accredited cycling coach who has coached the junior aged athlete in a professional capacity for at least 12 months, that the young person is capable of riding outside these policy constraints. The supporting documentation will include:
• Permission from the rider’s parents or guardians
• A statement that the rider’s coach has read and understood the provisions and concepts of this policy
• All contact details for the coach, including appropriate details of qualifications to make the assessment for a change in policy application
• Any previous exemptions granted for the rider
• History of the rider’s performance in other cross country events, and
• Statements on the rider’s training regiment

Registration Pack Collection

Race plates and registration packs will be avaliable for collection on the following days at the following times.

Saturday 23rd September

10am – 11:30am – Southern Peaks Start – Maitraya Private Estate

Registration on the weekend

Friday 22nd 12pm – 9pm – Event Village, Albany Town Square – Southern Peaks 37km & 50km

Saturday 23rd , 10am – 11:30am – Maitraya Estate (start point) – Southern Peaks 37km & 50km


Event date: Saturday 23rd September
37km &50km Start time: 12:00pm
Start location: Maitraya Private Estate*
*The start for both the 37km & 50km event
Presentations: 5:30pm – Event Village (Albany Town Square)

Entry fees
37km – $80
50km – $100
Team 50km – $150.

Online Registrations have now closed.

Don’t worry we are still accepting on the day entries. You can register to take part in all events at the following times and places:

  • Southern Peaks 37km & 50km:
    Friday 22nd 12pm – 9pm – Event Village, Albany Town Square
  • Southern Peaks 37km & 50km:
    Saturday 23rd , 10am – 11:30am – Maitraya estate – 50km and 37km start.
  • Urban Downhill:
    Saturday 23rd, 9am – 12pm – Event Village, Albany Town Square
  • Jump Comp:
    Saturday 23rd September, 2pm – 2:30pm – Event Village, Albany Town Square
  • Kids Urban:
    Sunday 24th September, 7am – 8am – Lawley Park