Southern Peaks 50KM | 37KM & NEW 17KM
Southern Peaks is a cross country MTB race over either 50KM, 37KM & 17KM.
This year the 37KM & 50KM course will start once again 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 will then travel through more breathtaking coastal scenery to the highly anticipated Emu Point channel crossing where riders ill be ferried across in no time with the additional second barge aswell as added facilities at the aid station to recharge and wash before commencing their ride and times! Emu Point will also be the starting point for our 17KM riders. The route will then travel through a variety of sneaky single track, gruelling climbs and the ‘hidden’ highlights of central Albany where the 17KM & 37KM riders will finish in the Albany Town Square Event Village.
50KM riders will 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 will finish back at the Albany Town Square Event Village for celebrations and well-deserved beverage!
NEW TEAM CATEGORY
Welcoming the new TEAM CATEGORY where you and two of your mates can work together to gain the points and make it out on top! – Each team member must finish within 2 minutes of another team member (1st team rider within 2 minutes from 2nd team rider and 2nd team rider 2 minutes within 3rd team rider), with points being assigned to each rider. Teams get a 10% discount per individual entry fee!
If you are registered in the Team Category you are still eligible to WIN individual prizes.
NEW 17KM DISTANCE
The newly added 17KM will be a great introduction to mountain biking or opportunity for novice mountain bikers to test their skills. The 17KM ride will allow ages from 12 years + to enter, providing the opportunity to get a taste of the Southern Peaks course and experience Albany’s famous trails.
NEW E-BIKE CATEGORY
This year we are excited to welcome E-bike riders to Southern MTB.
We acknowledge that more and more people are hiting the trails on their e-bikes and we’d love to encourage all riders to experience our unique Southern Peaks course. Unfortunately due to the added advantage E-bike riders have, e-bikes will not be eligible for place prizes. However, we are confident you’ll love the course, and enjoy the Jump Comp after party.
The following categories are available for the 50km:
The following categories will be available for the 37km:
The following categories will be available for the 17km:
Please note minimum age for the 50KM is 16 years, the 37KM is 14 years and 17KM is 12 years.
Exceptions / Exemptions to this policy may be gained by applying to the Race Director (Paul O’Donnell) in writing. Please submit your exemption request to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Event Date: 22 September 2018
37KM & 50KM Start Time: 12PM
37KM & 50KM Start Location: Maitraya
17KM Start Time: 2PM
17KM Start Location: Emu Point
Presentations: Event Village, Albany Town Square
Individual Entry Fees
Team Category Entry Fees:
17KM: $45 (per team member)
37KM: $72 (per team member)
50KM: $90 (per team member)