Junior MTB Race Series

2020/21 Junior MTB Race Series

This is a great opportunity for children of all ages and abilities to try racing in a fun, inclusive and low-key way.


This year we are running seven races over six venues:

  1. Bright – November 13  *Rescheduled to November 20 (XCO)
  2. Mount Beauty – November 27 (Timed Gravity)
  3. Falls Creek – December 11 (XCO)
  4. Dinner Plain – February 5 (XCO)
  5. Bright – February 19 (Staged Gravity)
  6. Yackandandah – 12 March
  7. Beechworth – 26 March


All courses and duration of races are set to suit the developmental stages of junior riders, there will be two courses running at each event, a shorter, easier course for younger riders and a slightly longer course for older riders.

These races are classified as Junior Sport under COVID-19 regulations. To participate all children MUST be MTBA or Auscycling members. We recommend choosing an affiliate club when you register with either of these, your points will go towards your club’s overall performance in the series.

Please note, all children will be automatically assigned to an age group based on their age as of January 15, 2022 – which is the middle point of the series.

Whilst some riders will be racing to beat their friends, others will be there for the opportunity to ride a different track with loads of other kids from around the region, everyone is welcome, no matter how fast or slow, as long as they come with a friendly attitude, two wheels and a helmet!


Cost is $10 per race


A BBQ and series presentation will take place at the final race of the series.

  • A certificate and lollipops will be awarded to top 3 in each category at each individual race.
  • Points are awarded on a sliding scale for all riders (best 4 races)
  • Series results will not be published until the end of the series as the main goal of the series is participation
  • Series prizes will be awarded to winners of each category with 3 or more competitors
  • To be eligible for a series prize, competitors must have raced in at least 4 races
  • special prizes awarded at the discretion of the race organisers.


All events are subject to change to keep in line with the latest Covid 19 government restrictions and the club’s Covid Safe policy.

Registration Opening Soon for Junior MTB Race Series

  • You will need to register for the short course for age groups U5, U7, U9
  • You will need to register for the long course for age groups U11, U13, U15, 15+
  • Each race is $10 per racer. There will be no series registration this year
  • There will be no registrations on the day – online registrations only
  • Each course (Long and Short) is capped at a maximum 50 registrations. Under COVID-19 regulations there will be no exceptions to this
  • Registrations will remain open until 5pm the day before the event, or until the cap of 50 is reached
  • The series consists of 6 races, series placings will be based on the rider’s best 4 results

Junior Club Policies

Mountain biking is an activity which takes place in the outdoors in unpredictable conditions; the safety and enjoyment of our junior riders is important and whilst we will endeavour to run junior program activities regardless of the weather they may be cancelled in cases of extreme weather.

Alpine Cycling Club respects the right of all children who are members of the Alpine Cycling Club or who participate in Club activities to have the right to feel and be safe. We are committed to the safety and well-being of all children and young people accessing our Club.