Summer MTB Series

Alpine Cycling Club Summer Series

  • Dates: Weekly for 6 weeks starting 6 Jan
    • 6 Jan – Gravity
    • 13 Jan – Dirt Crits
    • 20 Jan – Gravity
    • 27 Jan – Dirt Crits
    • 3 Feb – Gravity
    • 10 Feb – Dirt Crits

    XC whippets, get ready! Gravity Gods prepare to send it! And all other riders in-between – it’s time to crown the King and Queen of Mystic. This multi-discipline series combines the raw power of dirt crits, with the adrenaline pumping tech of gravity races. Over 6 weeks this summer, ACC will host weekly races in Mystic Park, alternating between gravity races and dirt crits. 

Series Rules

  • A basic overview of the event rules is as follows:
    • Riders must ride in the most appropriate category for their age and ability
    • To be eligible for a series overall ranking, riders must compete in the same category for each event they enter. If you’re unsure what ability based category to race, challenge yourself and step up to the higher grade.
    • During gravity rounds, you may ride the course as many times as you wish, but only your fastest time counts
    • After each round, series points will be allocated for each category (excluding under 15). The accumulated series points for each rider in each category will be used to determine the series overall at the end of the series.

    A full copy of the event rules can be found here

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    To keep up with all event updates, be sure to follow Alpine Cycling Club on Facebook and acc_gravity_enduro on Instagram.

Entries – Opening Soon!

Race as many events as you like, but a series entry is the cheapest way to enjoy the stoke of the full series:

SERIES ENTRY (all 6 races)

Adult – $60

Under 15 – $50

SINGLE EVENT ENTRY (just 1 race)

Adult – $20

Under 15 – $10

Note: All riders must hold a valid AusCycling Racing Licence at the time of the event. You may purchase a day licence for the event via the AusCycling website

Race Categories

Gravity Race Format:

A single stage event will see riders tackle one designated ‘race-trail’ as many times as possible within a two hour period. Only your fastest time counts and it’s up to you to plan the best way back to the top. Ride the trail once or non-stop for 2 hours, you decide how much fun you want to have!

Race trails will be mostly descending blue trails, but there may be a sneaky climb thrown in for a bit of extra spice! Full face helmets and knee/ elbow protection is recommended, but not mandatory. Please make a decision based on your own personal preference, giving consideration to the trail conditions and your ability. 

Race trails will be announced in the days leading up to the race.

Timing will be provided by Alpine Timing. Riders will need to self-seed before dropping into the trail. Give the riders in front of you at least a 30 second gap (more if you think you may catch them). And remember, this is just a fun club race, not the Olympics, so play nice and fair.


Dirt Crit Format:

A short sharp course will see the riders complete the course as many times as they can in the time frame provided plus 1 extra lap. Race circuits will all be blue trails or easier and a mix of climbing, descending and fire trails depending on the night. Approved mountain bike helmets are required and only mountain bikes are allowed. (No gravel or CX)

Race trails will be announced in the days leading up to the race.

Timing will be provided by Alpine Timing.And remember, this is just a fun club race, not the Olympics, so play nice and fair.

Ebike / A / B grade (30 minutes + Bell Lap)

C / U15 grade (25 minutes + Bell Lap)

All grades will undertake the same course

Post-Event Party

COVID-willing, after each race, we will gather for family-friendly, post-event food and rehydration either with a BBQ at the Pump Track or at a local venue to relive the race, share stories (or excuses) and get stoked on how rad riding in Bright is! Presentations will take place here and spot prizes will also be awarded. Food/ drinks will be at your own expense, except for the BBQ – that’s our shout!

The location for the post-event party will be announced prior to each race.



The Alpine Cycling Cluyb is planning on running/contributing significantly to 11 mountain bike events over the next 12 months (not to mention road too), the Inverted Enduro, 8x Twilight Series, Bright 3hr & the Alfred 6hr. There are other events that could also come onto the calendar, such as a Gravity Enduro (tbc). There is value in your membership if you’re interested in riding in these events – the plan is to make them fun, social and bring our members together for some friendly banter, story telling and good times!


To become a member visit: and select Alpine Cycling Club as your local club. There is also the option of a free two month trial membership if you haven’t been a member in the past.