2021 NIXCS Series

Tamworth Mountain Bikers, Inverell Mountain Bike Club and New England Mountain Bikers are excited to present the 2021 NIXCS Series to be held at various fantastic mountain bike trails in our beautiful northern region


IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE ENTERING

Please be aware that this event is subject to current NSW Covid-19 restrictions and may be cancelled/postponed at short notice.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be some changes in how these races will be run.

Entries will be ONLINE ONLY, NO registrations on the day. You must hold a current MTBA or AusCycling membership or a trial membership https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/free-trial

We are still using the MTBA online registration system while transitioning under the new AusCycling structure. AusCycling has advised that at present there is an issue with the online system if you have renewed or taken out at new membership with AusCycling.

IF YOU HAVE A NEW AUSCYCLING MEMBERSHIP OR HAVE RENEWED YOUR OLD MTBA LICENCE FOR AN AUSCYCLING MEMBERSHIP, YOU NEED TO DO THE FOLLOWING BEFORE REGISTERING FOR AN EVENT FOR THE FIRST TIME:

Members who have a new AusCycling membership need to email their membership details to mos@auscycling.org.au. AusCycling will then set up an account in the registration system which you can use to register for events. Otherwise the system will charge you for a day licence. When emailing please explain what you are trying to do and inlcude your name, old MTBA number and new AusCycling number. AusCycling will extend the date on your MTBA membership to match the expiry dates on your AusCycling membership. Once this is done, you will be able to enter using your MTBA number. Thank you for your patience, AusCycling are working hard to rectify the problem.

IF YOU HAVE AN EXISTING MTBA MEMBERSHIP (HASN’T BEEN RENEWED TO AUSCYCLING YET) PROCEED DIRECTLY TO THE REGISTRATION.

PLEASE NOTE:

- Currently all event entries are online only

- Due to the above issue it is recommended that you renew or take out your membership in advance of entering an event to avoid missing the event entry closure period.

We will be following our Covid-19 Safety Plan which will include practicing good hygiene, social distancing and recording all attendees including support personnel. Downloading the COVIDSafe App is strongly recommended. The focus is on protecting participants and volunteers.

We will be promoting a “Turn up, Participate, Leave” approach. Please practice physical distancing (stay 1.5m apart) and good hand hygiene (hand sanitiser is provided) before and after the race. You must not attend if in the last 14 days you have been unwell (cough, sore throat, fever or shortness of breath) OR if you have visited any COVID hotspots. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 during the event will be required to leave immediately. Do not congregate at the finish line and do not hug or shake hands.

By entering online your registration will capture your relevant details required for the Covid Register, support personnel/parents/caregivers must check in by scanning the QR code supplied at registration. Anyone considered by the race organisers to be ignoring the requirements will be required to leave. Not following our plan may jeopardise future races for everyone.

2021 NIXCS Race 3 / Winter Series Race 3 – Walcha Mountain Bike Track - Sunday 20 June

The popular NIXC Series continues with Race 3 held at the Walcha Mountain Bike Track on Sunday 20 June 2021.  This is also Winter Series Race 3.

The Walcha trails are primed and ready to go - a big thank you to the Walcha Community!!

To get to the race start head north 3.9km on Thunderbolts Way from the Walcha Roundabout on Oxley Hwy in the Town Centre.  Then turn right into Ohio North Road.  If coming from Armidale/Uralla you will need to turn left into Ohio North Road opposite the soccer fields.

Race Entry fees will be $5 for adults and $2 for Juniors. Non AusCycling members woo need to buy a Day Licence for $36 for adults or $22 for juniors. If you have been issued with a race plate from Race 1 please bring it and use it again.

Registration will start at 10.30am and needs to be completed by 11.15am. Race start is at 11.30am with the U13's event starting at 11am.

This is an XCO lap race with the following race categories:

Elite male/female
19-39 male/female
40+ male/female
50+ male/female
U19 male/female
U17 male/female
U15 male/female
E-Bike male/female
Recreational male/female
U13 male/female - on a separate loop starting at 11am.

Age is based on the age of competitor as of the 31 December 2021.

The race start will be in a grid formation with a 1.5m distance between racers.

As per the AusCycling there is no racing up age categories.

There will be no race briefing at race start. You MUST read the race briefing below.

COVID-19 Race Briefing


https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=5569


2021 NIXCS Race 1 / Winter Series Race 2 - SportUNE MTB Trails - Sunday 16 May

The 2021 NIXC Series kicks off with the first round held at the SportUNE MTB Trails on Sunday 16 May 2021.

To get to the race start head to the SportUNE complex on Sport Union Road in the University of New England (UNE) Campus. Turn right on Sport Union Road and park next to the tennis courts before you get to the main SportUNE complex. The trail head is directly behind the basket ball courts near the poplars, look for the large trail head sign. Race Entry fees will be $5 for adults and $2 for Juniors. Non AusCycling members will need to buy a Day Licence for $36 for adults or $22 for juniors.

Registration will start at 10.30am and needs to be completed by 11.15am. Please return your race plate after the race. Race start is at 11.30am with the U13s event starting at 11am.

This is an XCO lap race with the following race categories:

Elite male/female - 4 laps
19-39 male/female - 3 laps
40+ male/female - 2 laps
50+ male/female - 2 laps
U19 male/female - 3 laps
U17 male/female - 2 laps
U15 male/female - 1 lap
E-Bike Male and Female - 4 laps
Recreational Male (4 Laps) and Female (3 Laps) - Green Kermit and Poplars Loop (does not include Revelation climb)
U13 Male and Female U13 (on a separate Dirtmaster loop) - Kermit Loop exiting at "Short Back" before Axe Head climb (first climb in Kermit)

Age is based on the age of competitor as of the 31 December 2021.

The race start will be in a grid formation with a 1.5m distance between racers. There will be no race briefing at race start. You MUST read the race briefing below.

Course is confirmed as the following

Sport UNE - Revelation, Cognition, Flow, Axe Head, first part of Rams Horn descent (see updated map below), Moguls, The Rock, Quick Release, Poplars, Foot and returning directly to the Trail Head.

As per the AusCycling there is no racing up age categories.

COVID-19 Race Briefing

https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=5569






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