2015 Club Winter Races, NIXCS & GNaTPACK

2015 NIXC Round 8 - SportUNE Sunday 22nd Nov

Online Entries are now open.  Register at https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=2846

Online Entries close at 6pm on Saturday 21 November 2015.

XC MTB RACE - The course is a mix of climbing, super fun descents and minor to moderate technical riding. There are some fire roads and B lines around the difficult stuff.  Definitely time to hone your XC skills for this round of the NIXC Series. Around 5km per lap. This is the last race of the hotly contested 2015 NIXC Series.  There will be a sausage sizzle after the race followed by the series winners presentations!

GETTING THERE - The race will start at the SportUNE trail head. For directions click here.

ORDER OF EVENTS:
  9.15am  Registration opens at SportUNE trail head
10.00am  Start of Dirtmaster U13 Race on shortened course.
10.15am  Race Brief 
10.30am  Main Race Start                         

CATEGORIES AND RACE LAPS - The age for each category  is based on the age you turn in 2015. Competitors can race up one grade. To control maximum race time junior riders may not be allowed to complete all their laps.

Open Male 6 laps                                         Open Female 5 laps

40+ Masters Male 4 laps                              40+ Masters Female 3 laps                             

50+ Masters Male 4 laps                              50+ Masters Female 3 laps

U19 Male and Female 4 laps

U17 Male and Female 3 laps

U15 Male and Female 2 laps

Sport Male and Female max 3 laps (no winner just participation for those who don't want to race with any pressure)

Male and Female U13 20 minutes riding on a special Dirtmaster Tack.

RACE FEES   $10 seniors and $5 juniors. Riders without a MTB Australia Licence will need a day licence for $20 or a $5 Participation Licence for the Dirtmasters (U13) ride.

On line registration is the preferred option for race entry!

For further details contact Peter Hosking on bphosking@gmail.com or post on the NEMTB facebook page.


2015 GNaTPACK Series Round 6 and NIXC Round 5 – Attitude@Altitude

Online Entries are now open.  Register at https://www.registernow.com.au/mtba/ERegister.aspx?E=2690

XC MTB RACE - The XC course for the Attitude@Altitude is going to be a blast. The course is a mix of climbing, super fun descents and and some technical riding. There are some fire roads and B lines around the difficult stuff.  Definitely time to hone your XC skills for this round of the GNaTPACK and NIXC Series. Around 5km per lap.

GETTING THERE - The race will start at the Charleston Willows Recreation Area.  To get to the start/transition area head north 4.4km along Rockvale Rd from the Erskine St intersection.  Turn left into the Charleston Willow Recreation Area.

ORDER OF EVENTS:
 8.30am  Registration opens at Charleston Willows Recreation Area
 9.30am  Start of Dirtmaster U13 Race on shortened course.
10.00am GNaTPACK Jersey Presentations to GNaTPACK Junior Athletes   
10.15am Race Brief 
10.30am Main Race Start                         

CATEGORIES AND RACE LAPS - The age for each category  is based on the age you turn in 2015. Competitors can race up one grade. To control maximum race time junior riders may not be allowed to complete all their laps.

Open Male 6 laps                                         Open Female 5 laps

40+ Masters Male 4 laps                              40+ Masters Female 3 laps                             

50+ Masters Male 4 laps                              50+ Masters Female 3 laps

U19 Male and Female 4 laps

U17 Male and Female 3 laps

U15 Male and Female 2 laps

Sport Male and Female max 3 laps (no winner just participation for those who don't want to race with any pressure)

            Pairs Open 6 laps

RACE FEES   $30 entry seniors, $10 entry juniors, $60 entry teams, $5 Dirtmasters event . Riders without MTB Australia Licence will need a day licence for $20. $10 from each adult entry will go towards Junior Development.

NO CAMPING - There will be no camping available at Charleston Willows or in the Piney.

On line registration is the preferred option for race entry

For further details contact Peter Hosking on bphosking@gmail.com or post on the NEMTB facebook page.


Combined Winter Series Race 4 and NIXC Series Race 4

Walcha Mountain Bike Track - Sunday 5 July 2015

The fourth round of the 2015 NIXC Series will be held at the Walcha Mountain Bike Track.  To get to the race start head north 3.9km on Thunderbolts Way from the Walcha round about 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 start is at 10.30am.  Entry fees will be $10 for adults and $5 for Juniors.  Non MTBA members will need to buy a Day Licence for $20 if racing or $5 for a Dirtmaster Participation Licence.  The Walcha crew will be cooking up a storm on the BBQ so join us for Lunch after the race.  The weather forecast this year is for a beautiful sunny day with a warm 14 degrees, perfect to smash out those laps!

The race is an XCO race with lap numbers listed below.

Categories and Laps:

Male Open 6 laps               Female Open 5 laps
Male Master 40+ 4 laps      Female Master 40+ 3  laps
Male and Female U19 4 laps
Male and Female U17 3 laps
Male and Female U15 2 laps
Male and Female Open Sport max 3 (no winner just participation for those who don't want to race with any pressure)
Male and Female U13 5 laps on a special Dirtmaster track.

Lap times will be approx 22 mins for the faster riders. 
The age for each category is based on the age you turn in 2015. Competitors can race up one grade. To control maximum race time junior riders may not be allowed to complete all their laps.

On line registration is the preferred option for race entry
Registration will be from 9.15 to 10.15am for a 10.30am race start.






Combined Winter Series Race 3 and NIXC Series Race 3 - Fat Tyre Farm - Sunday 21 June 2015


The third round of the 2015 Winter Series and combined NIXC Series will be held at Fat Tyre Farm.  To get to the race start head north 17.9km from the top round about in Armidale (Glen Innes Rd) along the New England Hwy. Watch out for the old forestry saw on a post marking the required left hand turn.  Drive up 20m to the gate/grid. Parking for cars can be found 30m to the left of the gate/grid.  Race start is at 1pm.
The race is an XCO race with lap numbers listed below. The course is a mix of climbing, fast descents and and some technical riding. There are some fire roads and lots of B lines around the difficult stuff.

Categories and Laps:

Male Open 6 laps               Female Open 5 laps
Male Master 40+ 4 laps      Female Master 40+ 3  laps
Male and Female U19 4 laps
Male and Female U17 3 laps
Male and Female U15 2 laps
Male and Female Open Sport max 3 (no winner just participation for those who don't want to race with any pressure)
Male and Female U13 5 laps on a special Dirtmaster track.

Lap times will be approx 18 mins for the faster riders. 
 
The age for each category  is based on the age you turn in 2015. Competitors can race up one grade. To control maximum race time junior riders may not be allowed to complete all their laps.


On line registration is the preferred option for race entry


Registration will be from 12noon to 12.45pm and race start will be 1pm.  Attempts to enter after 12.45pm will be denied.


Sunday 12 April 2015 - Combined Winter Series Race 1 and Northern Inland Cross Country Series Race - The Piney (Armidale State Forest)

Racing for the 12th at The Piney. 2pm start, location is most likely at The Green which means you drive into the Piney from the gate opposite "The Rock".
Follow these directions;
1. From Barney Street head north on Marsh St toward Dumaresq St. - Go through 2 roundabouts for 1.7 kms to the Erskine St  interestion.
2. From the Erskine St  interestion head north out along Rockvale Rd for 4.9 kms to the third entrance/parking on the right into The Piney (Armidale State Forest), Marked as "Entrance 1" on the below map. Drive slowly
(watch for walkers, horse riders and other users) into the gate along the internal road to the start location in the center of The Piney.
This will be an XCO race with lap numbers below. The course will be a mix of climbing, fast descents and and some technical riding. There will be some fire road and lots of B lines on the difficult stuff. See the track map below. The course is raced in a anticlockwise direction.

Categories and Laps (as per GNATPACK)
Male and female in each of the following;
Dirtmasters -
Separate section of the green track in Wet n Wild 
U/13 - Separate track - 5 laps
U/15 - 2 laps
U/17 - 3 laps
U/19 - 4 laps
Open/Elite - 6 laps men, 5 laps Girls 
Over 40 - 4 laps men, 3 laps Women
Sport - max 3 laps
(unisex no winner just participation for those who don't want to race with any pressure)
Lap time should be approx 20 mins for the faster riders




Upcoming events

2015

June

7 - Tamworth Rescue Helicopter

14 - Jacks Ridge XXX

21 - NIXCS FTF

28 - Grafton GNATPACK


July

5 - Walcha NIXCS

11-12 - NIAS Primary Schools Games

18-19 - MTBA coaching course Armidale

25 - Kempsey GNATPACK

26 - Nambucca GNATPACK


August

2 - NEMTB social race at UNE

8 - Tamworth EVO Cities

15-16 - NIAS coast Trip

30 - Attitude @ Altitude GNATPACK and NIXCS race


September

3-6 - World Champs Andora

6 - Armidale Race for Rescue Helicopter

13 - NIAS Skills Day and Club Skills day at the Piney

20 - Inverell  NIXCS

27 - Port GNATPACK (Bago)


October

5 - Club Coaching

11 - Manilla NIXCS

12 - Club Coaching

18 - Walcha Rescue helicopter support ride

19 - Club Coaching

25 - UNE 3hr

26 - Club Coaching


November

2 - Club Coaching

7 Copeton 12hr

9 - Club Coaching

13-14 - National series round 1, Fox Creek

16 - Club Coaching

22 - NIXCS UNE

23 - Club Coaching

27-29 - national Round 2, You Yangs

30 - Club Coaching

December

5 - Keep it Real 100

7 - Club Coaching

11-13 - National round 3, Stromlo

14 - Club Coaching


2016

January

23-24 - National Round 4 & 5 Pemberton

February

1  - Summer Series

5-7 - National Round 6, Thredbo

8  - Summer Series

15  - Summer Series

22  - Summer Series

29  - Summer Series

March

4-6 - National Round 7, Toowoomba

7  - Summer Series

14  - Summer Series

17-20 - National Champs, Bright

21 - Summer Series

28 - Summer Series








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