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Margaret River Off Road Cycling Association – MRORCA, Cape Mountain Bikers and Dunsborough Cycle Club are pleased to bring you the Down South MTB Festival.

Two fun filled days full of XCO racing, Dual Slalom racing and the very fun Club’s Relay Challenge mixed in with a bit of socialising… this event is set to showcase the very best that Dunsborough and Margaret River’s trails have to offer!

MRORCA ramps it up on the Sunday with a bunch of activities to get everyone involved!

SO HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

 

 

I LOVE TO RACE…

If you are not already familiar with the State Cross Country Series, the series caters for all ages and abilities – from WA’s elite cycling fraternity through to the weekend warriors who are keen to race their mates and test their skills on a state level course.

Anyone can race so why not get a little competition going between mates and test yourself on what is set to be two of the best (ok we might be a bit biased) cross country courses in the series!

With grades from A through to E and age groups from Under 9 up anyone can race!

For more information on the series click here.
To register click here.

 

I JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN…

We’ve got heaps of fun events planned around the weekend.  Thanks to the boys at Humble Bike Co. we’ve got some fun races planned for both Dunsborough and Margaret River.

As we all know, dual is cool! Our style of dual slalom racing is very informal, and focuses on having fun! All competitors will be dealt a card from a deck, then riders will face off against the rider with the matching card. No timing system will be used, it is simple good old-fashioned first man/woman advances to the next round until we have a winner. The start will be very important in this racing, as it is likely the starter will impose holds on riders to ensure close racing!

For more information on the Dunsborough event click here.
For more information on the Margaret River event click here.

Also in Margaret River will be the finale of the 20″ Relay Race.  It’s time to have some fun… clubs will race in teams against each other to determine the ultimate club!

The best four representatives of each club (one must be female) for Dunsborough and another for Margaret River and duke it out on a specially formulated course. The best club over the two days will be awarded champion club!

The bikes will be supplied and expertly tuned by Nick and Rex at Humble Bicycle Co..

Want an advantage? Well there will be time awards for the best dressed team (as chosen by the Humble Bicycle Co. team).

If you would like to represent MRORCA email hello@jodieberry.com.

Heaps more fun events happening in Dunsborough on the Saturday check out the Facebook events page for more details.

I WANT TO GET MY KIDS INVOLVED…

The State Cross Country series is a great way to get the kids into racing.  With four categories, Under 9s, Under 13s, Under 15s and Under 17s… there is a race for everyone.

The Margaret River leg will see the Under 9s and 13s racing on their own specifically designed course.  The 1.6 kilometer loop contains berms, rollovers and some rooty sections… mostly single track with a couple of fire roads all through The Pines.

The Under 9s will have 20 mins to complete as many laps as they can and 30 mins for the Under 13s.

There will also be a comparable event in Dunsborough on the Saturday.

Under 15s and Under 17s will race with the adult fields.

You can register for the events here.

The younger ones are also invited to take part in the Humble Bike Co. Dual Slalom event, see above for details.

I DON’T RIDE BUT WANT TO BE INVOLVED…

Volunteers are needed prior to and throughout the weekend.  From marking courses, course marshaling on the day, car park attendants, assistance with our food… we need you.

Please contact hello@jodieberry.com if you can be of any assistance!

I HAVE A BUSINESS… 

We are working at creating a village as the hub of the Margaret River day.  All local businesses are invited to have a stall as part of the weekend.

Have a MTB business and would like to promote your event?  Get in touch and we can talk about how we might be able to promote your business.

Please contact hello@jodieberry.com if you would like to be involved!

I HAVE A KRUSH… 

A massive thank you to Bikecorp and KRUSH for getting on board with the Margaret River leg of the Down South MTB Festival. All our podium places will be taking away some of their great products to get their bikes in spic and span condition after the race and many rides to come after that!

Check out what the Flow boys have to say about their products

IS THAT THE END? 

Join us as we wrap up the Down South MTB Festival with our friends at Brewhouse Margaret River. Enjoy their delectable beers and delicious food and chat about the great weekend you have had.

Due to it being a long weekend this is a strict RSVP event with numbers restricted so PLEASE help us out and let us know that you are coming by emailing hello@jodieberry.com!

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