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MTBNZ NATIONAL EVENT SERIES

EVENT & ENTRY INFORMATION

Great to see you so keen!  We can't wait to see you at one of our events. See more information below.

Thanks to our partners at Ultimo  - the North Island, South Island XCO and the DH Series winners from ALL THE Age Groups will be presented with their own jersey! 2021 designs below. 

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Entries Open later this year

Note: Online Entries close midnight Wednesday prior to each event. 

ENTRY FEES 

2022 MTBNZ National DH Series Entry Fees:

   • Affiliated Club member and Cycling NZ Annual License Holder $80

   • Affiliated Club member but not a Cycling NZ Annual License Holder $90

   • Not an affiliated Club member nor a Cycling NZ Annual License Holder $100

 OTD Late Entries will incur an additional $15 surcharge (cash only)

2022 MTBNZ XCO Event Entry Fees:

   • Affiliated Club member and Cycling NZ Annual License Holder $60

   • Affiliated Club member but not a Cycling NZ Annual License Holder $70

   • Not an affiliated Club member nor a Cycling NZ Annual License Holder $80

 OTD Late Entries will incur an additional $15 surcharge (cash only)

WITHDRAWALS / REFUNDS

Withdrawals received 14 days before the event may be eligible for a refund upon presentation of a medical certificate.  Requests are to be emailed to Ryan Hunt, MTBNZ Secretary (mtbnzsecretary@gmail.com).  If accepted, a refund of the entry fee less a $20 administration fee will be payable.

Series and Island Champion Eligibility

DH: 

  • Points will be allocated on the UCI scale for both Seeding and Race Runs. 

  • Overall Series titles will be decided from a riders best four races 

  • Overseas riders are welcome to enter and race all series events as long as they join the local club OTD.

  • NOTE: There are not UCI Points allocated to these events.

 

XCO:

  • All riders from New Zealand (and overseas) are welcome to compete in the events as long as they join the local club OTD, but will not be eligible for Championship titles. 

  • NOTE: There are no UCI Points allocated to these events.

  • NOTE: If a rider wants to progress to ELITE in XC or DH from their age category they need to apply to MTBNZ (email mtbnzsecretary@gmail.com) to sanction them progressing. The application will be discussed with the MTBNZ Exec and  potentially  National Selection Committee members. MTBNZ reserves the right to decline or progress a rider based on application /and or National series event results.

AFFILIATED CLUBS

All riders are required to be a member of a ‘MTBNZ and Cycling New Zealand Affiliated Club (2022) to compete in the 2022 MTBNZ National DH Series and/or the MTBNZ XCO 2022.

 

The list of currently affiliated clubs is here.

 

Our affiliated clubs have helped us deliver these events – please support them!

 

If you are not a member of one of these clubs then please speak to your club in regards to their affiliation plans.  If they are not intending to affiliate in 2022, our host clubs for the events are offering one-day membership for $10 for each event they are hosting. The day membership fee is payable in addition to entry fees and license fees.

MEMBERSHIP AND LICENCING

As MTBNZ sanctioned events, riders must also meet the licensing requirements below. If you do not hold a 2022 Cycling NZ Annual License you will need to pay the higher rate to cover the $10 day license fee. These categories are aligned with those at the National Championships and beyond.

 

UCI Categories (XCO = Elite/U23, U19)  (DH=Elite&U19)

  • All riders must hold an appropriate 2022 Cycling New Zealand Licence (Elite/U23 = Adult Licence, U19 = Youth Licence) AND

  • All riders must be a paid and current member of a MTBNZ/CNZ Affiliated MTB Club

  • Note: UCI points are not offered at these events in 2022.

 

Non-UCI Categories

  • All riders must hold either an appropriate 2022 Cycling New Zealand Licence (Masters) = Adult, U15, U17 = Youth Licence) OR

  • Paid the additional fees and receive a 'One Day' Cycling New Zealand Licence AND

  • All riders must be a paid and current member of a MTBNZ/CNZ Affiliated MTB Club OR

  • Paid the additional day membership fee of the host club

 

Click here if you have previously held a licence or click here if you'd like to get a licence for the first time.

EVENT CATEGORIES (Age as at 31 December 2022)

Categories available for Men (Boys) and Women (Girls). Races and Grades may be combined depending on numbers.

As these events are intended to be at a National Level, the minimum age of competitors is 13 as of 31st December 2022. Riders aged between 17-29 as of the 31st December 2022 can either compete in the Elite/U19 categories but must hold a CNZ Annual License or alternatively enter the 'Senior/Open' Category and do so purchasing a Cycling NZ day license.

XCO - Cross Country: Note No UCI points are on offer in these events

UCI

Categories

• Elite - Riders aged 23 or over (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

• U23 - Riders aged between 19 - 22 (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

Note: The Elite/U23 race will be run as a combined race

• U19 (Junior) - Riders aged between 17 - 18 (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

NON - UCI

Categories

• U15 - For Riders aged between 13 - 14 (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

• U17 - For Riders aged between 15 - 16  (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

• Senior- For Riders aged between 17-29 (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

*This is a non-championship grade; if you want to compete for a championship title please enter U19/U23/Elite

• Masters 1 - For Riders aged between 30 - 39 (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

• Masters 2 - For Riders aged between 40 - 49 (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

• Masters 3 - For Riders aged between 50+  (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

• Masters 4 - For Riders aged between 60+  (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

• Masters 5 - For Riders aged between 70+  (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

DH - Downhill: Note No UCI points are on offer in these events

UCI

Categories

• Elite - For Riders aged 19 or over (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

• U19 (Junior) - Riders aged between 17 - 18 (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

NON - UCI

Categories

• U15 - For Riders aged between 13 - 14 (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

• U17 - For Riders aged between 15 - 16  (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

• Open - For Riders aged between 17-29 (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

• Masters 1 - For Riders aged between 30 - 39 (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

• Masters 2 - For Riders aged between 40 - 49 (as at 31 December in Year Competing)

• Masters 3 - For Riders aged between 50+  (as at 31 December in Year Competing)