Maydena to host National Mountain Bike Championships for two years
Tasmania’s Maydena Bike Park has been chosen as the host of the National Mountain Bike Championships for both 2021 and 2022.
The 2021 event will be held from 18-24 January and will hopefully mark the start of an uninterrupted year after the global COVID-19 pandemic scuttled many national events in 2020.
It’s the first time Maydena have hosted the National Championships with Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) projecting up to 900 riders across the Cross-Country, Downhill, Pump Track, E-Bike, Adaptive Cross-Country and Trials disciplines.
The event will also include awards, clinics and a Marquee National Cup Gravity Enduro round on 16-17 January.
MTBA CEO Shane Coppin said anticipation was high ahead of a return to competitive racing.
"This year is exciting for many reasons with the national championships event a first under the AusCycling banner and also a first for the Maydena Bike Park,” he said.
"The Maydena trails are world class and I'm sure the riders cannot wait to get back racing at that high level on these challenging and demanding trails.
"We have had a great relationship with the team at Maydena Bike Park which hosted the 2019 Gravity Enduro National Championships and are confident they will again deliver an exceptional event."
Maydena Bike Park Managing Director Simon French said the current restoration work being done on trails would intensify in the wake of the announcement.
"We are extremely excited to be hosting the next two National Mountain Bike Championships at Maydena Bike Park,” French said.
“Our team is hard at work preparing brand new race courses for all race formats, which will showcase our stunning rainforest site".
Registrations will open in November. For more information head to the MTBA website.