NATIONAL MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES
National MTBO Junior, Senior and Masters Series
A National competition in Mountain Bike Orienteering has been held since 2008. A series of events spread across at least 3 states constitutes the series each year.
There are competitions for individuals as well as state based teams. In 2008 and 2009, the series was conducted in Open Elite and Junior (under 21) classes. In 2010 the competition was expanded to include Masters age classes – increasing the competition between states.
The 2019 National Mountain Bike Orienteering Series schedule will include these rounds:-
- Round 1 – 6-7th April – Newcastle NSW – NSW Champs and Selection Trials for Aust. MTBO Team
- Round 2 – 31st Aug – 1 Sep – Killarney, QLD – QLD State Champs
- Round 3 – 25-27th Oct Maryborough, VIC – Aust. Champs and VIC State Champs
Your age is defined as the age that you are at 31st December in the current year.
|M14||W14||14 & under|
|M16||W16||16 & under|
|M20||W20||20 & under|
|M21||W21||21 & over|
|M40||W40||40 & over|
|M50||W50||50 & over|
|M60||W60||60 & over|
|M70||W70||70 & over|
|M80||W80||80 & over|
The Orienteering Australia Rules for MTBO will apply – OA MTBO RULES 2019
The table below sets out how points can be scored in each race for the above classes.
|13th||13||26th or less||0|
In each age division, the best five (5) results over all the years’ rounds will be counted in the individual age-group competition. There is no limit to the number of state competitors who may enter/score points in M/W14, M/W16, M/W20, M/W21, M/W40, 50, 60, 70, 80.
2020 National MTBO Series Standings
State Teams Competition
The State based competition is contested over all stages of the Australian MTBO Champs, among the Canberra Cockatoos, NSW Stingers, Queensland Storm, Southern Arrows, Tasmanian Foresters, Victorian Nuggets and Western Nomads.
The top two (2) rider’s times from a state in each of the age divisions will be summed in the official ranking to determine the team placing. If only one state rider records a time, that state is ranked based on that result alone – below those with two riders. After each event, points from each of the divisions will be summed to give the National MTBO Series Team Scores.
1st Place = 9 Points
2nd Place = 7 points
3rd Place = 5 Points
4th Place = 4 Points
5th Place = 3 points
6th Place = 2 Points
7th Place = 1 Point
Unplaced = 0 points
Australian MTBO Championships
Historical National Individual and State Team Results
2015 Final Standings – Individuals, Elite, Masters and State
2014 Final Standings – Individuals, Elite and Masters
2013 Final Standings – Elite and Masters
2012 Final Standings – Elite and Masters
2011 Final Standings – Elite and Masters
2010 Final Standings – Elite and Masters
2009 Final Standings – Individuals and Teams
2008 Final Standings – Individual and Teams
Annuals – Photos and Stories
Australian MTBO Champions – Individual Winners
Australian MTBO Championships – Past Event Details
Australian MTBO Team
Australia – New Zealand MTBO Challenge
Australia/New Zealand MTBO Challenge was first unofficially held in New Zealand in 2002. The Daylesford event in 2003 was staged as a lead up to the 2004 World MTBO Championships in Ballarat, Victoria. It has developed into a strong, friendly competition held every two years or so.
|Sep 2003||Daylesford, VIC||AUS 4 – NZ 0|
|Jan 2005||Auckland, NZ||NZ 6 – AUS 1|
|Nov 2007||Newcastle, NSW||NZ 11 – AUS 10|
|Jun 2009||Mt Gambier, SA||NZ 13 – AUS 8|
|Jan 2012||Central Otago, NZ||NZ 14 – AUS 10|
|Jan 2014||Rotarua, NZ||NZ 24.5 – AUS 7|
|Jun 2014||Alice Springs, NT||AUS 15 – NZ 6|
|Oct 2015||Anglesea, VIC||AUS 14 – NZ 10|
|Oct 2017||Wingello, NSW||AUS 12 – NZ 23|
|Apr 2018||Central Otago NZ||AUS 3 – NZ 18|
|Oct 2019||Maryborough, VIC||AUS 18 – NZ 14|
2014 Team (Alice Springs, NT)
2014 Team (Rotarua, NZ)