The Kids MTB Challenges Race are an off-road mountain bike test of speed and skill for kids under9 and under13 and all skill levels.
To follow on from the success of last years race, we've designed a series of three races to keep the kids occupied over the entire weekend.
The "Kids MTB Challenge Race" courses will be a specially designed for the under9 (2km)  and under13 (8km) categories, with the focus on participation rather than who's winning. Instructors will be there to give race day encouragement, ensuring everyone is prepared to safely tackle the track. The Kids MTB Challenge race is a totally off-road trail cycling event that will be run within the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club boundary.
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Saturday 1st August 2015  | Race1   | Starts: 4:30pm  | Finishes:  5:00pm
Sunday 2nd August 2015   | Race2   | Starts: 8:30am  | Finishes:  9:00am
Sunday 2nd August 2015   | Race3   | Starts: 1:30pm  | Finishes:  2:00pm

About the Course
The two different courses are made up of twisting... rolling... dirt roads and single track... Despite being a massive amount of fun... the Kids courses are sure to test competitors bike control, speed and confidence whilst riding down the track next to riders of a similar age group... all courses will be challenging... so kids with limited experience should also consider participating in the Rock and Roll Mountain Biking 'Kids Bike Skills Clinics' on the Saturday...

Categories for Boys and Girls include:
Under 9  (2km) | Under 13  (2Laps of 4km)
What's included at this event ?
  • Toilets and showers
  • Safe and challenging course
  • First-aid
  • Food catering on-site
  • Limited mechanical support
Event schedule
FRIDAY 31st July 2015
  • Rider Check-In from 4:00pm-6.00pm
  • 16" Pump Track Challenge (Practise) 4:00pm-5:30pm
  • Food, Drinks & Kids Entertainment from 6.30pm
SATURDAY 1st August 2015
  • Rider Check-In from 9:00am-12.30pm
  • 'Kids Race' ONLY practise session 8.00am - 9.00am
  • Kids Bike Skills Clinic 10.00am - 12.00pm (Available at extra cost)
  • Food, Drinks & Entertainment will be available 10.30am-5.30pm
  • 16" Pump Track Challenge (Session1) 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • 16" Pump Track Challenge (Session2) 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • Young 'Kids Challenge' rider briefing at 4.25pm
  • Kids MTB Challenge Race1 - 4.30pm-5.00pm
SUNDAY 2nd August 2015
  • Food, Drinks & Entertainment will be available 8:00am-2:30pm
  • Young 'Kids Challenge' rider briefing at 8.25am
  • Kids MTB Challenge Race2 - 8.30am-9.00am
  • 16" Pump Track Challenge (Session3) 10:00am-11:00am
  • 16" Pump Track Challenge (Session4) 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • Kids MTB Challenge Race3 - 1.30pm-2.00pm
  • Presentations - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Practice Sessions
The course will be setup and open for kids practice from 8:00am - 9:00am on Saturday ONLY!... (as the adults will be racing all day Saturday)

What do I need to bring
Each rider must have the following equipment whilst on the course-
  • Serviceable mountain bike (or bmx for under9's)
  • Australian Standards certified cycling helmet
  • MTBA full licence or alternatively a day licence will be issued for $5. This licence covers fellow competitors and the event with insurance.
There is no overnight camping available at the event site. Camping Sites are available at the Dunsborough Lakes Holiday Resort & Caravan Park. There is plenty of other quality accommodation providers in Dunsborough. The Geographe Cove Resort is very close to the Dunsborough & Districts Country Club (3min ride to start line). Both are offering special deals to Down South MTB Festival race competitors and supporters. Note: Please book early and mention that you're visiting Dunsborough for the race to enjoy the special offers!

Geographe Cove Resort - 08 9756 8700

Dunsborough Lakes Holiday Resort & Caravan Park- 08 9756 8300

Or contact the tourist centre: (08) 9752 5800
                                   www.geographebay visitor-centre

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Limited to 50 Kids