Race Rules

Peel District Mountain Bike Club Series Race Rules.

State Downhill Race Day Rules.

  • All Riders must sign on before practicing the course.
  • Riding the course without being entered will result in –
  • First Offense- Verbal Warning, Second Offence-1 Race Ban. Third Offense – Season Ban.
  • Rider must have completed one full practice run by the end of practice.
  • Only riders and designated officials wearing a helmet, and displaying a valid Number Plate on the front of the bike, will be allowed onto the course during official practice sessions.
  • Number Plates to be displayed at all times, if plate is lost, you will need to acquire another for the nominal fee at registration. Your Plate must visible and legible at all times.
  • Protective equipment requirements -Australian Standard approved or equivalent Full Face Helmets are mandatory, as are long sleeve jerseys, elbow pads, Knee pads if wearing shorts, Gloves. Body armor is highly recommended.
  • Bike must be functional with working brakes. Handle bars must have Bar ends or Plugs.
  • If you have a single crown bike you may choose the voluntary Single Crown Class if you would normally be eligible for U19s, Elite, Expert, Sport.

Club Downhill Race Day Rules.

  • All Riders must sign on before practicing the course.
  • Riding the course without being entered will result in –
  • First Offense- Verbal Warning, Second Offence-1 Race Ban. Third Offense – Season Ban.
  • Rider must have completed one full practice run by the end of practice.
  • Only riders and designated officials wearing a helmet, and displaying a valid Number Plate on the front of the bike, will be allowed onto the course during official practice sessions.
  • Number Plates to be displayed at all times, if plate is lost, you will need to acquire another for the nominal fee at registration. Your Plate must visible and legible at all times.
  • Protective equipment requirements -Australian Standard approved or equivalent Full Face Helmets are mandatory, as are long sleeve jerseys, elbow pads, Knee pads if wearing shorts, Gloves. Body armor is highly recommended.
  • Bike must be functional with working brakes. Handle bars must have Bar ends or Plugs.

Roller / Enduro Race Day Rules.

  • All Riders must sign on before practicing the course.
  • Riding the course without being entered will result in –
  • First Offense- Verbal Warning, Second Offence-1 Race Ban. Third Offense – Season Ban.
  • Rider must have completed one full practice run by the end of practice.
  • There is a two minute penalty if you miss your start gate. Any runs after the first will be held in the same order as the first, with a designated time period allowed to get back to the top of the trail following any run
  • Only riders and designated officials wearing a helmet, and displaying a valid Number Plate on the front of the bike, will be allowed onto the course during official practice sessions.
  • Number Plates to be displayed at all times, if plate is lost, you will need to acquire another for the nominal fee at registration. Your Plate must visible and legible at all times.
  • Protective equipment requirements – knee pads with shorts, Australian standard approved or equivalent helmet, gloves. Full face helmet recommended
  • Bike must be functional with working brakes. Handle bars must have Bar ends or Plugs.

Everyone is welcome at PDMBC events, and we offer the following classes:

Elite Male: For the fastest male riders over 19.

Elite Women: For the fastest female riders over 19.

Expert: For experienced riders over 19.

Veterans: For any riders between 30 and 39.

Masters: For riders between 40 and 49.

Under 19: For riders 17 to 18 years.

Under 17: For riders 15 to 16 years.

Under 15: For riders between 13 to 14 years.

Under 13: For riders 12 and under.

Sport Men Open Age – For those who are new to downhill racing. A great class for first time racers who want to try downhill racing.

Sport Women Open Age

Single Crown – at selected events single crown bikes will be able to select their own voluntary category. Single crown category is voluntary and only applies to those who would otherwise be in an Open category (Elite, Expert, Sport) or Under 19s

You can join PDMBC by several options, or just come to a PDMBC event and join on the day. If you just want to try racing, you can purchase a day license for approximately $25.

Age Categories (as per MTBA Guidelines – click image for full guidelines)

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Race Series Points Table: Place-Points Awarded.

1. 60
2.  56
3.  52
4.  49
5.  46
6.  42
7.  40
8.  38
9.  36
10. 34
11.  32
12.  30
13.  28
14.  26
15.  25
16.  24
17.  23
18.  22
19.  21
20.  20
21.  19
22.  18
23.  17
24.  16
25.  15
26.  14
27.  13
28.  12
29.  11
30.  10
31.  9
32.  8
33.  7
34.  5
35.  4
36.  3
37.  2

38.  1

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17 thoughts on “Race Rules

  1. Hi guys

    Just wondering where I get info on age categories? I am 34, in which category would I register in??

    Thanks

  2. Hi Lukas, it is a race like every other category as in you get a race time and race the course normally. But most of the kids dont take it very seriously – you take it as seriously as you want!

    For someone starting out there are a few things we can recommend:
    -Come to the skills and development day at the start of the season to get an idea of what its all about without actually racing. You can then race the day after if you like.
    -Come along to any event to spectate or ask questions before you register, that way you will get an idea of how the events run. Note that registration on the day does attract an extra race day fee though.
    -Coaching Clinics come up throughout the year. Rock n Rock Mountain Biking are a club supporter and run some great clinics. These are great for anyone new to the sport generally or who want to improve their skills. This is not just for racing.

    If you have any more questions let us know!

    Cheers

  3. Can you please clarify the ruling regarding removable chin guard type full face helmets, such as the Bell Super 2R? Some pages on your site suggest no removable chin guard helmets, others only specify full face. Thanks!

  4. hi Ash, Its a MTBA Downhill race rule that “Full-face helmets with a fixed non-detachable mouth-piece are mandatory at all MTBA sanctioned events”. All PDMBC events are registered and sanction by MTBA. So at all our events, one piece helmets are the only thing acceptable to be raced in.
    thanks

  5. hello every one
    i am 13 and i would like to know what races i would compete in? (only in western australia) and how do we sign up ,do we do it when we get there?
    also what to you get if you win a race?
    thank you so much guys

  6. hi there, keep an eye on pdmbc.com. We run junior categories at every race so you can race at all our events. Best wy to sign up is online rego which is listed at pdmbc.com as it comes up (usually about a month before each event). State series winners get a medal, series winners get a trophy. State champs get trophies and prizes generally. This is all subject to change though

  7. Just checking that I have entered correct category. I rode in the masters for the club round, but as per the rules I have entered the single crown for the state round as that is the bike I am riding.
    Thanks
    Rick

  8. Hi, do I have to join PDMBC to enter a state round even if member of SWMTB & Collie clubs & have open MTBA licence?

  9. hi im 12 and love to ride i have a polygon premier 3.0 hardtail i love the bike aqnd wiosh i could ride it more on the trails but my mums car doesnt have a tow ball so any suggestions for transport??? thx i might be joining next season

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