High Country Schools Mountain Bike Comp | Mt Buller VIC | 05.03.2021

Your ‘EPIC’ school day on the Buller rocky trails!

This event is part of the Rocky Trail Academy junior development programme and this will be the ‘epic edition’ of the popular schools comp with timed flow trail sections. It’s fun and all about building confidence.

Geared towards secondary school students this race is on the Friday of the Mt Buller Alpenflow Epic Event Weekend. This schools event not only engages youth in healthy social and active recreation but brings a heightened appreciation of nature, the environment, self-reliance , self-learning and independence, all as part of riding a bike in the outdoors. By extension, this program also engages and educates teachers and parents.

It is all about encouraging students of all abilities to come and race with their mates in a safe and social environment. They will have an exciting racing experience and enjoy a fun event atmosphere together – great memories to share! Students will have the opportunity to test their riding ability across three skill areas on some of the most popular mountain bike trails at Mt Buller – Endurance, Speed and Technical Skills.

Location

Mt Buller Resort, VIC

Schedule

Note: Mt Buller trails excluding those listed below are open to the public.

Friday
0700-1700 – Event Village & Registration open
0800 Course sweep deployed
0800-0815 Marshalls briefed and deployed
0830-0845 Compulsory Rider Safety Briefing (Event Village Square)
0900-1330 RACING (“Copperhead”, “Family Trail”, “Soul Revival”, “One Tree Hill”, and “Gang Gangs” are closed for racing. All other trails are open to the public.)
1345 Course sweep deployed
1345-1415 Presentations Event Village Square
1430 Schools event finishes
1500-1700 Course reconfigured for Saturday

Entries

  • Open to all Secondary school students.
  • Entry cost – $50 per rider, individual registration online
  • Entry fee includes all rider photos ( via link to download post-event)

Riders will be grouped by gender and categories

  • Juniors – Years 7 or 8,
  • Intermediate – Years 9 or 10,
  • Seniors – Years 11 or 12

Event format

  • Competition will consist of 3 timed sections.
  • Depending on registration numbers, each age category maybe allocated to a track and rotated.
  • Categories will progress to the next track after 1hr 20min.
  • Tracks have been designed to test a variety of skills, including endurance, speed and technical ability.
  • Riders may ride each timed section up to 5 times on each track with their fastest time counting.
  • Combined best times will be totalled for the overall result for each rider.

Timing

Live timing will be available here

Podiums & Prizes

  • Junior Male
  • Junior Female
  • Intermediate Male
  • Intermediate Female
  • Senior Male
  • Senior Female

Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 riders in each category, and Champions school.

Team Manager

Schools must provide a Team Manager who who is requested to watch the virtual rider briefing video, communicate to the team course specific details, help identifying parent volunteers on the day and be the emergency contact point if no parent is on site. Nominated Team Manager are requested to email Jo Parker at jo@rockytrailenetrtainment.com to confirm role and best contact number.

May we ask that the nominated Team Managers contact our Event Manager Jo Parker via email at jo@rockytrailentertainment.com to confirm school, your contact details and mobile number before the event.

If your school would like to be invoiced for students registration please contact Jo to arrange a registration code. Students/Parents are encouraged to sign up online and throughout the process will be prompted to add their Team Managers name.

Student can register independently of school but need to nominate adult volunteer to support on the day.

Volunteers

This is a great opportunity for parents to get involved in this sport! We ask that each school supplies a minimum of one Volunteer for the whole day but the more the merrier is welcome.
Volunteers may be asked to marshal the course, watch for injured riders and rule adherence, help organise riders at the start, assist timing, or assist at registrations.
Students that register independently of school need to nominate an adult to provide event support on the day.

Event Highlights

“Our recent partnership with Rocky Trail Entertainment is of great benefit for our students undertaking their Certificate III in Active Volunteering. This qualification encourages students to become active members of their community and develop their own leadership potential. The recent race allowed our students to demonstrate the qualities of an effective volunteer. They enjoyed their day assisting in the race and would definitely want to return next year! A partnership like this is crucial for Nerang as it provides students the opportunity to build their volunteering hours which are crucial in attaining the qualification. Thanks to Rocky Trail Entertainment for making this happen.“

Daniel Alarcon,

Nerang State High School, Head of Department- Humanities
Via Email, November 2019

“The Rocky Trail Academy Gold Coast Schools Competition provided a great opportunity for our students to race against each other in a friendly, fun and very social format. While students raced each stage individually, they were still racing together as a school for the overall school title. This was by far the most enjoyable school activity our students have participated in this year!”

Michael Cooper

Nerang State High School, Teacher & MTB coordinator
Via Email, November 2019

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