The 2024 AusCycling Mountain Bike National Championships will head to Awaba MTB Park in New South Wales for the very first time with the Cross-Country and Downhill National Series also locked in for next year in what will be a packed Mountain Bike and Gravel calendar.
The Mountain Bike Championships will run from 12-17 March in the Lake Macquarie region and include downhill, cross-country and pump track disciplines across elite and age categories.
In May the longer distance cross-country riders will head for the third straight year to the Riverina region where Wagga Wagga will host the Marathon National Championships.
After last year’s successful race, the Gravel National Championships returns to Derby from 22-23 June in conjunction with the Devils Cardigan.
Come October, the 24hr National Championships will return to Canberra to be held at Mt Stromlo while Enduro racers will head across the country to Perth for the very first time as they host the Championships from the 17-20 and will include the Oceania Enduro Championships.
Trials will come to Canberra on the new purpose-built course for their Championships on 9 March.
The XC National Series will begin the new year with the Gold Coast Mountain Bike Club hosting Round 1 and 2 at the well-known Nerang MTB course in early February.
Riders will then have three weeks before they head down the freeway to the nation’s capital where an XCC race will form Round 3 on the Friday and Round 4 an XCO race on Sunday thanks to Canberra Off-Road Cyclists (CORC).
The final round of the series will be held at the Mt Cotton trail network in Brisbane over a weekend along with the Oceania Championships, with Rats Cycling Club the hosts.
For the downhillers, the National Series season begins on the 13-14 January and for the first time in Tasmania, before riders head back to the well-versed trails at Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains nearly four weeks later.
The Willunga downhill track located in Adelaide, South Australia will be the final stop for riders in the series hosted by Inside Line Mountain Bike Club as a lead up to the National Championships.
State and Territory Championships, and a host of other major events will feature across the country in cross-country, downhill and enduro formats.