The Gold Coast Mountain Bike Club ladies event returns bigger and better than ever in 2019.
Divas on the Dirt, a seriously fun, mini mountain bike festival for women of all abilities – from ladies wanting to give an event a go for the first time to experienced racers – it’s the event for everyone.
When: Sunday, 13th October 2019
Where: Nerang Cycle Centre, Hope St, Nerang
It’s going to be an awesome event with lots to do and plenty of extras. All categories are $80 per person and your registration fee includes:
– XC Stage Race
– XCC Team Relay Race
– 16” Dual Slalom Elimination (optional)
– Lunch (and this will not be a sausage on some bread)
– Event t-shirt **FREE SHIRT OFFER NOW CLOSED**
– Sponsor prizes, spot prizes, bubbles and lots more happening in the event village
There are four categories across both the XC Stage Race and the XC Short Course Relay.
WildEarth Diamond Divas
For experienced riders and racers who love to push themselves.
Giant Nerang Daring Divas
For women that love a good event but aren’t too concerned about the results sheet.
Just Ride Dip Your Toes Divas
A category for those ladies who want to take their MTB fun to a new level and give an event a go.
Trek Southport E-Biking Divas
You’ve got a little extra assistance to get up the hills built into your bike.
There are two events on the day and your registration enters you into them both (well, kind of three if you include racing kids bikes in the grass!)
XC Stage Race
This format is both social and strenuous. You will set off into the trails with three hours to complete a set number of timed stages. These stages will encompass a wide mix of terrain and trails, some will be more descending, some will be more ascending while others will be a mix. All of them will be fun! In between each timed stage you will transition, at your leisure, to the next stage. Transition stages are not timed and you can ride them with your friends regardless of what category they are in.
The winners will be those with the lowest accumulated time across all stages.
All stages must be completed within the three hour window.
NB: This is an open face helmet race so no need to rush out and buy a full face helmet 🙂
XC Short Course Team Relay
This event is all about making friends and maxing your heart rate! Your team of four will be randomly generated from others in your category. This is your team and you ride for each other.
The course is a short, 600m loop that takes in a bit of criterium track, a bit of single track, a few obstacles and some flat-out grass sprinting.
Your baton is a colourful tutu (yeah that’s right, a tutu!), your teams timing chip will be attached to your tutu and between laps, you guessed it, you have to get out of the tutu and hand it over to the next rider in the change over zone!
Each rider will complete 3 laps and the first team across the finish line is the winner. There are no 2nd and 3rd places in this one!
16″ Dual Slalom
This event is for laughs and not compulsory. It goes like this…
Two riders at a time, Le Mans Start (google it!), down a little hill, around four slalom poles, drop the bike and jump through a hula hoop… pretty standard really!?!
Please note: Depending on numbers, we may select riders ‘out of a hat’ to compete in an elimination style competition as there just won’t be enough time to get through everyone. But best part is we think this will be just as fun to watch as it will be to compete.
Prizes and Giveaways
We are blessed to have so much support from local business, services and brands for Divas on the Dirt 2019. This means great prizes for podiums and an absolute truck load of swag to giveaway on the day. Seriously, we are blown away by the support. So you know what they say, you gotta be in it to win it!
Check out our sponsors and supporters below.
XC Stage Race Course Maps
7:00am Registration Opens
8:30am Race Briefing
9:00am-12:00pm XC Stage Race
12:00pm Lunch + XC Stage Race Presentations
1:00pm XC Short Course Team Relay Race 1
1:30pm XC Short Course Team Relay Race 2
2:00pm XC Short Course Team Relay Race 3
2:30pm Bubbles + Team Relay Presentations
3:00pm 16″ Dual Slalom
4:00pm Event Concludes
Gifts and Giveaways from our Event Supporters:
Mark it in your diaries and join us for a supportive fun event.
Do I need to be a GCMTB Club Member?
No. You don’t need to be a club member to participate in our events. But it would be cool if you were! Sign up here.
Do I need to be a MTBA Member?
Event registration is done via MTBA. If you are not a member you will have to pay for a day licence for the event.
Can I register on the day?
No. On the day entries will not be available. Assure you register online prior to registrations closing.