The New South Wales Mountain Bike Association today announced the NSW/ACT Mountain Cross (Mountain X) and Dual Slalom Championship and Series, which will get underway this month.
"This year, we will revive the short course gravity racing scene and make it more rider friendly. We have relaunched the dual slalom category as another dimension in addition to the Mountain X Championship and Series," said Steve Humphreys, President NSWMTB. The revived dual slalom is intended to encourage more women and young riders to participate.
"With rising participant numbers we have added more classes over the years and this year we wanted to open up the sport to beginner riders and mountain bikers who would like to get into the racing scene." The NSW/ACT Mountain X series was first run in 2005.
The dual slalom series opened at Mt Panorama Bathurst during the Newton's Playground Event with rounds one and two in early March 2008 and continues at Sydney Olympic Park on the Saturday, April 26.
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Mountain X Series
April 27: Round 1, Sydney Olympic Park
May 18: Round 2, Goulburn
June 15: Round 3, Ebenezer
July 27: Round 4, Stromlo, ACT
August 3: NSW/ACT Championships, Kurrajong
April 26: Round 3, Sydney Olympic Park
July 26: Round 4, Stromlo, ACT
August 2: NSW/ACT Championships, Kurrajong
(Additional reporting and research provided by Susan Westemeyer)