West Australian Downhill (DH) State Series and Championships - Competitor Information

Run by the Peel District Mountain Bike Club (PDMBC), the WA Downhill State Series and Championships is the pinnacle of gravity racing in WA and an opportunity to see the state's fastest riders in action.

** Anyone can race! **

The races can be ridden by all skill levels of mountain bikers, thanks to a large range of categories and close management of the event.

2017 Calendar

Dates Race Location
4th & 5th March DH State Series - Race 1  Albany
22nd & 23rd April DH State Series - Race 2  Wellington Mills 
27th & 28th May DH State Series - Race 3 Wellington Mills 
24th & 25th June DH State Series - Race 4 Golden Grove
29th & 30th July DH State Series - Race 5 Wellington Mills 
19th & 20th August    DH State Championships   Wellington Mills 

See the Event Calendar of this website for more information on the individual races.

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 - One 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 the 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 must race in the Single Crown Class (even if you would normally be eligible for U19s, Elite, Expert, Sport). If you are riding a single crown bike, you will not be permitted to race in U19s, Elite, Expert, Sport.

Registration

To go the PDMBC website to register for events.

Participant Entry Fees

You can join PDMBC by downloading a form from their website, 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 $25. 

MTBA Memberships

It is highly advisable you join MTBA (Mountain Bike Australia) to get a racing licence, and join a local mountain bike club. Not only is it cheaper than buying several day licences, it also provides much better insurance cover and more benefits than a day licence.

Race Results

Race results will be posted online within 48 hours of the race finishing - WA Downhill State Series Results.

Race Start Times

Generally things start at 11am on Saturday, while on Sunday, practice starts at 8am with racing at 11am. Times may change, so check the race day advertisement on the PDMBC website for correct times.

Race Categories

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 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

 For those who are new to downhill racing. A great class for first time racers who want to try downhill racing

Single Crown

 At selected events, single crown bikes will be in their own category. This category only applies to those who would otherwise be in an Open category (Elite, Expert, Sport) or Under 19s

Series Points

Place

Points

 

Place

Points

1

60

 

21

19

2

56

 

22

18

3

52

 

23

17

4

49

 

24

16

5

46

 

25

15

6

42

 

26

14

7

40

 

27

13

8

38

 

28

12

9

36

 

29

11

10

34

 

30

10

11

32

 

31

9

12

30

 

32

8

13

28

 

33

7

14

26

 

34

5

15

25

 

35

4

16

24

 

36

3

17

23

 

37

2

18

22

 

38

1

19

21

 

39+

0

20

20

 

   
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