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Southern MTB Albany 2017 - Southern Peaks

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Southern Peaks 50km – Presented by Act Belong Commit

Southern Peaks 37km – Presented by Impulse Cycles

Southern Peaks is a cross country MTB race over either 37km or 50km.

Starting at the stunning Maitraya Private Resort travelling over some of the most stunningly beautiful coastline the region has to offer. Maitraya Private Resort is normally closed to the public so, this is the only time you can ride around this beautiful pristine estate.

Thanks to the Dept of Parks and Wildlife the route then travels through more breathtaking coastal scenery to the highly anticipate Emu Point channel crossing where riders are ferried across surprisingly quickly! The route then travels through a variety of sneaky single track, gruelling climbs and the ‘hidden’ highlights of central Albany where the 37km riders finish in the Albany Town Square Event Village.

50km riders continue from the Albany Town Square Event Village delivering even more challenging climbs, steep descents and all round amazing views from the top of Mt Melville. Riders finish up back at the Albany Town Square Event Village for celebrations and well-deserved beverage!



Our friends at Busy Blue Bus are offering all Southern Peaks riders a free shuttle service that will take competitors from the Event Village in Town Square Albany to the start at Maitraya. To sign up to this service highlight your interest when you register.

There is parking at Maitraya however, due to access cars can only leave the site after the race has started.


Southern Peaks includes access to some tracks and trails that can only be ridden during the event. It is greatly appreciated that all riders acknowledge this and respect these landowners outside the race period. Rest assured that it will take in the absolute best singletrack that Albany has to offer. Like us on Facebook to see sneaky course hints in the lead-up to the event!


The following categories are available for the 50km:

  • Open Male
  • Open Female
  • Veterans Male and Female (30-39yrs)
  • Masters Male and Female (40- 49yrs)
  • Super Masters Male and Female (50- 59 yrs)
  • Grand Masters Male and Female (60+yrs)
  • Team Mixed category
  • Female Team Category
  • Male Team Category


The following categories will be available for the 37km:

  • Open Male
  • Open Female
  • Veterans Male and Female (30-39yrs)
  • Masters Male and Female (40- 49yrs)
  • Super Masters Male and Female (50- 59 yrs)
  • Grand Masters Male and Female (60+yrs)


Please note. Minimum age for the 50km is 16 years and the 37km is 14 years.
Exceptions / Exemptions to this policy may be gained by applying to MTBA in writing. To be successful the rider must have written documentation from an accredited cycling coach who has coached the junior aged athlete in a professional capacity for at least 12 months, that the young person is capable of riding outside these policy constraints. The supporting documentation will include:
• Permission from the rider’s parents or guardians
• A statement that the rider’s coach has read and understood the provisions and concepts of this policy
• All contact details for the coach, including appropriate details of qualifications to make the assessment for a change in policy application
• Any previous exemptions granted for the rider
• History of the rider’s performance in other cross country events, and
• Statements on the rider’s training regiment


Race plates and registration packs will be avaliable for collection on the following days at the following times.

Friday 22nd September

12pm – 8pm – Event Village – Town Square Albany

Saturday 23rd September

10am – 11:30am – Southern Peaks Start – Maitraya Private Estate

Earlier Event: September 22
Castle Rock Estate Winery Tour and Tasting
Later Event: September 22
Burning of the Canes