The calendar for the 2020 Irish Downhill Mountain Bike Series (iDMS) and the National Championships have been released.
Hot on the heels of the 2020 Vitus First Tracks Enduro Cup news, next year’s calendar is beginning to fill up nicely with details of the iDMS issued.
In what looks to be a strong and solid venue line up, racing will be played out five rounds.
Established favourites like Bree and Carrick remain steadfast, while popular 2019 newcomer Shronaboy Farm returns, plus we excitedly see The GAP – Glencullen Adventure Park – weigh in to host round three.
Always a belter, Wexford’s Bree will get the season underway on April 18/19.
Carrick – remastered for 2019 – is a classic and rightly so will host the National Championships on July 18/19, while also counting as round four.
It’s great to see The GAP enter the mix, they’ve just held a cracker of a four-round mini series, topping out with over 120 riders at the final round. Expect them to pull out all the stops for the iDMS.
Although yet to be confirmed, a new venue in Leinster (possibly Mt Leinster) will sign things off on August 15/16.
2020 Irish Downhill Mountain Bike Series
- Round 1: April 18/19 – Bree
- Round 2: May 23/24 – Killarney
- Round 3: June 27/28 – The GAP
- Round 4: July 18/19 – Carrick
- Round 5: August 15/16 – TBA
The iDMS categories are as follows:
- Hardtail: (all Age-Groups and Genders)
- Enduro: (all Age-Groups and Genders)
- Juvenile: Under 14s Years old (Males born in 2005 or later)
- Youth: Under 16s Years Old (Males born in 2003 or 2004)
- Junior: Under 18 Years Old (Males born in 2001 or 2002)
- Women: Open Aged Category – €50
- Elite: 18+ Years Old (Males born before 2002)
- Senior: 18+ Years Old(Males born before 2002)
- Master30: 30-39 Years Old (Males born before 1990)
- Master40(Vet): 40-49 Years Old (Males born before 1980)
- Master50 (SuperVet): 50+ (Males born before 1970)
- Sport: 18+ Years Old, New or Returning From Injury (Males born before 2002)
NOTE: Males aged 30 and older can continue to ride as Elites or Seniors or Sport if they wish. However, whenever they switch to a Masters category they cannot switch back within the same season.