Summer Series Round 4 final reminder

Don’t forget to register for the final round by 10am tomorrow (Saturday) – click here

The race is in the top section of Eagle MTB Park and parking will be around this area. If you’re driving up, enter off the old free-way (Mt. Barker Rd) and follow the main fire road all the way through to the other side – you’ll see a bunch of us standing around looking important.

If you’re riding up – you can enter from either side. You are also awesome. Because riding rocks. I should know, I do it.

The course is a good one. Great lead in to the winter series of races. Typical Eagle MTB Park surfaces – pro tip (well, I’m almost pro) = a Maxxis Ardent up front was/is probably not the right tyre choice, but it did make do for a couple of practice laps.

For those who are wondering, the club is changing the way we do registrations. As a result there is no option for a race pack. More info on this will be given later, but for now, know that it is not a glitch – you do not need to purchase a race pack for the day.

I think this is in the race as well. Everyone should at least try to ride it……logs are FUN! Just ask Ren and Stimpy -

#log in the race. #rollsoveryourneighboursdog IT'S LOG! #adelaidemtbclub #eaglemtbpark practice laps? Who does them, just ride it.

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Round 4 of the Summer Series

Well, Summer is finally over, but we’re less than conventional – so what’s one more round before we get started on the serious stuff!

The final Summer Series round is on this weekend – Sunday 29 March. Racing for everyone to be had at Eagle MTB Park. Grades catering for all fitness levels from 2 through to 6+ laps!

Summer rounds are aimed to deliver short and fast racing with no prizes – just the glory of MTBing!

Registrations close at 10am Saturday 28 March – strictly no late entries. If you have any issues entering, send an email to timing@ambc.asn.au BEFORE cut off.

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2015 Winter(ish) Race schedule

AMBC have allocated the winter Hammer Nutrition Enduros, Giant XCOs and AMBC State Champs some tidy race dates. Keep an eye on the website and our Facebook page for any changes. So get ready to lock these events into your calendar:

Hammer Nutrition 4hr Enduros:

  1. 19 Apr 2015 – Fox Creek
  2. 31 May 2015 – Prospect Hill
  3. 21 Jun 2015 – Craigburn Farm

Giant Adelaide XCOs:

  1. 02 Aug 2015 – Eagle MTB Park
  2. 13 Sep 2015 – Mt. Torrens Township
  3. 11 Oct 2015 – Craigburn Farm

AMBC State Chamionships:

  • 08 Nov 2015 – Fox Creek

All locations could change depending on a number of factors (Fire Danger rating, rained out, etc.). Make sure you keep an eye on the website and/or Facebook page for any information regarding venue changes.

Registration for all AMBC races will open at 4:00pm on the day of the previous race.

The club calendar has been updated, with links to locations and registration.

The Elite Winter Series will be on again this year. Prizes down to 10th place and awarded at the State Champs race as well (that’s the plan anyway). For last year results, check out the results page – remember their were only 4 qualifying females last year!

There will be a price increase to $30 for all AMBC races this year. The committee has made this decision based on a few factors, but primarily due to the club moving towards a streamlined registration style for the registration coordinator. There will be more on this in the near future.

OTHER EVENTS OUTSIDE OF AMBC? WELL, I’M GLAD YOU ASKED. ADELAIDE SPORTS SOME VERY ACTIVE CLUBS – INSIDELINE, GRAVITY ENDURO SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND PORT ADELAIDE CYCLING CLUB, WHO ALL COMPLIMENT THE DIRT SCENE BY ADDING THEIR OWN TOUCH OF STYLE TO OFF-ROAD RACING. CHECK OUT THE DATES BELOW TO SEE IF ANY OF THE STYLES SUIT YOUR NEEDS. ONE HELL OF A YEAR OF RACING COMING UP!!!

GESA – Gravity Enduro (GE)

The GESA gentlemen have also been prepping themselves for the coming season. Some tentative dates have been established.

Gravity Enduro SA (website yet to be updated):

  1. 28 Jun – Cobbler Creek
  2. 26 Jul – Eagle MTB Park
  3. 30 Aug – Fox Creek
  4. 27 Sep – Mystery Round!

Any GESA related inquiries should be directed to the GESA website or GESA Facebook page – Facebook recommended. The events are managed by a separate sub-committee.

Port Adelaide Cycling Club – Cyclocross (CX)

PACC also have some tentative dates going around for their winter CX series:

  1. 24 May
  2. 05 Jun
  3. 19 Jul
  4. 16 Aug
  5. 27 Sep (State Champs)

PACC will also be hosting round 7 & 8 of the national CX round to be held on the 29/30 Aug 2015.

CX races are all held in the locality of the Adelaide park-lands and you’ll need to check the PACC CX website or their Facebook page for details as they are released.

Inside Line – Downhill (DHI)

If Downhill is your thing as well, check out InsideLines website for their 2015 race schedule – once again, any inquiries regarding downhill should be directed to InsideLine.

  1. 11-12 Apr
  2. 16-17 May
  3. 13-14 Jun
  4. 18-19 Jul
  5. 15-16 Aug
  6. 19-20 Sep
  7. 17-18 Oct (State Champs)

MTBA Junior Dev Camp: Adelaide

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MTBA will be hosting a Junior Development Camp in Adelaide on the 24-26 April 2015. The course is to be held at Fox Creek trails, staying over night at the Thomas Hill house. The cost includes accommodation for Fri and Sat night and meals for the duration as well.

The camp is aimed at under 15 and under 17 riders to help them develop the skills and knowledge that will assist them in MTBing and racing – however the session is for all levels of MTBers.

More information and links to registration are available on the MTBA website.

This course is also the first opportunity for those who attended the NCAS Lvl 1 course to complete their qualifications. For more information regarding this, email sport@mtba.asn.au

AMBC is proud to announce that it will support any current Adelaide Mountain Bike Club junior rider attending this course with a contribution of $100 towards course costs. This subsidy is a direct result of BioMechnics Cycles and Repair cash sponsorship to the club. Please contact treasurer@ambc.asn.au for information regarding reimbursement.

Results for Summer Series Ronud 3

Preliminary results are up!

Huge apologies to Will Golding who received a dud transponder and I failed to notice it. Unfortunately, no lap times for him. He took it like a gentleman and seemed pretty happy to simply be out on the bike!

If you notice any other discrepancies, shoot an email through to timing@ambc.asn.au and we’ll sort it out. Dispute window is until Wednesday 6pm.

Next race is on 29th March 2015. Entries are open, click on the link at the bottom of the post to go to registration. This race is at Eagle MTB Park. Should be doable on a CX bike* (shouldering and running/walking your bike is part of having a CX bike………….#init?)

*Eagle MTB Park is much more fun on a proper MTB. CX bike not actually recommended unless you love a real challenge or want to stick it to your mates!

Big thanks to Stu Clement for coming out and checking out the timing system. Great student and very attentive – A+ – would hire again! Phase 1 of “Let’s organise a timing team” has commenced!

Plenty of photos going around, check out the photos page for links!

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