Bike SA Dirty Weekend

Photographer: Kane Naaraat from Kaneophoto

Pictured: Kevin Pullen on his way to victory

What a race! Plenty of competitors and plenty of club members getting out and having a crack and the trails over the 24 hours. Big thanks to Bike SA for putting on yet another marathon effort – both for the competitors and by the organizers!

Kevin Pullen coming away with the win in the solo 24 male with a god like effort of 32 laps.
Kate Penglase (Vic) taking out the solo 24 female with a convincing 26 laps – lovely to chat to on the ride as well.

If you want to check out the results they’re available from the Event Strategies results page – click here – plenty of number crunching fun to be had.

There’s some excellent photos up from Sam Bruce and Kaneophoto (Kane Naaraat). Please seek permission before using these photos. If you can, pitch in some dollars to help maintain their enthusiasm – camera gear is expensive! They both have avenues to purchase prints and/or high quality digital negatives.

Photographer: Sam Bruce – OTE Facebook page

Pictured: Duffman! (shameless self-reference!)

Well done to everyone who had a go at the race. Especially the ones that were going at the solo 24 for the first time. Some great efforts from many.

Don’t forget the next race is at Prospect Hill on 31st May 2015. The 2nd round of the Hammer Nutrition 4 hour Enduro series. Everyone should be in prime shape after the Dirty Weekend!

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Committee Position Vacant: Secretary

Our current club secretary, Luke Hallam, is leaving little old Radelaide to pursue a life elsewhere. I’m sure he’ll find some flow somewhere in New Zealand, if he looks REALLY carefully.

As a result he has tendered his resignation as club Secretary. Luke has filled the role of Secretary for just over 18 months and AMBC thanks him for his time and commitment to the position.

SO – we (yes, that includes YOU if you’re a club member) are looking to fill this position. What does the secretary do? The role is defined by completing each task:

  1. Request Agenda items for meetings and disseminate to the committee.
  2. Take the minutes for each monthly meeting.
  3. Write and disseminate minutes to the committee and to the club members via the web site.
  4. Administer all correspondence to the club.

At the completion of each task, club XP is accumulated and can be spent on levelling up or purchasing new weapons to fight road warriors…..wait, wrong guild. Uh….Seriously though, you get all the cool benefits of being on the committee and this is one of the very few roles that races are not dependant on – so it leaves you free to race. All the races. So….

The role leaves the committee member free to race and enjoy all the perks of committee membership:

  • Free entry to ALL AMBC races (this includes GESA events)
  • Free AMBC/MTBA membership
  • Free email alias (secretary@ambc.asn.au – just forwards to your email)
  • FREE warm fuzzy feelings of assisting the club
  • Put your $0.02 forward at all the meetings (sometimes you walk away with a $1.00…go figure).

The only requirement for this position is that you are able to attend most of the club meetings which will be held on the second Monday of each month, unless otherwise organised.

If you have any questions or would like to express interest, email info@ambc.asn.au or roll into the next committee meeting on the 11th May at The Wakefield Hotel (some notice would be nice though).

2015 Australian Masters Games

 

AMBC is proud to announce that it will be hosting the MTB round of the Australian Masters Games. Details are:

Competition Dates: Saturday 10 October 2015

Venue: Craigburn Farm MTB Park, Craigburn Road, Craigburn

Age Groups: 30-39, 40-49, 50-59. 60-69, 70+

This is a separate event to AMBCs Giant XCO Round 2 being held on 11th October.

Seriously, I’m looking at the array of sports on offer in these games and you can compete in Bocce, Futsal (I think that’s indoor soccer), parachuting (seriously!), ROLLER DERBY (OMG – dust of those roller skates – YES!) and probably my favourite – true grit (I’m pretty gritty)!

Age is determined by your age as of 31st December 2015. So if you’re in the lucky category like me – turning 30 in May – YOU’RE TOTALLY ELIGIBLE!

The official word from the guys over at Australian Masters Games:

Entries are now open for the 15th Australian Masters Games to be held in Adelaide this October.

The Games are a great excuse for a week away with friends, whilst enjoying the sport you love and a busy Games social program. Apart from meeting the minimum age requirement, in most sports there is no qualifying standard, so players of all levels and abilities are welcome.

New in 2015, the Airbnb Games Village will be hosted indoors in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD at the world-class Adelaide Convention Centre. The village will feature great food, drinks and nightly entertainment.

Stay tuned for further announcements, including the release of the exciting social program.

You can enter now by visiting www.AustralianMastersGames.com

By entering now during the Gold Entry window (closes Friday 1 May) you will receive a reduced Games entry fee of $99* and become a Gold Participant which entitles you to:

  • A special edition Games label pin
  • Distinct gold accreditation
  • Priority access at the Airbnb Games Village for accreditation collection.

You can help to recruit your team-mates by printing and posting at your club, workplace or venue, one of our eye-catching promotional posters. You can download a copy by visiting the sports information pages, click here

**IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GAMES, DIRECT THEM TO THE AUSTRALIAN MASTERS GAMES**

Green Smoothie closure

Image  from Kaneophoto – check out his work, it’s rad – www.kaneophoto.com.au

Bike SA have been distributing information regarding Green Smoothie trail maintenance.

In short, Green Smoothie will be closed for two weeks starting today – 21 April.

Please respect this closure and stay off the trail while this work is under way. It will be beneficial in the long run.

Bike SA are also organizing some trail design/building lessons for volunteers, so if you’re interested in that, shoot an email to christianh@bikesa.asn.au for more information.

Bike SA message:

Trail Closure at Cudlee Creek
 
Please be advised that the Green Smoothie trail at Cudlee Creek will be closed for upgrade work from Tuesday 21 April for a period of 2 weeks.
 
Following on from IMBA “trail guru” Joey Kline’s visit a few months ago, Bike SA has contracted an IMBA trail specialist to take this trail to the next level.
 
There will be heavy machinery on the trail and plenty of signage notifying riders of the closure – so please spread the word. NO RIDING!
 
Apologies for the inconvenience but we are sure the delays will be worth it!!
 
As part of our agreement with IMBA, we are providing some trail design/build opportunities for volunteers to come and learn the latest in international best practice. If you are keen to lend your hands on trail and learn from the best in the business, please email christianh@bikesa.asn.au with you availabilities.
 
Bike SA acknowledges the great support of the Office for Recreation and Sport in funding this project.
YAY FOR TRAIL MAINTENANCE!

Hammer Nutrition Round 1 results

Results are up on the website – click here to go to the results page. The Elite series table will be up by the end of the week (probably).

Big thanks to all the volunteers who helped out.

Great turn out of racers.

Next round is at Prospect Hill on 31st May

The calendar page – click here – has been revamped and has registration links to ALL the races for the rest of the year.

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