2017 Race schedule

Some words from the race director:

So recently we released the 2017 race calendar. There is an absence of a summer series. Why? Well, there’s a few reasons:

  • Everyone needs a break. The club has been averaging 11 events for the last 3 years. This means we literally finish one race and are already looking at the next. It’s nice to have a break;
  • I couldn’t have organised access in time for this year. I will add that I have no intention of running a summer series next year either;
  • The effort/risk involved to organise a race up to the day before a race and then have to cancel due to heat/TFB is to great for me;
  • I’m on holiday for a large chunk of the prime summer racing time;
  • If you really need your racing fix, Port Adelaide Cycling Club run a number of cyclocross races that have an open category you could enter.

More details about the scheduled races will come out as I get event approval. At this stage, hang tight and more information will be distributed as I can confirm it. If you’d like to contact me about the 2017 season, feel free to contact me via racedirector@ambc.asn.au


Australian Trail Standards

Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) are seeking feedback on some important MTB projects that have been progressing over the last 10 months or so that relate to trail development and the MTB trail industry.  To have your say visit the National Mountain Bike Trail Projects SurveySurvey closes 27 November 2016.  Option papers can be viewed on MTBA’s website: http://www.mtba.asn.au/trails/

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We have a new competition – this time it’s on instagram!

poccompetitionIt’s time to hit the trails and with summer on its way, what better way to welcome her than to give away this rad prize donated by our club sponsor Cycle Closet. Be sure to post your best riding pics on instagram between now and 4th December and include hashtags #cyclecloset #adelaidemtbclub to be in the running. Best photo wins* – show us what you got!! *You must be a AMBC member to be in the running. For more info on how to join click here.
Membership competition has now closed Congratulations Kain Gardner! You are the lucky winner of a $75 voucher from our mates at Cycle Closet.  Centrally located in the city and an online store open for business 24/7, shopping with cycle closet has never been easier.  Enjoy!

2016 State Championships

The AMBC State champs are on this Sunday, have you registered yet?
Click here to head to the registration page
Everyone entered will receive a $10 voucher to redeem at Anderson Hill on the day Presentations and the AGM will be held at the winery at around 2pm


Location:     Fox Creek MTB Trails
To enter:     Register Online any issues contact David timing@ambc.asn.au
Race date:  Sunday, 6th November 2016
Race start:  There are two start times, 9:30am (women, juniors, 60+, 70+ men) and 11:30am (everyone else)
Categories: With over 20 categories on offer there is definitley one for you!
Visit the State Champs club page for more details around categories and start times

There is no transponder hire anyore and you don’t need to own one either.  We still use one but its included in your race entry along with the race plate.

VOLUNTEERS – The club races wouldn’t be possible without our fabulous volunteers that help out.  If you are able to help out this sunday or your cheer squad is able to help out then please contact Robyn on racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au .  We are particularly in need of help with race set up and pack up.

MEMBERSHIP – If your membership has expired or you’re not a member then now is a great time to renew and avoid paying a $25 day license. Racing as a club member works out cheaper if you plan on racing all the club events and your membership will also allow you to race at a discounted cost at other mtba affiliated events (GESA, Inside Line, PACC Cyclocross).   Click here to find out more about membership or to join/renew.  If you’re not 100% convinced that racing is for you then you can still race at member prices by taking out MTBA’s 2-month free trial membership offer click here.

LOCATION – Make sure you rock up to Fox Creek this sunday morning.  Entry is off Croft Rd at the triangle just down the road a tiny bit from Anderson Hill Winery.  The gates will be open on race day so drive in and follow the main fireroad to the parking area.  For details on the park and how to get there click here

ROAD CLOSURES – If you are travelling from the north then make sure you allow plenty of time to get to fox as there are some road closures in place. Fox Creek Road is closed from intersection with Croft and Coldstore Roads for approx 2km towards Cudlee Creek Road. I also noticed a rd closure on lobethal road near swamp road in lenswood. To check for road closures click here or here

COURSE MAP – The lap is around 5.5km long with 160m of climbing. The first half is the techy part of the lap opening up into fast flow trail before climbing up spooky forest and making your way back to the start/finish along dynamic tension. Dave our race director will be setting up the course Friday around 9am, if you’re avaiable to help out then he would love a hand. Please email him on racedirector@ambc.asn.au.

click here to view the strava route