EAGLE XCO – SUNDAY 20th AUG

Eagle is primo riding through winter. We swap over to our short race format…. 1.5hrs of high heart rate, leg burning insane fun on a bike!! and we’ll be trying something new this year. In line with the state champs we will have two race starts, women and juniors will race first, and men will race second. Presentations all together at the end. For the first time we’ll also have extra options for women with three category choices.

If you’re not sure how to get there then check out our website for a google maps link and directions

 

ONLINE REGO IS NOW OPEN
(closes Saturday 19th August at 10am)

RACEDAY
On the day sign on will open from 8:15am with racing starting at 9am. We return to two start times this season for both XCO races:
09:00am – Females and juniors
11:00am – All male categories

RACE COURSE INFO
Proposed course map has been posted on our strava and facebook event pages. As a rough guide expect a 5.5km lap with around 120m of climbing per lap.  We’ll be heading in a clockwise direction starting on the mezzanine > up loose moose > parts of tunnel vision > hawkeye > southside > overlocker > back to the mezzanine.

COURSE SET UP
Course will be set up the day before. If anyone can help please get in touch with P’an-tau Jiricek-Scott on racedirector@ambc.asn.au

CATERING
Yes! Coffee Cubicle will be joining us!!

VOLLIES
We need you. These races can’t happen without the good work done by our vollies. If you are available to help set up or pack up or anything else please get in touch with Scott  via email: racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au

CATEGORIES
Short course racing is a solo effort and costs $30 per person for club members. Juniors are cheaper. For a list of categories and laps per category please visit our club website

MEMBERSHIP
Its cheaper to race as a club member. To join or renew visit the MTBA website and select Adelaide Mountain Bike Club as your club. FREE once-off 8 week trial MTBA memberships are also available on the above link

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email racedirector@ambc.asn.au for more information.

Mt Torrens 4hr – This Sunday!

Wow, it’s our final 4hr for 2017 already. If you haven’t done one yet then we’d love to see you out either as a solo or get a mate together and enter as a duo.

Remember this one is a private property race and well worth entering the race just to get an opportunity to ride these trails. Big thanks to Carol Moore and Darren Dazzle Moore for sharing your property with us!!

ONLINE REGO IS NOW OPEN
Enter as a team or solo, it works out to $30 per person for club members. Juniors are cheaper. Entries close Saturday 22nd July at 10am.

If you’re not sure how to get there then check out our website for a google maps link and directions. Race head quarters will be on the Mt Torrens footy oval.

MEMBERSHIP
Its cheaper to race as a club member. To join or renew visit the MTBA website and select Adelaide Mountain Bike Club as your club. FREE once-off 8 week trial MTBA memberships are also available on the above link.

RACEDAY
On the day sign on will open from 8:15am with racing starting at 9am and finishing 4hrs later with presentations following shortly after.

RACE COURSE INFO
If you’re wondering what to expect, essentially it is 3 climbs and 200m of climbing per lap. The lap will be just under 7km long. We start at the footy oval, head up the fireroad to the first switch back climb. This will take us to the top ridge and straight down a rocky decent out the back. There we play for a bit, including a ramp over, some tight corners and the second climb which leads us in to the mincer (not as rocky as it used to be but you’ll understand how it got its name). This leads us back to the top ridge. A few rocks here and there but your momentum will carry you over these just fine. Down a decent up another climb and down a fast flowy DH on to the ramp, into a dual slalom, out in to the paddock and back to the footy oval.

COURSE SET UP
Course will be set up the day before. If you or your cheer squad can help please get in touch with P’an-Tau on racedirector@ambc.asn.au

CATERING
Yes! Coffee Cubicle will be joining us!!

VOLLIES
We need you. These races can’t happen without the good work done by our vollies. If you are available to help set up or pack up or anything else please get in touch with Scott Denton via email: racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au

If you have helped out a past event or at one of the recent working bees and have not received details on how to claim your free entry please contact Scott and he will let you know what to do racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au

OTHER USEFUL INFO
Check out our website for info on category options, race rules, costs, etc.  All the info can be found here

If you have any questions, feel free to email racedirector@ambc.asn.au
Thanks Timothy Klein for the pic!!

Craigburn 4 Hour Enduro this SUNDAY!!

Welcome to the click here post – aptly timed in the face of internet security!

Course map has been released (quite a while ago on Facebook – the websites arch enemy!):170520-Craigburn-course-map

Download link – click here

A course GPX file is available to download – click here

Entry is available until 10am this Saturday- click here

We revert back to the “traditional” AMBC Enduro rules (as opposed to the 8 hour rules). This means any lap started before the cut off time (4 hours) and finished after still counts. A full read of the rules is available on the clubs website – click here – and remember that these rules compliment MTBAs rider etiquette rules and race rules (which you agree to abide to when you sign onto your license – day, trial or annual) SO BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER!

Prospect Hill Easter Sunday 8 Hour enduro

That’s right – Easter Sunday means you can be hunting eggs while riding your bike around MTB trails for 8 hours. Do it solo, in pairs or a team of 4 (“quad”).

Registration is available – click here

What are the basics? Glad you asked!

  • Sign on, start, finish, set up and pack up?
    • Set up will be occurring on Sat 15th April – volunteers welcome. Pre-course ride to occur after setup;
    • Registration will open at 11am for the main event;
    • Start time – 12:00 (midday);
    • Finish time – 20:00 (8pm) – no laps counted after this!
    • Presentation will start at aprox. 20:15-20:20
    • Pack up will occur the following day – volunteers welcome. Post race banter will occur.
  • Categories (take a breath, this is a long list!). Registration is available from this link starting 06 Mar @ 06:00.
    1. Elite – $40.00pp
      1. Male
      2. Female
    2. Solo – $40.00pp
      1. Male
      2. Female
    3. Solo 40+ – $40.00pp
      1. Male
      2. Female
    4. Duo – $25.00pp ($50.00 a team)
      1. Male
      2. Female
      3. Mixed
    5. Team of 4 – $15.00pp ($60.00 a team)
      1. Male
      2. Female
      3. Mixed
      4. Junior (U15) – $10.00pp ($40.00 a team)
      5. Junior (U13 – 4 hr short course) – $10.00pp ($40.00 a team)
  • Light requirements:
    • Lights will be required for any competitor starting a lap after 17:30.
    • Defining a light? You must have:
      • One red rear and one white front light.
      • The rear light should be on solid and does not need to blind people 50km away enjoying the sofa at home.
      • The front light should be bright enough for you to feel comfortable riding through a pine forest at night. If it can blind the person 50km away enjoying the sofa I suppose we’ll get one more angry spectator!
    • Don’t have lights? Ask around – you never know who might have some spare sets laying around.

Juniors – if you’re looking to join a team then get in contact with the Junior Coordinators – juniors@ambc.asn.au – and get chatting. A breakdown of the Junior categories:

  • Solo Juniors, full course – must be 16 years of age in 2017 – born in 2001 and before;
  • U15 teams teams of 4, full course – born in 2003 & 2004;
  • U13 teams teams of 4 – born in 2005 & 2006 – racing on a short course (aprox. 4-5kms) for 4 hours.

There is also an option to register individual juniors and be teamed up on the day. If you are choosing this option please notify juniors@ambc.asn.au so that we can be prepared on the day. Select the option “Junior individual team entry” when registering.

Picture of the proposed race track is below. A GPX file is available – click here

Prospect Hill 2017 XC Enduro 8 hour proposed

If you have any questions, feel free to email racedirector@ambc.asn.au for more information.