MURRAY BRIDGE TRAILS

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Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin are holding an official opening of the Murray Bridge Hills trails on 24th April from 10am.  The event is a formal launch of the trails network and will be catered with a sausage sizzle, fruit, drinks and proper coffee.

Join them for a guided ride, walk or run between 10:00 and 12:00, after which time you are then welcome to stay and explore on your own, or with friends and family for the rest of the day. There are a various distances to choose from.

  • Walk – for all levels of fitness
  • Run – 5km or 10km trail
  • Ride – 3 levels of difficulty

If you have neer ridden there, then make sure you add this to your calendar.  The trails are sensational and a lot of hard work has gone in to them to make them even better!! For more information, including contact details and event registration Click here

 

Hammer Nutrition Enduro Round 1 Results are up!

The ex-timer goes for a B-Line! #shameless abuse of the media login credentials! Photo credit: TTK Photos

Massive thanks to all those who helped out, many hands make light work!

On track setup we had David Knight, Scott Denton and “Craig Hutchins and his trail fairies”, who managed rake out the spectator maze, muppet alley, and try hard “or the old school tracks” – made it much more followable at 180bpm!

Course pack up was completed by Tim Klein, James Irving and Scott Denton.

Registration (WHAT A LINE UP!) saw yours truly sneak out of the timing van and give an assist to Tiff How (first time racer), Chelsea Hooton, James Irving and Scott Denton.

Presentations and race brief given by Scott Keneally

On the BBQ we saw Libby Dowling, Beth Holland and Kevin Ackerman.

Lastly, a brave mention to David Braithwaite who managed to time his first (which is why I got to bugger off and make some noise on the track!).

Brilliant weather on a brilliant track! You can tell I got to race, because results are only getting up now!

Tim Klein and Co have uploaded “some” photos to Facebook – click here – to check them out.

Next race is at Prospect Hill on 15th May – register here!

Oh, and results are on the results page – click here!

 

2016 Winter XC Series

10th April people.  Lock it in! Link to AMBC website in our bio for all your information and entering needs 📷Sam Bruce #howihammer #adelaidemtbclub #foxcreekmtb @hammernutritionausThe first round of the Winter XC series is fast approaching with Round 1 of the Hammer Nutrition Enduro coming up on Sunday 10th April. Entries close on Saturday at 10am.

We are always looking for people to help out around race HQ, so if you can help with any of the following, send an email to racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au:

  • BBQ cooking – yes, the winter series sees the return of the BBQ!
  • Course pack up – relive the adventure one last time!
  • Registration – control the masses and dish out order!

The basics of the racing format will be the same as previous years with a few key changes all competitors should be aware of.

Elite series? GONE!

The committee has decided that the “Elite Winter Series” is to be discontinued. So you won’t see any “elite” categories this year – Enduros will be “Solo Male” and XCO will be “A Grade”.

Juniors

We will be following our existing guidelines regarding minimum age for juniors – 11 years old. If you (or your child) doesn’t quite meet the requirements, but still want to join in the fun, send an email to juniors@ambc.asn.au and options can be discussed. We aim to be inclusive of everyone, but also want to ensure the enjoyment and safety of all competitors.

Series entry…….is it cheaper??…No.

A solid reminder that “series entry” is available, but there is NO discount for it. The registration system used by the club needs all events to be part of a series in order for entries to process properly. Everyone is welcome to enter the entire series if they tend to be forgetful – if you can’t make a race for some reason, let us know through timing@ambc.asn.au with some notice and a refund can be organised.

Race directoring

Our current Race Director David Knight who has supported the club in this role over the last 2.5 years (previously the juniors coordinator) will be looking to pass on this prestigious position to someone next year. So get ready to hear us harp on about this at every race/presentations/email/etc. over the year as, similar to the timing and registration coordinator positions, they are an essential part of hosting races. For information on the position, email info@ambc.asn.au.

2016 registration – all open!

ALL EVENTS for the rest of 2016 are open for registration. Links are located on the calendar page, the respective events page and we’ll throw them in here for you with dates as well (gee, we’re nice people! Maybe, save this email/page if you want for easy reference…….winks as good as a nudge to a blind bat!):

Hammer Nutrition 4 Hour Enduro Series:

Round 110 Apr 2016Fox CreekClick here
Round 215 May 2016Prospect HillClick here
Round 326 Jun 2016CraigburnClick here

Giant XCO Series:

Round 107 Aug 2016Eagle MTB ParkClick here
Round 218 Sep 2016Shepherds HillClick here
Round 316 Oct 2016Cobbler CreekClick here

State Championships:

Standalone06 Nov 2016Fox CreekClick here

First enduro 10th April 2016

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First race for winter 2016 is only two weekends away!!  4 hours of pedalling goodness to look forward to in what should be a great start to winter xc racing.

  • All event information around categories, costs, start times, and the like can be found on our enduro page; click here
  • To enter as a solo or team click here.  If you run in to any problems with your entry then please contact David on timing@ambc.asn.au
  • Never been to fox creek and not sure how to get there click here for directions.

Course Map
Great news everyone, the 2016 lap has remained the same as 2015.  If you raced last year then you’ll know exactly what you’re in for.  If you didn’t race last year then check out the course map below and check out the results from last year to get an idea on your lap times.

Fox 4 hour Enduro 2015 proposed (1)

If you would like to download a GPX of the course, see the elevation profile and length OR follow the course on your smartphone using the trailforks app click here

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.  Your membership will also allow you to race at a discounted cost at other events such as PACC’s cyclocross season, the dirty weekend, GESA and Inside Line events to name a few.  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.  MTBA offers a 2-month free trial membership click here which if you join now will let you race both fox creek and prospect hill at the discounted price.

Volunteers
We love our volunteers and without them the races wouldn’t happen.  If you or someone you know is able to help out then please contact Robyn our volunteer coordinator racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au. There are many roles that we continually need assistance with, for more information on volunteering please click here

Anderson Hill Winery
Anderson Hill Winery, located opposite the trails opens it’s doors at 11am. The cellar door offers some of the most stunning views in the Adelaide Hills, not to mention award-winning wines, delicious wood-fired pizza, home-made cakes and coffee. Great place to be for a post race re-fuel.

 

Good luck at the National Champs

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The Adelaide Mountain Bike Club through its junior development has been able to assist several junior riders to compete at the Australian National Mountain Bike championships this weekend.  The funding for the junior development is due to the generous support of Bio-Mechanics and Cycle Repairs, one of our amazing club sponsors (thanks Pete, Lia and staff!).

The national champs are being held in North East Victoria at Bright, with all mountain disciplines being decided.  We have comptitors in Junior Men (U19), U17 and U15 mens classes in the XCO format.

We wish our juniors and other club riders in competition over the weekend the best of luck.

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