First round: Giant XCO

AMBC+Giant

SURPRISE! It’s this weekend!

Adelaide MTB Club and Giant Bicycles Adelaide present Round 1 of the Olympic Cross Country MTB race series (aka – lap racing). To be held at the prestigious, multi purpose, purpose built and all round good Eagle MTB Park.

Parking will be on the Mezzanine area. Enter off the old freeway. Race start will, funnily enough, be from the mezzanine area.

Remember that to qualify for the Elite winter series, you need to race in at least two Giant XCO rounds to qualify for the cold, hard cash prizes!

Some points to remember for the XCO races:

FORMAT: You get to ride around following arrows as fast you can for a set number of laps. The human form that completes the number of laps the fastest is deemed the winner.

Chocolate is known to help with getting in good with the timekeeper and race officials. Volunteering works the best.

Start times: We change to a split start time for certain grades. Make sure you know when you’re sign on and start times are for your relevant grade of racing.

In brief:

B-Female, D, E and Junior Grades:

SIGN-ON from 08:30

RACE @ 09:30

Elite Male/Female, B and C Grades:

SIGN-ON from 10:30

RACE @ 11:30

LAPS – that’s right, LAPS! Cascading 6 through to 2, we’ve got laps for everyone!

Remember that laps are subject to change on the day depending on the number of unicorns that enter, alignment of Pluto and the square root of my belly button fluff. This equation changes from race to race.

Click here! for the full, pretty grid style information.

VOLUNTEERS – as always, we’re looking for volunteers to reward with ice cold refreshing drinks (in this weather, no ice required), freshly cooked onions with a side of bread and sausage AND a free transferable race entry. If you think you’d fit these awesome rewards, hit up racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au to register.

What are we after? Glad you asked:

  • Track set up – can’t race without some well placed arrows.

Starting at 9:00am on Saturday 01st Aug 2015 – email racedirector@ambc.asn.au
 to register your interest/attendance.

 

  • BBQ cookers – flip a snag, cut some onions and try not to cry to much.
  • Track pack up – always seeking those keen MTBers to complete one final lap.
  • Registration – issue and receive the timekeepers prized possessions
  • MCing – if you can yell into a mic well and make people laugh more than cringe, you’ll be better than PT (it’s OK, I’m allowed to insult myself).

JUNIORS RIDE/SKILL SESSION: Andy “Goggles” Duncan will be hosting a juniors skills/ride session from 10:30am on Saturday 01st Aug 2015. Please shoot an email at juniors@ambc.asn.au to register your interest.

Glad you’ve mad it this far. Your reward – a race map! ENJOY!

Eagle XCO 2015

If you’ve got questions and have read through the XCO Series info page and still can’t figure out how Deep Thought got to 42, shoot an email to timing@ambc.asn.au and we’ll see if we can figure something out – as the time keeper I have access to variable constants such as belly button fluff mass.

If all else fails – click through these links, I’m sure one of them will be useful*:

Race Location | Join AMBC today | XCO Series Info | Elite Series Info | Register Now | Staggering beauty

*Some of these links may not be useful to everyone

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