XCO Race 1 – Eagle MTB Park – 7th August

It’s xco season again and what a great way to kick it off
If you haven’t entered yet, it’s not too late, there’s still time to enter
Rego closes 10am saturday, 6th August
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HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE

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Location:     Eagle MTB park
To enter:     Register online any issues contact David timing@ambc.asn.au
Race date:  Sunday, 7th August 2016
Race start:  All categories start in waves at 9:30am (rego opens 8:30am)
Categories: 9 categories to choose from ranging from 6 laps down to 2 laps.
We even have categories dedicated to women only and to juniors.
Format:       XCO means it’s fast, fun and it’s short. We expect category winners
to complete the course in approx 1hr 45 min.


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. All event information around categories, costs, start times, and the like can be found on our xco race page; click here

For anyone who hasn’t been to a club race, we will have a toilet at the race.  We will also fire up the bbq – sausages and soft drink will be available for purchase at the race, so don’t forget to bring that spare change.

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 still need a few people to help with race pack up and also bbq duties.  All volunteers receive a free race entry and sausage.

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 Eagle MTB park this sunday morning. eagle is perfect riding in winter – that sandstone base really sucks up that rain and compacts down beautifully.  Should be fast outthere! The gates will be open so drive in.  Car parking on race days is in the old quarry inside the park. For details on how to get there click here.

COURSE MAP – From the start/finish the lap heads up to the 4x and up loose moose over to tunnel vision.  We’ll be riding all of tunnel vision to the top, cut across the fireroad and on to southside and home again on north face.  The loop is 5.5km and should take about 16 minutes for A grade men.  David our fantastic timekeeper is taking on the trail setup role while Dave our race director heads off for some interstate pedal action. David with his crew of set up vollies will be setting up the course early afternoon on saturday so be sure to say hi to them.

Eagle XCO 2016 proposed

 

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