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Shepherd’s Hill XCO & Zero Friction Cycling overall

Sheps! The Shepherd’s Hill XCO on the 25th August is set to be an exciting one. Thanks to our sponsors Hammer Nutrition, BikeCorp and Schwalbe Tyres for supporting our races!

This race will contribute to our Zero Fricition Cycling overall series, with points up for grabs for each race and medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the series. Zero friction cycling’s products are perfect for MtB here in Adelaide, and we’re expecting to see more of them around! This will be presented at State XCO champs!


CATEGORIES: Self seeded, ability based categories for XC racing.

9:00am Start-

  • A Grade Women: 5 laps
  • B Grade Women: 4 Laps
  • C Grade Women: 3 laps
  • Junior A: 3 Laps
  • Junior B: 2 Laps

11:00am Start

  • A Grade Men: 6 laps
  • B Grade Men: 5 laps
  • C Grade Men: 4 laps
  • D Grade Men: 3 laps
  • (*Wet or hot weather may alter the lap count and course of racing.)
  • (**All lap counts are subject to change at any time at the race director’s discretion. All entrants will be notified.)


  • 8:15am: SIGN ON
  • 10.30am: PRESENTATION (early grades) (approximate time)
  • 11:00am: MALE GRADES START
  • 12:30pm: PRESENTATION (approximate time)


Parking will be directed on race day. Please be courteous of the park and environment.


Please be mindful that Shepherd’s Hill RP is a popular park for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and dog owners. Be respectful to the park and it’s users and represent MTB’ers sensibly!


** Suggested laps per grade based on a 15 minute Elite (A Grade) lap time. This is a guide only and the number of laps is variable due to different venues and different track conditions.


$30- all senior riders

$20- all junior riders

+$25 for an MtBA day license.


Course will be set up the day before. If anyone can help please get in touch with the club at


We need you. These races happen with the good work done by our vollies. If you are available to help set up or pack up or assist with anything else please get in touch with Aurelia Strozik via email:


It is 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 available on the above link.


Information about the location can be found in our trails index , and an interactive map at

If you have any questions, feel free to email for more information!

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