2014 Giant XCO Series


The Giant XCO Winter series kicks off on 10th August. The first round will be at Eagle MTB Park – click here for directions. Race registration is open and available here

Information for the winter XCO series can be found here

MTBSkills.com.au will be running a “Getting Race Ready” skills session on 27th July. Remember the $59 for this session includes your race entry fee! Click here to register

If you’re interested in helping with any of the events for the coming rounds, get in touch with our volunteers co-ordinator - racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au - we award hugs, free race entry, beverages, goodwill and often some food at the races (some items are optional).

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18 hours of Melrose is on again!

If you had 18 hours free, what would you do with it? Well, the guys at Over the Edge in Melrose have thought one possible way to spend 18 hours – MTBing!

From Over the Edge -

We are still on a high from this year’s Fat Tyre Festival so imagine what we have in store for you at this years 18 hours of Melrose! As with all Melrose rides the 18hrs is eventful, relaxed and very social! Melrose has forged a reputation within the mountain bike community as a stress free destination with some great, hand made single-track. The 18hrs of Melrose exudes all of this with live music thrown in for good measure.
This is a team or solo event and the winner is the team or individual who completes the most laps of the course in 18 hours (starting at midnight on Friday 5th September). If 18hrs is more than you can take in and you prefer some extra Zs then 6hrs of Melrose is the Doctors prescription! 6hrs will start at 12pm on the Saturday and finish at 6pm alongside the 18 hour riders.
The course last year worked really well so expect a nice flowy fun trail with a few technical bits that Melrose is known for – approx 10km loops! As long as you have ridden some singletrack it should be achievable by almost all fairly competent mountain bike riders with a reasonable level of fitness. It is not designed for the complete novice or inexperienced mountain bike rider. Each lap of the course will take an average of 45 mins – 1 hour.
If you want trophies, lots of hype and a ticker tape parade, then this probably isn’t your event…but if you want beer short-cuts, giant games of twister and a uniquemidnight start, then circle the 5 & 6 of September in your calendar now because you’ve found your mountain bike event!

Registrations open 1st July – this year we are capping the event at 200 so get in quick!!
Click here to register:
Check out last year’s video here: http://vimeo.com/74632640

Cost (per person)

6 Hour – Mixed / Male or Female
Single – $70
Team of 2 – $60
Team of 4 or 6 – $50

18 Hour-  Mixed / Male or Female
 Single – $140
Team of 2 – $115
Team of 4 or 6  – $90
What’s included
Entertainment / Fully marked course with First Aid marshals along the course  / Tea and coffee and nice warm fire at OTE / Spot Prizes / Insurance / Over the Edge bike shop offering mechanical support / timing and much more.
The course will be marked and open for practice from 2pm Friday 5th.
Please visit www.melrosemountainbike.com for more information or email us atmelrose18hours@gmail.com, and join our facebook event for regular updates:https://www.facebook.com/events/548474255259097/

We hope to see you there!

Hammer Nutrition 4 hr enduro round 3 results

Huge thanks to Darren and Carol Moore for letting us all romp around there backyard for the afternoon – this course is always fun and challenging.

Thanks to all the volunteers that helped prep the trail the previous weekend. Your help is greatly appreciated.

The results are up on the results page. The series table has also been updated.

The next race is the first round of the Giant XCO series on 10th August at Eagle MTB Park - registration is open. All the info for the XCO series is available on the XCO series Page.

Reminder – Hammer Nutrition Round 3

IMPORTANT: Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure have advised that Gorge Rd will be closed between Corkscrew Road and Torrens Hill Road:

“We will be closing Gorge Road between Playford Bridge, Castambul and Torrens Hill Rd, Millbrook / Paracombe from 12pm today until 12pm Monday 30 June 2014.

Additionally Gorge Rd will be restricted to Local Traffic Only eastwards of Coulls Road, Athelstone up to Playford Bridge & westwards of Tippett Road, Cudlee Creek to Torrens Road. Local access is available from Tippett Road to Torrens Hill Road to access Cudlee Creek and the wildlife park.”

Traffic SA’s website shows the road closure here. The announcement on Facebook is here. Make sure you take this into your travel plans so as not to be late. The below image shows the effected area:

Road Closure-bike

Image compliments of Google Maps!

Don’t forget to register for the race by 10am Saturday morning. If you have any dramas with registration, email  timing@ambc.asn.au.

This round brings us to Dazzleland at Mt. Torrens. These trails are only ride-able at sanctioned events so get on it and have a shot.

If you’re aim is to contend in the Elite Series this year and you’ve only made it to one of the Enduro races so far, you’ll need to make sure you complete one lap at this round to qualify.

The club is always happy to accept volunteers, so if you can help on the day then contact  racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au to let us know. Every volunteer gets a transferable race entry and a “Timekeepers BBQ super-happy-fun-time meal deal” (sausage with bread, onions and sauces, tin of soft drink and there’s talk of some soup for this round – if you ask nicely, we’ll even warm it up for you!).

The club has introduced an emergency contact phone that will be used at races to contact a race official at the start/finish area in case of an accident. We have also printed up some stickers for the backs of race plates. They will be available for people to grab at registration.



This number is to only be used for emergencies and will only be monitored while events are being run, so don’t call it for general information.


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Hammer Nutrition 4 Hour Enduro Round 3

With a good turn out on Saturday the trail is looking nice and rocky. After completing a couple of laps, I can confirm that the 6.8km for the course should be more than enough to challenge most competitors. See below for the map:


Huge thanks to the following for coming to help out:

  • Dennis Richards - well deserved for grooming the back section
  • James Irving – well deserved for grooming the back section
  • Roland Wells
  • Damien Brombal
  • Michael Cole
  • Paul Munger
  • Sam Munger
  • David Knight (Committee)
  • Scott Keneally (Committee)
  • Scott Denton (Committee)

If you’re interested or able to help out on the day with any duties – such as BBQ cooking, registration, track set-up and pack-up – please email racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au.

If you’re going for the elite series points table and haven’t competed in at least two events yet, this is your last chance to make sure you qualify for the prize money. For more information, check out the Elite Winter Series Page.

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