Reflecting on an eventful 2020, we are proud of the quality events that we were able to deliver in such tough circumstances. Thank you to our members, sponsors and hard working committee members for making the 2020 season excellent, we are looking forward to a great 2021 season.
Presenting your 2021 Adelaide MTB Club season! Zero Friction Cycling, will once again be running overall series points championship, with all XCM and XCO events eligible towards your score (State Champs and summer XCC/XCO excluded). You can check your points progress on the ZFC website here.
We now use entryboss for all events. Entryboss is our one stop shop for all event specific details: https://entryboss.cc/calendar/ambc . Information on race formats can be found in the Event info tab.
Join us on the 24th and 25th of October at Melrose, in the Southern Flinders Ranges, for two epic XCO races. Melrose’s beautiful single trails and scenery will make for a great weekend away to round out the 2020 AMBC XCO series! Thanks to our sponsors Hammer Nutrition, Bikecorp (Azur Lights, Krush Bikewash, Super B tools), Iomerino merino clothing, Bridge Road Brewers, BioMechanics Cycles and Repairs, GoVita Health foods Marion & Colonnades and lastly Zero Friction Cycling, who will be presenting the ZFC end of year series overall titles!
** 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.
Parking will be directed on race day and notified prior to event. Please check above maps! Please make sure you exit the venue before our committee, otherwise your car might be locked in!
Please be mindful of Melrose Town residents. Please protect these areas as they also house significant conservation value. Be respectful to the parks and it’s users and represent MTB’ers sensibly!
COURSE SET UP
Working bees are planned leading into the race over the next few weeks. Course setup will be done in the days leading into the first race! If anyone can help please get in touch with the club at firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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:https://www.mtba.asn.au/membership/
FREE once-off 8 week trial MTBA memberships are available on the above link.
CATEGORIES/START WAVES: * Subject to change with COVID restrictions**
Self seeded, ability based categories
for XC racing.
A Grade Men: 6 laps
B Grade Men / A Grade Women: 5 laps
C Grade Men / B Grade Women: 4 Laps
D Grade Men 3 laps / New! C Grade
Women: 3 laps
Junior A: 3 Laps
Junior B: 2 Laps
EMTB Open: 4 Laps
(*All Junior races to be cancelled if
forecast for 34deg or over)
(**All lap counts are subject to
change at any time at the race director’s discretion. All entrants will be
RACE COURSE INFO
** 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.
Parking will be directed on race day
or notified prior to event.
Follow signage. Please make sure you
exit before our committee, otherwise your car will be locked in!
Please be mindful that Anstey Hill RP
and Kinchina CP are popular park for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and dog
owners. They also house significant conservation value. Be respectful to the
park and it’s users and represent MTB’ers sensibly!
COURSE SET UP
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
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:https://www.mtba.asn.au/membership/
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 http://ambc.asn.au/trails/index/, and an interactive
As many of you would be aware, on December 20 2019, the Adelaide Hills community was devastated by bushfire.
Our thoughts continue to be with those who have been affected.
Since the fire ground was declared extinguished, AMBC has been in close contact with Forestry SA to offer assistance where we can.
While it is still unsafe for volunteers to assist in the recovery, there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes and we ask that everyone remains patient.
The club has secured a $10,000 grant from the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing to assist sporting clubs whose facilities were impacted by fires. This grant will be donated to the Forestry SA fire recovery project manager to help cover the costs of immediate works and future planning as part of the recovery effort.
Please remember that the park is still closed.
We will continue to engage with Forestry and will let AMBC members know when there are opportunities to assist.
Forestry have issued the following statement:
Due to the potential of falling trees and branches, the area is unsafe for public visitation. Sections of the Heysen and Mawson Trails which pass through this area of forest are also closed until further notice. ForestrySA will work with trail managers to identify and establish temporary re-routes where possible.
ForestrySA acknowledges temporary closure of the Cudlee Creek Forest Reserve, trails and mountain bike precinct is causing significant impact on visitor access. As a result, work is underway with South Australian Government agencies, Bike SA, mountain bike clubs and community groups to develop a workable recovery and operational plan for the area.
This will involve clearance of fallen vegetation debris from bike trails, salvage of plantation timber, installation of warning signage and fence repairs, identification and removal of dangerous trees and remarking of mountain bike trails to help make the area safe again.
While it could take 6-12 months before these trails can reopen for public use, ForestrySA is committed to exploring new bike and forest use opportunities as a means of boosting forest visitation opportunities. Rehabilitation of the bushfire landscape will take many years. Native vegetation will likely recover in time through natural regeneration and careful weed management. Recovery will be monitored to assess the need for supplementary planting of native species.
Further updates on the recovery plan will be provided as on-ground works progress. For your own safety, do not enter fire-affected forest areas. For more information and continuing updates visit www.forestrysa.com.au, call us on (08) 8391 8800, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.