July 28th XCO now at Craigburn Farm

The second round of the AMBC XCO Series is being held at Craigburn Farm on the 28th of July 2019. Due to circumstances outside of our control, we’ve had to make another venue change from our original plans.
 
A fast paced, technical race is in store, and we can guarantee a great time. Thanks to our sponsors Schwalbe tyres, Bikecorp and Hammer Nutrition for making these events possible.
 
CATEGORIES:
Self seeded, ability based categories for XC racing.
 
ENTRY:
Entry closes at 3pm July 27th
 
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.)
 
RACE DETAILS
8:15am: SIGN ON
9:00am: FEMALE + JUNIOR GRADES START
10.30am: PRESENTATION (early grades) (approximate time)
11:00am: MALE GRADES START
12:30pm: PRESENTATION (approximate time)
 
PARKING
Parking will be directed on race day. Orderly parking will be maintained along Craigburn Road, the gate being open until 2pm. Please follow all event signage.
 
RACE COURSE INFO – COMING SOON
–km
–m elevation
** 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.
 
FEES
$30- all senior riders
$20- all junior riders
+$25 for an MtBA day license.
 
COURSE SET UP
Course will be set up the day before. If anyone can help please get in touch with the club at racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au
 
VOLUNTEERS
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: racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au
 
MEMBERSHIP
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.
 
LOCATION
Information about the location can be found in our trails index http://ambc.asn.au/trails/index/ under ‘Craigburn Farm’.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to email 2019committee@ambc.asn.au for more information!

AMBC Eagle MTB Park XCO – 30th June

Here we are! After some time spent doing longer rides, we return to the short 1.5 hour race format that is Cross Country Olympic (XCO) for the remainder of the year. Our Winter XC racing series is a short, fast paced racing format, with courses suited to riders of all abilities. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
ONLINE REGISTRATION
(Registration will CLOSE at 3pm on Saturday 29th June)
 
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 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.)
 
RACE DETAILS
8:15am: SIGN ON
9:00am: FEMALE + JUNIOR GRADES START
11:00am: MALE GRADES START
12:30pm: PRESENTATION (approximate time)
 
PARKING
Parking will be directed on race day, situated on the mezzanine level of the Eagle park quarry. 
 
RACE COURSE INFO
5.5km
** Suggested laps per grade based on a sub 16 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.
 
FEES
$30- all senior riders
$20- all junior riders
+$25 for an MtBA day license.
 
COURSE SET UP
Course will be set up the day before. If anyone can help please get in touch with the club at racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au
 
VOLUNTEERS
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: racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au
 
MEMBERSHIP
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.
 
LOCATION
Information about the location can be found in our trails index http://ambc.asn.au/trails/index/, and an interactive map at
https://www.trailforks.com/region/eagle-mountain-bike-park/?lat=-34.985508&lon=138.672676&z=15&m=trailforks
 
If you have any questions, feel free to email 2019committee@ambc.asn.au for more information!

AMBC Craigburn Farm XCM- 26th May

Did you love the Prospect Hill 4 hour or what?! Keen for some trails closer to the city that are perhaps more familiar?! Join us on Sunday the 26th of May for the final round of the AMBC 4 Hour Enduro Series , brought to you by Azur lights, Bryton GPS, Krush bikewash, SuperB tools, Hammer Nutrition, Schwalbe tyres, Squirt lube, IO Merino, Bridge Road Brewers, Mitre10 Barrow and Bench, Govita and BMCR cycles.
 
Enduro races can be completed Solo, or as a Duo (team of two, relay style). This allows for riders of all skills and abilities to get involved and challenge themselves accordingly!
 
ONLINE REGISTRATION
(Registration will CLOSE at 3pm on Saturday 25th May)
 
Grades:
Self seeding grades apply for these races:
 
SOLO
A Female
A Male
B Female
B Male
C Female
C Male
D Male
Solo Junior (15-17yo)
 
DUO
Junior A Duo (11-17)
Junior B Duo (11-17)
Duo Male
Duo Female
Duo Mixed
 
Confused about how enduro racing works? Head to http://ambc.asn.au/event-info/enduro-series/
 
JUNIORS
We highly encourage junior riders of all abilities and above age 11 to join our races. For all enquiries regarding junior riders please email juniors@ambc.asn.au or read http://ambc.asn.au/juniors/
 
RACE DETAILS
8:15 AM REGO OPEN
9:00 AM START TIME
1:00 PM Course closed- No riders allowed to continue racing, unless already on course.
 
RACE COURSE INFO
The course will use trails only in the Craigburn Farm trail network. The course map will be posted as soon as possible on the event page. This is approximately 10km long and about 35 minutes for elite riders. Times may vary significantly due to track conditions.
 
PARKING
Parking will be directed on race day.
 
VOLUNTEERS
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: racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au
 
MEMBERSHIP
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.
 
LOCATION
Information about the location can be found in our trails index http://ambc.asn.au/trails/index/, and an interactive map at
https://www.trailforks.com/region/sturt-gorge-recreation-park-16420/
 
If you have any questions, feel free to email 2019committee@ambc.asn.au for more information!
Photo thanks Tim loft.

Prospect Hill XCM 2019 + Trail Maintainence day

As we gear up for a big winter, there is no better way to kick it off than to spend 4 hours on the flowing trails of Prospect Hill. Join us on Sunday the 14th of April for the first round of the AMBC 4 Hour Enduro Series, brought to you by Azur lights, Bryton GPS, Krush bikewash, SuperB tools, Hammer Nutrition, Schwalbe tyres, Squirt lube, IO Merino, Bridge Road Brewers, Mitre10 Barrow and Bench, Govita and BMCR cycles.
 
Enduro races can be completed Solo, or as a Duo (team of two, relay style). This allows for riders of all skills and abilities to get involved and challenge themselves accordingly!
TRAIL MAINTENANCE DAY – Sunday 7th April at 10am
Meet at trail carpark at 10am.
Depending on how many people can make it out will depend on how much we get done. Plan is to spend no more than 2-3 hours with a course recce ride afterwards.
What to bring: Hydration, Nibbles, Hat, Gloves, Long pants, Sturdy shoes. Secateurs or hand saw, rake, mattock, bike for ride afterwards. Contact racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au
ONLINE REGISTRATION
(Registration will CLOSE at 3pm on Saturday 13th April)
(Any problems with REGO? Contact Dave Braithwaite through the details on the event portal page)
 
Grades:
Self seeding grades apply for these races:
 
SOLO
A Female
A Male
B Female
B Male
C Female
C Male
D Male
Solo Junior (15yo MINIMUM-17yo as dictated by MTBA guidelines)
 
DUO
Junior A Duo (11-17)
Junior B Duo (11-17) [Minimum age entry 11 years old. Standard course is shortened for Junior B riders.] [ Enter individually and we will pair your son/daughter up with another rider!]
Duo Male
Duo Female
Duo Mixed
 
Confused about how enduro racing works? Head to http://ambc.asn.au/event-info/enduro-series/
 
RACE DETAILS
8:15 AM REGO OPEN
9:00 AM START TIME
1:00 PM No new laps to start. Laps completed after cut off will count toward results.
Presentations – we need all hands on deck to pack down and start our presso’s straight away. The more you help – the quicker this happens and the quicker we can all get home! 
 
RACE COURSE INFO
The course will be using a variation of the enduro loop that we’ve used in past races, aiming to use any newly built trails if possible. This course will be approximately 10km long and about 35 minutes for elite riders. Times may vary significantly due to track conditions. More info will be available closer to the date, including a gpx file and course map! 
 
PARKING
Parking will be directed on race day. Please follow our lovely volunteers and committee members.
 
VOLUNTEERS
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: racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au
 
MEMBERSHIP
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.
 
LOCATION
Information about the location can be found in our trails index http://ambc.asn.au/trails/index/, and an interactive map at
https://www.trailforks.com/region/prospect-hill/
 
If you have any questions, feel free to email 2019committee@ambc.asn.au for more information!
Thanks Tim Loft for the photos!