CANCELLATION – Summer XCO Eagle MTB Park

Unfortunately AMBC has decided to cancel the Summer XCO race tomorrow (3/2/18) due to a Total Fire Ban and Severe fire danger rating in the district of Eagle Mountain Bike Park. The decision is made in accordance to the park’s rules and MTBA’s guidelines. There will be a total refund for entries made online through MTBA as soon as possible.

We are very apologetic however feeling more excited for our next race at Cobbler’s on the 3rd March.

AMBC Summer XCO Eagle MTB Park // 2019 Calendar

Join us on Sunday the 3rd of Feb for the opening round of the AMBC Summer XC Series, at the ever convenient Eagle Mountain Bike Park for a fast paced XCO race!

Our Summer XC racing series aims to include riders of all levels of skill and fitness to mountain biking, using a shortened course.

If you have any questions, feel free to email 2019committee@ambc.asn.au for more information! The entry link and info are just below the image, so keep scrolling!

In case you missed it, we released our club calendar for 2019 too! These are the dates and locations as arranged thus far, however may be subject to some change.

Eagle XCO! – ONLINE REGISTRATION
https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=6129
(Registration will CLOSE at 3pm on Saturday 2nd February)

LOCATION
Information about Eagle MTB Park 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

The race HQ will be positioned at the most easterly end of the park, in proximity to the toilets and hall.

COURSE: TBA – PLEASE BE PATIENT

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

START WAVES:
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

(*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 notified.)

RACE DETAILS
8:00 AM REGO OPEN
9:00 AM START TIME
10:30 AM FINISH
(Important!: Race start time is subject to change given heat, to be advised by the Race Director. All entrants will be notified.)

PARKING
Parking will be directed on race day.

RACE COURSE INFO
km Beginner friendly course
m elevation per lap-
10 min lap for A grade riders, 20 min for D grade riders.
Map To be supplied at later date

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.

State XCO Champs – Update

We have finalised a number of details for the upcoming State Champs!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=6024 (Entry closes 3pm Saturday 3rd November)

PRESENTATIONS: Our annual AGM and State Champs presentations will be held at Anderson Hill winery, within walking distance of the start/finish and Fox Creek trails carpark.  PLEASE BE AWARE THAT we will not be beginning the presentations until the site is packed up, so we are asking for all hands on deck.

Anderson Hill have kindly donated $10 gift vouchers for all AMBC State Champs entrants and volunteers, and are putting on an express menu with chips and burgers in addition to their winery menu. Please show your support and get behind this wonderful family owned business!

Committee positions will be open at the AGM and we are still looking for a race director – so please get on board!

COURSE: The course will use the same trails as last year, however is subject to slight adjustments based on trail conditions, see map below. GPX data will be released shortly. Lap counts are subject to further testing however an indicative lap count can be found http://ambc.asn.au/event-info/state-championship-race/.

School Sport SA MTB Champs

AMBC has proudly supported the SSSA Schools MtB Champs for the last 20 years and 2018 has seen huge growth of junior mountain biking here in SA. This year’s schools champs are set to be a blast with the return to the flowy trails of Shepherds Hill RP. Details are as follows :

Thursday 25th October 2018
Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

Suitable for all high school students, and primary years 6-7.

9.30 am – Individual Champs

11.15 am – Relay Teams Event
Teams of 2-4 riders over 2.5 hours

For more information.
https://www.education.sa.gov.au/teaching/sport/sports-and-competitions/mountain-bike