COVID-19 and AMBC events

Announcement regarding AMBC events and COVID-19.

Yesterday the club committee unanimously voted to suspend races for the foreseeable future in line with current government best practices and to enable effective social distancing.

This means that the event scheduled for O’Halloran Hill on 28 March is cancelled. Full refunds will be processed for those who have already entered.

This was not an easy decision to make and the committee did attempt to consider all practical risk mitigation measures. This decision is a cancellation, not a postponement as there are already many events to compete with later in the year. The committee understands that this may frustrate some members but this is a bigger situation than any of us have ever dealt with before.
Stay safe.
Keep riding.

We’ll be reviewing the situation prior to the planned Prospect Hill and Craigburn Farm events but expect the current situation to continue.

We are trying to create some value for members and sponsors so stay tuned for some planned fun competitions.

The Pres

2019 Annual General Meeting

Adelaide Mountain Bike Club Incorporated invites all members to attend the 2019 Annual General Meeting to be held at Cudlee Creek MTB Trails (Fox Creek) on Sunday, 29th September 2019. The meeting will be held following the conclusion of the State Championships and will commence at approximately 2pm.  

The meeting agenda will cover (1) Presentation of accounts (2) Election of Office Bearers (Committee). The official proceedings will take approximately 10 minutes.  At the AGM, all committee positions are declared vacant and nominations are taken for all committee positions.

If more than one person nominates for any one committee position, the position goes to a vote from the present club members.There are a variety of roles available playing to various strengths. Check out the word cloud or head over to our contacts page for a list of positions. If you think you can help the club in other ways please contact us we’d love to hear from you. If you have any questions about any of the positions or you would like to nominate please contact us on info@ambc.asn.au or contact the club mobile on 0408 840 610.

Don’t forget the state champs! Entries will open 15th September. Entry is via an online link . Please visit the State Champs club page for more details and also our facebook event page. The club races wouldn’t be possible without our fabulous volunteers that help out. If you are able to help on race day or in the lead up to the race please contact Aurelia Strozik on racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au

2018 Race Calendar

We have one more summer race to go at Eagle MTB Park, 4th March (rego opens this Sunday 18th Feb) before the 2018 season kicks off in April.

Keep an eye on our website, facebook and strava pages – we’ll be creating events real soon to help you save the dates. In the meantime, check out the calendar, print it for your fridge, print it for your bike room, whatever you do keep the last Sunday of each month free!

 

 

Cobbler Creek Summer XC Sunday 11 February

Join us on Saturday the 11th of February for the second round of the AMBC Summer Cross Country Series, at the classic Cobbler’s Creek trails, for a fast paced XCO race!

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN
https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=5209
(Registration will CLOSE at 10am on Saturday 10th February)

You then need to pick up your plate and transponder on the day before the racing starts.

CATEGORIES AND RACE COURSE INFO 
The race course, race HQ and parking locations will be located near the main gate at Cobbler’s Creek. Parking will be in the main trail head car park. Self seeded categories for XC racing. It’s a 3.65km loop with 95vM and it’s summer so the racing is about 1hr – 1:15 for category leaders.  Tis one is fast, you’ll be on the rivet the whole time! Lap details are as follows:

A grade Men: 6 laps
B Grade Men / A grade Women: 5 laps
C Grade Men / B Grade Women: 4 Laps
D Grade Men / 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)
A rough guide of the course map provided below – some tracking errors with the .gpx file, the track utilises all formed paths and runs anti-clockwise.

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)

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/cobbler-creek/.

COURSE SET UP
Course will be set up the day before. Thank you to the wonderful vollies who are helping with this one we’ll be in touch with you.

VOLUNTEERS
These races can’t happen with the good work done by our vollies. So I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help out. We have every position filled and I will be in touch with you all this weekend. If anything we could do with just one more marshall for during the race. If you know someone who’s not racing and can help, let them know to get in touch with me before Wednesday on 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.

If you have any questions, feel free to email committee2018@ambc.asn.au for more information! or contact us via the facebook event page .

 

O’hally Race Cancelled

RACE CANCELLATION- SUMMER SERIES ROUND 1 2018

Due to catastrophic fire danger rating for (Saturday 6th Jan 2018), the O’Halloran Hill Summer XC Round 1 is cancelled.

As the park falls into the Mount Lofty Ranges fire ban district, it is closed until midnight Saturday night. In accordance with MTBA policy, the club has no choice but to cancel the race.

Despite the cool change forecast for the afternoon, the park will remain closed.

Any entries will be refunded.