COME RACE SHEPS – 17 SEPT

Photo cred: Tim Loft

Another short race format yeah yeah!!…. 1.5hrs of high heart rate, leg burning insane fun on a bike!! and we’ll be trying something new this year. In line with the state champs we will have two race starts, women and juniors will race first, and men will race second.

Shepherds Hill Recreation Park is located at 41 Ayliffes Road, St Marys South Australia 5042. Drive in to the carpark and we will have the gate in to the park open on race day.

ONLINE REGO OPEN
https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=4047
(closes Saturday 16th September at 10am)

RACEDAY
On the day sign on will open from 8:15am with racing starting at 9am. We return to two start times this season for both XCO races:
09:00am – Females and juniors
11:00am – All male categories

RACE COURSE INFO
Proposed course map will be posted on our facebook and strava event pages closer to the day. Details below.

COURSE SET UP
Course will be set up the day before. All help greatly appreciated, please get in touch with P’an-tau Jiricek-Scott on racedirector@ambc.asn.au

CATERING
Yes! Coffee Cubicle will be joining us!!

VOLLIES
We need you. These races can’t happen without the good work done by our vollies. If you are available to help set up or pack up or anything else please get in touch with Scott Denton via email: racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au

CATEGORIES
Short course racing is a solo effort and costs $30 per person for club members. Juniors are cheaper. For a list of categories and laps per category please visit our club website http://ambc.asn.au/event-info/xco-series/

MEMBERSHIP
Its 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 also available on the above link

MORE INFO
http://ambc.asn.au/event-info/xco-series/
https://web.facebook.com/events/202164376925431/


If you have any questions, feel free to email racedirector@ambc.asn.au for more information.

 

EAGLE XCO – SUNDAY 20th AUG

Eagle is primo riding through winter. We swap over to our short race format…. 1.5hrs of high heart rate, leg burning insane fun on a bike!! and we’ll be trying something new this year. In line with the state champs we will have two race starts, women and juniors will race first, and men will race second. Presentations all together at the end. For the first time we’ll also have extra options for women with three category choices.

If you’re not sure how to get there then check out our website for a google maps link and directions

 

ONLINE REGO IS NOW OPEN
(closes Saturday 19th August at 10am)

RACEDAY
On the day sign on will open from 8:15am with racing starting at 9am. We return to two start times this season for both XCO races:
09:00am – Females and juniors
11:00am – All male categories

RACE COURSE INFO
Proposed course map has been posted on our strava and facebook event pages. As a rough guide expect a 5.5km lap with around 120m of climbing per lap.  We’ll be heading in a clockwise direction starting on the mezzanine > up loose moose > parts of tunnel vision > hawkeye > southside > overlocker > back to the mezzanine.

COURSE SET UP
Course will be set up the day before. If anyone can help please get in touch with P’an-tau Jiricek-Scott on racedirector@ambc.asn.au

CATERING
Yes! Coffee Cubicle will be joining us!!

VOLLIES
We need you. These races can’t happen without the good work done by our vollies. If you are available to help set up or pack up or anything else please get in touch with Scott  via email: racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au

CATEGORIES
Short course racing is a solo effort and costs $30 per person for club members. Juniors are cheaper. For a list of categories and laps per category please visit our club website

MEMBERSHIP
Its cheaper to race as a club member. To join or renew visit the MTBA website and select Adelaide Mountain Bike Club as your club. FREE once-off 8 week trial MTBA memberships are also available on the above link

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email racedirector@ambc.asn.au for more information.

Mt Torrens 4hr – This Sunday!

Wow, it’s our final 4hr for 2017 already. If you haven’t done one yet then we’d love to see you out either as a solo or get a mate together and enter as a duo.

Remember this one is a private property race and well worth entering the race just to get an opportunity to ride these trails. Big thanks to Carol Moore and Darren Dazzle Moore for sharing your property with us!!

ONLINE REGO IS NOW OPEN
Enter as a team or solo, it works out to $30 per person for club members. Juniors are cheaper. Entries close Saturday 22nd July at 10am.

If you’re not sure how to get there then check out our website for a google maps link and directions. Race head quarters will be on the Mt Torrens footy oval.

MEMBERSHIP
Its cheaper to race as a club member. To join or renew visit the MTBA website and select Adelaide Mountain Bike Club as your club. FREE once-off 8 week trial MTBA memberships are also available on the above link.

RACEDAY
On the day sign on will open from 8:15am with racing starting at 9am and finishing 4hrs later with presentations following shortly after.

RACE COURSE INFO
If you’re wondering what to expect, essentially it is 3 climbs and 200m of climbing per lap. The lap will be just under 7km long. We start at the footy oval, head up the fireroad to the first switch back climb. This will take us to the top ridge and straight down a rocky decent out the back. There we play for a bit, including a ramp over, some tight corners and the second climb which leads us in to the mincer (not as rocky as it used to be but you’ll understand how it got its name). This leads us back to the top ridge. A few rocks here and there but your momentum will carry you over these just fine. Down a decent up another climb and down a fast flowy DH on to the ramp, into a dual slalom, out in to the paddock and back to the footy oval.

COURSE SET UP
Course will be set up the day before. If you or your cheer squad can help please get in touch with P’an-Tau on racedirector@ambc.asn.au

CATERING
Yes! Coffee Cubicle will be joining us!!

VOLLIES
We need you. These races can’t happen without the good work done by our vollies. If you are available to help set up or pack up or anything else please get in touch with Scott Denton via email: racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au

If you have helped out a past event or at one of the recent working bees and have not received details on how to claim your free entry please contact Scott and he will let you know what to do racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au

OTHER USEFUL INFO
Check out our website for info on category options, race rules, costs, etc.  All the info can be found here

If you have any questions, feel free to email racedirector@ambc.asn.au
Thanks Timothy Klein for the pic!!

Australian Trail Standards

Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) are seeking feedback on some important MTB projects that have been progressing over the last 10 months or so that relate to trail development and the MTB trail industry.  To have your say visit the National Mountain Bike Trail Projects SurveySurvey closes 27 November 2016.  Option papers can be viewed on MTBA’s website: http://www.mtba.asn.au/trails/

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WIN A POC HELMET

We have a new competition – this time it’s on instagram!

poccompetitionIt’s time to hit the trails and with summer on its way, what better way to welcome her than to give away this rad prize donated by our club sponsor Cycle Closet. Be sure to post your best riding pics on instagram between now and 4th December and include hashtags #cyclecloset #adelaidemtbclub to be in the running. Best photo wins* – show us what you got!! *You must be a AMBC member to be in the running. For more info on how to join click here.
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Membership competition has now closed Congratulations Kain Gardner! You are the lucky winner of a $75 voucher from our mates at Cycle Closet.  Centrally located in the city and an online store open for business 24/7, shopping with cycle closet has never been easier.  Enjoy!