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.

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!

2016 State Championships

The AMBC State champs are on this Sunday, have you registered yet?
Click here to head to the registration page
Everyone entered will receive a $10 voucher to redeem at Anderson Hill on the day Presentations and the AGM will be held at the winery at around 2pm

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Location:     Fox Creek MTB Trails
To enter:     Register Online any issues contact David timing@ambc.asn.au
Race date:  Sunday, 6th November 2016
Race start:  There are two start times, 9:30am (women, juniors, 60+, 70+ men) and 11:30am (everyone else)
Categories: With over 20 categories on offer there is definitley one for you!
Visit the State Champs club page for more details around categories and start times


There is no transponder hire anyore and you don’t need to own one either.  We still use one but its included in your race entry along with the race plate.

VOLUNTEERS – The club races wouldn’t be possible without our fabulous volunteers that help out.  If you are able to help out this sunday or your cheer squad is able to help out then please contact Robyn on racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au .  We are particularly in need of help with race set up and pack up.

MEMBERSHIP – If your membership has expired or you’re not a member then now is a great time to renew and avoid paying a $25 day license. Racing as a club member works out cheaper if you plan on racing all the club events and your membership will also allow you to race at a discounted cost at other mtba affiliated events (GESA, Inside Line, PACC Cyclocross).   Click here to find out more about membership or to join/renew.  If you’re not 100% convinced that racing is for you then you can still race at member prices by taking out MTBA’s 2-month free trial membership offer click here.

LOCATION – Make sure you rock up to Fox Creek this sunday morning.  Entry is off Croft Rd at the triangle just down the road a tiny bit from Anderson Hill Winery.  The gates will be open on race day so drive in and follow the main fireroad to the parking area.  For details on the park and how to get there click here

ROAD CLOSURES – If you are travelling from the north then make sure you allow plenty of time to get to fox as there are some road closures in place. Fox Creek Road is closed from intersection with Croft and Coldstore Roads for approx 2km towards Cudlee Creek Road. I also noticed a rd closure on lobethal road near swamp road in lenswood. To check for road closures click here or here

COURSE MAP – The lap is around 5.5km long with 160m of climbing. The first half is the techy part of the lap opening up into fast flow trail before climbing up spooky forest and making your way back to the start/finish along dynamic tension. Dave our race director will be setting up the course Friday around 9am, if you’re avaiable to help out then he would love a hand. Please email him on racedirector@ambc.asn.au.

click here to view the strava route

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