2018 Race Director

I am announcing that I will not be continuing as Race Director with AMBC next year (2018). It goes without saying that this position is vital to ensure continued racing. A brief summary of the positions duties are as follows:

  • Applying for trail access requests;
  • Course preparation;
  • Distributing course maps and GPX files;
  • Ensuring logistics are organised – toilet, catering, first aid, etc.
  • Course marking and HQ set up;
  • Course and HQ pack down;
  • On the day race directing;

It goes without saying that these duties can be shared across people (and often are), but these are the primary duties that fall on the Race Directors shoulders.

I will be informally hanging around in the background to offer assistance and advice where and if required. There are also a number of committee members who are able to help and guide if required.

If you’d like to know further, feel free to contact racedirector@ambc.asn.au or come and have a chat with me at the State Champs!

P’An-Tau Jiricek-Scott

Calli Tower Poker Race 8th Oct

Come and Try the Calli tower poker race – Sunday, 8th October at 9am
92 Thomas Crescent, Callington
opposite the Callington phone tower (35mins from the CBD.
Online rego is now open (closes 2pm Saturday). All abilities welcome!! MTB or CX https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=3986

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Come and try a new location. Come and try mountain biking. Come and try racing in a fun social atmosphere. Yep just come and try!! AMBC is excited to partner with MTBA and add an extra event to the calendar for 2017. Mountain Bike Australia will provide insurance cover to all participants FREE OF CHARGE regardless of whether they are MTBA members or not. Adelaide Mountain Bike Club will provide a great day out!

Monarto Forest, aka Monarta Woodlands, or my personal reference Calli Tower Single Track is fast flowy and flat with bermed corners, dirt moguls and a sandy fire road. It is only 35 minutes from the CBD up the freeway just before Monarto Zoo and opposite the callington phone tower. It is an ideal location for beginners to ride or an ideal location for a warm up to an epic ride that takes in the jailbreak and rocky gully single track that Monarto/Murray Bridge is known for. There is nothing on the trail that would catch you out. All abilities welcome.

ON THE DAY
Sign on will open at around 8:15am with the first race under way by 9am.

Race 1: Fast and furious hot lap race. Ride as fast as you can and really blow that heart rate out of this world. We’ll have categories for men, women, juniors and cx bikes. Cash prizes up for grabs. Prizes will be awarded for 1st place and a random mid-field place. Anyone can be a winner!
Race 2: Poker race. Max 1hr 15mins of riding and the best poker hand will win, not the first person across the line. Complete either 5 laps, 4 laps, 3 laps ….choose the one you feel comfortable with and the one that you will complete in 1hr 15mins.
Crazy sock competition – wear your craziest socks, and if you don’t have any get your plain ones and sew, hang or do something crazy and funky to them. Best socks will be determined by crowd chearing.

REGISTRATION
https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=3986
rego closes 7th Oct, saturday 2pm.

COST
Day licence is free. If you’re not a club member MTBA will cover your day insurance for you. Race entry for the day $5 to cover costs of such things as toilet hire, St john, and anything else to make the race comfortable and safe. Race 1 is an additional $5 which will go back towards the prize pool for this race. Cash prizes up for grabs to 1st place and random place (we’ll decide once we know how many have entered by saturday).

RACE COURSE INFO
See links in “on the day” section above

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 me via email: media@ambc.asn.au

 

MORE INFO

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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