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.

Summer XC starting 6th January

AMBC Summer XC Round 1- O’Halloran Hill Twilight Race, 6th January

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas break, now its time to start thinking about working off that pudding, testing out the new bling or better yet putting that new bike through its paces!! Summer XCO is back! Join us on Saturday the 6th of January for the first round of the AMBC Summer Cross Country Series, at the awesome O’Halloran Hill Trails! Fun for all!

If you’ve raced with us before then the summer race will be the same but shorter. If you haven’t then come and have a go, the shorter format is ideal for first timers and we still have plenty of categories to choose from to suit your ability. Because of the much shorter format (racing for approx. 1hr), THERE WILL BE NO TOILETS AT THE EVENT. Please plan ahead.

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN
https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=5208
(Registration will close at 5pm on Friday 5th January)

CATEGORIES:
Self seeded categories from A through D grade. Expect a lap to be around 3km in length with A grade times taking 10-12mins.
A- 5 laps
B- 4 laps
C- 3 laps
D- 2 laps

RACE DETAILS
This is a twilight race starting in the late afternoon and finishing before sunset.  You won’t require any lights to race.
5:00pm rego opens
6:00pm race start
7:30pm event finish

LOCATION
Entry to O’Halloran Hill race location is off Majors Rd, opposite the fire station (ish): Information about the location can be found in our trails index and via an interactive trailforks map .


RACE COURSE INFO
The race course, race HQ and parking locations will be announced closer to the date. A proposed course map will be posted on our facebook event and this post will be updated so remember to check back a day or two before the race.

COURSE SET UP
Course will be set up earlier that afternoon. If anyone can help please get in touch with the club at racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au  . We still need a couple volunteers to help pack up the course. It’s a short lap and won’t take long.

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 at any of our races please email Aurelia Strozik  (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, please email us info@ambc.asn.au for more information.

Photo cred – Tim Loft

 

Summer racing goodness

Summer!! long days, warm weather, how nice!! No way could we let it slide without a little bit of summer racing fun. Our plan is for each race to have an element of fun or something different. The first one will be a twilight race to celebrate the opening of the new trail network in O’Halloran Hill. Save the dates, more details to follow in December. We’ll post events on facebook and strava as well.