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.

2017 XCO STATE CHAMPS

So we have now reached the business end of 2017….
Thank you to all the members, competitors, sponsors, committee and volunteers who have made 2017 a great year, the club wouldn’t exist without you!
Business end means that the state champs are just around the corner and it’s time to get excited!!

The 2017 XCO Paris Creek State Championships will be hold at Fox Creek 5th November 2017 and online entries are now open.  Most of the details are already covered on our champs page but read on for anything that’s not covered already.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)
The AGM will be taking place right before presentations for the State Champs. This will be at around 2:00pm. The official proceedings will take about 5-10 minutes and cover the financials of the club for the year and the committee members for 2018.

STATE CHAMPS
If you are after an on the day rundown or to see who the current state champs are visit our website. For this race AMBC reverts to Mountain Bike Australia age classification categories. Age categories are calculated based on age on 31st December 2017. We have put up a guide of the number of laps for each category on our website.

Morning racing starts at 9:30 (sign on 8:15am)
Mid-morning racing starts 11:30 (sign on 10:30am)
As a guide women, juniors and master 7/8 men race in the morning. everyone else races mid morning. Online rego is now open. Don’t forget to enter, rego closes Saturday at 10am. If you have difficulties entering please contact registration@ambc.asn.au

Presentations will take place as soon as all the racing has finished at Anderson Hill Winery, just across the road from the trails.

RACE COURSE INFO
We are always looking for vollies to help with pre-race course set up and maintenance.
If you are able to help out even if only for a short time please contact racedirector@ambc.asn.au. All help is greatly appreciated and you will be rewarded for your hard work.

The proposed lap is 6km in length and approximately 170m of climbing per lap. A GPX file is available here and we also have a lap course on our strava event (or at least we will by the end of today).

 

 

CATERING
Yes! Every entrant will receive a $10 voucher to spend at Anderson Hill winery on the day where we will be holding our presentations.

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 contact us racedirector@ambc.asn.au

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/state-championship-race/
https://web.facebook.com/events/351692821922416/

https://www.strava.com/clubs/118795/group_events/218046

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

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

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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2016 AGM and State Champs

So we have now reached the business end of 2016….
Thank you to all the members, competitors, sponsors, committee and volunteers who have made 2016 a great year so far, the club wouldn’t exist without you!

The 2016 XCO State Championships will be hold at Fox Creek 6th November 2016 and online entries are now open.  We’ll post more details very soon but most of it is already covered on our champs page.


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The Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be taking place right before presentations for the State Champs. This will be at around 2:00pm. The official proceedings will take about 5-10 minutes and cover the financials of the club for the year and the committee members for 2016.

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.

To keep things quick the club would appreciate any nominations for any committee positions prior to the day. Please send nominations to info@ambc.asn.au or contact the club mobile on 0408 840 610.

Committee positions are available on the contact page and if you have any questions about any of the positions you are encouraged to send an email to the relevant address listed for the position.