AMBC Anstey Hill XCO- Sunday 26th August 2018

All of the details for the upcoming race at Anstey Hill. New venue time! Our first ever XCO race at Anstey Hill on the 26th August is set to be an exciting one. Perhaps it’s your first time heading to these new(er) trails or you are a local looking for your first XCO race experience. Either way, it is the perfect opportunity to get out there and try something new!

ONLINE REGISTRATION
https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=5760
(Registration will CLOSE at 3pm on Saturday 25th August)

VOLUNTEERS
We need you. If you are keen to help we are still looking for:
1 person for course setup for Saturday
2 people to help with start area setup (7:30am sunday)
2 traffic marshalls for race 1 (9-10:30ish sunday)
1 traffic marshall for race 2 (11-12:30ish sunday)

We require traffic marshalls to stand at two designated spots on the course. This would be ideal for someone not racing or someone who races but can be around for the other race. If you are available to help set up or pack up or assist with anything else please get in touch with Aurelia Strozik via email: racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au

CATEGORIES:
Self seeded, ability based categories for XC racing.

9:00am Start-
A Grade Women: 5 laps
B Grade Women: 4 Laps
C Grade Women: 3 laps
Junior A: 3 Laps
Junior B: 2 Laps

11:00am Start
A Grade Men: 6 laps
B Grade Men: 5 laps
C Grade Men: 4 laps
D Grade Men: 3 laps

(*Wet or hot weather may alter the lap count and course of racing.)
(**All lap counts are subject to change at any time at the race director’s discretion. All entrants will be notified.)

RACE DETAILS
8:15am: SIGN ON
9:00am: FEMALE + JUNIOR GRADES START
10.30am: PRESENTATION (early grades) (approximate time)
11:00am: MALE GRADES START
12:30pm: PRESENTATION (approximate time)

PARKING
Parking will be directed on race day. Entrants will be notified prior to the event.  Entry will be from Gate 1 on North East Road, from the North Western corner of the park.

HOUSEKEEPING
Please be mindful that Anstey Hill RP is a popular park for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and dog owners. Be respectful to the park and it’s users and represent MTB’ers sensibly!

RACE COURSE INFO
5.4km
241m elevation
** Suggested laps per grade based on a 15 minute Elite (A Grade) lap time. This is a guide only and the number of laps is variable due to different venues and different track conditions.

https://www.strava.com/segments/17244574

https://www.trailforks.com/route/anstey-xco-v1/

https://veloviewer.com/segment/17244574

FEES
$30- all senior riders
$20- all junior riders
+$25 for an MtBA day license.

COURSE SET UP
Course will be set up the day before. If anyone can help please get in touch with the club at 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.

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/anstey-hill-recreation-park-20108/?lat=-34.827911&lon=138.739380&z=17&m=trailforks

If you have any questions, feel free to email committee2018@ambc.asn.au for more information!

AMBC Craigburn Farm 4 Hour

Did you love the Prospect Hill 4 hour or what?! Keen for some trails closer to the city that are perhaps more familiar?! Join us on Sunday the 27th of May for the first round of the AMBC 4 Hour Enduro Series, brought to you by Hammer Nutrition, BD Farm Paris Creek and BikeCorp.

Enduro races can be completed Solo, or as a Duo (team of two, relay style). This allows for riders of all skills and abilities to get involved and challenge themselves accordingly!

ONLINE REGISTRATION
https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=5573
(Registration will CLOSE at 10am on Saturday 26th May)

Grades:
Self seeding grades apply for these races:

SOLO
A Female
A Male
B Female
B Male
C Female
C Male
D Male
Solo Junior (15-17yo)

DUO
Junior A Duo (11-17)
Junior B Duo (11-17)
Duo Male
Duo Female
Duo Mixed

Confused about how enduro racing works? Head to http://ambc.asn.au/event-info/enduro-series/

JUNIORS
We highly encourage junior riders of all abilities and above age 11 to join our races. For all enquiries regarding junior riders please email juniors@ambc.asn.au or read http://ambc.asn.au/juniors/

RACE DETAILS
8:15 AM REGO OPEN
9:00 AM START TIME
1:00 PM Course closed- No riders allowed to continue racing, unless already on course.

RACE COURSE INFO
The course will use trails only in the Craigburn Farm trail network. The course map will be posted as soon as possible on the event page. This is approximately 10km long and about 35 minutes for elite riders. Times may vary significantly due to track conditions.

PARKING
Parking will be directed on race day. The gate to the park will close at 2pm at the latest.

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 please get in touch with Aurelia Strozik via email: 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.

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/sturt-gorge-recreation-park-16420/

If you have any questions, feel free to email committee2018@ambc.asn.au for more information!

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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.