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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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.

 

XCO Race 1 – Eagle MTB Park – 7th August

It’s xco season again and what a great way to kick it off
If you haven’t entered yet, it’s not too late, there’s still time to enter
Rego closes 10am saturday, 6th August
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HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE

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Location:     Eagle MTB park
To enter:     Register online any issues contact David timing@ambc.asn.au
Race date:  Sunday, 7th August 2016
Race start:  All categories start in waves at 9:30am (rego opens 8:30am)
Categories: 9 categories to choose from ranging from 6 laps down to 2 laps.
We even have categories dedicated to women only and to juniors.
Format:       XCO means it’s fast, fun and it’s short. We expect category winners
to complete the course in approx 1hr 45 min.


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. All event information around categories, costs, start times, and the like can be found on our xco race page; click here

For anyone who hasn’t been to a club race, we will have a toilet at the race.  We will also fire up the bbq – sausages and soft drink will be available for purchase at the race, so don’t forget to bring that spare change.

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 still need a few people to help with race pack up and also bbq duties.  All volunteers receive a free race entry and sausage.

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 Eagle MTB park this sunday morning. eagle is perfect riding in winter – that sandstone base really sucks up that rain and compacts down beautifully.  Should be fast outthere! The gates will be open so drive in.  Car parking on race days is in the old quarry inside the park. For details on how to get there click here.

COURSE MAP – From the start/finish the lap heads up to the 4x and up loose moose over to tunnel vision.  We’ll be riding all of tunnel vision to the top, cut across the fireroad and on to southside and home again on north face.  The loop is 5.5km and should take about 16 minutes for A grade men.  David our fantastic timekeeper is taking on the trail setup role while Dave our race director heads off for some interstate pedal action. David with his crew of set up vollies will be setting up the course early afternoon on saturday so be sure to say hi to them.

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Escapegoat trips

Club sponsor Escapegoat has two trip coming up. Here’s the run down from Ian Fehler (the man behind Escapegoat)

New Zealand Jaunt.
Escapegoat are off to Rotorua in March, and you’re invited! Join us on a 10 day fully guided trip, with transport and accommodation provided. The trip also coincides with CRANKWORX, so you are welcome to soak up as much of the atmosphere and spectate as much as you like too. AMBC club members 10% discount. Contact Ian at info@escapegoat.com.au for more info.
Escapegoat’s 2015 Alpine Epic
Join us riding some of the terrain on the planet, in the Alps! An awesome 2 week trip with full guiding, stunning accommodation, and pretty much all your meals and wine and everything included. It’s pretty hard to beat. AMBC club members 10% discount.  Contact Ian atinfo@escapegoat.com.au for more info.
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If you’re after more information regarding the trips or anything to do with Escapegoat, head over to the website.