Announcement regarding AMBC events and COVID-19.
Yesterday the club committee unanimously voted to suspend races for the foreseeable future in line with current government best practices and to enable effective social distancing.
This means that the event scheduled for O’Halloran Hill on 28 March is cancelled. Full refunds will be processed for those who have already entered.
This was not an easy decision to make and the committee did attempt to consider all practical risk mitigation measures. This decision is a cancellation, not a postponement as there are already many events to compete with later in the year. The committee understands that this may frustrate some members but this is a bigger situation than any of us have ever dealt with before.
We’ll be reviewing the situation prior to the planned Prospect Hill and Craigburn Farm events but expect the current situation to continue.
We are trying to create some value for members and sponsors so stay tuned for some planned fun competitions.
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!
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.
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
(Registration will close at 5pm on Friday 5th January)
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . We still need a couple volunteers to help pack up the course. It’s a short lap and won’t take long.
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 (email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Photo cred – Tim Loft