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.
Well I’m glad you asked. 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. We have already received some nominations so thank you to those people who have either nominated or have shown interest in being involved in 2018. However, we still have plenty of positions that we need to fill…..the main one being Race Director without which we cannot hold events (click here for more info). There are a variety of roles available playing to various strengths. Check out the word cloud or head over to our contacts page for a list of positions. If you think you can help the club in other ways please contact us we’d love to hear from you. If you have any questions about any of the positions or you would like to nominate please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the club mobile on 0408 840 610.
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All help is greatly appreciated and you will be rewarded for your hard work.
Yes! Every entrant will receive a $10 voucher to spend at Anderson Hill winery on the day where we will be holding our presentations.
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 email@example.com
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/
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
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.
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.
rego closes 7th Oct, saturday 2pm.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Location: Fox Creek MTB Trails
To enter: Register Online any issues contact David email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.com.