XCO Racing

The AMBC XCO Series are races based on the discipline of Olympic format cross country, the only MTB event included in the Olympic Games, and a format which is raced all over the world. Races are held over multiple laps of a 5 to 7 km course. The winner is the competitor who completes the allocated number of laps for their respective class in the fastest time.

Race dates

Round 1Sun 27 June 2021

Round 2Sun 18 July 2021
Round 3Sun 22 August 2021FLINDERS UNI
Round 4Sat 23 October 2021
Round 5Sun 24 October 2021MELROSE


Race Categories

09:00am race start for E-MTB Open, all female and junior categories. 

11:00am race start for all male categories

Race sign on from 08:00am

Category # Laps**
A Grade Male 6
A Grade Female 5
B Grade Male 5
B Grade Female 4
C Grade Male 4
C Grade Female 3
D Grade 3
E-Bike Grade 4
Junior A* 3
Junior B* 2 – short course

* Age categories are calculated based on age on 31st December.

** Suggested laps per grade based on a sub 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.

The club retains the right to recommend higher grades to to racers who perform at a level higher than the grade they currently race in. If a competitor chooses to remain in a lower grade after the club has made a recommendation, the club may choose not to award the competitor points or prizes for that race. These recommendations will be made based on lap times from the previous season and races.

Registration and Entry

Online registration only. No late entries. No ifs, no buts. It’s the future and it’s here.

Links to registration are available at the top of this page under Race dates

Entry fees

Senior racers – all grades $30
Junior Racers (Junior A or B) $20

Additional entry fees:

  • Non-MTBA members require an additional $33 day license.

More information is available on the Race Costs page.

Prizes and sponsors

There will be prizes awarded for the first 3 places in each category. The prize pool for the XCO series has been generously donated by our sponsors.

Official award presentations will begin approx 20 minutes after finish – around midday.

Race Courses

Race courses are planned to promote both the use of physical fitness and technical skills. The course may contain sections of fire road, flowing single track, technical sections – rock gardens, jumps, etc. (where possible a B-Line will be provided). The club recommends that competitors complete one lap of the track prior to race start – where possible, the club will host pre-race rides on the proposed trail before the race. Keep an eye on the calendar for more information.

Additional Race Rules for XCO Series

  • The XCO Series rules supplement the generic club Race Rules.
  • The idea is to complete the number of laps for your grade, as specified by the race director.
  • In the event that the grade winner finishes, no member of that grade may start another lap.
  • Riders must complete at least one lap to receive a result.


For results from the most recent event, please check the Calendar page.  Announcements of results will be made on the home page when available.

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