The Adelaide Mountain Bike Club (AMBC) was formed in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1989 to promote mountain biking (MTB) as a sport and leisure activity. Over the years, the club has grown to become one of the largest providers of cross country (XC) MTB activities in this state. The club runs three annual series of events; Summer Series, Cross Country Marathon (XCM) Series, and XC Olympic (XCO) Series, concluding the race year with the State Championships Race.
In 2011, AMBC became affiliated with Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA), the peak body for mountain biking in Australia.
AMBC has 180+ members, and is active on social media with over 2000 followers on Instagram and almost 4000 followers on Facebook.
The Club is an Incorporated Association, and the races and activities are managed by a volunteer committee. A description of the various roles is set out in the Adelaide MTB Club Inc – Club Role Descriptions.
In 2021 we affiliated with AusCycling, the replacement national body for cycling in Australia which merged Cycling Australia, MTBA and BMX. The arrival of this governing body lead to increased resourcing for mountain biking despite the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result, we ran the inaugural ‘Adelaide XCO’ at Eagle MTB Park in 2021, which was our first UCI international event. This is a great step for the development of the sport in Australia.