Programs and Partners

Junior Travel grant:

UPDATE: now open to U23 riders – please fill out the form and return to committee@ambc.asn.au by the 27th Jan.

This grant application is for any AMBC club member U19, U17 or U15 who is travelling to compete at XC Nationals (Thredbo); National XC rounds e.g. Canberra, Nerang, Harcourt or Oceania continental champs (TBA).  Grant funding is available for one round per applicant per season. Our grants will be $500 for up to ten applicants!



Other Financial Assistance: Local Sporting Champions

The Sport Australia Local Sporting Champions program provides funding of between $500 and $750 for athletes aged between 12 and 18 attending School Sport, State or National Championships, and International events where the applicant is part of the official AusCycling team. More information is available on the Sport Australia website HERE.

Junior Dirt Skills:

Junior Dirt Skills (JDS) is a joint initiative of Port Adelaide Cycling Club and Adelaide Mountain Bike Club. The aim is teach children the skills to increase their competence, confidence, and enjoyment of riding bikes in natural and off-road environments. The classes cater for children aged from 4 to 16 years and is tailored and structured to suit their various abilities.

AusCycling trained Level 0 & 1 coaches (and other qualified coaches) will deliver the clinics with assistance from some parents/guardians. Coaches will have all the necessary qualifications to deliver this level of coaching.

JDS Schedule – 2023
March 25th (Saturday) Craigburn Farm
April 15th (Saturday) O’Halloran Hill Recreation Park
June Long Weekend Melrose Fat Tyre Festival
July 15th (Saturday) Shepherd’s Hill
August 19st Craigburn Farm
September 23rd Shepherd’s Hill
October 7th Cobbler Creek
November 18th Craigburn Farm

All sessions Saturday arvos 2-3pm (4-7yrs) 3:30-5pm (7-15yrs)

How to get involved: Join the Facebook group.

Entry to all JDS is via Entryboss

Other Frequently asked questions!

Adelaide Mountain Bike Club is a welcoming and supportive space for families and junior riders. We aim to provide the best experience for new riders and foster the development of junior riders.

Age Categories:

Our minimum age to enter AMBC events is 11 years old.

Age is defined as that of 31st December this competition year.

CategoryMin AgeMax Age
U23* 1922

What is XC – cross country Mountain biking?

XC mountain biking means riding off road on dirt trails, being able to climb up hills and descend down them, ride through twisty sections and trees, around berms, and over obstacles such as logs, rocks and jumps often in forests or scrub. It is based on the Olympic format of mountain biking that requires endurance and skill.


A standard 26” hardtail MTB with gears is sufficient, a helmet that meets Australian Standards, gloves, sturdy shoes, glasses, drink bottle, food/snacks and suitable clothing for racing and weather conditions. Permission and support from an adult!


AusCycling is the national body for mountain biking in Australia.

You will need to have an AusCycling membership to race. You can get a 4-week free trial membership to start off with. To continue with race membership, consult the AusCycling memberships page to find the perfect fit for you.

Junior membership is very affordable and if you were considering doing more club races it ends up being cheaper to join the club.


Race registration – online on Entryboss

What happens on race day?

  • 7:30am – club volunteers arrive to begin setup
  • 8am – registration – collect race plate, transponder and check that it all works
  • 8-8:30am – kit up, warm up.
  • 8:35am – New rider briefing
  • 8:50am – line up at start line & general rider briefing
  • 9:00am – wave starts, juniors usually last few waves!

How do I get up to date information? Where do I go if I have questions?

  • Entryboss
  • Website (you’re already here!)
  • Email  juniors@ambc.asn.au (to clarify details and ask questions)
  • The club Facebook and Instagram

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