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.


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 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.

How to get involved: Join the Facebook group.

Entry to all Junior Dirt Skills clinics are available on Entryboss

Frequently asked questions!

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?

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