Prospect Hill XCM 2019 + Trail Maintainence day

As we gear up for a big winter, there is no better way to kick it off than to spend 4 hours on the flowing trails of Prospect Hill. Join us on Sunday the 14th of April for the first round of the AMBC 4 Hour Enduro Series, brought to you by Azur lights, Bryton GPS, Krush bikewash, SuperB tools, Hammer Nutrition, Schwalbe tyres, Squirt lube, IO Merino, Bridge Road Brewers, Mitre10 Barrow and Bench, Govita and BMCR cycles.
 
Enduro races can be completed Solo, or as a Duo (team of two, relay style). This allows for riders of all skills and abilities to get involved and challenge themselves accordingly!
TRAIL MAINTENANCE DAY – Sunday 7th April at 10am
Meet at trail carpark at 10am.
Depending on how many people can make it out will depend on how much we get done. Plan is to spend no more than 2-3 hours with a course recce ride afterwards.
What to bring: Hydration, Nibbles, Hat, Gloves, Long pants, Sturdy shoes. Secateurs or hand saw, rake, mattock, bike for ride afterwards. Contact racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au
ONLINE REGISTRATION
(Registration will CLOSE at 3pm on Saturday 13th April)
(Any problems with REGO? Contact Dave Braithwaite through the details on the event portal page)
 
Grades:
Self seeding grades apply for these races:
 
SOLO
A Female
A Male
B Female
B Male
C Female
C Male
D Male
Solo Junior (15yo MINIMUM-17yo as dictated by MTBA guidelines)
 
DUO
Junior A Duo (11-17)
Junior B Duo (11-17) [Minimum age entry 11 years old. Standard course is shortened for Junior B riders.] [ Enter individually and we will pair your son/daughter up with another rider!]
Duo Male
Duo Female
Duo Mixed
 
Confused about how enduro racing works? Head to http://ambc.asn.au/event-info/enduro-series/
 
RACE DETAILS
8:15 AM REGO OPEN
9:00 AM START TIME
1:00 PM No new laps to start. Laps completed after cut off will count toward results.
Presentations – we need all hands on deck to pack down and start our presso’s straight away. The more you help – the quicker this happens and the quicker we can all get home! 
 
RACE COURSE INFO
The course will be using a variation of the enduro loop that we’ve used in past races, aiming to use any newly built trails if possible. This course will be approximately 10km long and about 35 minutes for elite riders. Times may vary significantly due to track conditions. More info will be available closer to the date, including a gpx file and course map! 
 
PARKING
Parking will be directed on race day. Please follow our lovely volunteers and committee members.
 
VOLUNTEERS
We need you. These races happen with the good work done by our vollies. If you are available to help set up or pack up or assist with anything else please get in touch with Aurelia Strozik via email: racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au
 
MEMBERSHIP
It is 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/membership/
FREE once-off 8 week trial MTBA memberships are available on the above link.
 
LOCATION
Information about the location can be found in our trails index http://ambc.asn.au/trails/index/, and an interactive map at
https://www.trailforks.com/region/prospect-hill/
 
If you have any questions, feel free to email 2019committee@ambc.asn.au for more information!
Thanks Tim Loft for the photos!

O’Halloran Twilight XCM Rule Update

An update to the race rules for the O’Halloran Hill XCM sees racers able to start laps up until 3h:59m:59s with laps completed after 4h:00m:00s counted towards their result. This follows the traditional race rules, where the course closes at 4h:00m:00s for any outgoing laps. This will be effective at all XCM races this year.

Enter now at:
https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=6131
Note: Entry will close at 10am this Friday to accommodate for extra processing time.

Another reminder that vehicle access and competitor parking for this event is via Seacombe Rd and Braeside Avenue/Morphett Road as per map. NOT Major’s Road.
Car parking is to be 90 deg parking within the fire track corridor.

O’Halloran Hill XCM Twilight

Just clarifying with all members that the event schedule for the O’Halloran Hill Twilight XCM on Saturday 30th March is as follows:

Online entry closes Friday 29/03/2019 at 3:00 PM 

3:00 PM REGO OPEN
4:00 PM START TIME
6:00 PM LIGHTS REQUIRED ON ALL BIKES STARTING LAPS
8:00 PM FINISH – No new laps to start after this time (4 hours from start)
Thanks for your patience!
AMBC

AMBC O’Halloran Hill 4 Hour

Join us on Saturday 30th of March for the first round of the AMBC 4 Hour Enduro Series at O’Halloran Hill, brought to you by Azur lights, Bryton GPS, Krush bikewash, SuperB tools, Hammer Nutrition, Schwalbe tyres, Squirt lube, IO Merino, Bridge Road Brewers, Mitre10 Barrow and Bench, Govita and BMCR cycles. Enjoy the flowy trails of O’Halloran in both day and night with the Twilight format!

Enduro races can be completed Solo, or as a Duo (team of two, relay style). This allows for riders of all skills and abilities to get involved and challenge themselves accordingly!

ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY – click here
(Registration will CLOSE at 3pm on Friday 29th March)
 
Grades:
Self seeding grades apply for these races:
 
SOLO
A Female
A Male
B Female
B Male
C Female
C Male
D Male
Solo Junior (15-17yo)
 
DUO
Junior A Duo (11-17)
Junior B Duo (11-17)
Duo Male
Duo Female
Duo Mixed
 
Confused about how enduro racing works? Read the enduro info page – click here
 
JUNIORS
We highly encourage junior riders of all abilities and above age 11 to join our races. For all enquiries regarding junior riders please email juniors@ambc.asn.au or read the juniors page for further information – click here
 
RACE DETAILS
3:00 PM REGO OPEN
4:00 PM START TIME
6:00 PM LIGHTS REQUIRED ON ALL BIKES STARTING LAPS
8:00 PM FINISH – No new laps to start after this time (4 hours from start)
 
RACE COURSE INFO
Length: 8.6km
Elevation: 180m gain
The course will use trails in the O’Halloran Hill network.
The course map is available by clicking here.
Lap time: aprox. 40 minutes for elite riders.
Times may vary significantly due to track conditions.
 
PARKING
Vehicle access and competitor parking for this event is via Seacombe Rd and Braeside Avenue/Morphett Road as race per map.
Parking will be directed on race day.
The gate to the park will close at 2pm after the race.
 
VOLUNTEERS
We need you. These races happen with the good work done by our vollies. If you are available to help set up or pack up or assist with anything else please get in touch with Aurelia Strozik via email: racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au
 
MEMBERSHIP
It is cheaper to race as a club member. To join or renew visit the MTBA website and select Adelaide Mountain Bike Club as your club: MTBA Membership page
 
LOCATION
Information about the location can be found at TrailForks
 
If you have any questions, please use the contact form or email the relevant committee email address.
 
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AMBC Summer XCO Cobbler Creek – 3rd March 2019

Did the unfortunate cancellation of our last race make you even more keen to get out and amongst it?! Join us on Sunday the 3rd of March for the second round of the AMBC Summer Cross Country Series, at the classic Cobbler’s Creek trails for a fast paced XCO race! Picture thanks to Fame and Spear Photography!
#adelaidemtbclub
 
ONLINE REGISTRATION
 https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=6130
(Registration will CLOSE at 3pm on Saturday 2nd March)
 
CATEGORIES:
Self seeded categories for XC racing. A through to D grade, with Women’s A and B categories, as well as Junior A and B categories.
 
A grade Men: 6 laps
B Grade Men / A grade Women: 5 laps
C Grade Men / B Grade Women: 4 Laps
D Grade Men 3 laps
Junior A: 3 Laps
Junior B: 2 Laps
(All Junior races to be cancelled if forecast for 34deg or over)
 
RACE DETAILS
8:00 AM REGO OPEN
9:00 AM START TIME
10:30 AM FINISH
(Important!: Race start time is subject to change given heat, to be advised by the Race Director)
 
LOCATION
Information about the location can be found in our trails index http://ambc.asn.au/trails/index/, and an interactive map at https://www.trailforks.com/region/cobbler-creek/.
 
PARKING
 
Is in the main carpark at Cobbler’s Creek. The gate will close at 2pm or when the event organisers leave the premises. Please ensure your car correctly parked before the gate is closed.
 
RACE COURSE INFO
The race course, race HQ and parking locations will be located near the main gate at Cobbler’s Creek. Parking will be in the main trail head car park.
 
The loop is 3.65km long with 95vm and utilises beginner to intermediate trails. Each club race course is designed based on the target race time, which for all summer series races is approximately 1 hour. The lap time is approximately 11 mins for A grade men, doing 6 laps. To get a better approximation, it is best to pre-ride the course.
 
Start order is A-grade men, followed by each grade as a wave with a gap (tba) to the next grade. Call up and briefing will be 10 mins before start.
 
A proposed course map and .gpx file is available in the discussion section of this event page. It is a guide of the layout of the course.
 
COURSE SET UP
Course will be set up the day before. If anyone can help please get in touch with the club at racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au
 
VOLUNTEERS
We need you. These races happen with the good work done by our vollies. If you are available to help set up or pack up or assist with anything else please get in touch with Aurelia Strozik via email: racevolunteers@ambc.asn.au
 
MEMBERSHIP
It is 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/membership/
FREE once-off 8 week trial MTBA memberships are available on the above link.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to email 2019committee@ambc.asn.au for more information or PM the page!