Summer!! long days, warm weather, how nice!! No way could we let it slide without a little bit of summer racing fun. Our plan is for each race to have an element of fun or something different. The first one will be a twilight race to celebrate the opening of the new trail network in O’Halloran Hill. Save the dates, more details to follow in December. We’ll post events on facebook and strava as well.
Well I’m glad you asked. At the AGM, all committee positions are declared vacant and nominations are taken for all committee positions. If more than one person nominates for any one committee position, the position goes to a vote from the present club members. We have already received some nominations so thank you to those people who have either nominated or have shown interest in being involved in 2018. However, we still have plenty of positions that we need to fill…..the main one being Race Director without which we cannot hold events (click here for more info). There are a variety of roles available playing to various strengths. Check out the word cloud or head over to our contacts page for a list of positions. If you think you can help the club in other ways please contact us we’d love to hear from you. If you have any questions about any of the positions or you would like to nominate please contact us on email@example.com or contact the club mobile on 0408 840 610.
So we have now reached the business end of 2017….
Thank you to all the members, competitors, sponsors, committee and volunteers who have made 2017 a great year, the club wouldn’t exist without you!
Business end means that the state champs are just around the corner and it’s time to get excited!!
The 2017 XCO Paris Creek State Championships will be hold at Fox Creek 5th November 2017 and online entries are now open. Most of the details are already covered on our champs page but read on for anything that’s not covered already.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)
The AGM will be taking place right before presentations for the State Champs. This will be at around 2:00pm. The official proceedings will take about 5-10 minutes and cover the financials of the club for the year and the committee members for 2018.
If you are after an on the day rundown or to see who the current state champs are visit our website. For this race AMBC reverts to Mountain Bike Australia age classification categories. Age categories are calculated based on age on 31st December 2017. We have put up a guide of the number of laps for each category on our website.
Morning racing starts at 9:30 (sign on 8:15am)
Mid-morning racing starts 11:30 (sign on 10:30am)
As a guide women, juniors and master 7/8 men race in the morning. everyone else races mid morning. Online rego is now open. Don’t forget to enter, rego closes Saturday at 10am. If you have difficulties entering please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentations will take place as soon as all the racing has finished at Anderson Hill Winery, just across the road from the trails.
RACE COURSE INFO
We are always looking for vollies to help with pre-race course set up and maintenance.
If you are able to help out even if only for a short time please contact email@example.com. All help is greatly appreciated and you will be rewarded for your hard work.
Yes! Every entrant will receive a $10 voucher to spend at Anderson Hill winery on the day where we will be holding our presentations.
We need you. These races can’t happen without the good work done by our vollies. If you are available to help set up or pack up or anything else please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
Its 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/
I am announcing that I will not be continuing as Race Director with AMBC next year (2018). It goes without saying that this position is vital to ensure continued racing. A brief summary of the positions duties are as follows:
- Applying for trail access requests;
- Course preparation;
- Distributing course maps and GPX files;
- Ensuring logistics are organised – toilet, catering, first aid, etc.
- Course marking and HQ set up;
- Course and HQ pack down;
- On the day race directing;
It goes without saying that these duties can be shared across people (and often are), but these are the primary duties that fall on the Race Directors shoulders.
I will be informally hanging around in the background to offer assistance and advice where and if required. There are also a number of committee members who are able to help and guide if required.
If you’d like to know further, feel free to contact email@example.com or come and have a chat with me at the State Champs!
Come and Try the Calli tower poker race – Sunday, 8th October at 9am
92 Thomas Crescent, Callington
opposite the Callington phone tower (35mins from the CBD.
Online rego is now open (closes 2pm Saturday). All abilities welcome!! MTB or CX https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=3986
Monarto Forest, aka Monarta Woodlands, or my personal reference Calli Tower Single Track is fast flowy and flat with bermed corners, dirt moguls and a sandy fire road. It is only 35 minutes from the CBD up the freeway just before Monarto Zoo and opposite the callington phone tower. It is an ideal location for beginners to ride or an ideal location for a warm up to an epic ride that takes in the jailbreak and rocky gully single track that Monarto/Murray Bridge is known for. There is nothing on the trail that would catch you out. All abilities welcome.
ON THE DAY
Sign on will open at around 8:15am with the first race under way by 9am.
Crazy sock competition – wear your craziest socks, and if you don’t have any get your plain ones and sew, hang or do something crazy and funky to them. Best socks will be determined by crowd chearing.
rego closes 7th Oct, saturday 2pm.
Day licence is free. If you’re not a club member MTBA will cover your day insurance for you. Race entry for the day $5 to cover costs of such things as toilet hire, St john, and anything else to make the race comfortable and safe. Race 1 is an additional $5 which will go back towards the prize pool for this race. Cash prizes up for grabs to 1st place and random place (we’ll decide once we know how many have entered by saturday).
RACE COURSE INFO
See links in “on the day” section above
We need you. These races can’t happen without the good work done by our vollies. If you are available to help set up or pack up or anything else please get in touch with me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org