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Zero Friction Cycling 2023 Overall Series

In 2023, we’ll be running a competition for consistent participation in our events thanks to our great sponsor Zero Friction Cycling.

The series rules are as follows:

  • 4x Categories – Men, Women, Junior Men and Junior Women
  • Best of 2 XCC events
  • Best of 3 XCM events
  • Best of 2/3 XCO events (TBC with format of Melrose events)
  • Subject to cancellations and event modification

Points multipliers:

  • A grade – 1.0
  • B grade – 0.8
  • C grade – 0.7
  • D Grade – 0.6

The results will be announced at the State Championships on Nov 12 2023. Prizes include some blingy medals and a voucher to ZFC’s store! Make sure to check out their page to start dreaming of what you get from the store if you work hard and do well!

Both AMBC and ZFC will keep a running spreadsheet of results:

A little bit about Zero Friction Cycling

Zero Friction Cycling is the WORLDS LEADING independent lubricant and chain testing facility, and uses the information from testing to stock the genuine best products only. ZFC is contracted by many of the worlds largest manufacturers in the lubricant space to test and benchmark lubricants, and if they test extremely well, a full detail review is completed and ZFC stocks and recommends products. If it doesn’t test well, manufacturer keeps working on it and test results remain private. On top of that ZFC tests many lubricants on its own volition to check lofty claims vs reality.

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2023 calendar

We’re stoked to present another year of club racing! We’re switching it up with some fun events and new locations, in addition to classic AMBC favourites. Big thanks to our sponsors for supporting AMBC for another year!

See you at the TDU dirt partaaaaayy on the 20th of Jan, plus our presentations for last year’s overall titles.


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Bridge Road brewers

Hammer Nutrition Australia

Krush BikeWash Aus

Bio Mechanics Cycles & Repairs (BMCR)

Go Vita Marion & Colonnades

Zero Friction Cycling

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2021 Calendar

Reflecting on an eventful 2020, we are proud of the quality events that we were able to deliver in such tough circumstances. Thank you to our members, sponsors and hard working committee members for making the 2020 season excellent, we are looking forward to a great 2021 season.

Presenting your 2021 Adelaide MTB Club season! Zero Friction Cycling, will once again be running overall series points championship, with all XCM and XCO events eligible towards your score (State Champs and summer XCC/XCO excluded). You can check your points progress on the ZFC website here.

We now use entryboss for all events. Entryboss is our one stop shop for all event specific details: . Information on race formats can be found in the Event info tab.

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Melrose Double Header

Join us on the 24th and 25th of October at Melrose, in the Southern Flinders Ranges, for two epic XCO races. Melrose’s beautiful single trails and scenery will make for a great weekend away to round out the 2020 AMBC XCO series! Thanks to our sponsors Hammer Nutrition, Bikecorp (Azur Lights, Krush Bikewash, Super B tools), Iomerino merino clothing, Bridge Road Brewers, BioMechanics Cycles and Repairs, GoVita Health foods Marion & Colonnades and lastly Zero Friction Cycling, who will be presenting the ZFC end of year series overall titles!


ONLINE REGISTRATION – no on the day entries

  • Entry closes at 3pm on the Friday 23rd October!

DAY 1 Melrose Township RACE DETAILS

  • 1:00pm SIGN ON
  • 10.30am: PRESENTATION (early grades) (approximate time)
  • 3:30pm: MALE GRADES + U19M START

DAY 2 Willowie Forest RACE DETAILS

  • 8:15am: SIGN ON
  • 10.30am: PRESENTATION (early grades) (approximate time)
  • 11:00am: MALE GRADES +U19M START


Self seeded, ability based categories for XC racing.

  • 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 / C Grade Women: 3 laps
  • Male & Female Juniors: U19= 4 laps, U17= 3 laps, U15= 3 laps , U13= 2 laps
  • EMTB Open: 4 Laps
  • (*All Junior races to be cancelled if forecast for 34deg or over)
  • (**All lap counts are subject to change at any time at the race director’s discretion. All entrants will be notified.)


Day 1 – Melrose town:

Day 2 – Willowie Forest:

** Suggested laps per grade based on a 15 minute Elite (A Grade) lap time. This is a guide only and the number of laps is variable due to different venues and different track conditions.


Parking will be directed on race day and notified prior to event. Please check above maps! Please make sure you exit the venue before our committee, otherwise your car might be locked in!


Please be mindful of Melrose Town residents. Please protect these areas as they also house significant conservation value. Be respectful to the parks and it’s users and represent MTB’ers sensibly!


Working bees are planned leading into the race over the next few weeks. Course setup will be done in the days leading into the first race! If anyone can help please get in touch with the club at


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:


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:

FREE once-off 8 week trial MTBA memberships are available on the above link.


Information about the location can be found here:

Melrose Township:

If you have any questions, feel free to email for more information!