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Summer Series Round 2 results

Results are up on the results page – click here

Massive thanks to all the volunteers who rolled up to help out.

Big mention to Richard Bates who stopped to assist another rider – your 5 minute bonus has been applied – looks like you lost a few more considering your lap times!

The next race is a twilight race and you will need lights for it:

  • Front light – white, must be able to see the trail with it
  • Rear light – red light, solid illumination (no-flash – it’s distracting).

We’ll be starting just before sunset and racing through so you can watch the sunset at threshold heart rate. Being held at O’Halloran Hill, it should provide for some spectacular views.

Entry to the race location is off Majors Rd, opposite the fire station (ish):


Registration is open and links are available just below….

Register Now | Summer series info

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Next committee meeting is Mon 29 Feb @ 18:30 @ The Wakefield Hotel

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Summer Series Round 2 start time

A very late and brief reminder that the start time for this race has been brought forward to 9am.

Sign on will be available from 8:15am.

If you have any queries, forward them to

See you tomorrow morning!

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First round: Giant XCO


SURPRISE! It’s this weekend!

Adelaide MTB Club and Giant Bicycles Adelaide present Round 1 of the Olympic Cross Country MTB race series (aka – lap racing). To be held at the prestigious, multi purpose, purpose built and all round good Eagle MTB Park.

Parking will be on the Mezzanine area. Enter off the old freeway. Race start will, funnily enough, be from the mezzanine area.

Remember that to qualify for the Elite winter series, you need to race in at least two Giant XCO rounds to qualify for the cold, hard cash prizes!

Some points to remember for the XCO races:

FORMAT: You get to ride around following arrows as fast you can for a set number of laps. The human form that completes the number of laps the fastest is deemed the winner.

Chocolate is known to help with getting in good with the timekeeper and race officials. Volunteering works the best.

Start times: We change to a split start time for certain grades. Make sure you know when you’re sign on and start times are for your relevant grade of racing.

In brief:

B-Female, D, E and Junior Grades:

SIGN-ON from 08:30

RACE @ 09:30

Elite Male/Female, B and C Grades:

SIGN-ON from 10:30

RACE @ 11:30

LAPS – that’s right, LAPS! Cascading 6 through to 2, we’ve got laps for everyone!

Remember that laps are subject to change on the day depending on the number of unicorns that enter, alignment of Pluto and the square root of my belly button fluff. This equation changes from race to race.

Click here! for the full, pretty grid style information.

VOLUNTEERS – as always, we’re looking for volunteers to reward with ice cold refreshing drinks (in this weather, no ice required), freshly cooked onions with a side of bread and sausage AND a free transferable race entry. If you think you’d fit these awesome rewards, hit up to register.

What are we after? Glad you asked:

  • Track set up – can’t race without some well placed arrows.

Starting at 9:00am on Saturday 01st Aug 2015 – email
 to register your interest/attendance.


  • BBQ cookers – flip a snag, cut some onions and try not to cry to much.
  • Track pack up – always seeking those keen MTBers to complete one final lap.
  • Registration – issue and receive the timekeepers prized possessions
  • MCing – if you can yell into a mic well and make people laugh more than cringe, you’ll be better than PT (it’s OK, I’m allowed to insult myself).

JUNIORS RIDE/SKILL SESSION: Andy “Goggles” Duncan will be hosting a juniors skills/ride session from 10:30am on Saturday 01st Aug 2015. Please shoot an email at to register your interest.

Glad you’ve mad it this far. Your reward – a race map! ENJOY!

Eagle XCO 2015

If you’ve got questions and have read through the XCO Series info page and still can’t figure out how Deep Thought got to 42, shoot an email to and we’ll see if we can figure something out – as the time keeper I have access to variable constants such as belly button fluff mass.

If all else fails – click through these links, I’m sure one of them will be useful*:

Race Location | Join AMBC today | XCO Series Info | Elite Series Info | Register Now | Staggering beauty

*Some of these links may not be useful to everyone

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Summer Series Round 4 final reminder

Don’t forget to register for the final round by 10am tomorrow (Saturday) – click here

The race is in the top section of Eagle MTB Park and parking will be around this area. If you’re driving up, enter off the old free-way (Mt. Barker Rd) and follow the main fire road all the way through to the other side – you’ll see a bunch of us standing around looking important.

If you’re riding up – you can enter from either side. You are also awesome. Because riding rocks. I should know, I do it.

The course is a good one. Great lead in to the winter series of races. Typical Eagle MTB Park surfaces – pro tip (well, I’m almost pro) = a Maxxis Ardent up front was/is probably not the right tyre choice, but it did make do for a couple of practice laps.

For those who are wondering, the club is changing the way we do registrations. As a result there is no option for a race pack. More info on this will be given later, but for now, know that it is not a glitch – you do not need to purchase a race pack for the day.

I think this is in the race as well. Everyone should at least try to ride it……logs are FUN! Just ask Ren and Stimpy –

Race Location | Join AMBC today | Summer Series Info | Register Now

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Round 4 of the Summer Series

Well, Summer is finally over, but we’re less than conventional – so what’s one more round before we get started on the serious stuff!

The final Summer Series round is on this weekend – Sunday 29 March. Racing for everyone to be had at Eagle MTB Park. Grades catering for all fitness levels from 2 through to 6+ laps!

Summer rounds are aimed to deliver short and fast racing with no prizes – just the glory of MTBing!

Registrations close at 10am Saturday 28 March – strictly no late entries. If you have any issues entering, send an email to BEFORE cut off.

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