Jetblack 24 Hour

Tentative date for next year:
23.+24. March 2019 - Rydal / NSW
Lithgow's XC Track

The Jetblack 24 Hour has been on the Rocky Trail calendar since 2009 - we've raced around the clock at a holiday resort, a botanic garden and a winery, the state forest of trance and for the next one we're heading to Lithgow.

Race for 24 hours solo or in teams or pick one of the 6+6 hour categories where you get to rest overnight.

With the Rydal showgrounds we have one of the best and most beautiful event centres and the trails proved to be very popular at the 2017 Shimano MTB GP that was held there.

Be a #rockytrailracer and enjoy cross-country racing at its best.

6+6 Hour

We will continue to run the popular 6+6 Hour racing option for those who want to have break during the night. Plenty of time to have a shower, hearty dinner and a catch up with the team mates - race start is with the 24 Hour riders at 12pm on Saturday and you stop at 6pm. Then, you'll go out again at 6am and finish with the crowds at 12pm on Sunday.


Racing options and categories

  • 24H Solo
  • 24H Teams – Categories for male, female, mixed (if appl.): Pairs, Teams of 3 and 4, as well as Junior Team of 4.
    We will also run an Open 6 Team category.
  • 6+6H – Categories for male, female, mixed (if appl.): Solo, Pairs, Teams of 3 and 4, as well as Junior Team of 4
  • Special sub-categories – check out the Registration section for more category information about
    • Masters (40+)
    • Super Masters (50+)
    • Singlespeed
    • Unicycle
Race format and who wins

Basically, the race is a relay-style race. Team riders of the first lap (who start the race for their teams) can after 1 lap hand over to the next team member or keep riding – that's up to the teams to decide. As soon as you ride 1 lap per solo rider, respectively per team, your time counts and is valid in the final results.

Mixed male/female teams: each team needs to record at least one female AND one male lap to be in the results.

The rider in the solo categories / the team with most laps (and shortest time thereafter) wins. If there are riders/teams in a category with the same number of laps, the fastest total lap time determines the ranking.

Official hashtag of the event


Lithgow City Council welcomes all #rockytrailracers

With their help we asked local businesses for special deals offered to #rockytrailracers. Once you arrive in town or need accommodation for you and your family please check them out - they are featured on our blog at the bottom of the page .

2018 trailer
The history of the JetBlack 24

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