Overview

Dates and venues for 2014:

Series Round Location Race Date
Round 1 Awaba 29 March 2014
Round 2 James Estate Winery 26 April 2014
Round 3 Ourimbah 21 June 2014
Round 4 Mt Annan 9 August 2014
Round 5 Stromlo Forest Park 13 September 2014

The Enduro Series that rocks!


Registration for Round 2 is now open.

Come on tour with Rocky Trail's FAST and FURIOUS
SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix Series

The SHIMANO MTB GP series is epic – Rocky Trail doesn't just put on events, we bring you racing experiences!

  • Pumping event centre with the unique Euro-style trance and house music of Martin's playlists.
  • Great prizes from supporters like SHIMANO, JetBlack, PRO, Pearl Izumi, Cell Bikes and Rubena.
  • Cernovar finisher beer – sparkling, cool and smooth, because you deserve it!
  • Our friendly crew cheering you on – and pushing you out onto that last lap, if we have to
News and race updates
Remember to check out our brand new "NEWS" section on the website. We will post all the last minute race updates for you there.
Teaser
Racing options

We will again bring you the popular 4-hour “FAST” and the “FURIOUS” 7-hour racing options across all five series races. Race “fast” for half a day or “furiously” for a full day, but have a little bit more time to pack up and get home safely.

  • FAST GP – the popular 4 Hour endurance race if you only have time for or want to spend half the day on your bike.
  • FURIOUS GP – 7 Hour race duration for all the endurance enthusiasts out there.

The series is geared towards solo riders and 2 person teams while still running the Team of 3 option in the FURIOUS GP 7 hour races.
Categories will include Master (40+) and Supermaster (50+). A detailed list of all the categories is here.

  • FAST GP 4 hour racers can "upgrade" to the FURIOUS GP 7 hour format and can take any collected GP4 points with them.
  • FURIOUS GP 7 hour racers can not "downgrade" the the GP4 and take the points with them. You can race, but you will get separate points.
  • The general MTB GP Series Points Overview can be downloaded here (PDF).
Race format and who wins

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.

Racing the whole series

To qualify for overall series points & wins, riders need to complete at least 2 races in their category. After the second round we will publish the teams with the accumulated points. You must race under the same team name in all the races. If you are in a team of 2 or 3 riders at least 1 original member must be in all races riding under that team name. Series points explained

Tracey Robinson Trophy

We would like to continue to dedicate the SHIMANO MTG GP series to one of our most devoted racers, Tracey Robinson, who left us way too soon in 2012. Tracey will always be an inspiration to us, especially to a lot of our female racers. We want to thank Tracey's mum Cathy for supporting us in awarding the "Tracey Robinson Trophy" to the female rider with the fastest lap time of the day at each of our five SHIMANO MTB GP series rounds this year.

We invite you to remember Tracey with us and celebrate her life and passion for mountain biking. Because as she said, "[remember]... (again!) what a fantastic sport riding is, how great the people are that you meet and what an enormously lovely, wonderful gift life is. Don't waste a minute."

NSW/ACT Bike Shop Trophy

What is this all about?
Get as many staff members and customers to ride at the SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix Series with Rocky Trail and officially become the “fastest bike shop in NSW/ACT” – or the most persistent, that is ;-) The more riders race under your name, the more points they will collect and this is how Rocky Trail helps you

WIN: The official Rocky Trail SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix Trophy for display on the shop floor
read: the biggest, most awesome trophy in the Southern Hemisphere that will make you sell more bikes.

SCORE: Rocky Trail lunch or dinner party with Austrian Schnitzels & Czech Bernard Beer, for your entire team at your shop or the Rocky Trail HQ.
read: the most authentic Schnitzels made to Juliane’s grandma’s recipe and the best isotonic drink to put your legs back together after four rounds of MTB GP racing!

Here’s what we have in mind:

  • Bike Shop Trophy riders can participate in the 7-hour or 4-hour elite solo or team categories
  • The more riders and teams ride for your shop, the more series points you collect
  • Bike shop solo riders and teams collect GP series points AND compete in a separate Bike Shop Trophy ranking
  • Riders and teams need to be clearly identified as bike shop racers (team jersey and name)
  • All four GP rounds count for points
  • Teams: at least one original team member needs to be racing every round

How we’ll promote it:

  • Online launch media campaign
  • Photographer at every race – you get photos for your website/newsletter/notice board in-store
  • Listing of participating bike shops on RTE website
  • Facebook feature about participating bike shops after first round
  • Post-series PR campaign for the winning shop
  • Promotion of winning bike shop through Rocky Trail marketing channels

So if you want your local shop to support you when racing the series talk to them, offer to ride in their name and we are sure they will look after you and your bike!

Winners of the last 3 years:

2013 Blackman Bicycles rankings after each round
2012 Ashfield Cycles rankings after each round
2011 Gordon Street Cycles Final Ranking 2011
Crowne Plaza Canberra

The Crowne Plaza Canberra awaits you!

All Rocky Trail riders can save up to 20% off their stay when they book through their dedicated sports supporters site click here to book the exclusive offer now or call 1300 662 218 and quote the code IDAZS (code only required for phone bookings)

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