The Sunshine Coast is brimming with the best that Australia has to offer. Pristine beaches sit alongside subtropical rainforests and majestic mountains, interspersed with villages steeped in history.
Discover an array of attractions, tours and experiences – from wildlife encounters to getting lost in a hedge maze – there is a veritable goldmine of activities.
Feel like a local from the moment you arrive, where the people are friendly and genuine. For real.
Get ready for a truly EPIC event weekend on the Sunshine Coast, including a fantastic Pump Track Challenge with the local club!
Endurance, Speed and Tech Skills for School Age Kids Year 7-12
The Rocky Trail Academy presents the Sunshine Coast Schools MTB Comp for secondary school students. It’s all about fostering the grass-roots development of the cycling sport.
This event is part of the Rocky Trail Academy junior development programme and this will be the ‘epic edition’ of the popular schools comp with timed flow trail sections. It’s fun and all about building confidence.
This is cross-country endurance lap racing at its best!
The Shimano MTB GP events are all about ‘seriously fun racing!’ Podium chasers can line up with Australia’s elites and experienced amateur racers plus casual racers will have a blast, all feeling safe and part of an inspiring community.
Race for four hours solo or in relay pairs. There are age-group and eBike categories. From the first time between the tape to people that have spent a lifetime training for power output, we have you covered when you line up at the Rocky Trail start line!
About the Trails
Supported by Sunshine Coast Council, our events are happening at the Sugarbag Mountain Bike Trails.
Located in the middle of Caloundra, these trails are a perfect location to stage Rocky Trail’s Shimano MTB GP and Rocky Trail Academy events on the Sunshine Coast: an amazing array of trails, a dedicated local club with the Caloundra Off Road Cycling Association (CORCA) plus a council committed to ongoing investment into the sport of Mountain Biking – you will love it as much as we do, we’re sure!
With a busy trail network featuring lots of timber features, log roll overs, sweeping berms and surprising pinchy climbs, riders will need to be on their game. The course has been designed to provide key overtaking sections but you will need to be quick and strategic. This location will be extremely popular as the trail network is well known but has had minimal racing before now.
Address: Sugar Bag Road, Caloundra West QLD 4551.
Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) is serviced by Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas. Centrally located in Marcoola and just 15 minutes from Maroochydore, there are regular direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, and Cairns.
Self-driving with either a rental car or your own vehicle is one of the best ways to explore the region, and the Sunshine Coast Airport offers a range of transport options including shuttle buses, hire cars, taxis and public bus services.
Airport transfers operate hourly with door-to-door shuttle services seven days a week. Intrastate and interstate bus services also regularly service the region, with private charter services available as well.
A railway line connects the region to Brisbane in the south and Gympie and beyond to the north, with major stations at Beerwah, Landsborough, Nambour, Cooroy and Gympie North.
For timetables visit translink.com.au.
As always, please make sure to stay up to date with travel requirements and restrictions. At the time of writing, there are no restrictions on entering Queensland from anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. Please stay up to date and check current requirements here:
From the stunning Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, to the wide-open beaches, there is a new experience waiting at every turn on the Sunshine Coast.
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