Fox Superflow sealed by Stan’s Rider Briefing | Townsville QLD

Get pumped, get frothing, get excited and RACE the way you RIDE at the Fox Superflow –
at Douglas MTB Reserve in Townsville QLD!

We are back and we are racing! But we have implemented a few new rules to keep racing so please take the time to read through this entire rider briefing.



We remain grateful for the outpouring of support and enthusiasm by our Rocky Trail riders and community over the last few months.
We will continue to run Rocky Trail events in Queensland, whilst the health advice about COVID-19 permits us. We need your cooperation.

How are we running this event and how do we keep you safe? By limiting the rider field to 200 per day you can see right away that we will err on the side of caution. So please understand if some of the rules appear harsh but we need to ensure that we can keep racing in this new world.

If you come from out of town, scroll down for accommodation offers through hotel partners of event supporter Townsville Enterprise Limited.


For those of you, for who this will be the first FOX Super Flow… Where have you been? Just kidding… FOX Superflow is racing the way you ride… With your mates, with your family and friends, and on trails you love.

Fox Superflow is racing the way you ride.

Ride up at your own pace.
Drop in with your buddies on each others tyre or leave a space to pin.
It’s about doing party trains, railing berms and

For those of you, for who this will be the first FOX Super Flow we differ from most other events by offering a much more relaxed format.

  • First, you can start when you want. Rego is open daily from 8:00am and will close for riders at 1:00pm. Timing will be activated from approximately 9:00am and you must be at a start at 3:30pm for the last race run. We will close the track when there are no riders as soon after 3:30pm.
  • Second, you can ride the tracks in any order. Ride with your mates, even if they are in different categories, genders or have “E’s” added.
  • You have 5 chances to get each track nailed. Don’t stress if you mess something up. For tracks that cross fire trails you dont even have to finish to get start again, so ride back up. – With up to 5 runs, you are only limited by your how many times you can get up the hill.
  • Typically, we space riders with 30sec gaps… If you want a larger gap, the starter will hold up people behind you. Just ask your friendly Rocky Trail starter.
  • We’ve set up races so a first timer and have as much fun as an elite. Pin it down, and as you cross the line, you can check your phone to see your time against your mates.
  • ​Every track will have B lines, so our novices, youngsters and learners can get down, and A Lines for those who want to commit to hitting a chute, hit a gap or send a drop.
  • If you are the parent of carer of a U13 or U15 you can ride with them, either as a racer or see rego to nominate as a marshal.
  • Our staff at rego and at the starts are there to help. Talk to them.
  • Protection?
    • HELMET: At the Superflow events you won’t have to wear a full-face helmet, even though some riders choose to wear them.
    • PROTECTIVE GEAR: At the Superflow events you won’t have to wear protective gear (elbow or knee pads or neck braces), even though some riders choose to wear them.
  • Please note – we are Covid Safe compliant, your briefing will be virtual, we’ll be social distancing, the medal ceremony will be virtual and we’ll make this the safest event you’ve ever been at!

We can wait to see you smashing it! – Remember, your race photos are included in your entry, be sure to download them after the race and share your stories using:



In the following, please familiarise yourself with VENUE-SPECIFIC information and scroll down for EVENT REGULATIONS with regards to our Covid Safe Plans.

ABOUT: Douglas MTB Reserve, Townsville

Event centre and parking location: Mount Douglas Reserve – Angus Smith Dr, Douglas QLD 4814


Visit the event website

Race tracks

  • FOX – Starting at the very top of the hill The FOX track starts down “The long Way” to “Ring Bark Frog” before breaking off onto a pedally section of “Tower link” to get over to the last stretch of “Taipan” before finishing on the super fun “Flow Trail” to finish. Liaison uses “Up the Backside” and “Spiderbait” back to the top of the hill.
  • STANS – Also starting at the very top of the hill the track will include “Rock and Roll 1, 2 and 3” to finish near the event village. Liaison will use various links to back to “Easy Street” and “Beefwood” back to the top.
  • LAZER – Leaves the top of the hill and uses “Rock and Roll” to descend onto the “Ridgeline”. Past the Ironbark hub the track joins the “Ridgeline Gravity” to finish in suburbia. Liaison back up “Keelback” and the “Long Way Up” to return to the top.



8.00 am – 1 pm Registration open for Saturday Superflow
9 am – 3.30 pm Saturday Race runs – you can choose the order in which you do your race runs.
3 tracks – 1 run on each track – you get up to 5 runs per track and the fastest counts.
3.30 pm Last Race Run

Please note that you need to pick your race day when you sign up online and the entry is only valid for that one day because of COVID-19 participant limits in place. This means that if you are registered for Saturday, you are not permitted on the trails or in the event centre on Sunday. You cannot ride the trails on Sunday, if you are registered to race on Saturday.


8.00 am – 1 pm Registration open for Sunday Superflow
9 am – 3.30 pm Sunday Race runs – you can choose the order in which you do your race runs.
3 tracks – 1 run on each track – you get up to 5 runs per track and the fastest counts.
3.30 pm Last Race Run

Please note that you need to pick your race day when you sign up online and the entry is only valid for that one day because of COVID-19 participant limits in place. This means that if you are registered for Sunday, you are not permitted on the trails or in the event centre on Saturday. You cannot practice on Saturday, if you are registered to race on Sunday. If you camp on-site on the Saturday night, you may arrive after 4pm on that day. – Thank you for your understanding.

QLD Border Restrictions

Queensland border is currently closed to residents from other states so if you have registered for this event from outside of Queensland then please contact us via the website or the online chatting tool (click on the orange dot on the bottom right-hand corner of your screen) and we will be happy to refund your entry fee.

Services and facilities:

Venue and Race Track Map: please visit the event website

Parking: A section of the Douglas Mountain Bike Reserve parking space will be utilised as the Event Hub. Additional parking will be available along Angus Smith Dr.

Catering: Rocky Trail is stoked to have a local food service provider and we strongly encourage all locals get behind and support them. The Potato Smash Street Food crew will be on site for all catering needs from 10am

Event Services:

  • First Aid in event centre and marshals out on track
  • Portable toilets

Emergency contacts:

Race Director – Bob Morris 0458 299 558
Event Manager & Media Liaison – Jo Parker 0424 955 332


We have been implementing and operating under a strict Covid-19 Safety Plan. In the following, please read and acknowledge the event-specific rules, procedures and regulations:

  1. If any of the following applies please contact us immediately.
    We will transfer or refund your entry but you CAN NOT PARTICIPATE in the event:
    1. If you have been to, in the past 2 weeks, or live in Victoria
    2. If you have been to, in the past 2 weeks, or live in NSW
    3. If you live or have been to a published Covid-19 Hot Spot
    4. If you are showing any signs of the cold or flu
    5. If you have even the slightest fever (we have facilities on site to test and will send you home immediately if you have fever)
  2. There are a few important changes on how we run things on the day:
    1. ACCESS: You can only be on site on the day when you are racing. Meaning:
      • if you are a competitor and spectating on your non-racing day, please check in at the Rego tent as a supporter/visitor. You will receive a wrist band.
      • if you are a spectator we ask that you sign in via the online SPECTATOR ACCESS PASS Registration HERE – sign on at the rego desk on the day to receive a wrist band.
    2. ARRIVAL & PARKING: When you arrive, follow the signs to the Event Hub. Overflow parking will be provided on the side streets; please respect the local residents.
      • Additional parking is available on Angus Smith Drive.
      • Everyone attending must come to the Registrations tent to check in and receive a wristband or a race plate.
      • If you are setting up a tent for riders you must respect the 4m2 rule so under a 3×3 tent there can only be 2.25 people.
    3. RACE PLATE: You can pick up your race plate with the timing chip between 8.00am and 1pm on YOUR race day that you are registered for (Sat OR Sun).
      • This way we avoid queues near the registration area.
      • After you register you can head out on track right away, timing equipment is set up and ready for racing by 9am.
      • No on the day practice, but you get 5 runs per track.
      • Your fastest time counts.
    4. NEUTRAL TRANSITION TO STARTS: You must ride to all starts.
      • Shuttles are NOT allowed on the weekend.
      • If your neutral transition to a start crosses a race track please be cautious and avoid impeding racers.
      • All tracks start at the same point. Riders will need to organise themselves for gaps. For example… the rider starting immediately in front of you may not be racing on the same track as you are. Ask them.
    5. EVENT FINISH: Last run is 3.30pm which means:
      • you must be at the startline at that time.
      • If there is no one there at 3.30pm we will close that track.
      • If you queue up at the start line please do it in a single file leaving a bike length between each other.
      • The queues will appear longer but move quicker.
      • Overall we don’t expect much queuing as the field will spread quickly among the 4 tracks.
      • When you finish your run please give each other as much space as possible.
      • No hand-shaking permitted at event.
      • Please understand that we need to be very strict on this . Non-compliance will result in revoking race access or disqualification.
    7. CHEERING: Keep 4m distance to the race track!
      • If you ‘hackle’ or encourage other riders on their race run please do so at least 4m away from the race track.
      • Shouting is a known source of virus transmission and we MUST minimise the risk there. Non-compliance will result in revoking race access or disqualification.
      • Race results are LIVE online throughout the day.
      • Progress race results will be online for Saturday.
      • Sunday race times will slot in throughout that race day.
      • Final results that count will display Saturday and Sunday race times in one list. – Two race days, one event, one results list.
      • We will provide the individual day results in 2 separate lists too, so you can analyse them.
      • There won’t be an official CEREMONY to comply with social distancing laws. We will publish a virtual podium with winner photos as soon as we have those. Top three podium getters in each category will receive a medal in the mail.
      • Giveaways to every racer: pick a RedBull or Rocky Trail bandanna at rego.
      • Water: Please bring your own drinking water – we will not have shared water.
      • Catering: will be on-site; please adhere to strict social distancing rules when ordering and waiting for your order. Please follow crew and staff directions at all times.
      • Toilets: toilets on-site and we will service them regularly. Disinfectant and wipes will be provided.
      • First Aid: will be based in the event centre and roaming out on track.
      • Mechanic: We have been unable to secure Neutral support for this weekend. We have however, spoken to a number of bike shops who are racing. They are carrying some spares and will assist if possible.
      • No ‘snot rockets’ (blowing your nose without a tissue) in the vicinity of other people.
      • Hand washing stations and sanitation stations are available at the venue.
      • Please regularly clean your hands with an alcoholic-based hand rub or wash hands with soap and water (especially after going to bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing).
      • Riders and visitors are encouraged to wear (cycling) gloves when picking up number plates.
      • Unless from the same family, we discourage you from car-pooling to the venue.
      • Every person at the event (including non-racers) need to register.
      • Racers will be track with race plates.
      • Non-competitors will be issued a Race Access pass. Please wear the race access pass at all times.
      • May we ask that you sign up non-competing supporters or visiting friends and families who are on-site with you AHEAD of the event via this link:

Rider List and Results

From now on and all weekend you can find links to Rider List and LIVE Results via the drop-down menu from the EVENT PAGE on our website! You can check these now and throughout the weekend via your mobile devices – to reduce touch points we will not have any public display computers on-site.

Enforcement of COVID Safe Plan

If we see blatant breaches of those rules we will ask you to leave the event. You are not only potentially endangering other racers, but also the future of our business.

We recommend but won’t enforce that all event participants use the Covid Safe App to assist health authorities with tracking potentially.

Please understand that the team won’t shake hands, hug, high five or fist bump anyone and will be trying keep some distance to all riders during registration, start and finish. There will be a lot socially distance elbow bumps from us, which is almost as good 🙂

Download the full Covid-19 Safety Plan below and here is a summary:


The usual race rules still apply as always. In summary:

  • You need to stay on the race track. No cheating or ‘sneaky pro lines’ where you leave the track and reenter.
  • Don’t litter – please take your rubbish back with you or throw it in the landfill or recycling bins we have near the registration tent.
  • Toilets: we will clean and disinfect them during the day. Please let us know if they need a clean.
  • Timing will be done with your timing chip – please ensure it is on your bike and that the plastic doesn’t touch any metal parts of your bike (e.g. don’t wrap the number plate around your handlebar).
  • If you need to pass a rider out on track please do it in a friendly and safe way. Keep in mind that you have multiple runs per track so if you get held up you can always have another go.
  • You agreed to our RACE WAIVER when you registered online – here is a link to the RACE WAIVER again
  • Click here for DETAILED RACE RULES


Continuing its support and focus on rebuilding the events sector, Townsville Enterprise was proud to provide funding assistance to secure the competition in Townsville.

“Townsville Enterprise is thrilled to assist in bringing Rocky Trail Mountain Bike Racing to Townsville through funding supplied by the Townsville North Queensland Bid Fund.”

Townsville Enterprise Tourism Director, Lisa Woolfe

“Over two weekends, it’s anticipated the events will inject $480,000 into Townsville’s economy generated by over 800 event attendees and 1500 guest nights.

“This exciting competition comes off the back of a fortnight of major events held in our city and will again provide a much-needed uplift to our local tourism, hospitality and accommodation sector which has been doing it so tough from the impacts of COVID-19.

Destinaton & Plan your trip

Be sure to check out the many activities and experiences in the region and two awesome accommodation offers!

Event accommodation partners

Please book directly with these hotels to receive the special #rockytrailracer rates – please mention that you are part of the Rocky Trail events and you’ll receive the pricing as outlined below. Cheers.

City Oasis Inn

Address: 143 Wills St, Townsville QLD 4810
Phone: (07) 4771 6048

Stay 7+ nights and receive $10 off rate per night – Weekly Room Service only. Free Parking and Wifi. Pool and Hot Spa for relaxing after a big ride.

The Ville Resort Casino

Address: Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville QLD 4810
Phone: 07 47 222 333

Mariners North Apartments

Address: 7 Mariners Drive, The Strand, Townsville QLD 4810
Phone: 07 4722 0777

  • 2 Bedroom Apartment – 2 night stay $245 p/n
  • 2 Bedroom Apartment – 5 night stay $225 p/n

Located right on the Strand – Minimum 2 night stay.

We would like to thank the Townsville Enterprise for their event support.


You will still have to get ready for the massive surge of adrenaline when you drop into your time race stages. When you rail those berms and fly across the trails, crossing the finish line with your heart pumping. You’re alive. You’re doing what you love. And that’s why Rocky Trail exist. So that you can RACE the way you RIDE.

Do you have any questions?

Talk to us via our online chat – click on the orange circle symbol on your bottom right screen corner and we’ll be right with you! (We always love talking bikes, racing and riding!)

See. You. Soon.