Race 4 | Awaba NSW | 04.06.2022

Get pumped, get frothing, get excited when you
RACE the way you RIDE at the Awaba Fox Superflow® !

Event recap from the Fox Superflow at Awaba MTB Park in 2021

The Fox Superflow® is Australia’s most popular gravity enduro series! And in 2021 we will race all down the East Coast of Australia – from the tip up in Queensland’s Tropical North via NSW and the ACT way down South in Victoria. This Superflow season is absolutely going to rock your world and at the Awaba MTB Park race is an EWS Qualifier Event! This one of the most popular trail networks just outside of Newcastle with a very active downhill and gravity club base. This event will feature the brand-new flow trail, the Faulk Line!

Fox Superflow® is racing the way you ride. Ride up at your own pace. Drop in with your buddies on each other’s tyre or leave a space to pin. It’s about doing party trains, railing berms and SENDING IT! Be a Rocky Trail racer and turn up the volume in your mountain bike life at the Fox Superflow!

This is friendly enduro racing without a tight schedule: You can pick the order in which to tackle the race stages, which makes this event social and action-packed at the same time! You can do up to five runs on each stage, the fastest one counts and there are no start orders, which means whatever category you’re in, you can ride together and still lock your own best race run in!

Get ready for an absolute adrenaline rush as you smash down our Superflow race tracks to hunt down those precious seconds for the win! At this Superflow you pick your race day – there are three race tracks and up to 5 race runs on each for 15 runs in total. The fastest time on each counts! The EWS Qualifier event is on the Sunday and requires a fourth race track to be completed; that additional race track requires a mandatory full face helmet. All details in the rider briefing.

RACE THE WAY YOU RIDE

Freedom, riding, being outside, friends, community, heavy breathing leading to epic descents. It’s what we do and it’s what the Fox Superflow® is all about. Let’s bang into some berms and do turnbars off jumps. Life is for living!

The Fox Superflow® is Rocky Trail’s unique gravity format, which has been taking the enduro community by storm with its flexible format that let’s racers across a wide range of age categories ride and race together all day.

It’s racing the way you ride: Ride up at your own pace. Drop in with your buddies on each other’s tyre or leave a space to pin. It’s about doing party trains, railing berms and SENDING IT!

Who can race it?

This is friendly enduro racing without a tight schedule: You can pick the order in which to tackle the race stages, which makes this event social and action-packed at the same time! You can do up to five runs on each stage, the fastest one counts and there are no start orders, which means whatever category you’re in, you can ride together and still lock your own best race run in!

There are many age categories in this event – a solid field of Elites and semi-pros in the Expert (19+) and Veterans (30+) across male and female classifications, with big groups of mates chasing each other on the race tracks. One of the strongest representations we get in the Masters (40+ / 50+ / 60+) with a good third of competitors in those fields – many of them racing with their juniors and families!

Our junior truly bring the event to life – over one third of racers are usually Under 17 years old with competitors as young as 10 at the start lines. The junior podiums generally are always full across boys and girls categories with U13, U15 and U17s as well as U19’s smashing it out on the trails.

We are offering a buddy system for the races – parents or guardians can race themselves and be with their juniors all day because of our flexible timing system. However, we also offer them to accompany young competitors out on track for free as buddies or marshals. This can be arranged on the day with our registration crew.
Get ready for an absolute adrenaline rush as you smash down our Superflow race tracks to hunt down those precious seconds for the win!

Ride to start un-timed: You ride to the starts un-timed, which means you can spend all day together with mates, your partner or the junior frothers!

Three timed race stages, up to five runs on each, fastest time on each counts! That’s 45 possible race runs! Within a set timing window you complete a set of timed race stages down – the faster you go, the more challenging it gets! Race face on – photos included!!

No start-order! No worries! We have a flexible timing system so you can pick yourself when to race which stage – up to 5 runs on each!

Generally, you pick your race day, Saturday or Sunday – check the individual race pages for the venue-specific set up. There are usually 3 timed race tracks and we aim at a race time of 10-15 minutes.

LIVE timing: Start and finish of each race stage is automatic; we will have marshalls in place. Cross the line, check your result on your phone!

We created Rocky Trail Entertainment so that you can RACE THE WAY YOU RIDE!

We offer an awesome day out to a wide range of riders – from elite to amateur racers to families, couples and groups of friends riding together. We also offer Hardtail and eBike categories.

There are regional, state and outright series classifications – the series points you collect for each race you attend will be added together and split into NSW/ACT, QLD North, QLD South and VIC. Additionally we will crown the overall Australian Fox Superflow Champions.

Included in each entry: $60 race photo package from the crew at OuterImage.com.au – competitors can download their photos from an online portal after each event.

Important: Mt Faulk Road is a public road and open to the public on race day. The road is NOT closed to the public. Please ride up on the left-hand side and watch out for oncoming traffic!

Location

Awaba MTB Park, Olney State Forest – Jenkins Rd, Freemans Waterhole NSW

  • Venue: Awaba MTB Park, Jenkins Rd, Freemans Waterhole NSW 2323 – Freemans Drive Exit, then Mt Faulk Road entry into the park. Follow fire trail to main car park
  • Event Hub: Main car park
INFO: How to get there

How to get there coming from Sydney:
Head up the F3 freeway towards Newcastle (Highway 1).
After about 100 km take the exit toward Freemans Dr.
Turn right at Freemans Dr and drive for 4.6 km.
Turn right at Mount Faulk Rd and continue for 2.4 km.
From there you can see the MTB Park signs.

Not far from Newcastle and right near Lake Macquarie, these are the home trails of the Hunter Mountain Bike Association. Awaba MTB Park has an abundance of gravity and cross-country trails. If you have little shredders come along who are too young for the big Superflow trails, know that there are great tracks to explore with kids and junior and adaptive trails at Awaba MTB Park – the Fox Superflow schedule is very flexible, so if the family comes along you can hop on the junior trails with the kids in between race runs for the perfect riding and racing weekend getaway!

Race tracks for general Fox Superflow classification

A massive shout-out to the trail crew from the HMBA Club! You guys rock and thank you so much for all the work you put in to get the trails race-ready again!

Race tracks and results requirement for general Fox Superflow Classification:

  • FOX Track: 1 run needs to be recorded (fastest counts)
    Biraban, Little Falcon into Red Loop, access from the event centre via Mt Faulk Road, go past the EWS start and traverse towards Fox Start.
  • STANS Track: 1 run needs to be recorded (fastest counts)
    recommended to do this track after you’ve done the Fox track (follow the signs) – from the Fox finish it’s a short climb to the start of the Wild Polly track. Start at the Rocky Trail sign. 🙂 Ride back to the event centre via the Red Loop.
  • LAZER Track: 1 run needs to be recorded (fastest counts)
    we race Faulk line, access from the event centre via Mt Faulk Road fire road – please note this track had to be re-built because of the recent wet weather and still has some very soft patches. Please watch out on your first runs.

Important: Mt Faulk Road is a public road and open to the public on race day. The road is NOT closed to the public. Please ride up on the left-hand side and watch out for oncoming traffic!

Race pics included!

All race photos are included in your entry and elite and amateur racers of different ages and riding preferences will have a blast – adults and juniors alike! Our young shredders love it, because they not only can smash their mates but also mum and dad out on track!

Schedule

Saturday

8.30 am – 1 pm Registration open
9 am – 3.30 pm Saturday Race runs – you can choose the order in which you do your race runs.
You get up to 5 runs per track and the fastest one counts.
3.30 pm Last Race Run

Sunday

8.30 am – 1 pm Registration open
9 am – 3.30 pm Sunday Race runs – you can choose the order in which you do your race runs.
You get up to 5 runs per track and the fastest counts.
3.30 pm Last Race Run
3.45 pm Event Wrap Up

You choose either Saturday or Sunday as your raceday during the registration process.

Destinaton & Plan your trip

Camping: There are permanent toilets at Awaba MTB Park and you can camp on-site for free as it is a NSW State Forest. 

Accommodation: The closest tourism destinations are Newcastle, as well as the Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley and Central Coast Regions.

Virtual Presentation 2020
What went ‘down’ at the Fox Superflow at Awaba in 2019. Photos: OuterImage.com.au

News

It is time to go racing again in NSW!

We are prepping the events for November and December and aim to offer: the final 2021 NSW/ACT Series round of the Shimano MTB GP in Nowra, the final 2021 NSW/ACT Series round of the Fox Superflow at Awaba MTB Park near Newcastle and the JetBlack 24 in Rydal in Lithgow NSW. Scroll down for information

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Testimonials

What I love about it? Racing with the family and catching up with friends. Such a good family weekend away enjoying the outdoors. Love it, miss it! 👌👍
Ruben Lezcano

Reuben

April 2020 via Facebook

The organisers are super friendly and helpful. You can tell their passion for mtb has created an amazing atmosphere. 100% would recommend for any girls, beginners, and anyone who loves riding to have a go.
You can be as chilled or as competitive as you like; either way it’s a great day.

Erika

14 July 2019 via Facebook Review

Nice, casual, well run events with a variety of options for types of riders.

Dylan

14 May 2019 via Facebook Review


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