Over the past decade Rocky Trail Entertainment has established itself as one of Australia’s major private mountain bike events organisers and with over 250 races in NSW and the ACT since 2008. The first races in Queensland will be held on the Gold Coast this weekend. To mark the occasion, Rocky Trail is launching the Gold Coast Schools Mountain Bike Comp tomorrow, Friday 1 November, as the first event under their new “Rocky Trail Academy” banner with plans to roll out a set of schools-specific events over the next year. With practice on Saturday, the first Fox Superflow gravity race will be held also at Nerang National Park on Sunday, 3 November. Established in 2012, the Fox Superflow races have become a series of events across NSW and the ACT, which have been taking the Australian Rocky Trail gravity community by storm. With the launch of the Fox Superflow at Nerang National Park we will establish a Rocky Trail base with two dedicated Event Managers in Queensland.
“Joining Rocky Trail Entertainment I immediately identified the potential for a strong junior development component in their events portfolio”, says Rocky Trail’s Event Manager Jo Parker, former World Cup MTB Events Manager and active club committee member across various sports. “Based on the Gold Coast I have been working also in the Education Queensland system and this is how the connection to the local school established. From there our event plans started forming quickly. To bolt on the Fox Superflow event on the Sunday was a logical extension – the trails at Nerang will be a great launching platform for Rocky Trail in Queensland”, she added.
Bob Morris is the second Event Manager in charge of the new Queensland events and the one who selected the Gold Coast for the launch. “I have been travelling with the Fox Superflow across NSW and the ACT for almost two years now and instantly saw the potential for it in Queensland”, he said. “These events are accessible for a wide variety of mountain bikers who love that sense of excitement and the adrenaline surge of hitting a race stage, yet still enjoy the social aspect of spending all day out on the trails with the mates or family”, he added.
About the Gold Coast MTB Comp
Under the patronage of Nerang State High School and the local Gold Coast MTB Club close to 100 secondary students from over 20 schools are expected to participate in the event, that was created so that the students get the opportunity to test their riding ability across three skill areas on the popular Nerang mountain bike trails – Endurance, Speed and Technical Skills. This event is all about encouraging students of all abilities to come and race with their mates in a safe and social environment. They will have an exciting racing experience and enjoy a fun event atmosphere together – great memories to share!
About the Fox Superflow Gold Coast
This event is supported by Fox Australia, represented this weekend by Brisbane-based Cyclinic mountain bike suspension centre and supported by the local Gold Coast MTB Club. Rocky Trail’s Superflow events are unique Australia-wide in that we can 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. A customised and very flexible timing system doesn’t require any start orders and riders can pick the sequence in which to complete the timed race stages themselves. That way, riders of different categories can spend all day riding and racing together.
- Jo Parker on 0424 955 332 (Event Manager)
- Bob Morris on 0458 299 558 (Event Manager)
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