Find your race!
From the first time between the tape to people who have spent a lifetime training for power output, we will have you covered. We want to motivate our racers to be active and have fun outdoors and we want to support each and everyone of them to achieve their racing goals whatever their riding preferences are. Plus, we want those events to be entertaining, so you can bring your families, kids, friends and supporters along too. We make sure to create racing environments on lots of different trails where you can go as hard as you want, to take on a proper challenge and achieve your personal goals.
Now is the time to find your match!
How? Select from the race filters below and scroll down for the results – you can select multiple options!
You’re smashing your local cross-country loop and like to explore new trails? You’re into racing or want to catch the racing bug? Then this is for you: classic cross-country racing at its best! In our Shimano MTB Grand Prix events you can race for 4 or 7 hours solo or in relay teams – we offer male, female and mixed team categories! Bring your favourite racing buddy and the mates!
Generally, the race loops we put together are 8-10km long with moderate levels of climbing, just what you would expect from your favourite weekend ride. We have many experienced and often also elite racers take part and the race atmosphere is competitive yet inclusive and encouraging – it’s a great way to get into cross-country racing!
Free activities for little shredders and visitors, awesome vibes all around!
Link: Shimano MTB Grand Prix Event Portal
Regions: NSW || ACT || QLD || VIC
Are you into gravity shredding full of gnar? ‘Superflow’ is our take on the global enduro movement! Within a timing window you complete a set of timed race stages, which are predominantly downhill – the faster you go, the more challenging it gets!
You ride to the starts un-timed and there are no start orders, which means you can spend all day together with mates – the perfect event to for your partner or the junior frothers to compete alongside of you! You casually make your way to the starts and then everyone gets their timed race run… wait together at the finish line and go again!
You pick the order in which you complete the 2-3 stages. But what our racers love the most is that they have up to FIVE race runs on each of the stages and the fastest run counts, so you can keep trying to put in a faster time multiple times! Results come through LIVE on our online portal as soon as you cross the line, check it out on your phone and go again! But most of all: when you start your race stages get ready for an absolute adrenaline rush as you smash down our superflow race tracks to hunt down those seconds for the win!
Link: Fox Superflow Event Portal
Regions: NSW || ACT || QLD || VIC
24-hour MTB racing is the ultimate test of endurance. Australia is the home of some of the most successful 24-hour Solo Mountain Bike Champions and at our Jetblack 24 Hour you will compete alongside them. Sleep is overrated – we start racing on Saturday at midday and finish on Sunday at 12pm!
For many of our XC racers, the 24H is one of their first events! Why? This is an extremely social event with an awesome atmosphere – a DJ pumping out some choonz, great food and steaming hot coffee at all ours of the day and night! Set up camp, compete with your mates in a team and decide as a team how many laps each person rides. The course is about 10km long – do 1 or a whole bunch in pairs, threes, fours or teams of six.
6+6 Hour option: If 24 hours sound a bit too big or you’re looking to introduce someone new to the sport we have a 6+6hr event that could suit you! Awesome vibe to race for 6hrs on Saturday, then get to rest overnight from 6pm. Re-start at 6am as the sun rises.
You can even bring the whole family! Lots to do for them in the region while you race. We’ll put on a free kids time trial to tire out the little shredders for you.
Camp and team base right next to your car: set up on the lush meadows of the showgrounds at Rydal! Experience a weekend filled with camaraderie and fun racing on the awesome cross-country Lidsdale MTB trails that you’ll never forget!
Link: Jetblack 24 Hour Race and 6+6 Hour (NSW)
If you like endurance racing, this is your perfect ‘Bikes and Beaches’ getaway in Batemans Bay! We invite you to the Mogo MTB Trails where you can ride “all kinds of natural” in the Jetblack Wild Wombat MTB Challenge in the beautiful Eurobodalla Shire!
This will be a mountain biking endurance lap race on the Saturday and a Trail Running race on the Sunday. Bring your family and friends and an empty esky and help us revive and support the local businesses in and around Mogo, which have been so badly affected by the bushfires over the summer of 2019-20! Take up the holiday park and hotel offers and support the locals by shopping and dining out! We will arrange amazing experiences off the bike and for families while you race – let’s share our positive energy and endurance spirit to show our support for the Eurobodalla!
Link: Jetblack Wild Wombat MTB Challenge (NSW)
The Willo Marathon
The second marathon is very close to our hearts. The Willo Marathon is a one day event celebrating the life of mountain bike champion James Williamson, who died in March 2010 at the age of 26. James was a top-level XCO and XCM rider. He was passionate about the sport in every way, as well as being an Australian and World 24 hour champion. We have been the race custodians since the event’s 10th Anniversary, which had do be held at Kowen Forest in Canberra, because the original home trails of this race at Wingello had been severely impacted by the 2019-20 bushfires.
The race has its home in the Southern Highlands on the Wingello trails and we plan to bring the race back there. We will run it on a big loop through the magnificent state forest at Wingello and is between 20-25km; the challenges include one, two or three laps of the course.
The Willo is a race unlike any other! It is one of the top mountain bike marathons on the Australian cycling racing calendars and an annual reminder to all riders of the joys of mountain biking as well as the impact James had on the sport.
Link: The Willo Marathon (NSW)
Diamonds in the Dirt
The Diamonds in the Dirt is a women’s only event that let’s our female racers sparkle! We have been planning two events – at the original ‘home of the Diamonds’ at Awaba MTB Park where amazing mountain bike trails and big smiles are guaranteed! We will also bring a second mountain bike event to Canberra and its Majura Pines trails… right next to the Majura Vineyards. Coincidence you think. Definitely NOT! The mountain biking events will be lap-based races with adult and junior two and three hour categories – this is for women and girls who ride and maybe even already race a mountain bike, from first-time racer to podium chaser!
Originally founded as a MTB race, the new events will also include trail running classifications at the Awaba and Majura events. Also the trail running event will have various distance options for all types of trail runners!
Expect a friendly and encouraging event environment, where it doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, have kids or not, prefer riding in lycra or baggy shorts, whether you’re into pink or not at all. Whether you’ve just started trail running or riding or never participated in a timed event before.
This event is for you also, if you love racing – come and share your passion for trail running and riding and pass on that racing bug. The guys are welcome too, as long as they come along to support the girls and look after the kids!
Be ready for events that are loaded with the kind of electrifying energy, which is created when strong women get together to race and let their female Yin spirits soar!
Link: Diamonds in the Dirt Events Portal
e-Bike Races and Electroflow
All our events offer eBike categories! We are big advocates of eBikes and are offering categories in all events – cross-country, marathon and superflows!
Pick any event and take on the challenge on your powered steed!
Link: Full Calendar of Events >
Our Shimano MTB Grand Prix (cross-country) and the Fox Superflow (gravity) are offering a wide variety of junior categories – the U17 and U15 junior classifications in the Fox Superflow are often one third of the field! The young shredders love the relaxed format and that they can smash not just their mates but also mum and dad out on the trails!
The Rocky Trail Academy is all about fostering the grass-roots development of the cycling sport. These events are part of our junior rider development program.
Geared towards secondary school students these events are held on a Friday and not only engage youth in healthy social and active recreation but brings a heightened appreciation of nature, the environment, self-reliance , self-learning and independence, all as part of riding a bike in the outdoors. By extension, this program also engages and educates teachers and parents.
It 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! Students will have the opportunity to test their riding ability across three skill areas on some of the most popular mountain bike trails across QLD, NSW, ACT and in VIC – Endurance, Speed and Technical Skills.
The Willo Junior Development Program
Skills clinics for young mountain bikers inspired by the James Williamson legacy. The Willo Junior Development Program was set up in honour of James Williamson by his aunt Meg Patey as part of event lead-up to the annual Willo Marathon. It is now managed by Rocky Trail Entertainment under their Rocky Trail Academy portfolio. The clinics are hosted by Ride Technics under the lead coach Dylan Cooper, one of James’ best friends as well as riding and racing buddies.
For many young athletes and skills clinics participants The Willo Marathon will continue to provide the opportunity to experience their first thrill of racing every year. The Willo Clinics will provide the perfect preparation and motivation to get into racing.
Links: Rocky Trail Academy || Shimano MTB Grand Prix || Fox Superflow
AMB 100 Marathon
Our marathon events are distance challenges and are run on giant racing circuits.
You can take on the AMB100, a singletrack lap-based marathon at Stromlo Forest Park, which is part of our three-day stage race in Canberra event. Stromlo is a truly iconic mountain bike venue in Canberra! We set up a 20-25km track and you can do one cheeky lap, two to catch the marathon racing bug or three for a classic marathon distance of close to 80km… early start and sunrise lap for 5 laps anyone?
Link: AMB100 Marathon (ACT)
Buller Alpenflow Epic Multi-Day MTB Lifestyle Event
Australia’s new MTB & Alpine Lifestyle event for nature and outdoor experience lovers – everything you love about ‘rocky trails’ in the one spot!
What awaits you: cross-country and enduro-style MTB action with loads of send, massive gnar, spectacular climbs, fast and flowy descents. Running and women’s only categories on some of the most beautifully scenic trails. There will be racing action for kids, juniors and the “big kids” and all kinds of bikes – with and without those “e’s”.
This event will challenge the competitors and entertain its visitors. Rocky Trail will stage all these activities in the majestic Alpine surrounds of Mt Buller and Mt Stirlingand deliver amazing adventures and experiences. Lots of things to do for the fambam while you race and even more memories waiting to be made together when you’re back (with those sore legs!).
- Friday: Rocky Trail Academy Schools Event
- Sat-Mon: Fox Superflow 3-day Stage Race
- Sun: Alpenflow Epic Marathon
- Sun: Rocky Trail Run to the Summit
Link: Alpenflow Epic (VIC)
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