The second Jetblack Wild Wombat event was originally scheduled for late November 2019 and was postponed to August 2020, because of insufficient event registrations. The few registered participants received a full refund. The decision was made with the full support by Eurobodalla Shire Council and Destination NSW. The few participants who had entered received a full refund.
To showcase all the assets of the beautiful Eurobodalla region the 2019 race was going to offer an event centre on the beach, a neutral ride to the Mogo Dam Loop and a 6.5 kilometre timed race stage that participants were meant to do as many times as they wanted – at their own time and with a flexible timing system that allowed riders of various categories and ages to race together.
The Jetblack Wild Wombat will return to the Eurobodalla in 2020 with a different event format on the mountain biking and adventure trails in and around Mogo and Batemans Bay.
The new date is 1+2 August 2020. Read the full Rocky Trail statement…
EVENT INFO 2019
Ride “all kinds of natural” in the Jetblack Wild Wombat MTB Event in Batemans Bay in the beautiful Eurobodalla Shire! Rocky Trail returns to the South Coast with a completely new event format across two days! This is your perfect ‘Bikes & Beaches’ getaway for young, enthusiastic and experienced riders! Great holiday park and hotel offers plus amazing experiences off the bike and for families while you race!
Beach event centre in town
Saturday: Fun on the Beach with ‘Sand & Dirt Crit Race’
With its beach event centre right in the heart of Batemans Bay at Corrigans Beach Reserve the Jetblack Wild Wombat kicks off with a “Sand and Dirt Criterium Race” on Saturday evening. Ease into a fun riding and racing weekend and enjoy a beautiful sunset by the river on the bike doing laps on the short track or pick up your number plate for the next day and be right in the middle of all the action.
Lots of fun things to do for the kids with our Cruzee Bike Fleet and fun kids activities – a big playground at Corrigans Beach Reserve is right next to the event centre as well!
Each event is timed individually and you can choose to ride on Saturday or Sunday only. Pricing does include all events.
From the beach into the bush
Sunday: new ‘Slingshot Race’ on Mogo Trails
On Sunday it will be all about racing against the clock! The “Wild Wombat Slingshot” lets you chase your personal distance goal on the 7.1 km Dam Loop.
Race format: it’s is all about riding and racing at your own pace!
The race itself is an individual time trial on the Dam Loop.
We will all leave the event centre together and have a neutral rollout to the start of the timed section which is approximately 6km away. There riders can start their individual laps and we will start you with at least a 30 second interval to keep traffic at a minimum. A similar format has been tried and tested at the Terra in the Berra event earlier in the year and was very popular there.
The start of the timed section on the Dam Loop will be on the highest point after the first climb and the finish just before the dam wall meaning that you will be doing more descending than ascending on the timed sections of the race.
You can do as many laps on the Dam Loop as you can do until the race cut-off at 3pm. All your lap times will be recorded and we will have a leader board for: Fastest Lap, Fastest 3 Laps and Fastest 5 Laps across a wide variety of age groups.
This will be perfect for racers of all ages and riding preferences: ride to the timed section at your own pace and enjoy the company of your mates and loved ones and then clock in as many race times as you can! Make it a fun day out on the bike with your mates, partner and kids!
About the race track
You can ride to the race track together with your fellow competitors on an un-timed track, which is approximately 6.5 km long. You also have the option to take your car and park at the trail head of the racing circuit near the dam wall, but riding there together will me more rewarding and fun.
Bring your friends and family along!
Discover the beautiful Eurobodalla region – bring your partner and families and stay for the weekend in and around Batemans Bay, the holiday paradise on the South Coast! Find accommodation partners and ideas about what’s on for them in the region while you race on the event website. We will showcase the delicious culinary highlights this region has to offer in the event centre and provide you with lots of ideas about what experiences await you!
#rockytraildestination: Batemans Bay
Unleash your inner, wild spirit and escape the daily grind with a trip to this hidden gem on the NSW South Coast. Immerse yourself in all kinds of natural with a visit to the Eurobodalla with the Jetblack Wild Wombat!
This event is ideal for couples, groups of friends and mates and families especially – free kids activities will be offered for the little ones in the event centre and the older kids can join Mum and Dad out on track to celebrate their achievements with special ‘Wild Shredders’ categories and there is so much to see and do in and around Batemans Bay!
Quite possibly the perfect ‘Bikes and Beaches’ getaway for young, enthusiastic and experienced mountain bikers!
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Event highlights 2018 & Race track photos 2019
In 2018 the JetBlack Wild Wombat was held as a 12 hour endurance event with its event centre at the Eurobodalla Botanic Garden. Here are the race highlights with lots of photos from the race track for 2019, the Dam Loop in Mogo.