We invite you to explore the beautiful City of Logan while you’re in the region for our event. The City of Logan has so much to offer! From manicured riverside parks and natural bushland reserves, to weekend farmer’s markets, adrenaline-charged adventures, unique shopping experiences and cultural encounters – the variety will surprise you!
About the event
The Shimano MTB GP events are all about “seriously fun” racing! Podium chasers can line up with Australia’s elites and experienced amateur endurance racers plus casual racers will have a blast, all feeling safe and part of an inspiring community.
Supported by Logan City Council the race is happening at one of the best trail networks on the Queensland XC racing scene, Daisy Hill MTB Trails! The Shimano Grand Prix mountain bike races bring back classic lap racing in 2023 with a set of distance challenges on short-course circuits. The races have Age Group Categories for solos and pairs teams depending on the distance challenges. There will also be four specialty Classification Awards including KOM/QOM, Fastest Lap Time for adults and the Loan Market Junior Sprint as well as a “Hero Title” for the Male and Female Heroes.
This is XC lap racing at its best! From the first time between the tape to people that have spent a lifetime training for power output, we have you covered when you line up at the Rocky Trail start line!
We can’t wait to come back to Daisy Hill MTB Trails, which is a favourite with the local riders. We designed the Shimano MTB GP event format as a perfect opportunity to make it a weekend getaway with family, friends, your mates and your special someone!
Scroll down for visitor information such as accommodation options, What’s On in the region off the race track. There are lots of ideas for what your fambam can get up to while you race, plus some of our favourite experiences you can have together before or after the race.
Location & how to get there
The City of Logan is part of the greater Brisbane area and is located just 30 minutes south of Brisbane and 40 minutes north of the Gold Coast. Logan enjoys South-East Queensland’s famous mild sub-tropical climate, which means it’s always perfect mountain bike racing weather!
Daisy Hill is one of South East Queensland’s most popular MTB parks. The park has many trails, most of which are relatively easy and hence, caters for beginners through to more accomplished riders. A few trails are more challenging than others, and there is number of technical features should riders want to test their abilities.
Make sure you check out Eats & Beats while you’re in town!!
The city’s best pop-up urban festival, Eats & Beats returns to the Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct for a night of fun, live music and delicious food. The night will feature over 20 food trucks and a great line-up of artists. It’s a great event for the family, friends or a perfect date night! Please remember this is a pet and alcohol-free event.
- Hotel Room @ $161 per night – Find out more…
- 1 Bedroom Unit @ $209 per night – Find out more…
- Note, both room types only sleep 1 to 2 people at this rate.
- Free boxed breakfast (continental) and complimentary bottled water in the room.
- Garbage bags to put on the floor to rest the bikes on.
- How to book:
- Please book directly with the hotel with reference “Rocky Tail” at time of booking.
Our top tips for #rockytrailracers
Whether you’re a local or a visitor, the City of Logan has so much to offer, it’s the ultimate day out. Test your skills and reflexes at Kingston Park Raceway or discover the city’s rich history at historical villages and museums. Get close to nature at the Daisy Hill Koala Centre, or experience the tranquility of a tea ceremony at the Chung Tian Buddhist Temple.
With major festivals, concerts and live performances, it’s a place where our city’s rich cultural heritage and diversity is celebrated. Don’t forget about Eats & Beats on Friday 30th June!
While you’re there, treat yourself to hot breakfast from a melting hot pot of global cuisines including South-East Asian, Indian, African, Pacific Islands, and tastes from the Middle East.
You can see the old St. George Anglican Church, The Beenleigh Council Chambers, Willkie’s General Store, the old Dodge fire engines, family homes, the Loganholme One Teacher School, the Post Office and much more.