Logan City Council Destination guide

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!

Event Video from the 2020 Shimano MTB GP at Daisy Hill.

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! Race for four (GP4) or six (GP6) hours solo, or in relay pairs. There are age-group and eBike categories. Expect less of a winners-only-focused competition, but a positive and inclusive experience for all racers.

With temporary COVID-19 event rules active, we have a participant limit in place – please check the event website for all the details. Competitors must sign up online. This event is tracking all participants and any non-racing spectator or supporter must register online for an event accreditation at no charge.

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!

#rockytrailjourney: Logan

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!

Race Saturday, Explore Sunday

…it’s what the Shimano MTB GP is all about!

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.

Attention interstate racers:

At the time of writing (Thursday 15th April), there were no border closures or travel restrictions for Australians travelling into Queensland from any State or Territory. However, it is always possible that circumstances may change as conditions develop around the country. Please stay up to date and check current requirements here:

https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/border-closing

Stay & Play!

Where to Stay

Use the City of Logan as a launching pad to explore the region! There is accommodation to suit all budgets: from caravan parks and motels, to conveniently located high-rise hotels and boutique accommodation nestled in bushland.

What’s On

Logan is a Foodie paradise, so give into the temptations from the multi-cultural offer in the region – this is race recovery at it’s best! Enjoy the mixture of food markets and festivals and features a wide range of diverse culinary options to meet all tastes.

Event accommodation partners

Nightcap Hotels

Email: info@nightcaphotels.com.au
Web: https://nightcaphotels.com.au/

With properties all across Australia, including three within the Logan area, we are happy to introduce Nightcap Hotels to our Rocky Trail Family.

These hotels have a distinct focus on quality and affordability, providing comfortable accommodation and pub-style dining. You will feel most welcome as they can easily accommodate bike guests and encourage guests to leave their bike in their rooms!

Nightcap hotels are offering the following benefits across all of their properties:
– 10% off best daily rates
– 10% off food
– welcome drink
– parking (excluding Perth)
– strong WIFI

This offer can be used  at any location until 15 April 2022.

Book now by visiting nightcaphotels.com.au or by calling your chosen location directly (contact numbers are here) and use the code ‘ROCKY’ to grab these great deals!

Beenleigh Yatala Motor Inn

1 Lloyds Lane, Yatala QLD 4207
Info: 10 minutes to Event Centre
T: 07 3807 2555
E: info@beenleighyatalamotorinn.com.au
W: https://beenleighyatalamotorinn.com.au/

Offer:

  • Hotel Room @ $144 per night by using our JW PROMO RATE
    • Standard Queen room, Queen bed for 2 pers. Extra beds avail at $20 each – Find out more…
  • 1 Family Unit @ $184 per night by using our JW PROMO RATE
  • Included:
    • Garbage bags to put on the floor to rest the bikes on.
    • Use of swimming pool (covid based allowances) and grassed areas around the exterior car park.
    • On arrival 2 complimentary bottles of water, tea, coffee milk and cookies for 2 persons.
    • Our Onsite restaurant offer is room service or pre-booked group set menu dinner (chefs choice).
    • Room service breakfast available
  • How to book:
    • directly with the hotel on (07) 3807 2555 asking for the JW Rate,
    • or online at via this link next to the date selection, under rates option type JW as promo.

Hotel Gloria

14 Carol Avenue, Springwood Qld 4127
Info: 15 minutes to Event Centre
T: 07-3387-6000
E: reservations@hotelgloria.com.au
W: https://www.hotelgloria.com.au/

Offer:

  • Hotel Room @ $148 per nightFind out more…
  • 1 Bedroom Unit @ $178 per nightFind out more…
  • Note, both room types only sleep 1 to 2 people at this rate.
  • Included:
    • Free Boxed Breakfast (as the restaurant on site is still closed due to covid restrictions) 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.
King Hotel Room
1 BR Queen Unit

Activities in the region

Things to Do

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.

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EAT & DRINKThe City of Logan boasts a mixture of food markets and festivals and features a wide range of diverse culinary options to meet all tastes. Do a Foodie Trail or “Sip your way around Logan“!
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EXPERIENCESWhether you’re racing your bike, visiting friends and relatives or attending one of the many great events, the City of Logan has so much to offer.
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HERITAGE, ARTS & CULTUREWith people from more than 217 ethnicities calling Logan home, our city is one of the most diverse communities in Australia. Remember you’re always welcome!
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MARKETSThe markets are as diverse as our people and those who call Logan home. Let us take you on an adventure around the world all in just one morning. The Global Food Markets are held Every Sunday 6AM to 12PM – Croydon Rd next to Woodridge Train Station, 4114
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OUTDOORSThe City of Logan has some of the most accessible bushland reserves in South East Queensland, most with walking, mountain bike and horse riding trails, boardwalks, barbecue facilities and shelters. See some of our favourites below!
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SHOPPINGThe City of Logan features several major retail precincts and a healthy blend of large brand and small boutique outlets. All ready to satisfy your every need. Two major shopping centres and one of the largest IKEA stores in the world… need we say more.
Our tip:IKEA Logan
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TOURSDelve deeper into unique local experiences through a guided tour.
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RECOVERY RIDESCentred around Daisy Hill trails weave out and across several parks to provide a variety of settings and terrain. Easily accessible and just 10 minutes from the Pacific Motorway M1, Daisy Hill, Underwood Park, Cornubia and Neville Laurie Reserve can all be found on Trail Forks. So saddle up and let’s ride!

INS(TA)PIRATION:
There are so many experiences that await,
here are just a few to get you started:

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Event contacts:
Event contacts:

Race Director – Bob Morris 0458 299 558
Event Manager & Media Liaison – Jo Parker 0424 955 332