Sunday 3. November 2019
Superflow racing is your mountain bike life with the volume turned up! This is Rocky Trail’s take on ‘enduro’ – ideal for those who are keen to take on an endurance challenge of a different kind!
This is the race that has been taking the Australian Rocky Trail gravity community by storm and it is coming to Queensland in November 2019! The inaugural event is held at Nerang National Park with thanks to our hosting club, the Gold Coast MTB Club, and we have a whole line-up of more ‘super-flowy’ events coming up for you in 2020!
This is what it is all about:
Who are Rocky Trail Entertainment?
Founded by Juliane and Martin Wisata in 2008, Rocky Trail Entertainment has become one of the major private cycling events organisers in Australia. We have established a vibrant community of #rockytrailracers and have organised more than 250 events across a wide variety of disciplines, including cross-country lap races, MTB marathons and downhill races. With the Superflow races Rocky Trail launched a unique racing concept based on the popular enduro-formats overseas in Australia.
Rocky Trail HQ is currently based on the NSW Central Coast and our Queensland division is headed up by Jo Parker and Bob Morris, both very experienced event managers and enthusiastic cyclists. Meet the Rocky Trail crew here!
Superflow racing – established in 2012
Rocky Trail Entertainment have been running Fox Superflow events across NSW and the ACT since 2012 – they are based on the the popular US and European enduro races. However, we have adapted the format to suit the specific features of the Australian landscape and venue conditions. In 2018 the events had more than 2,000 entries by 890 racers!
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.
Because the race tracks are picked by the Rocky Trail crew so that they give the riders that “super flowy” feeling! Each timed section demands different skill sets of the riders – from tricky sections around rocks and tight corners to flowy berms and quick stints that needed pedal power and endurance.
The 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. We have introduced a very flexible timing system so our events don’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.
No start order, no worries.
Riders of all ages and many different XC or gravity backgrounds race on ‘super-flowy’ singletrails for fun or are hunting down those seconds for the win. We’ve been told by QLD racers who have competed in the Fox Superflow events with us ‘down south’ that the trails at Nerang will be perfect for this style of racing! Who’s going to clock in the fastest time?
Serious enough, casual enough, clockwork enough, and loads of fun.
Within a set timing window you complete a set of timed race stages, which are predominantly downhill – the faster you go, the more challenging it gets! No big jumps or drop-offs though and you ride to the starts un-timed – at your pace! Spend all day together, whatever category you’re in – perfect for families, groups of mates and couples of different ages and riding preferences!
You ride to the starts un-timed and that way the events have offered a big variety of trails. All can be as tough as you want them to be – there are always different line choices and generally, the faster and the harder you go, the more challenging they get. We specifically pick our venues to meet those requirements. Sydney-based rider, writer and Rocky Trail racer Kath Bicknell summed it up just recently in her blog, “Trail Therapy” – read it here.
Explore the trails on Saturday, race on Sunday
At all venues we mark the race tracks early so that you can explore them on the Saturday for an unofficial practice day. Race day is the Sunday. For details event schedules, visit the specific event pages for each round/venue.
Nerang National Park – Hope Street Nerang
Parking: Event parking will be available inside the gate to the left
Only 12km from Surfers Paradise, Nerang National Park is home of one of the trail networks of the Gold Coast MTB Club. The race tracks will include Three Hills and Pete’s, the two Commonwealth Games descents as well as some of the soon to be sanctioned brand-new trails, including Bailey’s and BB’s. A huge thank you to the local GCMTB Club for hosting us for the first ever Fox Superflow weekend in QLD!
- Fox – Starts at the top of Petes joining the Comm Games loop 3 descent
- Stans – Starts at the top of Three Hills joining the Comm Games loop 2 descent
- Lazer – Starts on Baileys and turns into BB’s then onto the Goanna Blue/Happy Valley track
Please note that camping is not allowed at this venue. May we recommend that you visit the Gold Coast Visitor Website to find accommodation. Nerang National Park is located right in the heart of the Gold Coast – the beaches are just a 20 min drive away!
all day Free practice: tracks are marked but there are no marshalls in place.
8 am – 9 am Registration open for Superflow
9 am Rider briefing at event centre
9 am – 10.30 am Practice
approx 10.30 am – 3.30 pm Race runs – you can choose the order in which you do your race runs. The exact start and finish time depends on rider numbers and will be announced at the rider briefing
3 tracks – 1 run on each track – you get up to 5 runs per track and the fastest counts.
3.30 pm Last Race Run
approx. 4.00 pm Ceremony
Entry fees and categories
Adult categories $85 :
- Veteran (30+)
- Master (40+)
- SuperMaster (50+)
Junior categories $60 :
- Junior U19
- Junior U17
- Junior U15
- Junior U13
Age group calculation
Age determination day is December 31 of the current racing year, meaning how old you are at the end of the year determines which category you can race.
If you are between 19 and 29 years old you can choose whether you race Elite or Expert. If you are over 30 you can race within your age group or choose to race Elite or Expert.
Elite and Expert are the top racing categories with Elite being for the more experienced riders who have been racing for a while.
All race photos included in your entries!
Entry fees include all race images by OuterImage.com.au; photo package is valued at $60 per rider.
In case you can’t make it to the event you can transfer it to someone else or use it for a future event, but you have to let us know at least 1 week before the event by sending an email to email@example.com
We the event organisers reserve the right to cancel the race at any time and the race may be cancelled by us due to fire, storm, rain, inclement weather, wind, venue closure, or any other circumstances. If conditions do warrant the postponement of the event, Rocky Trail Entertainment will endeavour to set an alternative date and possibly location and entry fees and registration details will be transferred to that alternative race.
If a rider cannot participate on the alternative race date set we ask that the riders/teams inform us immediately after the announcement of the alternative date. We will then refund 50% of the original registration fee paid.
If conditions warrant the cancellation of the event and no alternative racing date or location can be set riders will receive a discount towards a future Rocky Trail Event worth at least 80% of the paid registration fee.
Racing Fee Refund requests
If you can’t make it to the race email us – we can almost certainly help you out and transfer parts or all of the entry fee over to a future Rocky Trail event.
If racing in the future is not an option see the refund cut off dates and associated refund scale below. All refund requests must be made via email prior to the scheduled refund cut-off dates as outlined below.
- up to 14 days before the event: 80%
- up to 7 days before the event 50%
- less than 7 days before the event: 0%
For further questions, please contact Rocky Trail Entertainment via firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0403 090952.
Did you know?
Rocky Trail in conjunction with Nerang State High School is holding a Gold Coast Schools Mountain Bike Comp on Friday, 1st November at Nerang National Park. This event is all about encouraging students of all abilities to come and race with their mates in a fun safe environment. Rocky Trail is liaising with local schools so that students will have the opportunity to test their riding ability across three skill areas – Endurance – Speed – Technical. Find out more about it here.