Fox Superflow to attract record field of mountain bikers to Stromlo Forest Park this weekend
Founded and organised by Rocky Trail Entertainment, the Fox Superflow events have become Australia’s most popular and fastest growing gravity enduro races. This weekend a new record will be set for Rocky Trail in Canberra with close to 600 competitors expected to participate at Stromlo Forest Park.
With its motto “Race the way you Ride” the events have had a loyal following in NSW and the ACT for over a decade and more recently they have also taken the Queensland and Victorian gravity racing communities by storm. Supported by Events ACT and Visit Canberra, the Stromlo event will break all the records in the 10-year history of the Fox Superflow.
Says Marketing Director Juliane Wisata, “We have over 75% of out of region competitors coming to Stromlo Forest Park this weekend, including a group of VIC racers, which is really exciting. What is most striking is that 40% of competitors are under 17 years old and they will line up next to some of the fastest gravity enduro and Superflow racers in the country.”
The Fox Superflow had been gaining popularity, Wisata explained, because it was a challenging and tough event, but a social race at the same time. Rocky Trail had invested heavily over the years in making this the most flexible race format. She added, “This is the perfect event for the highest-selling types of bikes right now: all-mountain and e-Bikes. First-time, e-Bike and casual racers will get as much of a thrill and fun out of it as an elite racer.”
Competitive format, friendly vibes: Superflow
In these events the competitors ride to the starts un-timed and then complete three race tracks at Stromlo Forest Park, picking either Saturday or Sunday as their race day. “What our racers love is that they get 5 attempts on each track until they nail it – the fastest time on each counts. Plus, there’s chip timing that’s LIVE online – they cross the line and can check their times, go back up and do it again to shave off those valuable seconds!”
It was about making the day your own adventure, the faster and harder you go, the more of a challenge the race presented, Wisata said. Whilst every racer had their own goals – to beat that personal best or a mate (or parent!) – all eyes this weekend will be on Ryan Gilchrist who is back in Canberra to defend his 2020 Fox Superflow victory.
Plenty of locals are expected to challenge Coffs Harbour Elite racer Gilchrist including Ben Bullne-Aslin, Luke Naylor and James Hiscutt. In the women’s the strong contender for the outright title will be Canberra’s mountain bike ace Zoe Cuthbert racing in the Elites.
The event base will be near The Handlebar Cafe and bike shop at Stromlo Forest Park who will look after racers and visitors all weekend. A huge industry showcase will be set up with major sponsor Fox Australia as well as sponsors including Lazer Sport Australia setting up shop in the event centre all weekend.
A second Fox Superflow event will return to Stromlo Forest Park on the weekend of 25+26 September this year and Rocky Trail is already taking registrations for their four and six hour Shimano MTB Grand Prix cross-country endurance event here on 10 April.
Racing action this weekend:
Online and on the day registrations will be open all weekend – riders can choose to clock in all possible 15 race runs on one day or spread them across both days.
Racing starts at 9am and concludes by 3:30pm each day.
- Spectator entry is free. All event participants MUST sign in via the “Check In CBR” App in the event centre – information and links to download the App are available via the website and QR codes can be scanned in the event centre.
- Competitors can still sign up online via the event website:
For more information and to arrange a site-visit this weekend as well as interviews, please contact Juliane Wisata at Rocky Trail Entertainment on 0416 737 972.
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