Rocky Trail’s Fox Superflow, sealed by Stan’s is one of the original enduro-style gravity racing series in Australia. All events of the series are stand-alone races and participants can collect points for an overarching series classification. The final event for 2018 will be held on 11 November at Awaba MTB Park and for the first time we are bringing this style of event to this venue! The local Hunter MTB Association have been busy scheming and connecting existing trail sections and even put in some fresh new little connecting bits – we can’t wait to see our Rocky Trail racers out there smashing out some fast – and super-flowy – runs!
If you have already signed up, it’s awesome to have you on board! Still one the fence? Online registrations are open until Friday evening before race day! Should we be getting close to selling out, we will communicate it via our website and our social media platforms.
The venue – Awaba MTB Park
Awaba MTB Park is located within Olney State Forest in Cooranbong off the M1 Freeway (Freemans Drive exit). Managed by the Forestry Corporation and looked after by the Hunter Mountain Bike Association this trail network has become one of the top riding destinations in NSW. Camping is allowed at this venue.
Camping is allowed at this venue.
Check out the trailmap on our website (scroll down to the Awaba Round):
Important info about the series finale
The Fox Superflow at Awaba is a stand-alone event and everyone is welcome. However, our regular racers have one more chance also to pick up some series points for the series classification.
Important: please do check the rider list online against the series progress results and assist us by alerting us to any inconsistencies of spelling of your name (e.g. Bob vs. Robert, or Nick vs. Nicholas). This will allow us to calculate the final series points much quicker on race day.
The series titles will be awarded after the race winners’ ceremony at Awaba.
The race tracks
There will be three timed race tracks.
- you can choose the order in which you do your race runs.
- 3 tracks – 1 run on each track – you get up to 5 runs per track and the fastest counts.
- U13 and U15 need to clock in 1 run per track as well but also get multiple runs.
There will be NO shuttles allowed – you have to ride to the start. – Mind you, the Awaba Fox Superflow race tracks are so deep in the trail network that the timed section starts can really only be accessed via riding anyway.
The race tracks will be marked all day Saturday for inofficial practice, but there are no marshalls or first aid in place.
Note, no shuttles allowed on Sunday/Race Day! – Mind you, the Awaba Fox Superflow race tracks are so deep in the trail network that the timed section starts can really only be accessed via riding anyway.
On Sunday, pick up your race plate from 8am, practice from 9am, racing from 11:15am-3:30pm.
The surrounds – accommodation options
We’ve had a few inquiries about accommodation near the venue – the trails are located near Newcastle (20-30min) and not far from the Lake Macquarie (15min) and Central Coast regions (30min). The closest suburb is Cooranbong
The racing – a social affair
The Fox Superflow events, sealed by Stan’s are unique Australia-wide! They are enduro-style gravity races, based on the European and North American formats, HOWEVER, at Rocky Trail there are:
(1) No Start Orders – you can ride with your friends, kids and partners together all day, even if they are in a different age/skill category
(2) No Worries – you pick the sequence of race tracks, the timing points are all LIVE as soon as the racing starts
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.
Almost all events require riders to ride to the starts on their bikes (but not for this event in Thredbo!) and it that way the series offers a big variety of trails. All our trails 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.
No start order, no worries – Spend all day together!
They 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!
The atmosphere in our event centre is friendly, happy and inclusive and you will see that Martin is very much in charge. We have been working with most of our suppliers for years – from first aiders to marshals to caterers to photographers, it is our top priority for you to have an amazing time out on your bike and to lend a helping (and rescuing) hand if need be.
Will be available LIVE during the race – we’ll try our hardest to push all results to the website right away. Ourimbah is a bit of a challenge, as the club downhill finish for instance is out of reception, but we will place our timing gear so that we can transmit data as consistently as possible. Fingers crossed!! It should all work out and you can click through to the results portal via this link:
Food & Drinks
The Daily Espresso Catering crew will be on-site all day Sunday.
Toilets are on site. Please bring your own drinking water.
We will have the crew from MONDRAKER Australia on-site to assist you with mechanicals.
The hard facts – what you get
Top 3 podium positions get prizes; here what everyone gets:
- FREE rider photos by the OuterImage.com.au crew
thanks to our major sponsor, Ride Fox Australia and event sponsor Stan’s NoTubes with Jetblack Products Australia.
A note regarding winning number plates!
We’ll try to assign as many series plates as possible automatically when putting together the rider lists and you can also enter ‘your’ race number when you sign up online. You can also always tell us when you come to rego on race day and we can update the rider list.