For the final Fox Superflow race of the 2019 season we’re taking you to Greenvalleys MTB Park in the beautiful Illawarra just inland from Shellharbour. Riding and racing and exploring the beautiful coastline down South? Then this is for you!
At Greenvalleys MTB Park, this event will include:
- Saturday: Practice for Fox Superflow, sealed by Stan’s
- Sunday: Race day for Fox Superflow, sealed by Stan’s
As you can imagine we have been monitoring the weather situation in the lead up to the event with the Bushfire Emergency on the Mid- and North Coast of NSW and QLD. In the summer months we always have an eye on the fire situation for all our events. Our Race Director Martin created this weather blog for the Greenvalleys event.
Because the race tracks are picked by the Rocky Trail crew so that they give the riders that “super flowy” feeling – and the trails at Greenvalleys MTB Park will D-E-L-I-V-E-R! 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.
You will ride to the starts on your bikes un-timed and the raced sections 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.
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
(3) 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!
How to register
If you have already signed up, it’s awesome to have you on board! Still one the fence? Online registrations are open until Saturday at 12pm before race day! Should we be getting close to selling out, we will communicate it via our website and our social media platforms.
This event sold out last year, and we are conscious of the trail capacity at Greenvalleys. Therefore the entries are capped at 350.
What you get:
- Practice day included on Saturday
- Race plate with timing chip
- LIVE timing and results – visit www.rockytrailracer.com and select the Greenvalleys race
- Free race photos for download from OuterImage
- First Aid Service
About the event:
Here’s a little teaser from last year’s event weekend at Greenvalleys, which then also included a downhill event. Heaps of ‘Rocky Trail Entertainment’ coming your way for the grand Series Finale!
We are currently planning two trails and will explore the option to add a third trail – our Race Director Martin will be at the park all day Thursday and give us an update then.
Important: private shuttles are not allowed at Greenvalleys MTB Park on any day this weekend.
Tongarra, NSW in the Foothills of the Macquarie Pass National Park
How to get to the event location
Just punch in Tongarra, NSW on Google maps or your GPS NAV device – get on the Illawarra Hwy and you cant miss it.
Camping is available free of charge and it’s a dog friendly environment. We will have toilets there but no showers. Please also bring your own water.
Saturday – Practice Day
all day Free practice (included in entry): tracks are marked and we have a first aider on-site, but there are no marshalls in place out on track.
Sunday – Race Day
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
2 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
Race results & Series points:
The event is a standalone race and everyone is welcome! Every race podium getter will get a pair of Rocky Trail M2O Socks.
Results will be available LIVE during the race – we’ll try our hardest to push all results to the website right away. Click through to the results portal via this link:
The race is also part of the Fox Superflow series and one more chance to collect points for the series titles across all categories. Series awards will be a Series Winner plate and Fox Superflow Mudguards from DirtSurfer for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each Series category.
The GV crew is offering free camping with basic amenities (toilets, no showers) on-site; the Rocky Trail crew will be camping for the weekend as well.
Alternatively, check out the local tourism websites for local accommodation options in the region – Shellharbour with beach and cafes and pubs is only about 30 min drive away!
Event centre set up:
Catering, Food & Drinks:
We will have our caterer The Daily Espressos provide delicious food all weekend – serving pasta, nachos, burritos as well as snacks with fresh fruit salads, yoghurt and sweet treats. And, of course, steaming, hot coffee and cold drinks.
Jason and his Fizo Cycling Crew will provide us with tech support. They have a basic set of spare parts, but we do recommend that you bring your own spare parts that are specific to your bike set up.
Basic amenities will be provided (toilets, no showers). Please also bring your own water.
Note, that this is a dog-friendly venue.
provided by Pink First Aid