RIDER BRIEFING – Mowbray Park Farm – November 2017


25 November 2017 // Mowbray Park Farm, Picton, NSW

(last updated: Mon, 20 November)

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>> Click here to register!

  • Online registration closes on Friday, 24 November 9am.
  • Age determination day is RACE DAY, 25 November 2017, meaning how old you are on the day determines which category you can race.
  • Junior Teams – requirement for all team members to be 18 years or younger on race day.
  • Miniumum age for solo is 18, teams of 2 is 16 years, for teams of 4 it is 12 years on race day. Exceptions to the rule are possible – send us an email to discuss.
  • Masters and Teams – requirement for all team members to be 40+ or older on race day.
  • Super Masters and Teams – requirement for all team members to be 50+ or older on race day.
  • Singlespeed –category offered as Open Male/Female Solo Singlespeed only. If riders tick the Singlespeed box during registration they will automatically be put into that category, irrespective of their age. Singlespeed categories will be offered if three or more riders sign up.
  • unicycle/tandem/e-bikes – please send us an email once you’ve registered. If there is enough demand, we’d love to offer this category.
  • Each rider needs to agree to our General Race Rules
  • Each rider needs to sign our Race Waiver; parents or guardians needs to sign on behalf of riders younger than 18 years (via online registration and available at the registration desk on the day).
  • You do not need to be a member of any cycling association to enter.

>> Results and Rider List

We will be able to have live timing at the race, so stay tuned via our website results portal. We should have a preliminary rider list online by Thursday. Live updates will be posted via our Twitter portal – a feed is available on our website also.

>> What’s included in your race entry

  • Free rider photos by OuterImage.com.au
  • Pick a goodie from the Rocky Trail merchandise bazaar:
    • Free Rocky Trail bottle – limited 10-year anniversary edition!
    • A Free Pair of Rocky Trail socks
  • Entry for spectators is free.

Rocky Trail Entertainment also offers free kids activities on race-day with games, colouring-in competitions and a junior race.

 >> Full event schedule

>> Accommodation and camping

Great for spectators to see the mountain bike racing action up close – entry to the event centre is free. Discover the beautiful Mowbray Park Farmstay property and its surrounds – bring the family and stay for the long weekend in their en-suite rooms. You can also camp – it’s $10 per person per night and we ask that you book directly with the farm via www.farmstayholidays.com.au

The farm generally offers tours for the whole family (the ones that are not riding!) tractor ride to the nursery, animal feeding then over to the ponies; please book via mowbray@farmstayholidays.com.au or 02 46809243

>> How to get there

Address: 745 Barkers Lodge Rd, Picton NSW 2571

Set on a working farm that dates from 1822, this traditional rural lodging is located 8 km from Picton, South of Sydney.

Mowbray Park is just 90 minutes drive from Sydney (CBD). From the city make your way to the M5 Motorway and follow until the Wollongong/Picton exit. Drive into Picton, turn left at the ‘Mittagong’ sign into Argyle Street, travel 200 metres before turning right at the ‘Oakdale’ sign, directly after Stonequarry Bridge, this is Barker’s Lodge Road (our road). Continue along this road for 8kms to the Mowbray Park Main Entrance (look for the white entry gates) on the left hand side at the top of the hill.

Important Hint: If you are using a navigation device it seems that some recognise 765 Barkers Lodge Road but not the farm address 745 Barkers Lodge Road. So load 765 and that will bring you past the main farm entrance (765 is about 200m up the road past our place); remember to glance to the left when you come up the hill, you cannot miss it.


There is plenty of parking right at the event centre. Please follow instructions by event and farm staff.

>> About the race track

This is the full loop. We may alter the course depending on trail conditions.

>> Google Maps link

>> Food

Food and drinks will be available all day including deliciously invigorating coffee, hot and cold drinks, yummy snacks and hearty pasta meals.

Water – please bring plenty of water with you as we expect a warm day.

Further information:

  • Free kids race will be happening around midday
  • Kids activities – $20 per child for a whole range of farm activities, you can sign up at Mowbray Park Farm directly on the day. The kids will be picked up from the event centre – a schedule will be available at the registration tent.
  • Pink First Aid will be looking after us
  • The JetBlack Cycling crew will be there, racing with us
  • Fizo Cycling will be on-site to support you with mechanicals and they will have some basic spare parts for sale as well.