Rocky Trail Academy Rider Briefing | MT Crosby QLD

What better way to spend a Saturday morning then watching your child riding a bike in the great outdoors?

The Rocky Trail team are excited to offer the Shimano Junior GP designed for the little shredders from 5 to 14! For this event we will have exclusive access to the Tyamolum Scout Park MTB Trails in Mt Crosby – a hidden little gem located 30 mins from the CBD are located near the Moggill Conservation Park. The network of raw trails located within Tyamolum Scout campsite is unknown to most. On offer a 1km short course or a 2km long course. You pick the distance no age barrier.

Get pumped, get excited and RACE the way you RIDE at the first
Junior MTB GP at Mt Crosby!

Event partners

We would also like to thank:



We remain grateful for the outpouring of support and enthusiasm by our Rocky Trail riders and community over the last few months.
We will continue to run Rocky Trail events in Queensland, whilst the health advice about COVID-19 permits us. We need your cooperation.

How are we running this event and how do we keep you safe? – A lot of thought has gone into this Rider Briefing and we expect all competitors and non-racing visitors to comply with how this event will be run. It is very challenging and a privilege to host this event and participate in this race – we appreciate your cooperation.

We are tracking all event participants – non-racing supporters and ANY visitor at the venue are required to sign in for an Event Access Pass ahead of the race or on the day via these links:

Please understand if some of the rules appear harsh but we need to ensure that we can keep racing in this new world.

IMPORTANT: we understand completely that these are difficult and complex times and therefore, if you feel anxious, unsure or not comfortable to participate in this event, please contact us via and we WILL REFUND your entry, no questions asked.


This is a traditional XC lap race, where the juniors can pick however many laps they want to do. The system will not enforce age group or genders and riders and parents can choose, which distance they believe their juniors are comfortable racing.

Please find below a general guide to our classifications and challenges offered, including the distance and an estimation of the race duration for each to assist deciding which event is for your Rocky Trail Racer:

GP Grasshoppers at Mt Crosby:

  • Tough Two – 2 laps of the 1km course (2km). Targeted to the youngest riders (under 8’s) with a duration of between 10minutes and 20minutes.
  • Mighty Three – 3 laps of the 1km course (3km). Targeted to U10 and strong U8 riders and an expected duration of 15minutes to 25minutes.
  • Feisty Four – 4 laps of the 1km course (4km). Targeted to U10 with an expected duration of 20minutes to 30minutes.

GP Shredders at Mt Crosby:

  • Strong Six – 3 laps of the 2 km course (6km). Targeted to U13 and strong U10 riders and an expected duration of 25minutes to 35minutes.
  • Flying Eight – 4 Laps of the 2 km course (8km). Targeted to U15 and U13 with an expected duration of 30minutes to 45minutes.

In the following, please familiarise yourself with VENUE-SPECIFIC information and scroll down for EVENT REGULATIONS with regards to our Covid Safe Plans.

ABOUT: Mt Crosby Venue

Event centre and parking location: Bunya Street,Tyamolum Scout Camp.

  • Please be careful when turning right into Bunya Street from Mt Crosby road as it is a blind corner. Indicate early, slow down so the cars behind are aware of your intention.
  • Drive to bottom carpark gate and park inside the Scout camp. Overflow parking available on Bunya St. Please do not park in local resident driveways.


Visit the event website

Race tracks

  • Both the short and long course is located on the western side of the venue. Starting and finishing in the Event hub.
  • Using a combination of fire road, old school hand cut single track and some fresh new diggings the loop will provide lots of smiles at the same time testing the pedal stroke with lots of undulating terrain.

Upon arrival on site:

  • Head to the Rocky Trail Registration Marquee
  • Collect the race plate and giveaway drink bottle
  • Attach race plate to the front handle bars of the bike using cable ties that are given
  • Include photo of raceplate if possible
  • 15mins prior to your race start – head to the big Red Bull Marquee to be ready for race callup.
  • Do not go to the start line! Our race director Bob Morris will marshall you to the start.
  • Only one race will be on track at a time.
  • No practise allowed after 8.45am, all riders to be off track before 9am start.
  • Volunteer parent marshalls are required. Please see Jo at registration to help during the race. More parents out supporting kids along the track the better for us.
  • All finishes will receive a Rocky Trail postcard certificate congratulating them.
  • Remember this event is about participation not result.
  • #morekidsonbikes


  • 8 am – Event Village & Registration open
  • 9:00am Tough Two Race
  • 9:30am Mighty Three Race
  • 10:10am Feisty Four Race
  • 11:00am Strong Six Race
  • 11:45am Flying Eight Race
  • 12:30pm Event Closed

What you can expect:

  • A well-marked course
  • Caution signs in technical areas
  • Online rider briefing prior to event
  • Music, coffee and medical service in case something doesn’t go to plan
  • Easy registration
  • And a supportive community

Come along and join the team to make the first Shimano Junior MTB GP Mt Crosby a great success!

Services and facilities:

  • Parking: Available inside the Scout camp with overflow along Bunya Street
  • Coffee: We have you covered, the team from Tipple & Tamper will be on site from 7am serving coffee and drinks with various snacks. 1300 MEDICS will be on site for the duration of event with roaming marshalls out assisting across the day
  • A unisex amenities block is on site

Emergency contacts:

  • Race Director – Bob Morris 0458 299 558
  • Event Manager & Media Liaison – Jo Parker 0424 955 332


The usual race rules still apply as always. In summary:

  • You need to stay on the race track. No cheating or ‘sneaky pro lines’ where you leave the track and re-enter.
  • Don’t litter – please take your rubbish back with you or throw it in the landfill or recycling bins we have near the registration tent.
  • Timing will be done with your timing chip – please ensure it is on your bike and that the plastic doesn’t touch any metal parts of your bike (e.g. don’t wrap the number plate around your handlebar).
  • If you need to pass a rider out on track please do it in a friendly and safe way. Keep in mind that you have multiple runs per track so if you get held up you can always have another go.
  • You agreed to our RACE WAIVER when you registered online – here is a link to the RACE WAIVER again

Did you know?

Rocky Trail will also have one of their most popular events in QLD on the weekend – the Shimano MTB GP at Mt Crosby on the Sunday!


We have been implementing and operating under a strict Covid-19 Safety Plan. In the following, please read and acknowledge the event-specific rules, procedures and regulations:

  1. If any of the following applies please contact us immediately.
    We will transfer or refund your entry but you CAN NOT PARTICIPATE in the event:
    1. If you live or have been to a published Covid-19 Hot Spot
    2. If you are showing any signs of the cold or flu
    3. If you have even the slightest fever (we have facilities on site to test and will send you home immediately if you have fever)
  2. There are a few important changes on how we run things on the day:
    1. ACCESS: All spectators, supporters, school staff and volunteers must register using the spectator event link.
      • Competing students sign up HERE
      • All spectators, supporters, school staff and volunteers sign in HERE ahead of the event
      • It is extremely important to capture everyone’s attendance on the day, even it is only for 10mins.
      • As per information above plus:
      • If you are setting up a tent for riders you must respect the 4m2 rule so under a 3×3 tent there can only be 2.25 people.
      1. You MUST adhere to SOCIAL DISTANCING rules!
      2. When you finish your race please give each other as much space as possible.
      3. No hand-shaking permitted at event.
      4. Please understand that we need to be very strict on this . Non-compliance will result in revoking race access or disqualification.
    4. CHEERING: Keep 4m distance to the race track!
      • If you ‘hackle’ or encourage other riders on their race run please do so at least 4m away from the race track.
      • Shouting is a known source of virus transmission and we MUST minimise the risk there. Non-compliance will result in revoking race access or disqualification.
      • Race progress results are LIVE online throughout the day.
      • Final results will be published online at conclusion of event.
      • No ‘snot rockets’ (blowing your nose without a tissue) in the vicinity of other people.
      • Hand washing stations and sanitation stations are available at the venue.
      • Please regularly clean your hands with an alcoholic-based hand rub or wash hands with soap and water (especially after going to bathroom, before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing).
      • Riders and visitors are encouraged to wear (cycling) gloves when picking up number plates.
      • Unless from the same family, we discourage you from car-pooling to the venue.
      • Every person at the event (including non-racers) need to register.
      • Racers will be track with race plates.
      • Non-competitors will be issued a Race Access pass. Please wear the race access pass at all times.
      • May we ask that you sign up non-competing supporters or visiting friends and families who are on-site with you AHEAD of the event via this link:

Enforcement of COVID Safe Plan

If we see blatant breaches of those rules we will ask you to leave the event. You are not only potentially endangering other racers, but also the future of our business.

We recommend but won’t enforce that all event participants use the Covid Safe App to assist health authorities with tracking potentially.

Please understand that the team won’t shake hands, hug, high five or fist bump anyone and will be trying keep some distance to all riders during registration, start and finish. There will be a lot socially distance elbow bumps from us, which is almost as good 🙂

Download the full Covid-19 Safety Plan below and here is a summary:


You will still have to get ready for the massive surge of adrenaline when you drop into your time race stages. When you rail those berms and fly across the trails, crossing the finish line with your heart pumping. You’re alive. You’re doing what you love. And that’s why Rocky Trail exist. So that you can RACE the way you RIDE.

Do you have any questions?

Talk to us via our online chat – click on the orange circle symbol on your bottom right screen corner and we’ll be right with you! (We always love talking bikes, racing and riding!)

See. You. Soon.