The Shimano Mountain Bike Grand Prix was established by Rocky Trail Entertainment in 2009 and has its roots in the traditional lap-racing cross-country scene. The 4-hour competition will return with a Queensland Series event to Daisy Hill MTB Park in Logan for the third time on Saturday, 6 August endorsed by the local RATS Cycling Club and supported by Logan City Council.
The Daisy Hill MTB trail network has been hailed as one of the best on the Queensland XC racing scene with an active local club. The race organised by Rocky Trail will challenge the pros and rewards the personal bests of ambitious and passionate racers, says Rocky Trail’s Juliane Wisata.
This race is ideal for keen XC riders, pros and hobby riders of all ages and we welcome up and coming juniors too. We intentionally create events that are inclusive for a broad skill level across all our types of races. We have created a community and we “Race the way we Ride” – we go hard, challenge ourselves, thrive for those rewards, but it’s still all about the love of the sport, our mutual passion for mountain biking and the encouragement of less experienced riders to give racing a go… and all that with LIVE timing!Juliane Wisata, Owner and Marketing Director Rocky Trail Entertainment
The Queensland Race Director Bob Morris says that he was targeting a race lap time of 30 to 50 min for the broad variety of riders expected.
We are putting this having in mind thriving mountain bikers of all ages, who seek the community spirit and thrill of classic XC racing – those who take their racing ‘seriously’ and the ones who enjoy an awesome personal challenge or day out with the mates.Bob Morris, Race Director at Daisy Hill and National Operations Manager at Rocky Trail Entertainment
Morris praised the recent trail works by the Daisy Hill Trails alliance and confirmed that this year because of it more single track with a longer loop of 10.2km was on offer and that he was “using the best of the North East corner of Daisy Hill”.
Mountain bikers are welcome in Logan
Rocky Trail returns to Daisy Hill for the third time with their cross-country series and the event is supported by Logan City Council.
City Lifestyle Chair Councillor Laurie Koranski said Logan City Council was proud to support organisers and competitors in delivering another fantastic mountain biking event.
“The City of Logan community is passionate about sport in all its forms, so we are always thrilled when the mountain bikers and their supporters roll into our city,” Cr Koranski said. “The competitors are inspirational athletes, and we wish them all the very best for this year’s race.”City Lifestyle Chair Councillor Laurie Koranski
Division 1 Councillor Lisa Bradley said the Daisy Hill Conservation Park was the ideal place for mountain bikers to reach new heights.
“Our scenic Daisy Hill track is a must-do for mountain bikers from across Queensland and beyond,” Cr Bradley said. “The spectacular cross-country route offers not only an exciting challenge for competitors, but also an amazing view of our beautiful Daisy Hill Conservation Park.”Division 1 Councillor Lisa Bradley
Competitors can sign up online via rockytrailentertainment.com as well as on the day and spectator entry is free. The race starts at 9am.
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