Be a #rockytrailracer at the Shimano MTB Grand Prix and join fellow mountain bikers for a ‘seriously fun’ racing experience! Thanks to our major sponsor, Shimano Cycling Australia, here is the series line-up:
- Rd 1 | Stromlo Forest Park, ACT on 13 April 2019 – supported by ACT Events
- Rd 2 | Wingello State Forest, NSW on 18 May
- Rd 3 | Glenrock State Conservation Area, Newcastle NSW on 15 June
- Rd 4 | Coondoo, Nowra State Forest, NSW on 27 July
- Rd 5 | Ourimbah State Forest, Central Coast NSW on 24 August
- Champs | Awaba MTB Park, NSW on 26 October
This is classic cross-country lap racing at its best – race solo or in teams for four or seven hours! The SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix Series is in its eleventh year in 2019. Under the patronage of SHIMANO Cycling Australia and with its host of major sponsors and supporters it has grown to one of the major cross-country endurance racing series in Australia.
About the series:
In 2019 the six events will be spread across half a year with one race per month starting in April with one of the ‘staple Rocky Trail venues’: Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra kicks off the series with its abundance of trails ahead of the crowd pleaser that will be the amazing trail network in Wingello State Forest in the Southern Highlands in May. Glenrock State Conservation Reserve near Newcastle will host the third race in June promising beautiful ocean views out on track before the series will head for one of the newest series venues in Nowra State Forest at the end of July. The relatively flat Coondoo course, it was one of the most-talked about in 2018 with trails that dictated an incredibly fast pace for an exciting finish in every category. The August race will be held at the Central Coast’s Ourimbah State Forest and in a first since the inception of the series a Championship event will conclude the series at Awaba MTB Park in October.
Our GP philosophy:
With this series we deliver a set of events that is less of an elite- and winners-only-focused competition, but a positive and inclusive experience for all participants – on awesome trails at fun and exciting destinations that will make it worthwhile for your whole group of riding mates and for taking the family to! Race on Saturday, explore on Sunday! Every race is a stand-alone event and offers points for a series ranking.