Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.
Race. Stay. Play.
Established with Shimano Australia in 2009, the Mountain Bike Grand Prix is cross-country racing at its best! This Season will transform the 4+6 Hour events from previous years into the most expansive 4-Hour XC Series in the country. We are taking a more focused approach to our XC lap racing events, which will challenge the pros and rewards the personal bests of ambitious and passionate Rocky Trail racers.
Make this a smashfest, show off your sponsor logos, re-kindle your love for XC racing or catch the racing bug with us! From the first time between the tape to people that have spent a lifetime training for power output, we have you covered when you line up at the Rocky Trail start line! You will all enjoy the community spirit and classic XC racing thrill that Rocky Trail Entertainment delivers like no other – be a #rockytrailracer!
These races will take you some of the most popular and exciting mountain bike trail networks across the East Coast of Australia. We are putting on many of the classic venues and are proudly showcasing an awesome line-up of regional trail networks too! Travel with us, come early, stay longer and “Race and Play”. Great to bring partners and the family along, race on the Saturday and explore the region on the Sunday.
How it works
4 hours of racing – Solo or in Pairs.
Lap-based race on 8-10km circuit.
Race day Saturday – Race & Play
Challenges the pros, rewards personal bests
Most races will offer auxiliary events and activities in the afternoon, including our new Pumptrack Shootout race. Our vision is to launch an “apres-racing” atmosphere with social rides and opportunities for coaching, trail exploring and get-togethers depending on the individual venue infrastructures.
Make every race count!
Every event is a standalone race and competitors accumulate points for an overall series ranking, plus will join the points tally for the “league of extraordinary #rockytrailracers”, which will reward racers across all Rocky Trail events.
4 HOUR LAP RACING
Solo racers and pairs teams race for 4 hours and receive a placing across age categories for adults and junior shredders and in the General Classification (GC). Read more…
CATEGORIES + GC
There are age-group, eBike categories and additional race accolades: KOM/QOM, Solo GC and Solo junior as well as fastest lap time race winner plates. Read more…
SERIES & REWARDS
Each race is a stand-along event, plus part of a State and outright Australian “Rocky Trail World” Series across all our GP events. Read more…
Racing isn’t (just)
about how long it takes you to get from the start to the finish.
It’s (also) about the adventure
you have along the way, the people you meet and
the unique moments you share.
Be a #rockytrailracer!
A positive and inclusive atmosphere, ideal for keen XC riders, pros and thriving mountain bikers of all ages, who seek the community spirit and thrill of classic XC racing.
Line up with Australia’s elites, pro and experienced amateur endurance racers – we’ll put you to the test! We want to identify and help foster a solid XC racing talent base across Australia.
Slapping on a Rocky Trail race plate can be addictive! We reward achievements of race leaders to encourage our racers of all ages to re-kindle their love for XC racing or catch the racing bug with us outright!
This is your Shimano GP World
I worked out that my teenage son and I have done 5 SuperFlow events, 7 Shimano GPs and the Willo. That is a total of 13 road trips in 2020 that he and I have done together, 13 times we have either chased each other down the trails in SuperFlows, swapped laps in Shimano GPs or stayed together for as long as we could at the Canberra Willo. I’m like any other Dad, to get that sort of quality time with your teenage son is priceless, and will end up being one of the highlights of my life. All this recorded forever in over 114 professional photographs this year alone.
All this because of what you and Martin do.
Have been racing with and involved with the Rocky Trail Entertainment team for some 7 years now. The JetBlack MTB Racing loves being a part of this awesome calendar of racing which has covered XC, Flow & DH. There is NO promoter in the country that can deliver what Rocky Trail does for the MTB public both on and off the trails. Looking forward to again hitting the dirt with the team who have been busy training in isolation ready for the re-commencement of season 2020.
So many reasons to keep coming back to these events. For me it’s meeting friends at rego, saying hi to Martin Wisata and the team before the race, enjoying the pre-race nerves during the briefing and whilst lined up behind the flags, the buzz of the start and the all out gas on lap 1 followed by 7 hours of great trails. I ride solo but the vibe at the end of each lap in the event centre is great, from the music blaring to random riders cheering you on from the sidelines. Having some of the nations best riders there is great, but not once have I seen any arrogance or aggressive behaviour on the trails which goes to show the atmosphere created at the races is spot on!
It’s an overall mix of friendship, fun and competitiveness. Missing it and can’t wait to be back!!
Great staff, MTB racing in NSW has been revitalized thanks to Martin and his crew.
Well run event, friendly service, good course markings and priced reasonably. Thanks for a good day out.
Shimano MTB GP News
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Welcome to the NSW/ACT Series Finale of the Shimano MTB GP at Coondoo State Forest in Nowra! Make this a smashfest, show off your sponsor logos, re-kindle your love for XC racing or catch the racing bug with us! Virtual Briefing Full Briefing We are thrilled to have you on board for the final Shimano
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