Saturday 28. November 2020
The NSW/ACT series finale will be held at Stromlo Forest Park and we’ll pick a blinder of a race track from the 60+ km goodness of trails!
We’ll get some local intell to put together an awesome racing circuit with some of the most popular trail sections and always aim to feature some hidden gems that will make any mountain biker’s heart skip a beat! Bring the family along for a perfect long weekend autumn riding getaway in the Capital!
NEW in 2020: Diamonds will race at Stromlo
On the Sunday after the Shimano MTB GP Series Finale we will host our Diamonds in the Dirt Women’s Only race at Stromlo Forest Park! This will be the first time in Canberra for this event – more information to come soon!
Launched by one of our Directors, Juliane, this is a women’s only event that let’s our female racers sparkle! This will be a two to three hour event for any woman who rides and already races a mountain bike, from first-time racer to podium chaser.
The vision for this event has been to provide an inspiring event environment that’s loaded with that electrifying energy that happens when a bunch of women get together on bikes to race and let their female spirits soar.
This is the track of the 2019 edition – there will be a fresh new loop in 2020.
Stromlo Forest Park
More information about Stromlo Forest Park can be found here: www.stromloforestpark.com.au
It is a public MTB track and you can ride it in the lead up to the race. You can camp at the Stromlo car park and event centre on the Friday night.
Stromlo Forest Park is located just 15 minutes outside the City Centre of Canberra and why not make it a weekend getaway to the Capital? There are so many things to see and do off the race track, how about a ‘48-hour summer itinerary‘ for some ideas? Or why not go on a hunt for the perfect ‘Instagram Moment‘? Check out what other events are on that weekend here and follow our event blog for more ideas!
The Statesman Hotel is your home when riding at Stromlo, (or anywhere in the ACT region for that matter). Only 15 minutes away from the trailhead, they have over 60 rooms, bars, a restaurant and bottleshop to prepare and focus, or relax and celebrate your ride. They offer a quiet location close to Stromlo Forrest Park, secure parking, and a nearby shopping centre for any special needs you might have. It’s a perfect location close to everything and run by mountain bikers.
Give them a call at (02) 6281 1777 and mention the code ROCKY TRAIL to get access to their GOLD RATE.
All day The track is marked and you can practice on it but we won’t have any services (marshalls, first aid) in place
7:00-8:00 am Registration open to pick up your number plate.
8:45am Rider briefing, be race ready.
9:00am Race start – FAST GP + FURIOUS GP
from 9:30am Rocky Trail Kids MTB Fair
until 1:00pm Rocky Trail Kids MTB Fair
1:00pm Race finish – FAST GP
2:00pm Ceremony – FAST GP
4:00pm Race finish – FURIOUS GP
5:00pm Ceremony – FURIOUS GP