Race 1 | Logan QLD | 08.05.2021

Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.

This is cross-country endurance lap racing at its best at Daisy Hill in Logan! 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!

Race for four (GP4) or six (GP6) hours solo or in relay pairs. There are age-group and eBike categories. Expect less of a winners-only-focused competition, but a positive and inclusive experience for all racers. 👇 Find more details about the event format, categories and entry fees in the drop-down menus and scroll down for track maps and destination information!

The Shimano MTB GP’s events are all about ‘seriously fun racing’! Podium chasers can line up with Australia’s elites and experienced amateur endurance racers plus casual racers will have a blast, all feeling safe and part of an inspiring community.

The Daisy Hill Mountain Bike Trail network is one of the best on the Queensland XC racing scene! For this Rocky Trail event we are teaming up with one of the country’s best and most active mountain bike clubs – the RATS Cycling Club and we would like to thank the Logan City Council for their great support! If you haven’t raced a Shimano MTB GP and you are about to have you’re first #rockytrailracer experience… it won’t be your last, we’re sure!

Racing is a matter of spirit not strength.

This is cross-country racing at its best!

What’s the challenge? These cross-country events are normally run on an 8-10km circuit for solo racers, pairs and in teams of three and offer four or seven hour options. The solo rider or relay team in their respective categories/age groups with the most amount of laps completed in the least amount of time within the racing window, wins.

These events aim to reward as many riders as possible with prizes at each event and across the series. There are age-group and eBike category podiums. Racers receive a placing in their age category and in an online General Classification (GC).

Who can race it?

GP racing

Less of a winners-only-focused competition, but a positive and inclusive experience for all racers.

Podium chasers

Line up with Australia’s elites and experienced endurance racers – we’ll put you to the test!

Casual racers

Catch the racing bug with us – slapping on a Rocky Trail race plate can be addictive!

What are the racing options? To re-start the season in 2020 we are implementing COVID-19 risk mitigating measures that will change the format slightly. Please check the events portal for the latest updates!

All Shimano MTB GP’s are stand-alone races and all riders are welcome. You can also collect points for an overall series ranking throughout the season – details will be sent out via the Rider Briefing ahead of each race.

About the series

At the core of all our efforts to put together the annual racing calendar have and will always be the trails. We are working very closely with property managers and organisations, local councils and clubs and our aim is to deliver a versatile selection of terrain, regions and mountain bike trails.

There are quite a few regional trail networks on the calendar for 2020 – this will give more #rockytrailracers the chance to race at their local trails and let visiting riders compete with the growing Rocky Trail community, discovering favourite and brand new trails.

We use a state-of-the art live timing system that will allow you to check results instantly and remotely.

We created Rocky Trail Entertainment so that you can RACE THE WAY YOU RIDE!

We want our events to spark and feed your love for racing. With the Shimano MTB GP’s we deliver events where podium chasers can line up with Australia’s elites and experienced amateur endurance racers and were casual racers have a blast, all feeling safe and part of our community.

The SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix Series is in its twelfth year in 2020. 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.

Our GP events are less of an elite- and winnersonly-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!

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.

Included in each entry: $60 race photo package from the crew at OuterImage.com.au – competitors can download their photos from an online portal after each event.

Important: Special COVID-19 Race Rules in place!

All competitors need to sign up online and please note that event accreditation is mandatory for any spectator, supporter or media. You must sign up via the spectator registration portal (free admission for visitor accreditation, but limited spots)!

Location

Event centre and parking location: Cnr Ford Road and Avalon Roads – Sheldon QLD 4157

Important: This event features the awesome Daisy Hill MTB Trails – please take note of the event centre location, which is based at the trail head on the corner of Ford and Avalon Roads (near Karreman Quarry).

Rocky trail has secured the use of private land owned by the Karreman Quarries to provide safe parking option for competitors and supporters.

  • Access to parking: This area is immediately to the north of the entrance to the existing Ford Rd Carpark and trail head on the corner of Ford and Avalon Roads.
  • Event centre access: Walk in to the Event Hub is approximately 200m from the Ford Rd Carpark

Start will be on Quarry Road with riders heading north about 300m before joining the track and heading through the Event Hub for the first time. Riders will traverse fire trail for 200m before dropping into Wiry Panic single track for a flowy decent. Trail breaks out on to Buhot Creek Circuit fire road to turn left onto Jimmys Fire Trail for about 600m before getting back into the single track called Ripleys for a gradual climb over 2km. Track crosses into Glider single track and undulates for about another 2km before a short fire road leads to the Grass Tree trails back to Quarry Rd for a final 500m to the event hub.

Event services:

Schedule

Friday
All day The track is marked and you can practice on it but we won’t have any services (marshals, first aid) in place.

Saturday
7:30-8:45 am Registration open to pick up your number plate
8.45 am Rider call up, be race ready.
The official rider briefing usually held before the race start will be available online before the race.
9 am Race start
approx. 11 am Kids race
1.00pm Race finish – GP4 hour
2.00pm Est. Ceremony GP4 hour
3.00pm Race finish – GP6 hour
4.00pm Est. Ceremony GP6 hour

approx. 4.00pm Last Rider and Sweeper across the line and event finishes.


Sunday – Special Junior Event!

Junior MTB Grand Prix | Logan 9.05.2021 – this is the Rocky Trail Academy lap race for young shredders. This is a stand-alone race just for juniors – race track, number plates, timing chips and all! We’re really excited to pin number plates on those juniors’ handlebars and get them onto a real Rocky Trail race track! We will create a fun and nurturing atmosphere with music and little giveaways to reward the children for their achievements and for being brave.

Destination & Plan your trip

We invite you to explore the beautiful City of Logan while you’re in the region for our event – the City of Logan has so much to offer! From manicured riverside parks and natural bushland reserves, to weekend farmer’s markets, adrenaline-charged adventures, unique shopping experiences and cultural encounters – the variety will surprise you!

STAY & PLAY – check out our Destination Guide about Logan and the Daisy Hill surrounds with accommodation offers and experience ideas.

We would like to thank the Logan City Council for their event support.

Visit Logan

We would also like to acknowledge the support of the following local partners:

Logan QLD
Event Video from the 2020 Shimano MTB GP at Daisy Hill with thanks to Logan City Council.
What the GP is all about.

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Testimonials

Fantastic, well run events with character!

Susan

Via Facebook Review, April 2020

Well run event, friendly service, good course markings and priced reasonably. Thanks for a good day out.

Minter

Via Facebook Review, 17 April 2018

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