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.
We. can. not. wait! Once again we return to the Deep Creek Dam Loop in Mogo with our Shimano MTB GP as part of the Jetblack Wild Wombat racing weekend. This is the near perfect race track for it: fast, flowy and technical enough to be a good challenge and there are huge plans to re-vamp these trails as part of the Mogo Trails project with our sister company Rocky Trail Destination.
This is cross-country endurance lap racing at its best! 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!
This Season will challenge the pros and rewards the personal bests of ambitious and passionate Rocky Trail racers! Race for 4 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!
Make this a smashfest, show off your sponsor logos, re-kindle your love for XC racing or catch the racing bug with us! You will all enjoy the community spirit and classic XC racing thrill that Rocky Trail Entertainment delivers like no other – be a #rockytrailracer!
What is Shimano MTB GP racing?
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 and pairs. 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?
Less of a winners-only-focused competition, but a positive and inclusive experience for all racers.
Line up with Australia’s elites and experienced endurance racers – we’ll put you to the test!
Catch the racing bug with us – slapping on a Rocky Trail race plate can be addictive!
How does it work?
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 – 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.
Why you will love it!
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 14th year in 2022. 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 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!
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.
Location & Trail Map
Deep Creek Dam Loop | Deep Creek Dam Rd, Mogo NSW 2536 – enter via Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden access road.
About the race track
Here are some highlights from previous, which showcases this awesome track:
Click below to read the full rider briefing for this event
Schedule Mogo MTB GP
All day The track is marked and you can practice on it but we won’t have any services (marshals, first aid) in place.
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
1.00 pm Race finish – you finish the lap you are on but can’t start a new one.
approx. 1.45pm Last Rider and Sweeper across the line and event finishes.
2.00 pm Ceremony
8:00am-12pm Rocky Trail Running event
Destination & Plan your trip
This event is part of the Jetblack Wild Wombat Event weekend – there are accommodation offers you can browse and amazing experiences awaiting you in our Destination Guide! There is so much to see and do for your friends and family while you race in and around Mogo, and plenty more to explore together before and after in the Eurobodalla region! Come early and stay longer, we say!
Jetblack Wild Wombat 12 hour | Mogo 2018 Highlights
Shimano MTB GP Action
The next Shimano MTB Grand Prix will be a double-header weekend in Port Macquarie & Kempsey: 2+3 July – start planning your Winter getaway to the beautiful NSW North Coast! For the Shimano MTB GP races, both venues are only 35-40 minutes drive apart and in between is one of the most beautiful stretches of
Congrats to everyone that rode the Shimano Awaba GP over the weekend! There was some legs burning out there, but lots of smiles when people crossed the line! We had some RT crew out on the course, and its honestly so inspiring to see riders out there, not necessarily the fastest, but easily the hardest
Fantastic, well run events with character!
Well run event, friendly service, good course markings and priced reasonably. Thanks for a good day out.
Do you have any questions?
Talk to us via our online chat – click on the orange circle symbol on your bottom right screen corner and we’ll be right with you! (We always love talking bikes, racing and riding!)