Stromlo Forest PArk ACT
Race 1 – Stromlo Shimano Grand Prix
25 March 2023, 9:00am – 1:00pm
The Shimano Grand Prix mountain bike races bring back classic lap racing in 2023 with a set of distance challenges on short-course circuits. This round will be held at epic Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra and we’ve picked a blinder of a 9.8km race track with 3 race distances – The Hero (longest), The Adventure (middle) and The Challenge (shortest).
Distances will be approximately 75km, 50 kms and 25kms with riders completing a set number of laps within the 4 hour time limit.
The races have Age Group Categories for solos and pairs teams depending on the distance challenges. There will also be four specialty Classification Awards including KOM/QOM, Fastest Lap Time for adults and the Loan Market Junior Sprint as well as an “Hero Title” for the Male and Female Heroes.
This event is co-sponsored by Crofto, offering a $4,000 prize pool of Australian Mountain Biking clothing and accessories!
View Event Guide for categories & entry or Venue Guide for directions and track info
Three XC races In One!
Total Distance ~25km
Get a taste for mountain bike racing! This classification is designed to be not all about fitness, but rewards overall bike skills and determination to make it a fun day out on rocky trails.
Total Distance ~50km
Looking for a more challenging ride? Our Adventure Distance is the way to go. Do more laps and push your limits to the next level! Make this a smashfest or a fun day out, the choice is yours!
Total Distance ~75km
This is where pros, semi-pros and weekend warriors race. Hard. It will put your endurance and skills to the test and make your mark in the Hero Distance results.
Canberra Destination Guide
This event is supported by Visit Canberra and ACT Events – 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
Got a question send us a message on the chat at the bottom of the page
Hero – Male 8 laps, Female 6 laps.
Adventure – Male 5 and Female 4 laps
Challenge – Male and Female 2 laps.
(Updated 8:00PM 23 March)
Lap Distance is approximately 9.8km
A classic Stromlo loop that includes some really fun tracks and avoids any of the big climbs with only approximately 170m of climbing and descending over the 9.8km length. There are 4 sections of fire road and the 100m long finish straight will allow plenty of feeding or passing opportunities. Finish straight will include be the feed/tech zone where riders can grab a bottle or GU, or receive mechanical support. Just after the finish mat a lane will be created that will be the transition lane for pairs riders.
“Wattle Happen”, “Blackberry Climb”, “Slant Six”, “Willo Link”, Double Disillusion”, “Crim Track”, “After Party”, “Dingo”, “White Gums”, “Ringtail”, “Breakout”, “Muckraker”, “Old Duffy Descent”.
Stromlo Forest Park, Dave McInnes Rd, Stromlo ACT 2611
This race track will be a 9.8km circuit. Race map and track description coming soon.
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.
- Camping allowed Friday night – see rocky trail crew before setting up in the car park
- Plenty of space for team & competitor marquees at race transition – see event staff on arrival
- Registration Tent with live timing, merch and race info
- CROFTO prizes, Mountain bike equipment displays and demonstrations
- Handlebar will be open from 8am for food & drinks
- Redbull Tent and giveaways
- Neutral bike support in case of a mechanical will be provided by FIZO Cycling (Saturday)
- Music and live race updates
- Professional First Aid
Rocky Trail Rewards
The Shimano GP Season Opener at Stromlo is co-sponsored by Crofto, offering a $4,000 prize pool of Australian Mountain Biking clothing and accessories.
Our Sustainability Pledge is that we encourage our racers to follow some simple tips to ‘tread softly’ when visiting the bush and minimise damage to the natural environment. In summary, when you attend our events, please take only memories, immerse yourself into nature, enjoy spending time with like-minded people on ‘rocky trails’ and please, leave only footprints and tyre marks on the sanctioned trails and in the event perimeter marked out, if you’re a racer.
Everything you need to know about racing at this event & more
What is Shimano GP Racing?
How does it work?
categories & Entry
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