Race 2 | Logan QLD | 06.08.2022

Classic XC racing at its best!

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!

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!

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!

Whats Is Shimano 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?

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!

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.

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.

Rider Briefing

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

New course is about 9.5km and has 165m of climbing and descending.

Race will start 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 will link via Needlebark Fire trail over to GrassTree West loop and then the bottom of Wiry Panic onto Sleepy Hollow. Trail then 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 East trails back to Quarry Rd to the event hub.

KOM will be up Ripleys. Not the steepest climb but a good chance to test the lungs.

Event services:

  • Race photos included in the entry
  • Timing: Automatic and LIVE timing & chipped number plate
  • First aid services by 1300 medics
  • Catering: TBC
  • Coffee and refreshments: TBC
  • Volunteer opportunity: partners, supporters or parent helpers are welcome – email ride@rockytrailentertainment.com for more information or chat to Jo our Event Manager on the day. For more information, visit our “Join the Crew” page.

Schedule

FridayTIME
The track is marked and you can practice on it but we wont have any services (marshals or first aid).All Day
SaturdayTIME
Registration Open7:30 – 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.
8:45 AM
Race Start9:00 AM
Race Finish
Finish the lap you are on but can’t start a new one.
1:00 PM
Last Rider and Sweeper across the line and event finishes.1:45 PM
Presentation Ceremony2:00 PM

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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