The Shimano Grand Prix mountain bike races bring back classic lap racing in 2023 with a set of distance challenges on short-course circuits. We return to the Haunted Hills MTB Park for another spooky Halloween Racing Weekend. The Grand Prix will offer 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 classification awards that will reward the outright male/female winners of each distance with their custom colour coded “Classification Plate”.
Three XC races In One!
Total Distance ~21km
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 ~52km
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 ~84km
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.
Latrobe City Council
This event is held at Haunted Hills MTB Park in Gippsland’s Latrobe City Council.
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Laps will be confirmed in the rider briefing prior to the event.
Hero – Male 8, Female 7
Adventure – Male 5, Female 5
Challenge – Male 3, Female 3
The track will be a 6.3km circuit.
Haunted Hills MTB Park VIC, Hernes Oak VIC 3825
The newest dedicated Mountain bike park to be built in Victoria over the past two years. This is sure to draw a crowd. Machine built XC flow trails with ample fire roads for passing and great valley views. Spectators will be in for a treat with clear viewing of racers descending down the winding hill slope into the event hub.
- Event parking will be located offsite with a shuttle service operating in the morning and at the end of competition. A designated drop zone will operate from the Event Hub. We recommend car pooling if possible. Schools with buses will be asked to unload and park at the Bryants Park Hill climb centre.
- We have two offsite parking ar
- PRIMARY SITE – Bryants Park Hill Climb venue located along Bill Schultz drive. A shuttle bus will be operating to and from this site only.
- A limited 4wd parking area is available at the top of the hill above the cemetery entrance. Please note this area is wet and care must be taken. Walking access to the event hub is available follow the yellow signs.
- Camping is not allowed at this venue
- Plenty of space for team & competitor marquees at race transition – see event staff on arrival
- Registration Tent with live timing, merch and race info
- Catering – tbc
- Neutral bike support in case of a mechanical will be provided by one of our partners – tbc
- Music and live race updates
- Professional First Aid
Rocky Trail Rewards
At every round there is four individual classification awards that include your own colour coded “Classification Plate”.
- Yellow Plate – Outright Solo Male and Female Hero “Hero Classification”
- White Plate – Outright Solo Male and Female winners in “Challenge Classification”
- Green Plate – Outright Solo Male and Female winners in “Adventure Classification”
- Free photos of you on track
- Free giveaways
- Prize for 1st place getters in each category
- Random prize draw among entire field, announced via results list online
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.
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