We invite you to explore beautiful Townsville with us on an off the ‘rocky trails’! We’ve got two back-to-back event weekends for you!
Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine each year and surrounded by stunning natural landscapes, Townsville North Queensland is just the place to ignite your sense of wonder.
From the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef to the vast landscapes of the outback and stunning Heritage-listed rainforest, Townsville North Queensland has something for everyone – on and off the rocky (mountain bike) trails!
Rocky Trail Event Line-Up
For the first time Rocky Trail Entertainment is coming to town in September. With thanks to the Townsville Rockwheelers MTB Club and supported by the Townsville Enterprise, we are hosting two back-to-back racing weekends with THREE EVENTS at Mount Douglas Reserve for you!
- We start off with cross-country racing and together with the local Rockwheelers MTB Club we will bring back the legendary “Hot Rock” race with our Shimano MTB Grand Prix endurance race!
- The following weekend starts early with a Rocky Trail Academy schools competition for the young shredders on the Friday to get their skills up.
- On the second weekend it’s all about “Race the way you Ride” with the Fox Superflow!
This is cross-country endurance lap racing at its best!
With the Shimano MTB Grand Prix we are bringing back the spirit of Hot Rock cross-country racing to Townsville!!!
Race for four or seven hours solo, in relay pairs or teams of three. There are age-group and eBike categories. 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!
Endurance, Speed and Tech Skills for School Age Kids Year 7-12
The Rocky Trail Academy presents the North QLD Schools MTB Comp for secondary school kids year 7-12. It’s is all about fostering the grass-roots development of the cycling sport. These events are part of our junior rider development program, which will be rolled out in the coming months.
RACE THE WAY YOU RIDE: this is friendly enduro racing without a tight schedule.
Fox Superflow racing is your mountain bike life with the volume turned up! Hugely popular in NSW and the ACT we’ve launched superflow racing in SE Queensland and this is your chance to “Race the way you Ride”: Up to 5 runs on each track. Party train with friends or leave a gap and pin it. Only the down is timed. Do the tracks in any order you want. See your times via your phone after any lap. How good does that sound!
Queenslanders, explore Queensland!
With current COVID-19 measures in place for QLD borders, we invite you to explore your home state and come to Townsville with us. The trails at Mount Douglas Reserve have become infamous and the local club is very active. Planes, trains and automobiles; there’s plenty of choice on offer to ensure you arrive on cue, all you need to decide upon is whether to take the fast, leisurely or convenient option.
Please book directly with these hotels to receive the special #rockytrailracer rates – please mention that you are part of the Rocky Trail events and you’ll receive the pricing as outlined below. Cheers.
City Oasis Inn
Stay 7+ nights and receive $10 off rate per night – Weekly Room Service only. Free Parking and Wifi. Pool and Hot Spa for relaxing after a big ride.
The Ville Resort Casino
Mariners North Apartments
- 2 Bedroom Apartment – 2 night stay $245 p/n
- 2 Bedroom Apartment – 5 night stay $225 p/n
Located right on the Strand – Minimum 2 night stay.
Our top tips for #rockytrailracers
culture.Meander through the Sunday markets and try the fresh local produce for yourself. Wake to Australia’s best breakfast on Palmer Street or pop into a funky café for a coffee. Get amongst the live music scene, make a toast to your best holiday yet and party the night away on Flinders Street.
spoil yourself with a purchase from a boutique fashion