The home of Rocky MTB
Hi and welcome to Rocky MTB, the spiritual home of mountain biking in Central Queensland.
OK, so let’s talk mountain biking. If you’re looking for somewhere to ride around the Rockhampton region, we have three fantastic trail networks.
First Turkey is the home of MTB in Rocky and is open all day everyday except when Mother Nature has other ideas.
Flooding in Moore’s Creek or heavy rain are the main events that close the park temporarily. Don’t worry, a day or two of sunshine and our trails are generally ready to go. There are walkers and runners who also use the reserve so keep an eye out for other users. If you are a walker please give way to bike riders and stay off the marked one way trails.
First Turkey is based around a hub model where trails start and end at a common hub so choosing your next adventure is easy. There is also a map at most hubs to help you navigate.
All trails are rated to IMBA standards so finding a track to suit your fitness and skills shouldn’t be hard. Visit the Trails page for detailed info.
Seeonee Park has a smaller network of primarily XC trails. We share the reserve with the Scouts and have restricted access hours for Club members only. Opening hours can also be found on the Trails page.
Finally, the new Mount Morgan MTB Trails network is now open, with 24 kilometres of green and blue trails for every class of rider. Also a 24 hour facility, and following a series of popular social rides already held there, Rocky MTB aims to hold its first XC race at the Mt Morgan trails in the first half of 2021.
Most Saturday and Sunday mornings you’ll find plenty of people riding at First Turkey and Mount Morgan. Rock up and have a lap. It won’t be long before you bump into someone to ride with or to point out the type of trails you’re looking for.
Check out Rocky MTB Social on Facebook to find riding buddies or to tag along on one of our regular social rides.
The Club runs a number of mountain bike races throughout the year. We offer cross country (XC), gravity enduro (GE), our annual 3 hour race (February) and 6 hour race (May).
Don’t worry if you’ve never raced before. There are categories for everyone from junior and novice through to expert. Our 6 hour race also has a team format so you can share the pain with your friends!
Our club is also well stocked with Level 0 coaches who can guide you through the early days of mountain biking. Watch this space for some organised training days.
If you use our trails regularly, you need to become a member of Rocky MTB. Membership benefits are many, not least personal insurance, but just as importantly your membership dollars are ploughed back into building new trails and progressing the sport in Central Queensland. Our trails are built and maintained by volunteers – without you they don’t exist.
We also need active members in our executive positions and as volunteers on race days. It doesn’t take much of you time, but the results for the sport are enormous so if you have a passion for helping junior riders, women or competitive events then get in touch.
Aside from riding your bike we have regular dig days to maintain our trails and put back into the reserve, so consider joining up and keep an eye on our social media outlets for events.
If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram, or use the form below to subscribe to this site. You’ll be the first to receive updates on what we’re doing to make our sport great in CQ – Even before the news hits social media!
Now get out on your bike and ride! 🙂
Dan is current el presidente for Rocky MTB. When he’s not building trails he is dreaming of building trails. Owner of just two bikes he is somewhat behind the times but rest assured they are both MTB’s. Too tall to be an Ewok and too short to be a Storm Trooper there was no future for him as a Star Wars extra so mountain bikes it is.
Back after 3 years and just rode Think Tank. Thanks for building some fun tech trails which are sadly lacking in other public networks. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Just wondering if Mount Morgan trails are up and running yet?
Hi Luke, the Mt Morgan trails are projected to be finished in April 2021. No doubt the club will use the trails once their done but their actual construction is in the hands of Rockhampton Regional Council so we don’t have much control over that side of things. ~ Andrew
Good day. I am a father with two boys, ages 9 and 12, who are interested in trying the circuit and hopefully getting interested in this sport. When would it be a good time meet someone at the circuit to get more information?
Hi Stephen. Thanks for contacting us. Riders go to the trails at various times of day or night, so it’s a bit difficult to give you a time. Thursday nights at 6 are our only regular social ride time at present, and of course you are welcome to come along and talk to some of the club members. I would suggest also that post question on the Rocky MTB Social page on Facebook. There are other fathers with kids who ride there, so they might find a few new mates to ride with. Here is the link to the social page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/545214875552973/