10th Anniversary 2018 Six Hour
The 10th Anniversary Rocky MTB Six Hour XC was held at First Turkey Mountain Bike Reserve on Saturday 19th May 2018.
A great turnout of riders hit the start line, both local and from Gladstone and Mackay. Huge thanks to all the volunteers for making this event possible and to the riders who took part on the day.
This year’s Rocky MTB 2018 Six Hour Day/Night marks our 10th Anniversary of the event and it promises to be epic.
One day, your grandchildren will ask where you were on this hallowed day, and you’ll be able to say “I was there.”
Event Name: 2018 Rocky MTB 10th Anniversary 6 Hour Day/Night
Event Organiser: Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club Inc.
Date: Saturday 19th May 2018
Rules: The Rocky MTB 2018 Six Hour XC race is run to MTBA rules and technical regulations. An MTBA Competition Licence or Day Licence is mandatory. Riders must comply with rules advised during the riders briefing. If a team rider cannot complete a full lap for any reason (mechanical or a fall), their team mate must start the same lap again.
Race start time: 2.00 pm.
Riders Briefing: 1.45 pm.
Practice: from 12pm to 1.30pm on Saturday 19th May 2018 for registered riders issued with a race plate only.
Entry Cost: Senior $50 per rider, Junior $25 per rider.
Online Entries only: On the day NOT available.
MTBA competition licence required or Day Licence available for additional $30 (purchase on line during your entry) for non MTBA members ages 19+, $18 for non members 18 years or under, $15 for MTBA recreation member upgrade.
Visit our Membership page for more information.
Registrations close: 6pm Friday 18th May 2018
Course: Track length is approximately 12 km for the Senior Course and 7 km for the Novice Course.
Senior Course – Zara’s Crossing to Horseshoe, up Jackhammer, across Wundali, down Scrub Turkey to the Finley’s intersection, climb to Turkey’s Nest, then onto Wild Pig and down Whip Snake, then back along the fire road and Sunset Trail to the start/finish area.
[ view Senior Course on Trailforks ]
Novice Course – Zara’s crossing, along Horseshoe, around Zamia Plateau, up Lower Scrub Turkey, across Enzo’s Link, down lower Finley’s and back via Sunset Trail to the start/finish area.
[ view Novice Course on Trailforks ]
Course is subject to change at Event Directors discretion.
– Team of 2 riders – Senior Course, 6 hrs
– Team of 3 riders, any mix of male and female riders – Senior Course, 6 hrs
– Team of 2 Novice riders – Novice Course, 6 hrs
– Team of 2 Junior riders (age 10 to 16 years as of 31st Dec 2018) – Novice Course, 3 hrs
– Solo Open Male – Senior Course, 6 hrs
– Solo Open Female – Senior Course, 6 hrs
– Solo Masters (age 40 yrs or over at 31st Dec 18) – Senior Course, 6 hrs
– Solo Junior (age 10 to 16 years as of 31st Dec 2018) – Novice Course, 3 hrs
– Solo Novice – Novice Course, 3 or 6 hrs
Race Duration: 3 person, 2 person and Solo Senior and Novice (6 hour) will race for 6 hours starting at 2 pm and finishing at 8 pm. Junior Teams, Junior solo and Novice (3 hour) riders will only race for about 3 hours starting at 2 pm and finishing at 5 pm, or earlier at the organisers discretion.
All Senior Team and Senior Solo riders completing night laps must have a working headlight.
Race organisers will advise of a cut off time during the riders briefing. Most laps and fastest time wins each category.
Facilities: No camping available at First Turkey MTB Park. A portable toilet will be on site. There is one water fountain. There is no power on site so you will need battery or gas powered lights for the pit area at night.
Venue Rules: Remove all rubbish, be mindful of nearby residents with respect to noise, dust etc.
Accommodation: Plenty available in Rockhampton.
Prizes: All participants will receive special limited-edition merchandise as part of their race entry to commemorate the 10th Anniversary Six Hour race.
Check Rocky MTB Facebook page for race cancellations (only likely in the event of heavy overnight rain).