2018 Rocky MTB 3 Hour Day/Night XC

Rocky MTB 3 Hour Day/Night Team & Solo XC

This event has been rescheduled to 17 March due to bad weather. Click here to see the new event details.

Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club is holding its annual pre-season 3 hour XC day/night race on Saturday 24 February 2018. This is a social cross-country event catering for solo riders, teams, and juniors.

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned pro, come along – It’s a heap of fun racing through kilometres of native bushland and a great chance to meet new riding buddies.

Where: Arunga Hut, Seeonee Park Scout Camp, 399 Yeppoon Road, Limestone Creek, Rockhampton (Between Access 4 and 5).

Host: Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club Inc

Date: Saturday 24th February 2018. Registration commences at 4:15pm, with the race briefing at 4:45pm, and start time at 5:00pm

Rules: This event 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.

As this is a day/night event, all adult riders must have working lights. Lights are recommended for juniors as well however not compulsory as they should all be finished before dark.

3 hour XC MTB Rockhampton

Entry Fees: Senior $30 per rider, Junior $10 per rider. MTBA day licence if required $25 snr $15 jnr.

Junior age category is 10 to 15yrs (age as of 31 Dec 2017).

Entries: Close Friday 23th February 2018 at 6pm. No Late Entries.


Practice: from 3pm to 4.30 pm on 24th February 2018 for registered riders.

Lap Length: Track length is approximately 6.5km for all classes. Note this race will be held predominantly on the novice/junior track at Seeonee, and will be run in a anti clockwise direction from Arunga’s Hut.

Click on the map below to view the segment on Strava (may be slight variations on the day).

Seeonee Park 3 hour XC course

Race Duration: Teams and Senior solo race for 3 hours starting 5pm and finishing at 8pm. Junior solo will race for 1.5 hrs starting 5 pm finishing approximately 6.30pm.

All Senior and Junior Team and 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.

Event Cancellation: If the event has to be cancelled due to extreme weather, a notification will be posted on the Rocky MTB Facebook page.

Venue Rules: No dogs or glass bottles allowed. Drive slowly obeying speed signs through the Scout Camp. MTBA Code of Conduct applies regarding behaviour.

Facilities: No camping is available for this event. Basic toilets and cold showers are available.

We use the Seeonee Park trails by kind permission of Rockhampton Scout Association, so please respect our privileged access by removing all rubbish and by looking after the facilities.

Sponsors prizes: Any sponsors prizes will be offered as a random draw after the race. There are no podium prizes on offer other than the glory of mounting the podium and being immortalised via social media. The purpose of this race is to have fun and raise money for further MTB track construction.

Published by Andrew Thompson

Andrew is web guru and social ride coordinator for Rocky MTB and Cycle CQ. He rides XC, enduro, road, track, fat bikes, and gravel. His life ambition is to declare First Turkey a separate country and be crowned emperor.

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