Rocky MTB 3 Hour Day/Night Team & Solo XC
Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club held its annual pre-season 3 hour XC day/night race at Seeonee Park on Saturday 17 March 2018.
This was a social cross-country event catering for solo riders, teams, and juniors and all categories were well-represented.
Despite an earlier postponement three weeks ago due to weather, Mother Nature provided perfect riding conditions today.
The race enjoyed a record number of entrants from Rockhampton and across the greater Central Queensland region, further demonstrating how much mountain biking continues to soar in popularity in our beautiful part of the world.
Particularly evident this year was the large number of juniors taking part in the race. These are our future local champs, committee members, and trail builders and it’s really great to see so many young people getting involved in the sport.
With the dust now settled, here is a summary of yesterday’s results. Congratulations to all the category winners and everyone who took part.
Where: Arunga Hut, Seeonee Park Scout Camp, 399 Yeppoon Road, Limestone Creek, Rockhampton (Between Access 4 and 5).
Date: Saturday 17th March 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.
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 16 March 2018 at 6pm. No Late Entries.
Practice: from 3pm to 4.30 pm on 17th March 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).
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.