2019 Rocky MTB 3 Hour XC Race

2019 Rocky MTB 3 Hour Team & Solo XC

2019 Rocky MTB 3 hour XC day/night race

The Rockhampton mountain bike race season is kicking off with the 2019 Rocky MTB 3 Hour XC at Seeonee Park.

An unmissable event, the Rocky MTB 3 hour is our traditional pre-race event and is a great chance to meet new riders, catch up with friends, and check out the competition before the CQ cross-country series goes into full swing.

The Event

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

 Event Details

Host: Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club Inc

Date: Saturday 16th February 2019. Registration commences at 4:00 pm, with the race briefing at 4:45 pm, and start time at 5:00 pm

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 senior and junior solo and team riders completing night laps must have at least one working headlight, preferably two.

Entry Fees: Senior $30 per rider, Junior $10 per rider. MTBA day licence if required $33 senior, $18 junior.

Junior age category is 10 to 15yrs (age as of 31 Dec 2019).

Entries: Close Friday 16 February 2019 at 9am. No Late Entries.


Practice: from 3 pm to 4.30 pm on 16 February 2019 for registered riders.

Lap Length: Track length is approximately 6.5 km 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 5 pm and finishing at 8 pm. Junior solo will race for 1.5 hrs starting 5 pm finishing approximately 6.30 pm.

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: Camping is available after the 3 Hour. Cost is $7 per person. 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 Dan Witten

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.

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  1. Hi, I am looking at trying mountain biking, mainly just to go for a ride for now for fun and fitness.
    I am 43, overweight, but keen to give it a try. Can you offer any advice or is there a group of social riders who I might be able to hook up with?
    Thanks, Mick

    1. Hi Mick, thanks for touching base. Yes mountain biking is a great way to get into shape. Where you are now is very common for guys in their 40s and even much older to start riding. We do run a weekly social ride but it’s at night at present and is probably a bit too advanced for a beginner. What I’d suggest instead is to join the Rocky MTB Social group on Facebook and just put yourself out there. Ask if anyone wants to join you for a ride and you’ll generally find someone to pedal with. The group is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/545214875552973/ . Alternatively just head up to the trails at First Turkey, find one of the maps and follow the many green (novice) trails. You’re bound to bump into other riders. I hope that info helps. ~ Andrew