2019 Rocky MTB 6 Hour XC Race

2019 Rocky MTB 6 Hour Team & Solo XC

2019 Rocky MTB 6 hour XC day/night race

It’s time again for Rockhampton’s annual showcase cross-country event, the 2019 Rocky MTB 6 Hour XC at First Turkey MTB Reserve.

An unmissable day/night event, the Rocky MTB 6 hour is always epic. A great chance to pit yourself against the cream of Central Queensland’s riders, there are categories for everyone, including juniors, novices, e-bikes, and teams of 2 or 3.

Event Details

Where: First Turkey Mountain Bike Reserve, Norman Gardens

Host: Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club Inc

Huge thanks to Prime Rentals for providing a light tower for the event.

Date: Saturday 18th May 2019. Registration commences at 12:00 pm, with the race briefing at 1:45 pm. Start time is at 2:00 pm for all categories. Race duration varies depending on the category you are racing in. See ‘Categories’ below.

Practice: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm for registered riders issued with a race plate only.

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.

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.

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.

Entry Fees: Senior $40 per rider, Junior $25 per rider. MTBA day licence if required $33 non MTBA member 19+ years, $20 non MTBA member 18 years or under, $15 MTBA recreation member upgrade.

Entries: Close Friday 17 May 2019 at 6 pm. No Late Entries.


Lap Length: The novice course is approximately 6.5 km. The senior course is approximately 11.5 km.

View Novice course on Strava
View Novice course on Trailforks

View Senior course on Strava
View Senior course on Trailforks

Categories & Duration:

  • Team of 2 riders – Senior Course, 6 hours
  • Team of 3 riders, any mix of male and female riders – Senior Course, 6 hours
  • Team of 2 Novice riders – Novice course, 6 hours
  • Team of 2 Junior riders – Novice course, 3 hours
  • Team of 2 E-bike riders – Senior Course, 6 hours
  • Solo – Open Male – Senior course, 6 hours
  • Solo – Open Female – Senior course, 6 hours
  • Solo Masters (40 yrs or over at 31st Dec 19) – Senior course, 6 hours
  • Solo – Junior – Novice course, 3 hours
  • Solo Novice – Novice course, 3 or 6 hours
  • Solo E-Bike Novice – Novice Course, 3 hours
  • Solo E-bike Open – Senior Course, 6 hours

Junior age category is 11 to 16yrs (age as of 31st Dec 2019)

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

Facilities: No camping is available at First Turkey however there is ample accommodation close to the venue. 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. 

Prizes: Any sponsors’ prizes will be offered as a random draw after the race. Category winners will receive a race certificate. There are no podium prizes other than the glory of mounting the podium and being immortalised via social media.

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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