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.

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2017 Giant Rockhampton Enduro Series Rd 3 RESULTS

Gravity Enduro Mountain Biking RockhamptonEvent: 2017 Giant Rockhampton Enduro Series Rd 3

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Aim: To bang out some timed laps on First Turkey’s Finest.

Date: Sunday 15th October 2017

Where: First Turkey MTB Park

Host: Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club Inc.

Skill Level: This event requires a moderate to high level of MTB riding skill.

Protective Equipment: In addition to a mandatory requirement to wear an Australian Standard full face helmet for competitive stages in this event, it is recommended that riders wear additional protection such as knee and elbow guards, gloves and protective eye wear.

Helmets must be worn on transition stages also but you can switch to open face helmets in these non competitive sections.

First Aid Requirements: A trained paramedic will be in attendance and first aid kits on site, but it is also recommended that riders carry a triangular and compression bandage.

Race Start Time: 7.30am at start of first competitive stage (TBA) , First Turkey MTB Park. Riders will need to have obtained their race number and left the sign-on area (car park) by about 7.00am.

Race Start Location: Cnr German St and Sunset Drive, Norman Gardens, North Rockhampton

Race Number Allocation: from 6.30am at German St car park

Riders Briefing: 7.20am at start of first competitive stage

Event Description: The 2017 Giant Rockhampton Enduro Series Rd 3 is a gravity enduro style competition which requires completion of a defined circuit starting and finishing at the German Street car park end of First Turkey MTB Reserve on Sunday Morning.

The course will include 3 to 5 (depending on class) timed competitive stages (all of them mostly downhill in bias), over which collective times will determine the placing of riders in the event.

Sections of the course between the competition segments will have a loosely timed cut off to maintain a regular cycle of competitors and help maintain the start order.

Riders will start each competition section at 30 second intervals, or as otherwise instructed by the starter.

Classes: Elite Men, Sport Men, Open Ladies, Masters, Novice, Juniors (aged 11 to 15).

Course: To be announced closer to the date and during the riders briefing. Course subject to change at the Event Directors discretion.

Duration: The event is likely to finish around 11am on Sunday morning, but total time will be dependent on rider numbers. The weather is likely to be hot so please bring plenty of water and snacks!

Online Entry Cost: $25 Seniors, $10 Juniors. Online entries only – on the day not available.

Close of Online Entries: 8.00pm Saturday 14th October 2017.

MTBA competition licence required or Day Licence available for additional $25 (purchase online during your entry) for non MTBA members ages 19+, $15 for non members <19 years; $15 for a MTBA recreation member upgrade.

Awards and Series Points: There will be podium place presentations following the 2017 Giant Rockhampton Enduro Series Rd 3.

Any prizes will be randomly drawn and subject to sponsorship uptake. This is the final round of a three round GE series. Rocky MTB club members working a round are eligible for average series points.

All three rounds count in this years series (i.e no dropping your worst round as in previous years GE series).

Please support our sponsors for this event – Giant Rockhampton

The Lighthouse Hub is haunted

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The Lighthouse hub at First Turkey Mountain Bike Reserve is a popular pit-stop for riders. But did you know that it also bears a curse?

Back in 1872, an old miner named Harry built a hut on the very slab where we park our bikes today.

An avid cyclist and founding father of Rocky MTB, Harry ventured out one morning to polish the wheels on his penny farthing before heading off to the quarry.

But alas, his life was suddenly cut short. As Harry exited his hut, he tripped over an empty rum barrel that someone had carelessly discarded outside his door, and he fell down the cliff and died. Continue reading “The Lighthouse Hub is haunted”