Supported by Events ACT, this race will take you to Stromlo Forest Park with one of the most popular Rocky Trail set of race tracks – it will make your frothing gravity mountain bikers’ hearts skip a beat!
Our Canberra schools comp is open to all ages from years 5-12, so make sure you let everyone know, we want to see your whole school here!
The Rocky Trail Academy is all about fostering the grass-roots development of the cycling sport and are part of our junior rider development program.
Geared towards secondary school students these events are held on a Friday and not only engage youth in healthy social and active recreation but brings a heightened appreciation of nature, the environment, self-reliance , self-learning and independence, all as part of riding a bike in the outdoors.
New to Academy racing, check out the Event Guide for everything you need to know. Jump on our Venue Guide for location and parking info. Hit the Stages Guide for info on all the tracks.
Our 3 Tracks have been designed to test a variety of skills, including endurance, speed and technical ability
Got a question, check out our FAQ’s or send us a message on the chat at the bottom of the page
We love the ever-expanding and evolving trail network and putting together our favourite trail combinations for our events, always inspired by input from our local racers! More information about Stromlo Forest Park can be found here: www.stromloforestpark.com.au
It is a public MTB track and you can ride it in the lead up to the race.
AddressStromlo Forest Park, Dave McInnes Road, Stromlo ACT, Australia
There is plenty of parking in the main Stromlo Forest Park carpark.
Event services and facilities:
- The crew from Crofto Mountain Bike clothing will have a large display of protection gear and the latest cool clothing. Stop and say hi to Dave – https://www.crofto.com.au/
- No bike support available on site. Please bring your own spare tubes and tools to keep your wheels rolling.
- School marquees are welcome to be setup in the Event Hub area. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a spot.
- Toilets and showers are available under the Pavilion building near the crit track.
Coffee & Food
Handlebar cafe will be open from 9am serving hot food, snacks and drinks. Card payments only.
All Rocky Trail events are Ecotourism Certified in the Nature Tourism category by Ecotourism Australia. This means that with Rocky Trail you are guaranteed to be part of a genuine and authentic trail-based nature experience that looks after the environment.
Our Sustainability Pledge is that we encourage our racers to follow some simple tips to ‘tread softly’ when visiting the bush and minimise damage to the natural environment. In summary, when you attend our events, please take only memories, immerse yourself into nature, enjoy spending time with like-minded people on ‘rocky trails’ and please, leave only footprints and tyre marks on the sanctioned trails and in the event perimeter marked out, if you’re a racer.
What is Academy racing?
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