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 for girls and boys categories in Year 7+8 (Junior), Year 9+10 (Intermediate) and Year 11+12 (Senior). They 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.
Rider briefings are posted 1-2 days prior to the event and event photos are uploaded 24-48 hours after event.
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
In response to increased visitation and to help improve user safety, the ACT Government has upgraded University of Canberra Stromlo Forest Park (UC Stromlo) carpark.
The new carpark provides 487 parking spaces, including a free 15 minute drop off zone, motorbike parking, longer vehicle parking and accessible parking.
Paid parking times reflects the same opening hours as the park: 6am-6pm during non-daylight savings time and 6am-9pm during daylight savings time.
All parking funds will be reinvested back into the University of Canberra Stromlo Forest Park, being used to maintain trails and for other facility upgrades.
15 minutes Free
15 minutes to 3 hours $1.80
3 hours to 6 hours $2.80
6 hours + $3.90
Annual pass $87.00
Event services and facilities:
- 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 email@example.com 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.