Rocky Trail Elementary

Rocky Trail Academy Elementary Edition

Where the adventure begins!

We hear you, Rippers! That’s why we are launching a special Elementary Edition just for primary schools! This is for the younger riders to join the fun and explore the ‘rocky trails’ – because everyone deserves a taste of mountain bike adventures with us!

Rocky Trail Elementary Primary School Events

This new “Elementary Edition” of our Rocky Trail Academy program will provide a fun and accessible introduction to mountain biking, fostering participation and nurturing future riders.

It is open to Y3-6 primary school kids, regardless of experience or skill level.

The focus is on enjoying the sport, exploring nature, and making new friends. The three tracks selected will be short, engaging, and designed for maximum fun. 

Participating schools and parents play a crucial role in supervising and cheering on young riders, fostering a supportive community atmosphere.

The event is supported by reputable brands like Shimano, Marzocchi, Fox Australia, Sendy, and AusCycling, emphasising commitment to the sport and youth development.

What is the Format?

Rocky Trail Elementary is all about having fun and participation is encouraged over competition.

  • Three short trails (1-3 minutes each) with minimal technical challenges.
  • Focus on flat pedaling and some descending for a fun and manageable experience.
  • Three trails can be ridden in any order (like in Academy and Superflow® events). 
  • Riders are not timed to the starts.
  • Results will be published, but no official timing or rankings to encourage participation over competition.
  • Riders who do each track at least once are “finishers” and get a fun little reward prize.
  • All young riders receive a participation giveaway as a little reward for the day.

Participation Requirements:

  • Open to all primary school students Year 3-6 (7-12 year old)
  • Schools and parents provide marshals and supervision.
  • Bikes must be in good working order and appropriate for the trails.
  • Participation in a safety briefing is mandatory.

Elementary Schedule

Elementary events are half day events allowing easy for easy timetabling:

  • Rego from 7:30am
  • Rider briefing 8:45am
  • Timed rides 9am-12pm (3hrs)
  • Presentations 12:15pm

What’s Included?

Entry is $49 per rider

Registration includes the following:

  • Personalised Race Plate with timing chip
  • Podium presentations supported by Sendy
  • Live Timing throughout the event
  • Access to photos from our photo points on track
  • Professional First Aid
  • Race Starters on all stages
  • Event Marshalls
  • Event Village with music and race commentary
  • Food, Coffee & Drinks Vendors
  • Neutral Service / Repairs
  • Toilets

Host A Rocky Trail Elementary Event In Your Region

If your school would like to run a Rocky Trail Elementary in your region then contact Jo Parker today to learn more about the format.

Looking to host an event for your secondary age students, talk to our team about Rocky Trail Academy & Graduation Cups!

The Rules

  • You ride up to the starts – this time does not count. Shuttling or towing is not allowed.
  • You ride down on a pre-determined track. Riders are required to stay on the designated marked track. No short cutting the track even if it is not bunted – this time does count.
  • Passing: being friendly out on the track goes a long way. Let the rider you are about to pass know when and on which side. E.g. “rider coming up, passing on your right when you are ready”. Then say thanks and keep on smashing it. If you are being passed find the next best place to move to the side and let them pass.
  • If a race is deemed unsafe because of storm, rain, fire etc we will pause it, assess the situation and if possible restart it again when safe.
  • Riders must register before they will be allowed to practice.
  • Race numbers must be displayed on the handlebars of the bicycle. The number plate must be readable, so it must be fastened as flat as possible. Altering, cutting or placing of unauthorised sponsors’ logos on numbers can result in a penalty. You can keep your number plate as a memento of your race.
  • All riders must wear a bike helmet that has been authorised by Australian Standards (or approved international standard) at all times when riding and racing. You will be required to wear fully enclosed foot wear and gloves are recommended.
  • Riders do not have to be a member of a cycling association or club to be allowed to race.
  • Riders are covered under Aus Cycling event insurance. If you have any questions, please contact Event Manager Jo Parker at Rocky Trail Entertainment.
  • No garbage policy: please don’t litter out on the track. We will penalise you if we see you do it.
  • Riders are required to provide assistance to injured riders by staying with the injured rider until assistance arrives and notifying the next rider to inform the next track official. Riders providing assistance will be permitted to have a rerun even if the allocated time has elapsed.
  • Riders must be registered in their own name and not substitute for other riders without the prior consent of the race organiser.
  • Riders must not permit another rider to ride their bike with the numberplate attached. If sharing a bike you must remove the numberplate.
  • E-bikes are not permitted other than for support riders & roving marshals. All E-bikes used during the event (including practice) must comply with our E-bikes Policy.
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