Rider Briefing | Fox Superflow® Ipswich QLD 2023

Welcome to the first Fox Superflow® sealed by Stan’s event at Castle Hill MTB Trails in Ipswich in South East QLD! We thank the Ipswich City Council for the support and the Ipswich Cycling Club for endorsing our event.

This is your Rider Briefing for the event – check out the Virtual Rider Briefing from our Events Team and scroll down for important race-specific info. You will find links to all the important details and if you have any questions, always email us at jo@rockytrailentertainment.com (or click on the messaging button on your screen) and always happy to chat at rego too!

Virtual Rider Briefing

read all the details below;

Event Sponsors

THESE EPIC PARTNERS MAKE SUPERFLOW® POSSIBLE:


Important race info

About The Venue

Castle Hill MTB Tracks – corner of Thomas and Mary Streets, Blackstone

We are racing at the Castle Hill MTB Tracks, which are apart of the historic Castle Hill Blackstone Reserve on the corner of Thomas and Mary Streets, Blackstone. We would like to thank the Ipswich City Council  for their support and maintenance of trails.

Track Guide – 4 stages at Ipswich!

For the Ipswich event, we added a 4th track to the 3-stage classic Superflow – this “boosted format” will provide the ideal race track length and showcase this awesome trail network!

There is no PRO Stage, all riders must complete all 4 stages to be in the results.

  • FOX(Inca) is a fun and flowy but does contain a few corners that will test the skills of riders.
  • STANS(World Cup) has some small doubles and a fun rocky section with a hidden landing for the brave (excellent B Lines for the conservative).
  • LAZER(Roweys) is again fast and flowy with a good combination of fun jumps that can all be rolled.
  • MTB DIRECT(Phil’s) is the most technical track, starts next to FOX (aka INCA) and includes 2 technical loose and steep corners that will test the best. Expect this track to blow out so be ready to change line choice across the day. Track finishes on a jumps section at the bottom so “whip it” up.

Quick reminder Rocky Trail Academy is on Friday. Tracks closed until 2pm.

Destination Guide – Plan your Trip!

Come explore Queensland’s oldest provincial city – and Race the way you Ride your bike with us at the Castle Hill MTB Trails!

Event Services

Venue and Parking

  • Event Hub is located at Castle Hill MTB Tracks – corner of Thomas and Mary Streets, Blackstone.
  • Onsite parking is accessed from the main carpark, follow the signs and direction of the Rocky Trail crew .
  • When parking in the local streets please ensure all driveways are clear. Parking inspectors are known to visit the area. Carpooling is recommended.

Food & Drinks

No event is complete without awesome coffee, epic food and plenty of cold refreshments!

  • Dapper and Chic on site both days. Great selection of yummy food
  • Groupset Coffee on site ready and waiting. Support the businesses that support our events.

Bike Support

  • Last minute issues – see Ryan from HitBikes to keep you rolling across the weekend

Exhibitors

  • Check out the great range of cool mtb gear at the We the Riders marquee
  • The crew from Shredding trail on site both days. Great summer colours on offer.

Random Draw Sponsor Prizes

Look out for the Random Draw sponsor prize winners across the weekend! To find out if you are winner, check your online results during the day and collect your prize. Note – All prizes need to be collected at the event otherwise the prize is forfeited.

Weather information

A hot summer day, come prepared. Low of 5c high of 29c

Recycle – Reduce Waste 

Rocky Trail is committed to reduce land waste from events. We ask all participants to take home your waste and sort into your household bins. Limited bins will be on site.

Race Format

Superflow® Race Format, pick Sat or Sun as race day.

Fox Superflow® Boosted Format: 3+1 TIMED TRACKS, 5 RUNS EACH, FASTEST ON EACH COUNTS!

REMEMBER NO VEHICLE OR TOW SHUTTLES ALLOWED.

  • At EVERY RACE we are offer 3 epic, gravity enduro stages called Fox, Stans & Lazer. At Ipswich, there is a 4th compulsory track, MTB Direct.
  • Racing is spread over 2 days, you choose what day you race.
  • Racing starts at 9:00 am and you have till 3:30 pm to complete a minimum of 1 run per track to get a placing.
  • You choose what order you ride the stages in.
  • Ride each stage up to 5 times each, thats up to 20 race runs in total (if you have the legs!)
  • Stages are an average of 2-3 minutes long, with untimed liaisons so take your time and chat with your mates.
  • Return to the race village at any time for food, support or to rest!
  • Technical assistance is permitted anywhere outside of your race runs.
  • The fastest time on each race track gets added up to the final result across skill and age group classifications.
  • More info here.

Race Guide

Early registration will be available across the weekend.

Registration from 7:30am to 1pm and racing starts at 9am. You can clock in times until 3:30pm – check the schedule tab in the Race Guide on the event website for more details. Scroll past the Venue Guide on the website and you will find detailed info on the Race Format and Additional Guidelines.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS:

Race Director & Main Emergency Contact – Bob Morris 0458 299 558
Event Director – Jo Parker 0424 955 332
Event Manager – Ian Mortenson
Timing Director – Martin Wisata 0403 090 952
Rider & Media Services – Juliane Wisata 0416 737 972

General Race Information

We are guaranteed a great weekend and look forward to seeing you all here!

  • All track runs are live timed so check your result as you cross the line.
  • PRIZE Ceremony: MTB DIRECT sponsors over $20,000 worth of online vouchers for this year’s series for your next shopping spree on their site for 1-2-3 category podium getters!
  • Giveaways from our sponsors.

Insurance

You don’t need to be a member of any cycling association to race with Rocky Trail. Some offer great insurance packages which are worthwhile checking out and you are in charge of your own health insurance when racing with us.

Flip Insurance is a new Event Partner for Fox Superflow® and Rocky Trail cross-country events. Flip is pay-as-you-go accidental injury insurance that offers cover for a day, or a week. Schedule up to 12 months ahead. You can find some more information here – Junior and Senior cover available.
https://rockytrailentertainment.com/flip-insurance/

Rider List And Live Results

Race plates with passive timing chips, automatic race timing and LIVE results online all day.

Timing

All weekend you can find links to Rider List and LIVE Results via the drop-down menu from the event page on our website! Before the race day the page will display the RIDER LIST and from the race start onwards it will switch to LIVE then on Sunday after the race to final results. You can check these now and throughout the weekend via your mobile devices – to reduce touch points we will not have any public display computers on-site.

Event Updates During The Race/Weekend

We always announce any major updates mainly via the Facebook event page, as well as our news blog and email newsletters. Please feel comfortable to register knowing we will refund or transfer your entry if required.

Event Photos – Keen for a photo? The STAN’S track is the spot this weekend.

We can’t wait to see you smashing it! Remember, your race photos are included in your entry. Be sure to download them after the race and share your stories with eeeeeveryone using:

#ROCKYTRAILRACER #FOXSUPERFLOW

Volunteers Welcome

We need your help this weekend with marshalling two of the road crossing points. Give a couple of hours that would be amazing.

Rocky Trail is always looking for crew to support the riders. If you can lend a hand, complete our online form https://rockytrailentertainment.com/home/volunteering/ or contact Jo at jo@rockytrailentertainment.com to be part of the team. Riders luv seeing supporters at our events.

Rocky Trail Merchandise

  • Rocky Trail Jerseys designed by Dharco ($75-$85)
  • New Petrol blue colour range for 2023 : Rocky Trail X Sendy Hoodies $65 and T-shirts $35
  • Socks $20
  • Mudguards $25
  • Available from the Rocky Trail rego desk all weekend!

Now Get Ready! See you at the start line!

Listen to Rocky Trail vibes to get ready or on the way to the race and connect with fellow #rockytrailracers via our FB Group!

Any questions?

Talk to us via our online chat – click on the orange circle symbol on your bottom right screen corner and we’ll be right with you! (We always love talking bikes, racing and riding!)

See you soon.

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