Rider Briefing | Fox Superflow® Mackay 2024

Welcome to the first Finch Hatton MTB Fox Superflow® sealed by Stan’s in Mackay – the VERY FIRST EVER event, in fact, on the brand-new trails! We thank the Mackay Regional Council for making this event possible with their support and a big shout-out to the new Finch Hatton MTB Community for the warm welcome!

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 ride@rockytrailentertainment.com (or click on the messaging button on your screen) and always happy to chat at rego too!

Virtual Rider Briefing

read the full weekend information below;

Event Sponsors

THESE EPIC PARTNERS MAKE SUPERFLOW® POSSIBLE:

THANK YOU THESE LOCAL PARTNERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND ENDORSEMENT:


Important race info

EMERGENCY CONTACTS:

Race Director – Bob Morris 0458 299 558
Event Director – Jo Parker 0424 955 332

Location & Tracks:

We’ll take you to Queensland’s newest mountain bike destination, surrounded by one of the world’s oldest rainforests!

Nestled in the heart of the lush Pioneer Valley, west of Mackay, the town of Finch Hatton is where the adventure begins. Ensure your journey is as smooth as the trails that await with our Destination Guide for #rockytrailracers on reaching both Mackay and Finch Hatton.

Venue:

Finch Hatton MTB, Anzac Parade, Finch Hatton QLD (Opposite 21 Anzac Parade)

Plenty of parking available on-site.

Rocky Trail Entertainment works closely with the local clubs and land owners or venue managers to make sure each event has the lowest environment impact as possible. We also donate a portion per riders entry fee to the club to help them further develop the trails.

Camping:

  • Camping is available at: Pioneer Valley Tourism Park (Finch Hatton Showgrounds)
    • Address: 1 Peoples Street, Finch Hatton
    • You can simply turn up and pay on-site (see below). No need to pre-book, there is plenty of space.
    • If you have any questions, please contact our Caretakers Leigh and Ray – 0439 158 127
    • 40 sites available – Powered site: $25, Unpowered site: $20

Shuttles:

  • This race is an un-shuttled event. We are using three tracks with the enduro-style pedalled ride-up.
  • Finch Hatton MTB does offer shuttles; you may wish to come early to practice (or stay longer!) and use the shuttle service outside of the Rocky Trail race days – all information on the Finch Hatton MTB website here.

Event Services

  • Registration Tent with live timing, merch and race info
  • Music and live race updates
  • Professional First Aid
  • Automated photo points all weekend
  • Additional in-house content creator on course on Saturday
  • Onsite water taps are located near the shuttle bus pickup point.
  • 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.

Bike Support:

  • Local bike shop operator Corry cycles will be set up on site to help with any last minute bike issues. Need an extra bike for the family, get in quick and hire one from the team at Corry cycles.

Food/Catering:

Local favourite One Hungry Mumma food van will be operating across the weekend.

  • Pre-order your Dinner now! – This will help with planning too! After an exhilarating day on the trails, gather with friends, both new and old, and family to enjoy One Hungry Mumma’s street food-style catering. Designed by One Hungry Mumma, our menu offers a variety of hearty and flavorful options perfect for refueling and celebrating your ride.
  • Join the Rocky Trail crew on site Saturday arvo watching the pump track action, listening to DJ Nigel. Bring your picnic, grab a meal and relax with great company.

Saturday afternoon: PUMP & FLOW RACE!

  • Mackay, grab your BMX, hardtail or dirt jumper and strap yourself in for some pump track action!
  • $30 per rider, Quali then Finals under lights!
  • On Saturday afternoon we kick off the stoke at Mackay’s awesome Finch Hatton Pump Track in Northern Queensland!
  • Pump & Flow sits bang in the middle of 2 days of Fox Superflow® gravity enduro action! Who will be crowned Northern Queenslands Pump & Flow champions?
  • How to register? You can:
    • Add the Pump & Flow rego to your Superflow® entry when you sign up
    • Sign up directly online here – REGISTER NOW
    • Sign up on-site on the day

Weather Information

The tracks are dry and a little rain will be good. Possible showers across the weekend but nothing of major concern. Temps between 15c to 22c.

Race Format

Superflow® Classic Race Format: Weekend Edition

  • 3 TIMED TRACKS, 5 RUNS, FASTEST ON EACH COUNTS!
  • Timing Chips are active all weekend; you may clock in times on Saturday AND Sunday. Of course, you can also do all your race times on the one day.
  • Note, you only have to clock in one result per track to be in the results.
  • REMEMBER NO VEHICLE OR TOW SHUTTLES ALLOWED FOR RACERS ON THEIR RACE DAY.
  • The three race tracks are reserved for RACERS ONLY on the weekend.

New: GASGAS Electroflow™

Awesome to have GASGAS on board for our Electroflow™ eBike-specific classification! These bikes have just hit the Australian market – they have Spanish roots and are part of the Austrian-based Pierer Mobility Group (which Rocky Trail’s Austro-Australian Founders secretly love!), where the technology that goes into the big line-up of models benefits of the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility right in the heart of Europe.

These bikes are a bit CHEEKY, they’re all about FUN, ROOSTING, they’re ready shred and ROCK – we reckon they’ll fit right into our Rocky Trail community vibe, literally boosting the GASGAS Electroflow™ into its next chapter of the Superflow® history.

You’ll be able to demo and test ride these awesome bikes at MANY events across NSW, VIC, QLD and the ACT, of course! Let’s go!

Race Guide

Early registration will be available across the weekend.

  • Click here for Race Guide
  • Click here for FAQ’s
  • Click here for Race Rules
  • Click here for eBike Policy – All eBike riders will need to sign the physical waiver at registration to confirm compliance
  • All track runs are live timed so check your result as you cross the line.
  • Prizes – Podium Gift Vouchers by MTB DIRECT for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each category will be emailed AFTER the weekend. Gift vouchers can be redeemed on MTB Direct’s extensive range of mountain biking gear and accessories.
  • New in 2024: MTB Direct Spirit Award Winner – one rider per race will be selected by the Rocky Trail panel based on merit, including determination, grit, endurance and engagement. The Spirit Award Winner will receive a MTB Direct Gift Card.

Destination Guide – Plan your Trip!

Click through to the Finch Hatton MTB / Mackay Destination Guide for #rockytrailracers with local Deals & Offers!

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. Please sort rubbish into the waste bins and recycle bins. All Rocky Trail Events are Nature Tourism Eco-Certified. Find out more…

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.

Event Content

We can’t wait to see you smashing it! After the event we will provide links for you to access content from the race. Be sure to download them after the race and share your stories with eeeeeveryone using:

#ROCKYTRAILRACER #FOXSUPERFLOW

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

Volunteers Welcome

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 (limited stock)

  • Rocky Trail Jerseys designed by Dharco ($75-$85)
  • New light and dark blue colour range for 2024 : Rocky Trail 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!

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