Fox RC Superflow: Full house at Stromlo Forest Park for Round 3!

The Fox Rollercoaster Superflow Series Rd 3, sealed by Stan’s took the Rocky Trail racers to Stromlo Forest Park and the Capital rewarded the riders with the most beautiful autumn sunshine all throughout the weekend. Four times race tracks had to be completed and demanded both riding skills and endurance off the riders and in the elite categories two locals took full home track advantage: Claire Whiteman and Dylan Cooper from Canberra took out the wins.


Rocky Trail’s Fox Rollercoaster Superflow events have been growing in popularity over the last few years, so much so that more timing chips had been acquired and in last weekend’s sell-out race all of them were put to action at Stromlo Forest Park, said Race Director Martin Wisata.

Almost all events require riders to ride to the starts on their bikes and it that way the series offers a big variety of trails. “All our trails can be as tough as you want them to be – there are always different line choices and generally, the faster and the harder you go, the more challenging they get. We specifically pick our venues to meet those requirements.”, Wisata said.

A fun day out for the crowds

A third of the field was filled with junior racers with categories ranging from U13 to U19 and a huge influx of 30+ and 40+ riders was noticed throughout the 2017 season.

“We are proud that we developed these events to be so popular”, said Wisata. “We can offer an awesome day out to a wide range of riders – from elite to amateur racers to families, couples and groups of friends riding together”, he added. He explained that with a unique and flexible timing system, the events didn’t require any start orders and riders could also pick the sequence in which to complete the timed race stages. That way, riders of different categories could still spend all day riding and racing together.

Home advantage for Cooper and Whiteman

In the elite categories, Canberra elites Dylan Cooper and Claire Whiteman dominated the day.

Dylan Cooper said that he loved the format of the event and enjoyed racing his home trails in a different way to the cross-country lap-based events. “I had a great time out there today! Such a thrill to cross the finish lines of the timed stages and be awaited by the marshals and fellow riders – something different and I loved the social aspect of it too, but there was some tough competition out there too!”, he said finishing in 19:42 min in total. Cooper had been watching his runner up, Anthony Elliot, the Fox Rollercoaster Series Champion from 2016 all day. Elliot, from Wallaroo NSW, finished in second with a gap of only 5 seconds. Blake Sutcliffe came in third with 20:02 min. This years series leader, Brock Newling from the Central Coast placed in fourth in 20:18 min, but still defended his lead, “I had a bad last run that cost me valuable time – in this race everything counts!” Scott Graham from Asquith took out fifth in 20:35 min.

Claire Whiteman is a well-known name in the enduro and superflow racing scene and the trails suited her, “What a good day and so good to see so many women and juniors out there having fun!” Whiteman took out the win in 23:21 min ahead of Stephanie Jackson from Drummoyne (24:04 min) and Canberra’s downhill ace, Sian A’Hern (24:07 min).


Round 4 of the series will take place at Ourimbah MTB Park near Wyong in NSW on 1 July – it will be the Elite Men’s series leader Brock Newling’s home track and he will be sure to race hard to repeat his November 2016 victory that awarded him the Fox Rollercoaster Superflow State Championship title.

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Dylan Cooper swapping lycra for baggy shorts and for the win.

Claire Whiteman in her element.

Juniors Will Irleand and Zac Rowland racing the U13’s at the Fox RC Superflow, Stromlo.

Rider briefing to kick off the day.

Fox Australia – headline sponsor mingling with the crowds.

Race Director Martin Wisata explaining the timing system.

A day out with the mates at the Fox RC Superflow, Stromlo

Rider briefing.

Stromlo Forest Park and the Fox RC Superflow: a winning combination for the whole family!

Dynamic Motivation junior development team out in force.

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Rider briefing – Fox Rollercoaster Superflow Round 3 – Stromlo Forest Park


 Fox Rollercoaster #Enduro State Round 3, sealed by Stan’s
Stromlo Forest Park, 30 April 2017

last updated: 26 April 2017


Round 3 is going to be held at the mountain bike heaven that is Stromlo Forest Park!

At Stromlo we will have 4 tracks and you race each track once. Combined times count. You will have to ride to the start of the tracks. No shuttles will be provided. All tracks will be marked on the Saturday already for in-official practice before the Sunday race.

This has been one of the THE most popular enduro tracks on our calendar since we launched the Rollercoaster back in 2012 – it’s a must-attend race and has been known to sell out at Stromlo. Entries are capped at 220, so grab yours quickly!

Share your race experience with us – use the official event hashtags:

#rockytrailracer #foxrollercoaster #ridefox


>> Click here to register!

  • Online registration closes on Saturday, 29 April at 11am, unless sold out prior.
  • If you are between 19 and 29 years old you can choose whether you race Elite or Expert. If you are over 30 you can race within your age group or choose to race Elite or Expert.
  • Elite and Expert are the top racing categories with Elite being for the more experienced riders who have been racing for a while.
  • Age groups: whatever the age of the rider will be on 31st December will determine his age classification and category.


>> Check out the Fox Rollercoaster #Enduro results portal for series progress results so far


>> What’s included in your race entry

  • FREE rider photos by thanks to major sponsor RIDE Fox Australia and hydration partner Stan’s, via JetBlack Cycling Australia
    • Download your photos after the event from the online portal



>> How to get there

The venue is Stromlo Forest Park and it is off Cotter Road in Canberra (ACT).
You get to Cotter Road via the Tuggeranong Parkway. Once on Cotter road, continue onto John Gorton Drive until you get to Opperman Avenue. Turn left at the traffic lights on Opperman Avenue and continue until you reach Stromlo Forest Park. There is a big round about at the entrance; you will see the car park where the main event centre is located.

More information about Stromlo Forest Park can be found here:

It is a public MTB track and you can ride it in the lead up to the race.

You can camp at the Stromlo car park and event centre on the night before the race but please note that the gates shut at around 7pm.


>> Accommodation

Accommodation partner: Pacific Suites Canberra

Pacific suites Canberra is delighted to offer the following accommodation offer for the upcoming
AMB 100 Marathon, Fox Rollercoaster Superflow Round 3, sealed by Stan’s and Shimano MTB GP events in Stromlo:

15% off the Best Available Rate for our spacious apartments Exclusive to Rocky Trail Racers!

Check out all the details on our website!

For further details check out the LOCATION tab on our website.


>> Full event schedule

  • Trails will be marked on Saturday for in-official practice
  • We will offer afternoon registration at the event centre
  • On Sunday registration starts at 8am
  • We will have a compulsory rider briefing at midday.
  • 4 tracks and 1 timed run per track
  • combined time counts
  • no shuttles – neutral rides to the starts


>> Race results and Rider list

We should have a preliminary rider list online by Thursday evening and then update it with the final details by Friday evening. Progress results will be posted on Sunday afternoon after the prize ceremony.

We will post LIVE updates via our Facebook and Twitter pages – Like and Follow to keep in touch!


>> How does the timing work?

  • Follow this YouTube link for a quick 43 sec overview
  • During the race you can have your chip read out after each race run
  • Accumulated race times are displayed on a screen in the event centre
  • IMPORTANT: please hand back the timing chip after the race
Every rider gets a timing chip - you need to swipe the chip over the whole of the timing units at the start & finish of every race run. After the race, hand the chip back, please.

Every rider gets a timing chip – you need to swipe the chip over the whole of the timing units at the start & finish of every race run. After the race, hand the chip back, please.


>> Race tracks

Here is the race track map. We will have 4 tracks and you race each track once. You can pick the race order yourself. Combined times count. You will have to ride to the start of the tracks. No shuttles will be provided.

You can check your race times in between runs or at the end back at the event centre.


>> Shuttles Friday and Saturday 

The crew from Dynamic Motivation is offering shuttle services on the Friday and Saturday – check out their website for tickets.


>> Amenities and Food

There are hot showers and toilets at Stromlo Forest Park, they have a great set up of facilities.

There are several water tabs in the park and in the event centre.

On Sunday we will have a catering and coffee van come out to the event centre – they will serve hot and cold drinks, as well as yummy pasta and sandwiches, snacks and sweet treats.

The Flowbikes / Mondraker Australia crew will be on-site also to help with mechanicals; they’ll have a basic selection of spares as well; if you need any specific parts, please bring them along so they can fix it all for you.




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AMB100 finds its new home in April

For the first time the AMB100 Marathon took place in April and we are so glad that we made the right decision and happy about the positive feedback from riders as well as sponsors and supporters.

Says Mike Blewitt, the editor of our event’s headline sponsor, the Australian Mountain Bike Magazine,

“In it’s 4th year the AMB100 has really hit its stride. The event really does draw a diverse crowd, from riders who sign up knowing that they get to race on the trails of Australia’s most successful mountain bike park, or riders who know that rocky Trail Entertainment always put on a fun event, and riders who were interested in trying out an event in a non-threatening environment. Everyone was catered for and although there were plenty of grimaces during the action, these were countered with smiles once riders were over the finish line for their event. On such a glorious autumn day, there was no better place to be on your mountain bike.”


We are looking forward to returning to Stromlo Forest Park with this event next year – it is one of our favourite places to ride and race too.

On another very good note, we received the all clear from the rider who crashed on Pork Barrell. Apparently not even a broken bone. All the best, mate!


Here are the links to the race reports by:

> Australian Mountain Bike Magazine



Here are the links to the podium photos on Facebook and to results:

> Podium pics

> Results portal


Remember, all AMB100 racers can download their race images from the online portal for FREE – here is the link, use the password: rtamb100

> Link to online gallery for FREE download



The Rocky Trail Entertainment AMB100 mat Stromlo, 2017

The Rocky Trail Entertainment AMB100 mat Stromlo, 2017

The Rocky Trail Entertainment AMB100 mat Stromlo, 2017


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AMB100 Rider Briefing 2016

Dear AMB100 racers,
Please go through the following important bits of information to prepare for the event and we are excited and looking forward to welcoming you all at Stromlo Forest Park on 14 February, one of our all-time favourite MTB parks!
A preliminary rider list will be posted asap.
Juliane + Martin

Share your race experience with us – use the official event hashtags:

#rockytrailracer #AMB100


  • Online registration closes on Saturday, 13 February at 6pm.
  • Age determination day is race day.
  • Each rider needs to agree to our General Race Rules
  • Each rider needs to sign our Race Waiver; parents or guardians needs to sign on behalf of riders younger than 18 years (bring signed copy or sign on the day). A copy for signing will be available at the event registration.



While the 100milers will be racing from 5am, the mass start for the 100, 66 and 33 km racers is at 8am. Registration starts at 6am. Please check out the schedule online.

We are also offering extended registration hours on Saturday to pick up your race number between 4 and 7 pm.

Here is the Sunday schedule summary:

  • 4.45am – Race registration AMB100-milers at Pavilion office (down stairs, next to toilet block)
  • 5:00am – Race start AMB100-miler (5 laps)
  • 6:00-7:30am – General race registration at Stromlo Forest Park event centre (near car park)
  • 7.45 am – Rider briefing, be race ready
  • 8:00am – Mass race start 100km (3 laps) as well as 2- and 3-lap challenges
  • 10:00am – Free kids race at events centre
  • from 11:00pm – Category prize ceremonies
  • est. 12pm – Ceremony 100km Elite Men’s
  • est. 1pm – Ceremony 100miler Elite Men’s
  • 2:00pm – Time limit to start last lap
  • est. 3:30pm – Event finish


Results portal

(incl. live updates during the event)

How to get there

The venue is Stromlo Forest Park and it is off Cotter Road in Canberra (ACT).
You get to Cotter Road via the Tuggeranong Parkway. Once on Cotter road, continue onto John Gorton Drive until you get to Opperman Avenue. Turn left at the traffic lights on Opperman Avenue and continue until you reach Stromlo Forest Park. There is a big round about at the entrance; you will see the car park where the main event centre is located.

More information about Stromlo Forest Park can be found here:

It is a public MTB track and you can ride it in the lead up to the race. There are toilets and (hot) showers available.

You can camp at the Stromlo car park and event centre but please note that the gates shut at around 7pm.


There is plenty of parking right at the event centre at Stromlo Forest Park.


You will be able to camp at Stromlo Forest Park on Saturday night.


Water stations

There are three water stations with water and electrolyte drinks –

  • one in the event centre near timing (there is also a tap);
  • one on top of the Stromlo climb (marked, water only) and
  • one at the intersection Double Dissolution/Party Line (about half-way mark, you will pass it twice, water and electrolytes).

This will also be a manned marshal and first aid contact point. We highly recommend that ever rider takes at least 2x full 750ml bottles out on track or alternatively a 2-3L hydration pack. You will need it.


If it’s a warm day: hydrate-hydrate-hydrate!

The AMB100 took place in February in recent years and we moved it to a cooler month this year. However, hydration is still important. Our race director, Martin Wisata, has had thorough experience racing marathon distances also in hot conditions during six completed Crocodile Trophy stage races, where on some days temperatures where in the mid forties. He recommends that you start hydrating your body on Friday evening and throughout Saturday.
In any case, the key is to listen to your body during the race, keep drinking plenty of electrolytes and look after yourself. We have a manned marshal point at the half-way mark for support – refer to the water station comment above.


Race rules – Additional regulation regarding race dropout

Please familiarise yourself with our rules and race regulations – they are available on our website.
IMPORTANT:  Should you decide you dropout of the race and finish early you MUST report to the timing tent, so we can record your activity! This is of utmost importance, as we need to make sure that all racers are accounted for throughout the day. Thank you for your cooperation.


Race Track 

>> Click here to a Google Maps feature of the race track on our website.

Around round the 28km mark in length. Keep in mind that based on previous years, we expect the lap times in the mid-field to be around 1.5-2 hours minimum; fastest lap times last year where around the 75 min mark.

We’re taking out Holden’s Creek near the event centre and head straight up towards the Observatory via Fenceline and Blue Gum Climb. From the top you descend via Western Wedgetail towards the back down Pork Barrell. – IMPORTANT: Pork Barrell is a more technical trail section of Stromlo, beware of the rocky and sandy corners as well as roll-overs! – From half-way down Pork Barrell you turn towards Slick Rock and Brindabellas and then turn into Deep Creek. You start climbing back via Terminal Velocity and Missing Link arriving on top of Double Dissolution. Crim Track and the steep firetrail climb are next (you reach it via riding the last 100m of Willo Link in reverse) to the top of Skyline – you will turn left onto Skyline. Half-way down Luge you turn LEFT to climb up Blackberry Climb to Slant Six and then onto Blue Tongue. Half-way up Heartbreaker you turn right (before you get to Skyline) to head towards Willo Link. We will lead you onto Party Line and from there you’re on the way back to the event centre via Home Run.


Track Signage

Please follow the Rocky Trail signage, which will be attached to official Stromlo signs and trees. We are not able to bunt the entire track as Stromlo is such a huge area, but all of the trails are very obvious and visible. Key intersections will be bunted and also signed – but be aware that we’ve had incidents where bunting was torn at Stromlo, so always look out for signs and you’ll be right.

Turn right/left.

Turn back, you’re on the wrong track.

Attention, technical section ahead.

Extremely difficult section ahead, proceed with extra caution.

Pick your line ahead. A-Line is more difficult and might be faster, B-Line is easier.


First aid

Will be provided by Pink First Aid; one first aider will be available at the manned marshal station at the Double Dissolution/Party Line intersection and the main first aid station is located at the main AMB100 event centre.


Food & drinks

Will be provided by the Daily Espresso crew include yummy sandwiches, wraps and savoury and sweet snacks as well as coffee, tea and cold drinks. They will be located in the main event centre at the car park.


Weather forecast – Stromlo Forest Park policy 

We are racing at Stromlo Forest Park, which is ruled by ACT Government regulations. Under “Catastrophic” and “Extreme” fire danger conditions the MTB park will get closed; however, based on the current forecast and previous experience, we don’t expect any closures for the event weekend and the weather conditions should be perfect. Please be aware of Rocky Trail rules applying to such instances – they are published in our event cancellation policy on our website.


A big thank you to our sponsors and supporters!




Posted in AMB 100

Rydal welcomes SHIMANO Mountain Bike Grand Prix

Round 2 of the Shimano Mountain Bike Grand Prix transformed the Rydal Showground into a vibrant cycling event centre. Riders from all over NSW and the ACT took part in the four and seven hour competitions that were held on the home tracks of the Central Tablelands MTB Club. Trent Pons and Briony Mattocks won the 4-hour solo races and Rohan Geddes and Gwynn Le Maitre took out the 7-hour classifications. With Owen Gordon and Scott Reynolds two juniors from the JetBlack Racing Team claimed he overall line honours with 18 laps completed on the circuit that was an instant hit with Rocky Trail’s racers.


With 10 completed laps Trent Pons from Campbelltown was the winner of the popular 4-hour solo competition in Rydal on the weekend. In 4:08:11 he defeated race favourite from Wagga Wagga and winner of Round 1 at Glenrock, Daniel Beresford, who crossed the line just over a minute behind him. Michael Crummy from Richmond came in third. In the women’s Briony Mattocks backed up her win at Glenrock in dominant form – 9 laps in 4:10:56 was the winning result ahead of Natalie Anderson (+20 min) and Elise Buriss (-1 lap).

“I really liked this track”, said Briony Mattocks. “I am probably one of the few people who love climbs and I would have preferred a few more meters of elevation here, but the trail features and line choices were just so much fun and I had an awesome race – can’t wait to be back here soon!”


New venues to entertain the riders

Mountain bike events promoter Martin Wisata from Rocky Trail Entertainment said that for the Shimano MTB Grand Prix he was constantly looking for new venues to take his racers to, “This events series has been running since 2009 and we want this series to have versatile and exciting trails – every year we look for new venues to add to the event locations so that our loyal rider base gets to experience new race tracks.”

He added that the facilities at Rydal had been ideal and the hosts from the Rydal Showground Trust as well as the local club so accommodating that plans were already in the making to hopefully return to the venue in 2018. “The location is right in the middle between Sydney and Canberra and with Lithgow City Council just minutes away, we can offer our riders a wide variety of accommodation options as well as ideas for exploring this beautiful region to make it a whole weekend away.”


Changing of the guards in the seven hour race

The Shimano MTB Grand Prix offers riders the options to race solo or in teams of two or three riders. One of the most exciting “races within the race” at Rydal was the battle for the overall line honours, which is awarded to the team with the most laps completed of all the riders in the event. Owen Gordon and Scott Reynolds from the JetBlack Racing Team completed 18 laps in 7:11:14 and defeated riders of the highest calibre, including Owen’s uncle Craig Gordon, former 24-hour Solo World Champion and a regular at Rocky Trail events who was competing in a pairs team as well.

Rohan Geddes from Canberra won the general classification of the solo competition in the 7-hour race with 16 completed laps in 7:17:45 ahead of Brian Price (+6:06 min) from Faulconbridge and Garry James from Farrer (ACT, -1 lap). In the women’s Gwynn Le Maitre from Duffy won with 13 laps in 6:51:39 ahead of Meredith Quinlan (-1 lap) and Claudia Fiess (- 1 lap) from Sydney.

The next series event of the SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix will take place at Ourimbah MTB Park near Wyong, supported by the Central Coast Council. Online registration is open now via the Rocky Trail website.

>> Link to results portal

>> Link to free rider photo download from OuterImage portal

Use password: rideshimano




Rohan Geddes.

Craig Gordon with racing mates Andrew Poppett (left) and Adrian Azzopardi (right) at the start.

Scott Reynolds styling it.

Natalie Anderson.

Briony coming through transition.

Briony Mattocks (centre) at the front of the pack for race start.

Race start.

Owen Gordon (centre) getting ready.

Posted in Media, Shimano MTB Grand Prix

Connor Fearon and Sian A’Hern claim 2017 RedAss Downhill State Titles

Downhill superstar Connor Fearon from Adelaide took out the 2017 RedAss Downhill Enduro NSW/ACT State Championship title in Thredbo and the rising star, Sian A’Hern from Canberra dominated the Elite Women’s divisions for the entire Rocky Trail Gravity Weekend that also featured Round 2 of the Fox Rollercoaster Superflow Series on the popular Kosciuszko National Park trails.


With the fastest seeding time, Connor Fearon won the Elite Men’s race in Thredbo in 4:40,11 and claimed the 2017 NSW/ACT State Championship title of the RedAss Downhill Enduro Series. In second was Brent Smith from Woronora Heights (4:6,38) ahead of Thomas Crimmins (4:48,43).

In the women’s Sian A’Hern backed up her win on Saturday with a race time of 5:37,93 to take the female title ahead of local gun Teegan Molloy (5:45,37). Kellie Weinert from Kearns placed in third with 5:52,09.

Junior categories show strength in numbers

Almost half of the downhill field in Thredbo was made up of Junior categories between U13 and U19 and event organiser and Race Director Martin Wisata from Rocky Trail said that for 2017, NSW partner clubs will be hosting state rounds with points going towards the series.

“Downhill is a very niche sport and we need strong clubs to sustainably grow it and get juniors into it early. We want to support and help promote club-run downhill races by awarding them state-level points. We’re hoping that it will boost rider numbers at that club platform, so that we can continue to grow this sport from the grassroots level up”, Wisata explained.


>> Overview of 2017 RedAss Downhill Enduro State Series events

>> Results portal

>> Link to rider photo download via Outer Image

Use password: thredbomtb



Connor Fearon wins RedAss DH Championship Title in Thredbo.

Sian A’Hern wins Rocky Trail Gravity Double-Header in Thredbo.

Women’s podim (l-r): Teegan Molloy, Sian A’Hern, Kellie Weinert.

Men’s Podim (l-r): Brent Smith, Connor Fearon, Thomas Crimmins.

RedAss Downhill juniors rocking it.

Rocky Trail Downhill action in Thredbo.

Sun’s out, guns out!

Posted in Media, RedAss Downhill

Brock Newling increases Fox Rollercoaster Series Lead in Thredbo

Round 2 of the Fox Rollercoaster Superflow Series took Rocky Trail’s gravity racers to Thredbo and saw a new sponsor come on board with Stan’s NoTubes. In a stacked field, Brock Newling from the NSW Central Coast increases his series lead in the Elite Men and Sian A’Hern won in the Women’s Elite division.


The annual Rocky Trail Gravity Weekend at Thredbo this year brought Round 2 of the Fox Rollercoaster Superflow Series as well as the RedAss Downhill Enduro NSW/ACT State Championships to the popular trails in the Koszciusko National Park. The Fox Rollercoaster competitors completed two runs of the Flow Trail on the Saturday while practice was under way for the RedAss Downhill on the Cannonball Run.

Brock Newling from Gorokan clocked in the two fastest times among the Elite Men’s and did so in an effortless style that showed the talent and caliber of this Central Coast rider who said that the Fox Rollercoaster had rekindled his passion for racing after a break from his previous downhill career. With a combined time of 15:03,73 Newling takes over the series lead ahead of Dave Young (15:16,46) from the Blue Mountains, his runner up in Thredbo.

In third with a race time of 15:34,31 was Duke Millington who also claims the third spot in the overall series.

Rising star Sian A’Hern wins the women’s divison

In the women’s Canberra’s Sian A’Hern dominated the elite division, winning on both days and displaying a strong form after a season riddled with injury in 2016. With a race time of 16:54,63 she took the win ahead of Kellie Weinert from Kearns (17:23,14) and Ellie Smith from the Central Coast (17:51,72).

Ellie Smith’s third place puts her in the series lead ahead of the grand dame of NSW gravity, Joanne Fox from Emu Heights and Sian A’Hern is in third ahead of the next round on her home track at Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra on 30 April.

Online registration is open via the Rocky Trail website and the organisers are expecting a full house with four race tracks on offer that will have to be completed by riding to the starts in neutral.


>> Link to results portal

>> Link to rider photo download via Outer Image

Use password: thredbomtb



Ellie Smith (middle) takes over the women’s series lead – with Mondraker team riders Alyssa and Coleen Kehoe.

Rocky Trail’s gravity epicentre in Thredbo.

Father and son racing together.

Unbeatable: Brock Newling increases series lead.

Presentation time.

Sian A’Hern wins Rocky Trail Gravity Double-Header in Thredbo.




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