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New ambitious Middle Eastern cycling event announced as principal patron of the Crocodile Trophy 2017

The race organisers of the Crocodile Trophy confirmed a new major sponsor for the race with the “Middle East Peace Tour” coming on board as its principal patron and partner event. The high-profile line-up of riders at the 2017 edition […]

Posted: 24/08/2017

Jay Vine and Charlotte Culver claim first SHIMANO MTB GP victories on the Central Coast

The Central Coast town of Wyong with its Ourimbah MTB Park hosted a SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix event on 8 July and turned on a perfectly sunny Winter’s day of racing for the Rocky Trail crowd from all over NSW […]

Posted: 12/07/2017

Cycling Australia partners with RockShox for 2017 Worlds in Cairns

  Cycling Australia (CA) is delighted to announce that iconic suspension manufacturer RockShox, will be an official event partner of the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns, Australia from 5 – 10 September.  Cycling Australia CEO Nick Green […]

Posted: 23/06/2017

AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY “BLOOD ROAD” STARRING REBECCA RUSCH – OUT NOW

Red Bull Media House’s award-winning documentary Blood Road, which follows ultra-endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch’s 2000km ride on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in search of her father’s crash site, is now out worldwide. With the goal of reaching the site […]

Posted: 23/06/2017

Epic weekend of riding at the GT Bike Buller Festival

It’s been three huge days of mountain bike action at the GT Bike Buller Festival presented by Alpinestars with over 600 riders participating in events at Mt Buller in the Victorian Alps over the long weekend. Now in its ninth […]

Posted: 14/03/2017

Diamonds to sparkle at Awaba MTB Park

For the second time the “Diamonds in the Dirt Women’s Only Mountain Bike Event” will be held at Awaba MTB Park. After the inaugural event by Rocky Trail Entertainment received enthusiastic response from the local female riding community last year, […]

Posted: 08/03/2017

Peta Mullens claims fourth title at the 11th annual Otway Odyssey MTB Marathon

Peta Mullens claimed her fourth victory at the renowned 100km Otway Odyssey MTB Marathon presented by Focus, in Forrest Victoria today, Saturday 25 February 2017, with Tasman Nankervis conquering the men’s race. The eleventh edition of the Otway Odyssey confirmed […]

Posted: 02/03/2017

JetBlack 24 Hour at new home track of multiple World Champion Jason English

The ninth edition of the JetBlack 24 Hour race by Rocky Trail Entertainment will take place at Awaba MTB Park near Newcastle on the weekend of 18+19 February. For the first time this iconic endurance race will come to the […]

Posted: 14/02/2017

The Cannondale Dirty Gran Fondo is coming

The Cannondale Dirty Gran Fondo 2016. In this mass participation event you can either ride or race, its up to you. The course follows through the scenic Mt Disappointment state forest over 90kms with plenty of undulating and ever changing […]

Posted: 05/05/2016

BLUE DIRT ‘BLOW OUT’ ROUNDS OUT MT BULLER’S MTB SEASON

As the 2015-2016 mountain biking season draws to a close for another year, there are still three big weekends of riding to be enjoyed. There’s plenty happening across the resort, with perfect autumn temperatures making it ideal mountain bike conditions. […]

Posted: 19/04/2016

Nankervis & Mullens Strike Gold in Bendigo!

Local Double Header: Nankervis & Mullens do their hometown proud at the 2016 Golden Triangle Epic. The Bendigo Mountain Bike Club is celebrating a successful weekend of racing following the 11th edition of the Golden Triangle Epic. Held last Saturday […]

Posted: 19/04/2016

Trickle down technology Di2 for the masses – Shimano XT goes electronic

Di2 now features wireless customisation capabilities with upwards compatibility to XTR level Sitting between the granite-hewn professional racers and the weekend warriors you’ll find a group of highly competitive and highly skilled mountain bikers. These are the privateers and the […]

Posted: 17/04/2016

New suspension centre opens in Sydney with focus on online convenience

A one-stop shop for mountain bike suspension servicing and custom tuning, the Mountain Bike Suspension Centre launched its website to the Australian mountain biking public and retail stores this week. The company aims to provide easy, efficient access to suspension service, […]

Posted: 17/04/2016

The first decade of the BC Bike Race

A decade has gone by since the BC Bike Race began and with it dozens of communities, hundreds of trails, and thousands of kilometers of hand-built singletrack. But most importantly countless smiles, hugs, and celebrations have led us to our […]

Posted: 14/04/2016

The Bendigo Golden Triangle Epic joins the 2016 Australian National XCM Series!

Following the announcement from Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) comes the exciting news that the Bendigo Golden Triangle Epic will officially form Round 3 of the 2016 National XCM Series.As the stage for Australia’s highest profile cross country marathon competition, the […]

Posted: 11/04/2016

GT Bike Buller Festival presented by Fox – Wrapup

  Mt Buller celebrated a huge weekend of mountain biking action at the GT Bike Buller MTB Festival presented by Fox, over the March Labour Day weekend, 12-14 March. Now in its eight year, the GT Bike Buller Festival presented […]

Posted: 16/03/2016

Thrilling Absa Cape Epic on the cards

The 2016 Absa Cape Epic starting on Sunday is shaping up to be a thriller as several teams jockey for the crown previously worn by five-time winner Christoph Sauser. Two teams have emerged as equal favourites: the Team Bulls combination […]

Posted: 12/03/2016

First SHIMANO Mountain Bike Grand Prix race sells out at Glenrock, NSW

For the first time Rocky Trail hosted a lap race at Glenrock State Conservation area and with 300 competitors from all over NSW and the ACT the event sold out days before the race. The popular mountain bike trail network […]

Posted: 09/03/2016

Gear Chat – Karen Hill

For this week’s Gear Chat we have a quick chat with Karen Hill, who many of you will know from the Victorian and national xco/xcm racing scene. Karen is on a roll this year with regular appearances on the podiums […]

Posted: 04/03/2016

New Beefier wheelset from SRAM – the updated ROAM 60

WIDE IS FAST The new ROAM 60’s careful combination of shape, width, design, and materials yields a new carbon wheelset that gives bikers the speed-enabling features they want—and the critical reliability they need. Lightweight, high-strength 30mm carbon rims increase control and confidence in any […]

Posted: 26/02/2016

The 2016 Willo Enduro

Three hundred and eighty riders signed up for the sixth Willo Enduro, held at Wingello on Sunday February 21st 2016. A cloudy misty day made riding temperatures perfect and the previous evening’s light rain dampened the tracks enough to give […]

Posted: 25/02/2016

Hamilton takes victory and Mullens smashes women’s record at the 10th Giant Odyssey

Young gun Chris Hamilton has broken the reign of 6-time winner Chris Jongewaard to claim victory of the epic 100km Giant Odyssey in Forrest, Saturday 20 February. Peta Mullens smashed the women’s course record by 7 minutes to finish in […]

Posted: 22/02/2016

Nextie carbon rims on test – 35mm Wide Hookless Carbon 29” Rims

Nextie bike are a relatively new company based in China and looking to leverage off their direct access to and relationships with OEM manufacturers to provide MTB rims that sport modern technologies at competitive pricing.  Close proximity to these manufacturers […]

Posted: 19/02/2016

The 2016 AMB100 – St Valentine’s Day Massacre – Mount Stromlo-Canberra

How can you not  like racing at Stromlo?! It has to be one of the most pure mountain bike destinations in Australia requiring a solid mix of both fitness and technical ability. It is one of my favourite locations to ride […]

Posted: 18/02/2016

Hans ‘no way’ Rey is coming to Australia

Mountain biking legend Hans ‘no way’ Rey will be coming to Australia in March for the first time in 20 years, just to attend the GT Bike Buller Festival presented by Fox. Now in its eighth year, the GT Bike […]

Posted: 07/02/2016

Misadventures of a noobie

The other day, while on a ride with some mates on our local trails, we came across a familiar gnarly downhill section. I love this section. It scares the hell out of me and rates very high on the “Bum […]

Posted: 22/01/2016

Enduro Issue # 30 on the newstands

The latest issue of Enduro, Issue #30 dropped at the newsagents throughout Australia this week. Described by some as ‘the nicest guy in mountain biking’, Tom Goddard is not just nice, he’s a weapon on a bike. Probably best known for being one half […]

Posted: 08/01/2016

Mt Buller set to host the Victorian Enduro Tour over two big days

Mt Buller is shaping up to host the Victorian Enduro Tour, which is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, 16-17 January 2016. Run by Alpine Gravity, the Victorian Enduro Tour (formerly known as the Victorian Gravity Enduro Series) is one […]

Posted: 08/01/2016

Entries are still open for Wildside 2016 – Jan 16-19

Wildside is arguably the leading multi-day / multi-stage MTB race in Australia, with riders racing through some of  Tasmania’s most picturesque countryside and incredible trails. Wildside is run bi-annually so if you can go this year it is worth getting […]

Posted: 31/12/2015

Beardy McBeard 2016 Cycling Calendar stockists – A great Xmas gift for $24.95

  There are still a few copies of Beardy McBeard’s 2016 cycling calendar available from newsagents across the country. It’s a great opportunity to grab a fantastic cycling gift for the very reasonable price of $24.95. The quality of the imagery […]

Posted: 14/12/2015