On the weekend of 30 November +1 December 2013 Rocky Trail will be summoning Australian mountain bikers for their ultimate in MTB endurance events to
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan.
Ride, Party, Dance!
Mt Annan Map including MTB Trails
Mercedes Benz Vans Huntingwood
We will continue to run the popular 6+6 Hour racing option for those who want to have break during the night. Plenty of time to have a shower, hearty dinner and a catch up with the team mates - race start is with the 24 Hour enduro riders at 12pm on Saturday and you stop at 6pm. Then, you'll go out again at 6am and finish with the crowds at 12pm on Sunday.
Photo: Tristan Cardew
Registration will open Monday 10 September at 8am.
Rider numbers are limited to 650 and we expect a full house so please don't wait too long to sign up.
Racing options and categories
Categories for male, female, mixed (if appl.): Solo, Pairs, Teams of 3 and 4, as well as Junior Team of 4.
We also introduced the Open 6 Team category.
Categories for male, female, mixed (if appl.): Solo, Pairs, Teams of 3 and 4, as well as Junior Team of 4
Special sub-categories – check out the Registration section for more category information about
Super Masters (50+)
Race format and who wins
Basically, the race is a relay-style race. Team riders of the first lap (who start the race for their teams) can after 1 lap hand over to the next team member or keep riding – that's up to the teams to decide. As soon as you ride 1 lap per solo rider, respectively per team, your time counts and is valid in the final results.
Mixed male/female teams: each team needs to record at least one female AND one male lap to be in the results.
The rider in the solo categories / the team with most laps (and shortest time thereafter) wins. If there are riders/teams in a category with the same number of laps, the fastest total lap time determines the ranking.
Layout, Camping and Access
For the second time this event will be held at Mount Annan and we have been working with the fantastic team at The Australian Botanic Garden to ensure you will have a comfortable stay and an exciting racing experience with us.
CAMPING – Important info
Camping is allowed on Friday and of course Saturday night and costs $5 per person per night (children under 14 camp for free). Fee will be collected at the registration tent, please display tokens on tent/marquee.
The gates to The Australian Botanic Garden Mt Annan shut on Friday at 6pm! They will reopen on Saturday at 7am.
On Saturday night the gates shut at 8pm and reopen again Sunday morning at 5am until 6.30am for the 6+6 hour riders and will be open to the general public from 10am.
During the night when the gates are closed you won't be able to leave the gardens. We will have a key but it's for emergencies only.
Mount Annan is the hottest new MTB track in Sydney however the ground has a lot of clay content which makes riding in the wet nearly impossible.
We want to provide you with as much certainty as possible that the race is going ahead at the scheduled date, which is why we have been working closely together with the Mt Annan team.
We now have a B-track in case it rains, which will keep you riding and helps preserve the pristine trails. This B-track allows us to open and close sections of the main race track if necessary. It is a rough firetrail looping around the race track.
In case of sustained torrential downpour in the leadup to the event we also have secured a B and C date. We will be able to make a call no later than Tuesday before the race.
B - date is a week later on December 7 + 8 2013
C - date is February 1 + 2 2014
Please note that we can't issue any refunds if we need to push the event to either B or C dates or use the B-trails.
24 Hour Sydney Official Jersey
Only $65 !
Needs to be ordered before October 31st!
Order your official event jersey. Available in men and women specific cuts.
High-quality cycling jersey with three pockets on the back (2 pockets for XS sizes).
The jersey will be available for pickup at the event and costs $65.
Accommodation partner 2012
Located a short 10 minute drive from Mt Annan Botanic Gardens, home of the JetBlack 24 Hour MTB race in December, Rydges Campbelltown not only offers guests the luxury of a young 4.5 star boutique hotel but also boasts Infusion alfresco restaurant & bar, a stunning new lounge terrace and it’s own micro-brewery.
Not a fan of camping? Do the 6+6 hour in style and spend the night at Rydges Campbelltown or treat your support crew to a nice warm Rydges Dream Bed while you keep pedalling. Need to get back on the start line at 6am on Sunday morning? Pre-order a breakfast pack for just $15 when you make your reservation and pick it up at Reception on your way out the door!
Support your support crew by booking them into the Rydges. This might make getting the leave pass a lot easier.
It is also a great way to recover after the 24 hour. Stay Sunday night for just $129 per room, have a good rest and drive home safely. Alternatively, stay the Friday night before and also pay only $129 per room.
Hotel guests have access to the award winning Aquafit Fitness and Leisure Centre located just a few steps from the hotel’s front door (in case your legs haven’t suffered enough). Just $6 for use of the 2 pools or $10 for use of the entire gym. There’s also the sensational Oceana Day Spa (bookings essential) and the extensive food & beverage facilities offered by the adjacent Campbelltown Catholic Club PLUS all hotel guests have access to FREE underground secure parking.
Just $145 per room ONLY for JetBlack 24 Hour MTB competitors, officials, family & friends!!
To receive these great rates make sure you let us know you’re from Jetblack 24 Hour MTB