#rockytraildestination Newcastle: Glenrock State Conservation Area
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Glenrock State Conservation Area is part of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and one of the most popular mountain bike and bush walking trail networks right in the heart of Newcastle. Rocky Trail Entertainment has been running mountain bike events like the Shimano MTB Grand Prix at Glenrock since 2015, the only private promoter to have access to the trails.
With one of the prettiest views of any mountain bike event centre right out onto the ocean this is also an ideal race to bring the family and partners along to.Jason English on the top of the iconic “Snakes and Ladders” section at Glenrock.
Accommodation near Glenrock
The event centre will be at the Glenrock trailhead on Gun Club Road off Fernleigh Loop in Newcastle. The surrounding suburbs are Adamstown Heights, Merewether and Kahibah as well as Kotara.
Unfortunately camping won’t be available at the this track.
What the local #rockytrailracers say
There is so much to do and so much to see – we’ve chatted to some of our local #rockytrailracers for their insider tips on this #rockytraildestination and hope we can tempt you to a weekend away!
Jason English, multiple 24 Hour World ChampionJason English on track at Glenrock.
About the race track
Glenrock is Jason’s home track and as such he and his family are regularly exploring the trails – he says, as every year he is looking forward to racing there with Rocky Trail:
Before and after the race
Jason also said that especially being on school holidays he has been really appreciating how good Newcastle is! Here are his top 3 play days and tips for exploring this ever-changing city with the fam!
Speers Point Park
Yuelarbah Walking Track
Paula Gresham, Rocky Trail racer since 2009
Paula (2nd from the right) is an active women’s advocate in Newcastle and for the Hunter MTB Association and has been a supporter of Rocky Trail pretty much from the beginning.
Before and after the race
Our family loves to get out on the weekend. We enjoy all Newcastle has to offer.
About the SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix
The SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix Series is in its tenth year in 2018!
Every race is a stand-alone event and you collect points for a series ranking. This is your classic cross-country lap event – race solo or in teams for four or seven hours! We will deliver a set of events that is less of an elite- and winners-only-focused competition, but a positive and inclusive experience for all participants – on awesome trails at fun and exciting destinations that will make it worthwhile for your whole group of riding mates and for taking the family to!
Race on Saturday, explore on Sunday!
Daniel Beresford. Briony Mattocks. Daniel Beresford at Glenrock. Shimano racer Briony Mattocks in the zone. Here is Claudia Fiess among the ferns at Glenrock.
Glenrock Video by our Pedal4Pierce crew
Pedal 4 Pierce is Rocky Trail’s charity of choice and these guys are riding and racing their bikes for kids who can’t and raising money and awareness to cure Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. You can help out by donating at our events – projects funded by Pedal 4 Pierce support the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
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