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Paluma Push 2015 Wrap Up

NEARLY 700 riders from Townsville, Mackay, Cairns and even further afield negotiated dusty hills, gravelly downhill sections, logs, creek crossings and many more obstacles to power, or limp, over the finish line at the 2015 ...

Go Try: Multisport

Paddle, mountain bike, trail run — these outdoor activities are booming in Townsville, bolstered with the backdrop of Adventurethon, magnificent places to play outdoors and a fantastic climate. Outer Limits Adventure Fitness trains Goers to ...

Meet Borys Zagrocki

You may have seen two-time Australian Elite Trials Bike Champion bouncing off all sorts of obstacles around town, attracting a respectful audience as he hops over rocks, seats, walls and cars. We caught up with ...
HotRock24 2015

HotRock24 Wrap-Up 2015

Mountain bikers from all over North Queensland tested their skill and endurance at the first ever HotRock24 at the weekend – the region’s only 24-hour mountain bike race. With the action stationed at Ross Dam; ...

Dam Dark 12 Hour Wrap Up

Rockwheelers’ annual Dam Dark 12 Hour took-off in a flurry of dust at Ross Dam on Saturday night. More than 200 mountain bikers (a mix of 103 teams and individuals) traded in sleep for the ...

Sam Stedman: Off and racing in China

Coming off the back of organising the 350-runner strong Cape Pallarenda Trail Run last weekend; Townsville’s premier multisport athlete Sam Stedman has just touched-down in China to compete in a three-day staged adventure race with some ...

XC4 Smedley’s Hill Debut Wrap-Up

Thanks to Townsville Rockwheelers Mountain Bike Club for supplying this article. The opening of Townsville’s newest mountain bike trail was held on Sunday. This event had all the hallmarks of a debutant ball, with music playing and ...
Smedley's Hill Pallarenda

Smedley’s Hill on track

TheGo was fortunate to get an exclusive tour of the region’s latest mountain bike track in the making – Smedley’s Hill – last week, which is nearing 50% complete and on-track to be finished by ...
Kayakers leaving to Dunk

Mission complete.

Paddlers, mountain bikers and trail runners came from as far as Brisbane to take part in On a Mission Adventure race this weekend – one of the few events on the planet where competitors travel ...

Join the mission

If you don’t already have plans for this weekend (and if you do, reschedule them) – it’s time to treat yourself to a weekend away… oh, and why not throw in a spectacular adventure racing ...
Pallarenda mountain biking

New tracks = New interest

As the membership of Townsville Rockwheelers balloons and mountain biking event participation reaches record numbers; TheGo looks at the growing popularity of the sport and the shiny new trails at Douglas and Pallarenda. “We need ...
Ruth Corset with family

The mother of climbers

It has been six years since I last interviewed Ruth Corset. In that time the Townsville-based mother-of-two has established herself as one of Australia’s best road cyclists; claiming 12th position at the UCI World Championships ...

Meet Haydn and Nelson Tilley

As one of Townsville Rockwheelers’ foundation members; Haydn Tilley introduced his son Nelson to the sport at the tender age of 10. With the 21-year-old now the Elite Men’s Queensland State Champion, the pair don’t ...

Good (team) sports

Here’s a way one workplace is getting active outside the office. My Masseur has rallied the troops at work and put together a Corporate Team for the Mike Carney HOTRock8 — an eight-hour mountain bike ...

Meet Jenni Roberts

Known as Townsville’s multi-sport queen, Jenni Roberts didn’t discover the discipline until three years ago. She jokes it took a painful mountain bike stack that saw her riding 45km of single track one-handed to convince ...