11 Oct 2013

Blackmans Bicycles are the winning store in Rocky Trail’s JetBlack NSW/ACT Bike Shop Trophy.

JetBlack NSW/ACT Bike Shop Trophy award ceremony at the Penrith Blackman Bicycles store (first row l-r): Team manager Michael Brown, Juliane and Martin Wisata from race organiser Rocky Trail Entertainment and store manager Graham Douglas with the trophy.

The store supported a racing team of more than 30 riders who participated in the cross-country endurance SHIMANO Mountain Bike Grand Prix Series this year and the “Men-In-Action Blackmans Race Team” collected almost 5,000 points, more than double the points of their runner up Ashfield Cycles.

Rocky Trail’s initiative to help promote the local bike shops was again a great success this year. Riders throughout the entire 2013 SHIMANO Mountain Bike Grand Prix series were able to nominate a bike shop and collect series points on their behalf. More than 30 bike store across NSW and ACT were nominated. Store manager Graham Douglas from Blackmans said, “We’d like to thank the entire MIA Blackmans Team for entrusting us with their mountain bikes and for helping promote our local businesses at the Rocky Trail races and in the cycling industry this year. From our customers we know that these events are getting more and more popular and we are looking forward to support the team in 2014.” Blackman Bicycles will also be the official bike shop supporting the JetBlack 24 Hour race in Sydney in November this year.

Rocky Trail Shimano GP, Stromlo, 2013
The MIA Blackmans Team had more than 30 riders compete in the five races of the SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix series 2013, racing under the Blackman Bicycles store banner.

Event organisers from Rocky Trail held a function at the Penrith store last night and awarded the store with a trophy and treated staff and race team to a “Schnitzel Night”. “After all their racing efforts, these guys earned themselves some home-cooked Austrian-style Schnitzels”, said Juliane Wisata from Rocky Trail.

Runners up to the award were last year’s winner Ashfield Cycles in second and OnyaBike Canberra in third place. The JetBlack NSW/ACT Bike Shop Trophy will return at five events of the SHIMANO MTB Grand Prix racing series in 2014. For more information visit www.rockytrailentertainment.com