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Fox Sports and SBS will broadcast the Official 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns. Socially we will provide live updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @UCIMTBAustralia or join in the conversation with #mtbworldscairns.


The Official 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships courses will receive some exciting upgrades with the legendary Glenn Jacobs overseeing
the project. 

Glenn has sculpted over 300 trails in over 20 countries 


The 2017 Official Competition Schedule is now available.


The 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships will be held at Smithfield Regional Park, behind the James Cook University Campus.
We are expecting the event to be a huge success, attracting around 20,000 spectators over the event period.

Come see the World’s best mountain bike riders conquer Cairns.

Paid parking will be available at the James Cook University Campus, however spaces are limited. Spectators are encouraged to car pool, catch public transport, walk or cycle to the event. If you need directions on how to get to the actual event, see below.

James Cook University is the perfect place to ride a bike, with good access to the Cairns campus from most locations. The campus has ample bike parking and a wide network of paths and bike lanes.

Local spectators and event staff are encouraged to walk or travel by bicycle to the Cairns campus. You can forget the hassle of looking for a car park, get fit, save money, and appreciate the beautiful surroundings of North Queensland. The venue is located approximately 16kms from the CBD, or around one hour by bicycle.

Cairns Regional Council has some excellent maps to help you find the best and safest route to campus from wherever you are staying.


Paid car parking will be available at James Cook University and can be accessed via the entrance on McGregor Road .

Parking proceeds will go to local community organisation the Men’s Shed.

Please note that public vehicles will not be permitted access to the Ring Road in the James Cook University on event days (people with a valid disability access parking permit are excepted).

Accessible parking will be provided near the event village entrance. Enter via McGregor Rd and show your valid permit to the parking attendant.