The Official 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships courses will receive some exciting upgrades with the legendary Glenn Jacobs overseeing
Glenn has sculpted over 300 trails in over 20 countries
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.
Sunbus provides transport services direct to James Cook University.
The below bus services travel to James Cook University:
Route 110 – City to Palm Cove via Clifton Beach
Route 111 – City to Kewarra Beach via Trinity Beach
Route 112 – Smithfield – University – Yorkeys Knob – Smithfield
Route 122 – JCU to Redlynch via Caravonica
Route 123 – City to JCU via Raintrees and Brinsmead
The bus journey from the CBD to the university takes around 30 minutes.
For more information including timetables, fares and to plan your journey, visit www.translink.com.au/cairns or call TransLink on 13 12 30 anytime.
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.