March 14, 2017



The official competition schedule for the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns has been released and tickets will be on sale from Tuesday 4 April 2017.

The 2017 event will feature over 300 riders from more than 35 countries competing in the Cross Country (XCO) and Downhill (DHI) disciplines.

The event will be held at Smithfield Regional Park, James Cook University from the 5 – 10 September 2017 and features six days of action.

The most notable change to the schedule is the shift of the two disciplines from last year’s World Cup format. This year the Cross Country (XCO) competition will be contested on Saturday 9 September while the Downhill (DHI) event will take place on Sunday 10 September.

With over 20,000 spectators expected to attend the event, a special ‘locals’ pricing structure has been introduced to invite fans from 208 postcodes within the Cairns region to experience mountain biking’s pinnacle event and world class action.

Travel packages are now on sale from Flight Centre for those looking to travel to Cairns for the event –

Cycling Australia CEO Nick Green OAM, said today that the release of the official competition schedule meant that fans could begin to map out their event experience over the six days.

“With just under six months until the event kicks off in Cairns, the release of the competition schedule gives fans plenty of time to plan their full Mountain Bike World Championships experience. The revised competition format, with the switch of the XCO and DHI finals, means that spectators are in for a fantastic finish to this very special event.”

The event will have significant TV and digital viewing presence including the distribution of television broadcast to a cumulative audience in excess of 6.13 million globally across 18 different nations.

Domestically SBS and Fox Sports will carry the broadcast.

Tickets will be available from Ticketek on Tuesday 4 April 2017. Ticket packages are now on sale via Flight Centre

The Queensland Government is proud to support the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships Cairns through Tourism and Events Queensland as part of the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar. Queensland, just the place to experience Australia’s best live events.

For further information visit, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @UCIMTBAustralia or join in the conversation with #mtbworldscairns

Cycling Australia (CA) is the national body responsible for the sport of cycling in Australia as recognised by the International Cycling Union (UCI), the Australian Government through the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC), the Commonwealth Games Australia Association (CGAA) and the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC).

In 2013 Cycling Australia was awarded the right to host the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, along with the 2014 and 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cups. Cycling Australia secured the events with the support of the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing, in partnership with Cairns Regional Council, James Cook University and Tourism Tropical North Queensland.

2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships
Tuesday 5 September – Sunday 10 September
Thursday 7 September – Schools Day
The worlds best Downhill DHI and Cross Country XCO riders
The event is an Official UCI International event
Tickets can be purchased via the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike Championships website, visit -

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