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April 3, 2017



Tickets on sale TODAY 4 April 2017       

 Tickets for the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns have gone on sale today, Tuesday 4 April 2017.

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.

Prices for adult tickets start from $15 and $40 for families with children under 10 FREE to experience explosive action from the world’s best Mountain Bike athletes.

Cycling Australia CEO Nick Green OAM, said today “It’s all systems go for the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships now that tickets are on sale. Fans can take advantage of discounted three day packages and special ‘Locals’ pricing for those in the Cairns region. The event is also family friendly, with free admission for kids under 10 and family 3-day and single day packages.”

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.

Tickets can be purchased via the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike Championships website, visit –

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

“We’re preparing to welcome mountain bike enthusiasts from around the world to Cairns and to our campus,” James Cook University Vice Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding said. “This is an important event for Cairns and it’s our pleasure to help make it a great success. While we’ll be barracking for JCU business student Tracey Hannah, we’re looking forward to seeing tough competition on the slopes.”

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.

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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