Welcome to Ride Cairns

Cairns mountain bike trails are a priority for recreational riders around the world after seeing the Rumble in the Jungle action of the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in the Smithfield rainforest.

Mountain bike riders wanting a tropical adventure have given Cairns the thumbs up as the entry point for a diverse region where they can ride trails exploring the rainforest, mountains, beaches and accessible outback.

More than 550km of documented trails take in the two mountain biking hubs of Smithfield Regional Park in Cairns and Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park on the Atherton Tablelands as well as an array of trails around Mareeba, Port Douglas and Daintree, and the Cassowary Coast.

The spectacular Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region is the only place where you can go mountain biking through World Heritage-listed rainforest, tackle trails designed to challenge world champions or peddle leisurely along the edge of the waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

This world-class mountain biking destination is the home of the 2014 and 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cups and the 2017 UCI World Mountain Bike and Trials Championships which use the exciting downhill and cross-country trails at Smithfield Regional Park, only a 20 minute drive from Cairns international airport.

The world’s oldest, toughest and most adventurous race, the Crocodile Trophy, and the iconic RRR Mountain Bike Challenge are held in the Cairns region each year.

Recreational mountain bikers and families also will discover trails to match their ability, with the purpose-built mountain bike parks and forest trails offering a range of trail options.

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef has five unique mountain biking regions to explore.

- Cairns / Smithfield Trails

- Atherton Tablelands trails

- Mareeba trails

- Port Douglas / Daintree Trails

- Cassowary Coast Trails

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This looks like it will be a right bit of fun!!! 2014 Gravitate Mountain Bike Festival not far away now!!!

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Keen to throw down some style and big air, make sure you are there for the Dirt Jump Jam on Monday the 6th of October REGO AND MORE INFO CL...

6 days ago

Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park getting some more attention! It's no wonder... Such an amazing network of trails nestled in the equally amazing, and picturesque Atherton Tablelands!

Incidentally, don't forget the Cairns Mountain Bike Club are holding the XC Round 3 this weekend on the Atherton Trails!! You can find more info on the cairnsmtb.com site!!

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BikeRadar Australian Editor David Rome takes a ride around the Atherton trails. Check out www.RideCairns.com for more details. BikeRadar.com

1 week ago

Woo!! The weekend is here once again!!
Check out this sweet little gig with local Dirt Jump architect Evan Winton, showing off his hard work and dedication for the first time to the public!! It is extremely gratifying to see the local media so intrigued and more importantly, supportive of this sport in Cairns as it grows! Can't wait to see where it goes from here!!

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2 weeks ago

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Xtreme Connectgreat work guys!1   ·  2 weeks ago

Lachlan DavisHayden Kettle1   ·  2 weeks ago

Hayden KettleLachlan Davis after the comp let's go1 week ago

Quey WalkerFukin orsum kick eveyone involved🚲👍🍻😆2 weeks ago

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This time from the bottom... Very grateful for being able to access Rhylee Herd's traditional land to film the 'Shuttle Rewind' production!
The wildly steep goats track down to the bottom was absolutely worth it, as was hauling the DH bike back up! #shuttlerewind

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Rhylee HerdBonnie Martin how nice is this!!1   ·  2 weeks ago

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We love this photo captured during the filming of Shuttle Rewind!!!
The mighty Baron Gorge taken (rather precariously) from a pointy outcrop 3/4 up from the side!!

Bonus points if you can spot Rhylee! Shows just how impressive the drop actually is.

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RidecairnsAhh, we must clarify, that is not Rhylee!! Rhylee is in the photo, though much harder to spot!!1   ·  2 weeks ago

RidecairnsIf anyone wants a nice high-res version, you can find one here!! www.dropbox.com/s/10052cv7l4rxc9g/pana4.jpg?dl=02 weeks ago

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