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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Crocodile Trophy Film on Australian SBS2 this Saturday

The Crocodile Trophy is not only the oldest mountain bike stage race in the world but it has attained sort of a cult-status among cyclists all around the world. The nine-day mountain bike stage race and its 20th edition was held in its home of Tropical North Queensland last month. This year's event film will be broadcast across Australia via SBS2 as part of the SBS Cycling Central Program this Saturday.

Don't miss it!!

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This is fantastic! Great to see our close neighbors Port Douglas becoming even more active in the MTB scene in Tropical North Queensland!! Never forget to pack your bike when heading up the coast for a quick getaway! Cairns Mountain Bike Club Mareeba Mountain Goats Inc Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park Explore Tropical North Queensland Visit Port Douglas & Daintree Avantiplus Cairns Bicycle Centre Cairns Edge Cycleworks Discovery Cycles Pump N Pedals PD Bike Works Trinity Cycle Works, Australia Flow Mountain Bike ... See MoreSee Less

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Been a bit quiet over here - Busy times off the bike unfortunately, but here's to a change in that!!!!

A quick flash back to Hawkins blasting down the top of Panguna's Ridge earlier this year. Excited for a summer of two wheeled action and adventures!!

Will keen the news, stories, photos and action coming in - and as always don't forget to share that #ridecairns Ridecairns love on Facebook and Instagram, we love to see your stories and photos!

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Reminder - the Australian SBS Cycling Central program will show the one-hour Crocodile Trophy feature film this Saturday! Tune into SBS2 on ...

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