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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Think you were gnarly on your bike over the weekend!?? Well... You just got out-gnarlied!!

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Would be nice to have some of these here in the rainforest maybe? Hmmm.....

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Highlight video from Loosefest. The biggest jumps of the FEST series, hosted by Nico Vink in Belgium. Thanks to bikepark ferme libert for su...

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Shameless plug: GUILTY!! The film crew got thirsty going up, down and through the incredible Tjapukai hills filming a special production! Shuttle Rewind: Coming Soon! #shuttlerewind

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Just a quick snap from the hard working crew up at the BowHunters project in the Smithfield MTB Park, getting a well earned test session!

Evan Winton knows how to both build a mighty impressive set of jumps, and also how to absolutely rip them up with style on the bike!

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Craig HampsonAre these open for riding to the public yet?3 weeks ago

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It's the weekend!!
If your hanging around Cairns, why not pack the bikes and head up to our favorite neighbors in Atherton to checkout their brand new Trail16 and EXcITE Trail!?
Trail 16 heads off from the Trail5 (Rocky Python) and the EXcITE Trail is located at the bottom of Trail 9 (Ricochet)!! Great to see the Atherton Forest Mountain Bike Park expanding so rapidly, we can barely keep up!!

Also happening in the region this weekend, is the special 150th anniversary Cardwell XC Marathon being held on Sunday! The Cassowary Coast has some amazing trails being opened up for MountainBikers, and hopefully this event is the start of something long lasting!

Head to www.cairnsmtb.com for more info about the event!

Whatever you're up to, enjoy your 2-wheeled adventures, and be sure to share them using the #ridecairns tag!!

Happy Trails!

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Not long now... The final pieces are being put together on this incredible journey! Shuttle Rewind: Coming soon! #shuttlerewind

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