(17km North-West of Cairns)
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Cairns MTB Club
Local Bicycle Shops:
Shop 13 Campus Shopping Village, Smithfield
U3/14 Mt Milman Drive, Smithfield
113-117 Sheridan Street, Cairns
Smithfield is a name all core mountain bikers know as it is the highest profile rainforest trail system in world. The iconic mountain bike park was Australia’s first world championship venue nearly 20 years ago and is ahead of its time again with its recreation for the 2014 and 2016 UCI Mountain Bike World Cups and the 2017 World Mountain Bike and Trials Championships.
Just 20 minutes drive north of Cairns Airport, this spectacular rainforest network of trails in Smithfield Regional Park offers some of the most fun-filled climbs and descents in the country for mountain bike riders. Trails sculpted out of volcanic clay twist their way through magnificent vine-wrapped jungles. With names like Wobbegong, Flat Snake, Blue Marlin, Cuscus and Barramundi, many of these trails hug the jagged ridges overlooking the Great Barrier Reef.
The park has 60km of trails including UCI level technical short and long climbs plus technical descents for advanced riders. The rides are all on dirt and loops can be added to create a ride of a few hours or a whole day. The gateway trails are an introduction to mountain biking so families can ride together to build confidence and develop skills.
Trail markers line the trails with green for the easy trails, blue for intermediate and black and black diamond trails for the technical and advanced trails. Green trails include technical features that can be avoided, blue trails have technical features that cannot be avoided and black and black diamond trails include a lot of non-avoidable, technically-advanced obstacles.
23 August 2014