The Cairns Mountain Bike Club or the Great Northern Hill Tribe was formed in the late 1980’s. It has been a breeding ground of mountain biking fanatics and produced a number of elite level national and world cup riders in the cross country and downhill disciplines.
Cairns was the first to bring World Cup events into Australia with 2 World Cup Rounds and the World Championships in the 1990’s. More recently the club has has hosted a National round of the MTBA series and it continues to provide great quality club level events along with social rides on a well established and extensive network of trails. With mountains, lush rainforest and hundreds of km’s of quality riding trails, Cairns remains a popular destination for mountain biking in Australia.
The Cairns Mountain Bike Club is a volunteer based organisation run by enthusiasts, for the benefit of promoting and supporting mountain biking across the region. The club has strong ties with neigbouring mountain bike communites in Mareeba (The Mareeba Mountain Goats), Atherton (Tableland Cycling Sports) and the Townsville Rockwheelers. The Cairns Mountain Bike Club’s vision is to provide quality and sustainable trails and great events for all those who enjoy mountain biking.
The Smithfield mountain bike park is the club’s official base and has an area consisting of 30-40km of cross country trails and a world cup level downhill course. These are all used during events throughout the year and are also available for social rides anytime.
Check out the website for more information on events, news, and for places to ride.
See you on the trails