Cairns Athlete Information


Registration will open on Wednesday February 22, 2023 at 9:00am AEDT
Registration Deadline: Saturday May 13, 2023 at 11:59pm AEST

For race specific information on categories, entry fees and formats, please visit the individual event pages HERE

Riders must register in the same category for all events (there is not an option to register in Pro for one event and Amateur for another).

Competitors will need to create an account and set up an athlete profile if they don’t already have one from last year. Once an athlete profile is created, competitors can register for races through their profile. For competitors 17 years and younger, a parent can create a profile and add their children under “Manage Additional Athletes”

**Please note, you can only have one tab open in a browser at a time to register an athlete. If you are a parent registering multiple children, you can only register one child at a time. You will need to navigate to “Manage Additional Athletes”, select the first child, register then pay, before proceeding to register your second or third child.
*Waitlists: Once a category has sold out, please add yourself or child to the waitlist by navigating to “register for events”, selecting the race and then clicking ‘Sold Out, Join waitlist’. Please only click this button once. If you click multiple times, it will remove you and then re-add you at the bottom of the waitlist.

Cancellation Policy
Entry fees are refundable (less processing fee) providing cancellation notice is received in writing to athletes@crankworx.com by the registration deadline. Registration deadline is May 13, 2023 at 11:59pm AEST. All entries are non-refundable or transferable after the registration deadline (even in the case of injury or mechanical problems).

Competitors who need to withdraw after the registration deadline should email athletes@crankworx.com to confirm their withdrawal otherwise they will appear on the start list as a DNS.


Front of the venue (Smithfield Bike Park)

Tuesday May 16 | 12:00 – 16:00
Wednesday May 17 | 7:30 – 16:00
Thursday May 18 | 7:30 – 11:00
Friday May 19 | 7:30 – 11:00
Saturday May 20 | 7:30 – 10:30
Sunday May 21 | Not Open


  • Teams will need to provide their own furniture and equipment. 
  • Payment will need to be made prior to arrival via invoice or onsite via eftpos. Tech Zone sites will not be handed over without payment. Please note that all prices are listed in AUD and are exclusive of GST. 
  • Application forms will not be accepted after 5pm (AEST), Monday May 8th, 2023. Please note that there are limited sites available. Applications will close once the capacity is reached. 
  • Tech Zone Sites will not have access to water. There will be a bike wash available in close proximity to the Tech Zone. 

Please email seeyou@crankworxcairns.com.au with an enquiries. 


Crankworx Cairns delivers a first-class medical plan across the event to ensure the safety and piece of mind of our event attendees.  The venue and each course is staffed with first responders from Assist First Aid and Paramedical / Ambulance support from Queensland Ambulance service. 

While we deliver a safe environment for our athletes to push their boundaries, accidents can occur and it is recommended that each participant review their level of coverage to ensure it is appropriate for their needs in the event of injury.

FLIP Insurance
In 2023 Crankworx Cairns has partnered with Flip Insurance to cover all riders at Crankworx Cairns with Flip’s Accidental Injury insurance for event days, you’re automatically covered with your ticket registration. Flip is Australia’s first on-demand accidental injury insurance that covers you for up to $20,000 cash payouts, depending on your injury. 

If you like you can access your Flip account before event day, where you can view the insurance policy fact sheet, understand what you’re covered for, and know where to claim if you need to. Claims can be made directly with Flip up to 14 days post-event.

To access your Flip account:

  1. Visit getflip.com.au/crankworx                                            
  2. Select your event
  3. Complete your profile to access your Flip account

CTA: Start now (getflip.com.au/crankworx)

HCF Life Insurance Company Pty Ltd ABN 37 001 831 250, AFSL 236 806 (HCF Life) has issued a Flip Insurance policy (Policy) to the event organiser for Crankworx Cairns, which is the owner of this Policy. Event participants are automatically covered under this Policy. This communication contains only factual information and it is not a comprehensive description of the cover terms and exclusions. Please refer to the insurance policy fact sheet available through your Flip account.

Crankworx Downhill
The Crankworx Cairns Downhill is sanctioned by the UCI and AUSCycling as a C1 race. All categories will require a race license or membership from riders national federations.

Most national federation licenses / memberships will provide personal accident insurance.  It is recommended that athletes are familiar with this cover to ensure it is suitable to their needs.

Queensland Ambulance Service
Queensland Ambulance crews will be strategically deployed across the event site.  In the event that you may require transport from the event site to hospital, it is possible that you may incur a fee for this service.

Individuals whose principal place of residence is Queensland are automatically covered, however it is recommended that visitors to the state of Queensland should review their coverage and ensure it is suitable to their needs.  Note that many personal accident insurance policies may not cover, or only partially cover this service.

For more information, you can enquire with your own state ambulance service to understand any reciprocal rights or your insurer.



1. Do I need to purchase a festival pass if I am competing?
No your race registration includes access to the 5 day festival

2. Do I need to purchase a ticket for uplift shuttles?
No, your race registration includes uplift shuttles for DH training days and competition  

3. Where do I pick up my race plate?
Race plates will be collected from the athlete registration tent during the designated check in hours which will be posted soon.

4. Where do I find out what time I am racing/training?
See schedule HERE

5. What license will I need to compete in CWX Cairns?
The Crankworx Cairns Downhill is sanctioned by the UCI and AUSCycling as a C1 race. All categories will require a race license.

Competitors in the Elite and U19 categories require a 2023 UCI license issued by their national federation.

Competitors in the U15, U17, Senior, Master and Veteran categories require either a UCI license issued by their national federation or a 2023 AUSCycling license (Race Off Road or Race All Discipline Membership).

One-day race licenses are not available for this race.

AUSCycling Licenses can be purchased: <https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership/other/international-licences>

There are no license requirements for athletes competing in the Dual Slalom and Pump Track races

There is no license required for children participating in Kidsworx events.

6. Is there parking at the venue?
Parking is located in the general event parking areas within James Cook University.

Venue Map – coming soon

7. What protective gear do I need to compete?
Full-face helmets are required for all Crankworx events (Downhills, Dual Slalom, Whip-off, Speed & Style, Pump Track and Slopestyle).

Additional protection requirements will apply for the Downhill event, please see event page for more information https://www.crankworx.com/event/downhill-cairns/

8. I am on the waitlist for an event, how will I know if I will be able to race?
Athletes on the waitlist have been invited as places open up in their event/category. If you are invited, you will have 24hours to register. If your link expires before you have time to register, please email ride@crankworxcairns.com.au to have your invite resent to you.

9. What events do you have for Kids that are too young to compete in Crankworx Events?
Kidsworx events are for riders aged 5-12 years old. You can register for Kidsworx events HERE

10. I can no longer attend Crankworx, can I get a refund?
Please see cancellation policy at the top of this page

11. How do I nominate my parent/coach for athlete support accreditation?
Amateur Athletes are entitled to nominate 1 person for Athlete Support accreditation. The nominated person must purchase a 5 day Festival Pass, which they can swap for an Athlete Support accreditation at rider registration.

Athlete Support accreditation grants the nominated person access to the venue before the public opening times together with access to the DH track walk.

Please note, the nominated athlete support person must attend rider registration with the athlete they are supporting to pick up their accreditation.
Purchase a Festival Pass here.

QUESTIONS: ride@crankworxcairns.com.au or athletes@crankworx.com