Cairns Athlete Information


Registration will open on Wednesday February 22, 2023 at 9:00am AEST
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.


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/insurance 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>

Athletes competing in the Dual Slalom and Pump Track event will require a full AUSCycling License. International athletes will need a UCI license, or proof of adequate travel insurance to cover their participation in the event.

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?
See individual event pages

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?
You can register for our Kidsworx events https://www.crankworx.com/cairns/kidsworx/

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

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