Cairns Athlete Information


2024 Registration Date: Coming Soon. Please check back in the coming months
Registration Deadline: TBC

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 TBC 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)



  • 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. 
  • 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.


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 2024 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 2024 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