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Events and Happenings

Outside of competition, there’s a ton to do, see and experience at Crankworx Cairns. 

A taste of the what/where/when is below, with times subject to change. Check back often as events are added! 

Get the most up-to-date dates and times on the Crankworx Cairns schedule: https://www.crankworx.com/cairns/schedule/  

Come along and embrace the stoke!

Daily

Crankworx Expo 
Where: Crankworx Cairns Event Site 
When:

Wednesday 5th – Thursday 6th: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Friday 7th: 9am – 5:30pm

Saturday 8th: 9am – 7:30pm

Sunday 9th: 8:30am – 5:30pm
What: The Expo at Crankworx Cairns gives the biggest names in mountain biking and our sponsors a chance to showcase their stuff. The Crankworx Expo comes alive with the vibrant tents and interactive displays of all the industry heavyweights. For all the latest information on products and services, you’ve gotta check out our Expo! 
Cost: Free Entry with a Crankworx Cairns Festival Pass
Details: https://www.crankworx.com/cairns/expo-demo/  

Kids Activities
KWX Mini-MTB Demo Track

  • A downsized mini MTB trail especially built for the kids. With Jigsaw Jump obstacles to ride over or around, a jungle tunnel to ride through and even our own tropical Crocodile pond to negotiate. BYO MTB and approved helmet or simply jump on one of the free demo kids bikes/trikes supplied to us thanks to TREK Bicycles (16”, 20” and 24” MTB’s) and Wishbone Bikes (wooden balance bikes & trikes) and helmets provided by POC.

Cost: Free Entry with a Crankworx Cairns Festival Pass
Where: Crankworx Cairns Village

Jigsaw Jumps Zone

  • Riders can test out their skills inside the Jigsaw Jumps Demo Zone, featuring four jump lanes from small to X-Large ramps. Hit the jumps then head back to the top of the drop in and do it all again! Riders can BYO bikes and helmets or jump on one of the free demo kids bikes/trikes supplied to us thanks to TREK Bicycles (16”, 20” and 24” MTB’s) and helmets thanks to POC.

Cost: Free Entry with a Crankworx Cairns Festival Pass
Where: Crankworx Cairns Village

KWX Treasure Hunt/Bike Bling

  • Swing past the Kidsworx Zone and collect your clues to try and locate our 10 Tropical Birds within the Crankworx event venue. Return with photos of all ten birds and be rewarded with a Kidsworx ‘Bike Bling Bag’ full of stickers to decorate your bike and or helmet. NOTE – limited quantity of Bike Bling Bags each day of the event.

Cost: Free Entry with a Crankworx Cairns Festival Pass
Where: Crankworx Cairns Village

KWX Colouring In

Come and get crafty with Crankworx themed pages for the kids to entertain themselves (and parents!) under the shade of the Kidsworx marquees

Cost: Free Entry with a Crankworx Cairns Festival Pass
Where: Crankworx Cairns Village

Friday, September 30th – Saturday, 1st October

Free Mini Shredders Pop-Up MTB Park
Where: Cairns Foreshore – Cairns Esplanade Western Event Lawn – 52 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD
When:

Friday 30th September: 10am – 6pm

Saturday 1st October: 10am – 6pm


What:

Crankworx is bringing the Kidsworx presented by Reef Unlimited Arena to the Cairns Foreshore.

Pop-up Mini Balance Bike/MTB Skills Course

  • Featuring twists and turns, rock gardens, jumps, obstacles to ride over & around and even a miniature Crocodile Pond to negotiate.
  • Aimed at 5yo – 12 yo riders, you can BYO bike and helmet to try yourself, or pick up a demo bike on site provided by Wishbone Bikes and TREK cycles, with POC providing helmets to keep everyone safe.
  • BYO bike & helmet, limited supply of demo helmets and bikes available

Jigsaw Jumps Park

  • Combining with CWX Kidsworx supporters Jigsaw Jumps, little shredders will be able to progress their air-time skills with a jumps park consisting of small to large features and to get sendy on the beach.
  • BYO bike & helmet, limited supply of demo helmets and bikes available.


Cost: FREE
Registration not required

Sunday, October 2nd

Specialized x World Trail Soil Searching Dig Day

Join Specialized, Cairns MTB Club & World Trail for a morning of trail care, food, drinks and banter.Specialized Soil Searching is a movement to recognise, celebrate, and support the trail builders who help shape our sport and our stoke.

Meeting at the Crankworx / World Cup site at JCU from 7:30am. We will be working on the Worlds DH. Come and learn some trail building, Drainage & Maintenance skills from the World Trail team!Our goal is to refresh a section of Vines on the DH, increase drainage to get it back up to it’s former glory. Digging from 8am – 12pm with post dig refreshment and BBQ supplied for all volunteers. 

What to bring:

  • Water
  • Sturdy Footwear
  • Sun Protective Clothing
  • Gardening Gloves (optional but recommended)
  • Tools will be supplied but feel free to bring your own rakes, shovels, etc

Check out the Facebook event to join the Soil Searching Dig Day here.

Support the Cairns MTB Trails and go into the draw to win a Custom Soil Searching Levo (size S3). Find out how to enter the raffle here.

Thursday, 6th October

Women’s Ride Out 
Where: Women’s Ride Out participants are requested to meet inside the Crankworx event venue adjacent to the two storey VIP marquee immediately below the Crankworx Slopestyle course.
When: 9:00am
What: The Women’s Ride Out will be hosted by qualified MTB instructors targeting intermediate level riders and taken for a guided 1 hour ride along Smithfield’s ‘Pipeline’ trail. Riders will be shuttled uphill via the Crankworx uplift service to reach the ‘fun bit’ of the track. The experience will culminate with a meet and greet opportunity with Crankworx Ambassadors Tracey Hannah and Harriet Burbidge-Smith over a free tea/coffee/Red Bull in the Crankworx VIP lounge. Participants are required to BYO MTB and helmet.
Cost: $25

Spots within the Women’s Ride are very limited, register here.