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World’s best mountain bikers are coming back to Cairns in 2024

04 Dec 2023

The 2024 Crankworx World Tour 'Paradise Edition' in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland will showcase diverse biking disciplines, draw global audiences, and significantly boost the region's tourism economy while aligning with efforts to promote community inclusivity in cycling.

The world’s highest profile mountain biking event is returning to Cairns and Tropical North Queensland in 2024.

The 2024 Crankworx World Tour ‘Paradise Edition’ will run over five days in May next year with bike athletes to compete across several disciplines.

Tourism Tropical North Queensland CEO Mark Olsen said the event was expected to attract large audiences tuning in from across North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and New Zealand.

He said the global publicity of Crankworx had helped to promote the region in key international source markets to an audience that enjoyed venturing further into the destinations they visit.

AusCycling CEO Marne Fechner said AusCycling was very pleased Crankworx was returning to Australia alongside the Mountain Bike World Championships, also to be held in Cairns next year.

“We’re also excited that Crankworx will be featuring a Women’s Slopestyle competition which aligns with out commitment to ensure that riding and cycling is a whole of community activity,” Ms Fechner said.

“I’d like to thank Tourism and Events Queensland, Cairns Regional Council, Tourism Tropical North Queensland for their on-ging support of this, and many other cycling and riding events in Queensland.”

Crankworx is predicted to attract 8000 visitors, generating 31,000 visitor nights in Cairns, up 12,000 on the 2023 event and invest up to $7 million in the Tropical North Queensland visitor economy.

The ‘Paradise Edition’ of the Crankworx World Tour will be hosted by the Smithfield Mountain Bike Park.

Image credit: Crankworx