JCU is proud to be hosting the Mountain Bike World Championships 2017 between 5 -10 September at our Cairns (Smithfield) campus. This event will feature over 300 riders from 35 counties competing in cross country and downhill, including local athlete, Tracey Hannah, who is a JCU student and ambassador. Tracey is currently ranked second in the world and will be competing in the Downhill event on Sunday 10th.
The World Championships coincide with Lecture recess/Study vacation, and we are expecting over 30,000 people to attend over the six days of the event. This is a great opportunity to get involved and show support, as either a volunteer or a spectator.
Due to the large number of visitors expected on campus, there will some changes to parking and building access during the event. Limited parking exclusive to JCU staff and students at the Cairns Campus will be made available, so remember to have your JCU ID card with you. There may also be some traffic delays at peak times on the Captain Cook Highway.
The Library will be open for business as usual:
Monday -Thursday: 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 - 5:00pm
More information regarding the event and volunteer opportunities can be found on the Mountain Bike World Championships website.