Pinkbike Primer - Everything You Need to Know Ahead of Crankworx Cairns 2023

May 15, 2023
by Ed Spratt  


After featuring on the World Tour for the first time in 2022, Crankworx is back at Cairns for another packed week of some of the World's best riders going head-to-head. The King and Queen competitions and Triple Crown are all on the line as riders will want to secure as many points as possible at the second of four stops in 2023.

Here's everything you need to know about Crankworx Cairns.



The Location

Smithfield mountain biking trails


The festival will take place in the rainforest trail system of Smithfield Bike Park. It’s the site of the 2017 world championships and also the only area where mountain bikers can ride beside two World Heritage areas – the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

In 2022 we saw some incredibly crafted trails for the events and we are sure the build crew have been busy since last October refining the course even more.



The Schedule



The Official Australian Whip-Off Championships

Garret Mechem

When?
AEST - Wednesday, May 17: 15:45 - 17:00
PDT - Tuesday, May 16: 22:45 - 0:00
BST - Wednesday, May 17: 6:45 - 8:00


Preliminary Rider List




Crankworx Cairns Speed & Style

Bas Van Steenbergen

When?
Live Broadcast Event

AEST - Thursday, May 18: 15:00 - 17:00
PDT - Wednesday, May 17: 22:00 - 0:00
BST - Thursday, May 18: 6:00 - 8:00


Preliminary Rider List




Crankworx Cairns Dual Slalom

Caroline Buchanan

When?
Live Broadcast Event

AEST - Friday, May 19: 15:30 - 17:00
PDT - Thursday, May 18: 22:30 - 0:00
BST - Friday, May 19: 6:30 - 8:00


Preliminary Rider List




Crankworx Cairns Pump Track

Ellie Smith Danielle Beecroft

When?
Live Broadcast Event

AEST - Saturday, May 20: 10:00 - 11:30
PDT - Friday, May 19: 17:00 - 18:30
BST - Saturday, May 20: 1:00 - 2:30


Preliminary Rider List




Crankworx Cairns Slopestyle

Erik Fedko

When?
Live Broadcast Event

AEST - Saturday, May 20: 15:00 - 17:00
PDT - Friday, May 19: 22:00 - 0:00
BST - Saturday, May 20: 6:00 - 8:00


Preliminary Rider List




RockShox Downhill Cairns

BLENKINSOPSamuel

When?
Live Broadcast Event

AEST - Sunday, May 21: 15:00 - 17:00
PDT - Saturday, May 20: 22:00 - 0:00
BST - Sunday, May 21: 6:00 - 8:00


Preliminary Rider List





Note: These times are subject to change. Pinkbike and Crankworx will provide updates to the coverage if they change - remember to keep checking Pinkbike’s homepage to avoid disappointment!




22 Comments

  • 39 2
 Everything you need to know is that it will be broadcasted for free, with no geo restrictions and over the internet. Just like it should be in 2023, and not like in 1993.
  • 4 33
flag DHracerUSA (May 15, 2023 at 4:35) (Below Threshold)
 you would have to pay me to watch the Crankworks DH. there is not a single pro racer signed up for Cairns. i would rather pay for the world cup than watch free coverage of something painfully dull.
  • 4 0
 @DHracerUSA: more fool you then...........
  • 3 0
 Entitled much?
  • 13 1
 @DHracerUSA: Sam f*cking Hill, Blenki, SikMik, Pene, etc. Worth a ganders no?
  • 4 0
 Mick and Tracey will be out to kill as this is there home turf...
  • 4 0
 Tracey just announced her pregnancy so probably just Mick
  • 2 0
 @Barrywillox: o dang!
  • 1 0
 @Barrywillox: I came scrolling for this comment. Thats what I thought I had heard.
  • 4 1
 Only one thing I need to know, is Rob Warner commentating?
  • 2 0
 I wonder if Mick Hannah will be on the DH bike...
  • 3 0
 No Lemoine?
  • 4 0
 At the last comp he said he was not competing anymore and focusing on other projects.
  • 1 0
 DH and Slopestyle scheduled for exactly the same time?
  • 6 1
 I have just corrected the article as it should have said that DH is on Sunday not Saturday.
  • 9 1
 Downslope.
  • 1 0
 @edspratt: ok - makes more sense!
  • 1 0
 wow... again a big group of german riders!
  • 1 0
 Sarcasm? Erik is out unfortunately ...
  • 1 0
 Best Series going currently
  • 1 0
 Mikey Haderer. The guru!
  • 1 0
 Very stoked!





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