PROLOGUE - SMITHFIELD
FRI, 15.10.2021 - 9 km + 353 vm
What was just a registration day in past years, the Friday will now encompass a short Prologue at the home of the 2017 World Championships, Smithfield Mountain Bike Park.
The prologue will be the perfect warm up to this years event taking on approx. 10k of some beautiful single track built and maintained by the volunteers of the Cairns Mountain Bike Club.
The short sprint will start out at the Trailhead, straight into single track through a creek crossing and around the ring road before heading up the first short twisty climb and descent known as Centipedes. Another small creek crossing before the climbing begins again up the newest trail in the park ‘Pipeline’. For the next 10 or so minutes you will climb deep into the rainforest up a spectacular switchback trail. Once you have reached the top is where the fun really starts.. You will descend taking on berm after berm of mountain biking heaven for an arm pumping 5-6 minutes.
After a few more fantastic short climbs and descents including the ‘Cuss Cuss’ and ‘Black Snake’ trails it will be a saint through the pines and back to the Trailhead for the finish.