The Cascades Mountain Bike site has been the venue for 3 x UCI MTB World Cup events already and has a reputation as being safe and convenient and is one of the few venues countrywide that lies within the city boundaries with great facilities on its doorstep. Apart from these benefits, the venue hosts the only internationally accredited Cross Country and Downhill courses in the country.
This area is part of the legacy programme after the 2009 UCI MTB World cup event that was staged at the venue and is utilised for a variety of competitions throughout the year as well as being available for the development of riders at all levels.
Nick Floros, Nigel Hicks and Kim Phillips and their teams of enthusiastic workers and course builders have already started working on the courses to prepare the various courses and general site layouts so as to prepare for the best possible competition conditions for August 2013.
Apart from the five competition areas and courses, the venue will also include ample spaces for the team technical areas, sponsor display areas, media centre, VIP areas, vending sites and a team rider’s centre.