Canberra to Host 2009 World Mountain Bike Championships

Kramer 27 January 2007 5

In the midst of the dust and excitement as Canberra hosts the Australian Mountain Bike Championships at Stromlo Forest Park this weekend, the UCI (International Cycling Union) announced Canberra as the host for the 2009 World Mountain Bike Championships. This is a huge boost to mountain biking in Canberra, bringing the image of mountain biking in Australia to even higher levels, which will provide new opportunities for the sport. The ACT Government late last year promised one million dollars to assist with the staging of the event if it was secured, so now they will have to cough up the cash. Although they should see a good return on their money, as over 50,000 people are expected to visit Canberra for the event.

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5 Responses to Canberra to Host 2009 World Mountain Bike Championships
Kramer Kramer 12:23 pm 28 Jan 07

Sorry, that last comment was by me, GnT. I can’t seem to log Kramer out!

Kramer Kramer 12:22 pm 28 Jan 07

When I was out spectating yesterday, I noticed a big, professional banner with “Stromlo Forest Park: Host of the 2009 World Mountain Bike Championships” on it. They must have been confident – or someone had inside information.

OpenYourMind OpenYourMind 7:48 pm 27 Jan 07

That’s great news.

And…on a bicycle related topic, I just noticed the RiotACT ad for Fuse Recumbents. Ooooh that’s gonna get under the skin of Bonfire.

vg vg 7:36 pm 27 Jan 07

Magnificent news

majura majura 3:02 pm 27 Jan 07


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