The UCI has confirmed that the 2009 Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships will be held in Canberra, Australia. The championships will be staged at the new $7.5 million world-class Stromlo Forest Park between September 1st and 6th, and are expected to attract more than 30,000 visitors from up to 40 countries. They will be organised by MTB World Events, a joint venture company consisting of Canberra Off Road Cyclists (CORC) and Apis Events.
CORC president Anthony Burton said it was a historic achievement for the ACT to host the world championships and a major vote of confidence for the local mountain biking community. "It's a perfect chance to highlight Stromlo Forest Park and Canberra as the number one mountain biking venue in Australia and a must-see facility for riders around the world," Mr Burton said. "We are perfectly positioned to deliver a highly successful world championships."
Stromlo Forest Park is Australia's most advanced, purpose-built mountain bike park with courses designed by international expert Glen Jacobs.