About Us 2018-10-07T03:42:22+00:00
  • cairns mountain biking
  • cairns mountain biking
  • cairns mountain biking
  • cairns mountain biking
  • cairns mountain biking
  • cairns mountain biking

Welcome to Tropic Rides – The Cairns Mountain Biking specialists!

We are bike riders just like you. We love Cairns Mountain Biking and we want to make sure you do too!

The staff at Tropic Rides have been involved in the Cairns Mountain Biking Community for over 15 years.  From social rides, trail maintenance,  competing and also organising both local and international races, we enjoy all aspects of mountain biking in Cairns and the wider North Queensland region.

This business grew out of the desire to share the amazing network of trails we have in Cairns and the North Queensland region. From locals to tourists, Tropic Rides want to show you just how good Cairns Mountain Biking can be.

Not only can we showcase Cairns Mountain Biking in all its glory to you, we are I.M.B.A Level 2 Certified, which means Tropic Rides are able to safely guide and teach you the fundamental skills involved with this exciting sport with our coaching services!

So come ride bikes with us and experience what gets us so pumped to grab that bike and ride everyday!


Why Tropic Rides?

Being born and bred locals, we have grown up riding the trails here in FNQ and have watched the network of trails change and grow over the years as active members of the Cairns Mountain Biking community. We know them like the lines on our hands and can show you the hidden gems in every park so you won’t miss a thing.
If we ain’t out there riding, you will find us getting our hands dirty at trail maintenance days.
Tropic Rides has an I.M.B.A Level 2 Certified Mountain Bike Coach on staff who is available to teach you everything that you need know, so you can get out there and shred the trails with confidence. From understanding the basic fundamentals up to more advanced skills, we can tailor a program to suit you and your riding goals.
We don’t just love Cairns mountain biking, we love everything you can do in the greater North Queensland region. Want to do more than just ride bikes? Tropic Rides can customise tours so you can experience more of the action and adventure that Cairns has to offer. Slow it down and see more the region bikes cant take you on many of the amazing Hiking tracks in the North Queensland Region, Even check out the amazing waterfall circuits

Your safe with us

– QLD Parks Commercial Operators Certification

– IMBA Level 2 Instructors Certification

– Full Liability and Insurance

– First Aid Certification

Meet Our Team

Craig Nissen
Craig NissenFounder / Owner / Guide / Coach
Craig has been riding bikes for 20 years, from a BMX grom now onto the big wheels of Mountain bikes.
Gravity rider at heart but doesn’t mind pedaling the bike to top of the hill to bomb it back down and repeat

Favorite Ride Destination- Smithfiled MTB park
so much variety and natural terrain, steep climbs but rewarding downhills, plus it has the World Cup downhill and XC course, its all time!

Amanda Scanlan
Amanda ScanlanCo-founder / Guide
Amanda , Self confessed fitness nut loves to run up the biggest mountains she can find, Gave moutain bikes and go 5 years ago and has been hooked ever since.

Favorite Ride Destination – Atherton MTB Park.
I love Atherton as you can go for a all day ride and have plenty of descending in one ride, the hills are a bit more mellow so the climbs are easier and have more time on the bike