The Cascades Mountain Bike site 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, it is the only Triple course in the country and the only course that has international accreditation for all its discipline courses.

This area is part of the legacy programme founded at the 2009 UCI MTB World cup event that was staged at the venue, and continued with World Cups and then the 2013 UCI MTB and Trials World Championships. It is utilised for a variety of competitions throughout the year as well as being available for the development of riders at all levels.

Johann Wykerd and his team of enthusiastic workers and course builders - Nick Floros (XCO) and Nigel Hicks (DHI)  has been hard at work for a number of months already to tweak the various courses so as to prepare the best possible competition area for the event.

Apart from the three competition areas and courses, the venue will also include ample spaces for the team technical areas, sponsor display areas, media centre, VIP area, accreditation centre and a team riderís centre.