The project is a partnership between the trust as well as Ardenglen Housing Association and Glasgow City Council.
At the launch, Elder and Cannon Architects provided information on the centre and the design.
A new Facebook page has also been launched to help communities get involved and stay up to date withe ambitious project.
The centre is backed by the Mitchellhill Community Group.
It is hoped the centre will be open in time for the Commonwealth Games next year when Cathkin Braes will play host to the event’s mountain biking competitions.
Glasgow Lord Provost Sadie Docherty said: “I am delighted to see this proposed Commonwealth Legacy community project emerging to support the Cathkin Braes Mountain Bike Track.
“ I believe this restoration and conversion project will support the users of the track and provide stimulus to the local economy creating jobs and new opportunities for cycling, plus a fantastic visitor attraction for greater Glasgow and beyond.”
The partners say the centre could develop cycling in Glasgow as well as encourage healthy lifestyles.
They hope it will encourage people to learn about Cathkin Braes.