A 3 Day Stage XC MTB Race through the Tasmanian Wilderness.

Derby Flow

Taking in the famous Blue Derby trails this 52km stage finishes at the iconic Weldborough Hotel. Read More.

Bay of Fires

An epic wilderness ride on the newly built trail from the top of Blue Tier to the Bay of Fires. 58km of Tasmania’s best. Read More.

St Helens Dreaming

St Helens trails are the fabulous finale to this three-day race, offering 45km of blissful berms. Read More.

 

Dragon Trail Overview

The Course

Derby, Blue Tier, Bay of Fires, St Helens – Australia’s undisputed mecca of mountain biking.  The Dragon Trail will take you on a thrilling mountain biking journey from myrtle forests, to alpine plateaus and to the stunning Bay of Fires.

On each of the three unique days of racing, you will experience the joys of sensational flowing single track, purpose-built by trail gurus World Trail, through some of the most remarkable landscapes in Tasmania. Read More About the Course

Who Can Enter?

The Dragon Trail is a race for all. If you get real joy from riding, then the Dragon is for you! It is a race for those who love blissful single track and a craft beer around a campfire, a race for the recreational mountain biker seeking a new challenge, and a race for the elite rider hungry for the thrill competition.

Riders race solo and each stage is left open for as long as there is daylight for you to finish.  It might be your first mountain bike race, or it might be your 50th.  You might be from Tasmania or from across the seas.  You might be there to hammer the trails or cruise the stages. Whoever you are, and wherever you’re from, the Dragon Trail experience has something for you! Read more

Food / Camp

As the sun sets we circle the food trucks and light the campfires.  We tuck into some of the worlds greatest food and sample some of the worlds greatest craft beers, wine, and whiskey – because you deserve it.

Tales of the days riding are relived around the fires with like-minded people before retiring to dream of the next day’s adventure. There are various food packages (Food) and camping/ accommodation options (Accommodation).  We want to reduce your hassles so you can spend more time enjoying the experience. 

Supporters

We’d love to have your family and friends cheer you on and be part of the Dragon Trail experience.  While you’re riding each day there’s plenty for them to do, including a visit to Australia’s widest living tree, sampling the famous Pyengana Cheese Factory and swimming in the turquoise waters of the Bay of Fires. Read more

Travel and Transfers

The world is getting busier and we know your time is limited.  We’ll do all we can to help make racing the Dragon Trail a smooth and enjoyable experience.

If you’re flying to Tasmania, we can pick you up and transfer you to/from the race. If have your own car, we can give you a lift back to the start to pick it up.  Read more

 

Why the Dragon?

The Chinese Dragon is weaved in the history of the North East Coast of Tasmania.  The Trail of the Tin Dragon is a story of Tin miners, Chinese workers, boom and bust, flood and drought, riches and poverty, hope and dreams … Read more.

 

 

 

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Time to relive all the goodness that was at the Dragon Trail MTB 2021. Thanks, Big Shed Studios for this great highlights video.

Race dates for 2022 are 17-19 March. Entries open in 2 weeks at 0800 May 21st.

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Oh wowww..what a great looking event.

Still frothing 🙂

Ben Parsissons 50 seconds 😂

So awesome! Well done team. Seems we missed out on a really epic event 👌

Becky Herridge cut out the potty mouth 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Justin Millar caravan road trip

Shannon McGrath 00:55

Craig Apps

Saw you as well Dyson!

Holly Taylor Vanessa Tysoe

Andrew-Sarah Brown good memories!!

Daniel Feary have you seen this

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Fox and Hill Take the Titles and the New Dragon Trail is the Winner
Press Release; For immediate distribution

The third and final day of the first ever Dragon Trail MTB stage race took place today, when the ‘St. Helen’s Dreaming’ stage provided a perfect finish for the riders’ exploration of the amazing trails and landscapes of North-East Tasmania.
They’d already been blown away by the variety and quality of the trails and, despite the aches from two hard days in their legs, they enjoyed another 45km, most of it single track, around the St. Helen’s Wilderness Trail. There were some tough climbs towards the finish and the final 200m of uphill really asked the question, “What have you got left?”
The leaders from the first two days held onto their positions, but for local U23 rider Sam Fox it was close as his final winning margin over Cameron Ivory was just 45 seconds. Over 3 days they’ve had a great contest and Fox had a puncture early on the ride today. Ivory took his chance and recorded his first stage win of the week in 1.53.07, reducing his deficit by 1 min 47secs, but it wasn’t quite enough to take the title.
“I was a little bit surprised by the Dragon Trail, it had some really good back country trails which were some of the first I ever rode.” Said Fox. “To have all the guys from the Nationals here and a few others fly down to race made it a quality field, and Cam made me suffer today. To have the time to sit around the campsite chatting with them was a really good vibe as well.
“My favourite stage was yesterday. That ride from Weldborough right through to the Bay of Fires is just spectacular. It was my first stage race, but it’s not too different from training and I was just focussing on recovery after each stage.
“For anyone thinking of giving it a go I’d say to ride some old-school fire trail and back country, and be prepared to get your feet wet and have some fun. I’d say anyone can do it, there is nothing too technical, just be ready for some tough days out, bring your mates and have a go.”
The overall women’s winner was Karen Hill with a dominant performance, taking all 3 stage wins, today’s in 2.15.22 and 22nd overall. “I was a bit surprised to have such a big lead,” she said, “and I think my start times, which were with some of the local Tassie riders, was in my favour.
“I’ve ridden stage races in East Timor, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Canada, so that helped. I’d say this race is right up there with those others and for a first year it’s been absolutely fantastic. The organisation and volunteers, and the options they give you for all-inclusive or looking after yourself are great. Finishing at lunchtime meant I could organise myself, kick back and chill out.
“Each day has been different. We’ve had different types of trail, terrain and scenery, so there is something for everyone. Day two was the hardest for me as I pushed really hard on day one, and today’s trails were just awesome. The more single track the better for me!”
The two winners were presented the amazing new Dragon Trail trophy at the St. Helen’s Trailhead. It was designed by local artist Ruth Lindsell and uses driftwood to shape the form of a dragon. Once the first race winner’s names are inscribed it will remain on display at the St. Helen’s visitor centre until next year.
The final riders today were Jane Elby and Natasha Thackray, who took just over 6 hours on the trail, finishing in 261st and 262nd places.
They’ve brought up the rear each day, and were delighted to see they were gradually moving up a few places for each start as there were a few riders who dropped out. Today the ride took them past the ‘Dreaming Pools’ and they were the only riders who stopped for a swim!
They’ve obviously made the most of every minute of their Dragon Trail ride and, along with all the other riders, will return home with great memories of their time on the awesome Tassie trails.
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For further press information contact; Louise Foulkes 0419 427 243
Please credit photos to Murilo Mattos and Margarete Oti/Dragon Trail MTB.
You can see the results of the Dragon Trail MTB at my.raceresult.com/165956/results?lang=en and all the race photos and video are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/geocentricoutdoors.
For more about the Dragon Trail MTB visit; dragontrail.com.au
Dragon Trail MTB is organised by Geocentric Outdoor and is sponsored by Events Tasmania and Break O’Day Council.
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2 months ago
Fox and Hill Take the Titles and the New Dragon Trail is the Winner
Press Release; For immediate distribution

The third and final day of the first ever Dragon Trail MTB stage race took place today, when the ‘St. Helen’s Dreaming’ stage provided a perfect finish for the riders’ exploration of the amazing trails and landscapes of North-East Tasmania.
They’d already been blown away by the variety and quality of the trails and, despite the aches from two hard days in their legs, they enjoyed another 45km, most of it single track, around the St. Helen’s Wilderness Trail.  There were some tough climbs towards the finish and the final 200m of uphill really asked the question, “What have you got left?”
The leaders from the first two days held onto their positions, but for local U23 rider Sam Fox it was close as his final winning margin over Cameron Ivory was just 45 seconds.  Over 3 days they’ve had a great contest and Fox had a puncture early on the ride today.  Ivory took his chance and recorded his first stage win of the week in 1.53.07, reducing his deficit by 1 min 47secs, but it wasn’t quite enough to take the title.
“I was a little bit surprised by the Dragon Trail, it had some really good back country trails which were some of the first I ever rode.” Said Fox. “To have all the guys from the Nationals here and a few others fly down to race made it a quality field, and Cam made me suffer today. To have the time to sit around the campsite chatting with them was a really good vibe as well.
“My favourite stage was yesterday.  That ride from Weldborough right through to the Bay of Fires is just spectacular.  It was my first stage race, but it’s not too different from training and I was just focussing on recovery after each stage.  
“For anyone thinking of giving it a go I’d say to ride some old-school fire trail and back country, and be prepared to get your feet wet and have some fun.  I’d say anyone can do it, there is nothing too technical, just be ready for some tough days out, bring your mates and have a go.”
The overall women’s winner was Karen Hill with a dominant performance, taking all 3 stage wins, today’s in 2.15.22 and 22nd overall.  “I was a bit surprised to have such a big lead,” she said, “and I think my start times, which were with some of the local Tassie riders, was in my favour.
“I’ve ridden stage races in East Timor, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Canada, so that helped.  I’d say this race is right up there with those others and for a first year it’s been absolutely fantastic. The organisation and volunteers, and the options they give you for all-inclusive or looking after yourself are great.  Finishing at lunchtime meant I could organise myself, kick back and chill out.
“Each day has been different.  We’ve had different types of trail, terrain and scenery, so there is something for everyone.  Day two was the hardest for me as I pushed really hard on day one, and today’s trails were just awesome. The more single track the better for me!”
The two winners were presented the amazing new Dragon Trail trophy at the St. Helen’s Trailhead. It was designed by local artist Ruth Lindsell and uses driftwood to shape the form of a dragon.  Once the first race winner’s names are inscribed it will remain on display at the St. Helen’s visitor centre until next year.
The final riders today were Jane Elby and Natasha Thackray, who took just over 6 hours on the trail, finishing in 261st and 262nd places.  
They’ve brought up the rear each day, and were delighted to see they were gradually moving up a few places for each start as there were a few riders who dropped out. Today the ride took them past the ‘Dreaming Pools’ and they were the only riders who stopped for a swim!  
They’ve obviously made the most of every minute of their Dragon Trail ride and, along with all the other riders, will return home with great memories of their time on the awesome Tassie trails.
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For further press information contact; Louise Foulkes 0419 427 243
Please credit photos to Murilo Mattos and Margarete Oti/Dragon Trail MTB.
You can see the results of the Dragon Trail MTB at https://my.raceresult.com/165956/results?lang=en and all the race photos and video are on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/geocentricoutdoors.
For more about the Dragon Trail MTB visit; https://dragontrail.com.au
Dragon Trail MTB is organised by Geocentric Outdoor and is sponsored by Events Tasmania and Break O’Day Council.Image attachment

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Louise and Craig, thank you for an absolutely wonderful event. Need the dates for next year ASAP so we can book holidays!!!

Brilliant event! Thanks legends 🙌

Awesome!!!

Such an epic 3 days! Congratulations to the organisers!

Wow! Looks awesome.

Well done team, looks like such a well put together event. This is definitely a format that is here to stay 👌

Absolutely awesome event, thanks for everyone’s effort in pulling this off, cheers for a great week 👌

Loved everything!!

James Stevens

Was a pleasure to complete all 3 stages and riding all most all of it sight unseen gave it that extra exciting factor too ! And the weather clearly was on our side 🙌 Was a totally new experience for us camping on site like a travelling bike circus 🎪 👌 . Great effort and friendly helpful staff and volunteers 👏

Good job guys!! its looks beautiful and fast!!

Marcus Odonoghue have a little look see 😬

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