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

Derby Mecca

Taking in the famous Blue Derby trails this 45km stage finishes at the iconic Weldborough Hotel. Read More.

Bay of Fires Epic

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 Trails

St Helens trails are the fabulous finale to this three-day race, offering 49km 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 or as a relay pair 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

Photo: Kane Naaraat and PinkBike.com

Photo: Flow Mountain Bike

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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