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

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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Worried you haven’t trained enough for Dragon Trail? COVID and the heat over summer have put a dampener on a lot of people’s best intentions. We just wanted to reassure you, you aren’t alone. We’ve fielded a few phone calls about this lately and our answers are the same;

- Your not the only one
- The riding and scenery are amazing. There is no better place to be. So if you’re slow, you will just get to see more.
- You won’t slow people down as you will be riding around people of the same speed
- We have full respect & kudos for those at the back - everyone has to start somewhere and even experienced riders slow down or were never fast in the first place …. work, injuries, illness, babies, life …..
- We are keeping the course open for as long as we can each day & we only bring you in if it looks like you won’t make it back before dark.
- The beautiful thing about riding in Tasmania is that you can ride all day as it is often perfect riding temperature.
- You have 2 aid bags out there that you pack - stock up on water and snacks - so no excuses 🙂
- Like most things in life - the journey is more important than the destination - and we promise that as far as journeys go, this is a beauty.
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DRAGON TRAIL MTB - Speakers + Artists: Let's kick off with
everyone favourite local artist .... Pete Cornelius. His style is steeped in heartfelt blues, greasy funk & soul with Americana overtones. He will be joined by local MTB club president, Simon Holmes on Base. You can watch Pete at the Dragon Trail Social Hub on Fri March 19th at 8pm in St Helens (Please note: only riders and registered supporters can enter the Social Hub)

For more information head to dragontrail.com.au/ - there are limited entries remaining.

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DRAGON TRAIL MTB - Speakers + Artists: Lets kick off with 
 everyone favourite local artist .... Pete Cornelius. His style is steeped in heartfelt blues, greasy funk & soul with Americana overtones. He will be joined by local MTB club president, Simon Holmes on Base. You can watch Pete at the Dragon Trail Social Hub on Fri March 19th at 8pm in St Helens (Please note: only riders and registered supporters can enter the Social Hub)

For more information head to https://dragontrail.com.au/ - there are limited entries remaining. 

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DRAGON TRAIL MTB: Introducing the Social Hub. At the end of the day it’s time to kick back at the Social Hub. Bring your camp chair and be inspired by a mix of laid back acoustic vibes and spicy street food. Our stalls and artists will sate your appetite for everything that isn’t on two wheels. Held over three venues, the Social Hub’s first incarnation is in Branxholm and makes full use of the sunny oval of the football/ cricket club, set amongst the surrounding gums and pine forest. Next stop is the sublime village of Weldborough where the Social Hub is located on the lush grassy paddocks at the foot of Blue Tier. The Social Hub finishes at the vibrant coastal town of St Helens where the Dragon Trail event culminates. Come and enjoy! (Please note: only riders and registered supporters can enter the Social Hub) ... See MoreSee Less

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DRAGON TRAIL MTB: Introducing the Social Hub. At the end of the day it’s time to kick back at the Social Hub.  Bring your camp chair and be inspired by a mix of laid back acoustic vibes and spicy street food.  Our stalls and artists will sate your appetite for everything that isn’t on two wheels.  Held over three venues, the Social Hub’s first incarnation is in Branxholm and makes full use of the sunny oval of the football/ cricket club, set amongst the surrounding gums and pine forest.  Next stop is the sublime village of Weldborough where the Social Hub is located on the lush grassy paddocks at the foot of Blue Tier.  The Social Hub finishes at the vibrant coastal town of St Helens where the Dragon Trail event culminates.  Come and enjoy! (Please note: only riders and registered supporters can enter the Social Hub)

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