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 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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Just an update to let everyone know that Dragon Trail has the green light to go ahead next March. We have been working closely with Business Tasmania to ensure the event complies with the newly released Tasmania Events Framework. One concern was camping onsite. Our plan has been reviewed by Business Tasmania, who confirmed with Public Health, and have approved Dragon Trail to go ahead, including camping, using our comprehensive COVID safe plan.

Some other smaller changes for riders will be in the way we run the prologue, registration, and manage gathering areas. We will also have reduced access to event areas by spectators. In short, we are lucky to be an outdoor event and can't wait to get back out there!
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Just an update to let everyone know that Dragon Trail has the green light to go ahead next March. We have been working closely with Business Tasmania to ensure the event complies with the newly released Tasmania Events Framework. One concern was camping onsite. Our plan has been reviewed by Business Tasmania, who confirmed with Public Health, and have approved Dragon Trail to go ahead, including camping, using our comprehensive COVID safe plan.

Some other smaller changes for riders will be in the way we run the prologue, registration, and manage gathering areas.  We will also have reduced access to event areas by spectators. In short, we are lucky to be an outdoor event and cant wait to get back out there!

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Locky Allison

Events have been a little disrupted in 2020 ... so we turned our hand to something new ..... creating MTB-specific intuitive maps. Break O'Day Council took our (and others) advice that their existing maps didn't do justice to the area and were difficult to understand. Hopefully, these will get riders hearts racing a little more than the old ones. If you're headed to St Helens Mountain Bike Trails - you'll see these on display at the trailheads.

If you entered Dragon Trail MTB - 3 Day XC MTB in the Tasmanian Wilderness .... how good does the Dreaming Pools trail look! This will feature on Day 3.
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Events have been a little disrupted in 2020 ... so we turned our hand to something new ..... creating MTB-specific intuitive maps. Break ODay Council took our (and others) advice that their existing maps didnt do justice to the area and were difficult to understand. Hopefully, these will get riders hearts racing a little more than the old ones. If youre headed to St Helens Mountain Bike Trails - youll see these on display at the trailheads. 

If you entered Dragon Trail MTB - 3 Day XC MTB in the Tasmanian Wilderness .... how good does the Dreaming Pools trail look! This will feature on Day 3.

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They look great!

Hi Craig and Louise. They look good. I’m interested to know how you made them?

Nice 👍

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Social Hub

Social Hub

Dragon Trail is more than a mountain bike race, it is an experience like no other and the Social Hub is where it’s at.  Not only do we love great trails, but we love relaxing with a craft beer or boutique wine after riding them, catching up with new friends and old, and basking in the warmth of a campfire.  Add to this an evening program of chilled out live music, presentations by intriguing speakers, great food and you have the ingredients for an unforgettable event!

 

Photo: Flow Mountain Bike

Social Hub – Branxholm

The character-filled village of Branxholm is the location of the first Social Hub of the Dragon Trail. The distinctive red marquees are set on the Recreation Ground, perched a top a small hill and surrounded by knotted trees.  This venue has been home to many community events over the years.  The Branxholm Social Hub will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am through to 10pm.

Branxholm town is small but has the necessary amenities including a handful of restaurants, a small but well-stocked IGA supermarket, a service station, and a quintessential country pub, known as the Grand Lady of the area. One of our fundraisers in the first year will be for the Branxholm Progress Association to create a sculpture out of trees that were planted at the end of World War I.

Social Hub – Weldborough

You will finish the first day of racing in the charming village of Weldborough. Nestled in a lush valley amongst a handful of houses is the historic Weldborough Hotel with the Social Hub located in the grass field next to the pub. This spot is a favourite with MTBers who come to ride the famous Blue Tier trail and enjoy burgers and beer for lunch. There are no other shops or facilities in Weldborough.

The Weldborough Social Hub will be a great place to relax around a campfire, sip a great craft beer, and tuck into a hearty pub meal. It will be open on Thursday from 11am through to 10pm.

Social Hub – St Helens

St Helens is a major regional town on the edge of Georges Bay where miners originally landed to access the areas you have ridden through. St Helens has a charming seaside feel and many services including a supermarket, hospital, multiple restaurants, pubs, and cafes. Its nearby beaches are stunning and the area is renowned for fishing.

St Helens Recreation Ground is the location of the final Social Hub of the event, just next to the Bendigo Bank Indoor Stadium.  The St Helens Social Hub will be open on Friday and Saturday from 11am through to 10pm.

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