Update 2 – November 15th

Welcome to the Second Dragon Trail MTB Update

Excitement is mounting as we are getting closer to not only the event but the official opening of some the major trails we will be riding on. There has been a lot happening behind the scenes in the “Dragon Lair” as we put everything in place to make this an epic event for you. Read through some of the news below for some important information, including some additions to the logistics.

If you missed Update 1– you can read it here

First a Bit of Motivation…. Some Recent Coverage

The guys from Mountain Bike Marathon have written a suitably titled piece called “All About the Dragon Trail”. This in depth coverage covers the journey aspects of the event as well as the team behind the scenes. There is also a great section on why you should give it a go in 2020.

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Read the full article at marathonmtb.com

On top of this, we are delighted to have been named one of Australia’s best new adventures for 2020 by Australian Geographic Adventure Magazine – you can get a copy here.

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Order your copy here

65% of Entries have Gone – Price Rise Dec 15th

Wow – we filling up! If you don’t have your entry in, best not wait much longer. Make sure you get in before Dec 15th as this is when the price goes up. The race is attracting a wide range of like minded people from across Australia and overseas. The graph below shows where current entrants call home.

To enter click here.

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Dragon Trail to be Major Supporter of Trail Maintenance

Let’s face it, the trails in the area are incredible largely due to the extensive trail maintenance programs of the local councils. We are proud to be supporting Dorsett and Break O’Day councils with the mammoth job by contributing a portion of every entry fee towards this effort.

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Speaking of Trails… St Helens Trail Network is Opening!

The St Helens Trail network has it’s grand opening on November 23rd. The Bay of Fires trail stretches from the top of Blue Tier all the way to the ocean. Insiders are saying the initial descent is “out of this world” and tops Blue Tier Descent… a very big call we are happy to test. In St Helens it’s self there are ten loop trails to open, three descent trails and a 3.52 km easy riding link between the trail head and St Helens. Both areas of trail will be a part of the Dragon Trail. It’s going to be big and the Dragon Trail crew are heading down to be a part of it.

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Quote by: Michael Milton OAM – Paralympic Champion Skier

Book you bike package – Tune Cycles joins the event as the official Maintenance Crew

Tune Cycles who specialise in mobile bike maintenance and repair services are bringing their mechanics & workshops to the Dragon Trail. The team will be set-up at each camp offering service, repair and wash services, also out on the course at key check points offering emergency support to keep you moving.

They’ll have all the essential parts on hand so Derby’s tacky granite or a cheeky tree root doesn’t ruin your weekend. Tune Cycles have a range of early bird Service packs available so you can spend more time socialising at camp and less time worrying about tomorrow. By pre-purchasing an early bird offer the team will make sure they’re carrying the right brake pads, derailleurs and suspension seal kits to keep your bike on the trail and you’ll save money!

To book any of these packs, log back into your entry, scroll down and make your choice. You can log in here.

Super Special Deluxe Service Packs (limited to first 50) $199
Tune are excited to be coming to Derby, to celebrate they’re offering their Deluxe Service Pack at a Super Special rate for the first 50 riders. Book early and start counting down the days to March 25th. Bike Assembly, nightly wash & tune and end of trip re-box are part of this package. All you need to worry about are the amazing trails, the campfire banter & Tasmania’s finest food and beverages.

Package Includes:
Unbox & Assembly on arrival at Branxholm
Bike Wash & Tune @ Welborough Hotel
Bike Wash & Tune @ St Helens
Bike Box ready for return

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Early Bird Offers:
Deluxe Service Pack. $299
Want to sit back and have a TRUE riding holiday with every detail taken care of? Bike Assembly, nightly wash & tune and end of trip re-box are part of this package. All you need to worry about are the amazing trails, the campfire banter & Tasmania’s finest food and beverages.

Package Includes:
Unbox & Assembly on arrival at Branxholm (24th or 25th)
Bike Wash & Tune @ Welborough Hotel
Bike Wash & Tune @ St Helens
Bike Box ready for return travel #

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End of Stage Wash & Tune $150
Would you prefer your first stop was the bike wash or the Welborough Hotel’s bar? Book a wash & tune and we’ll ta to sit back and have a TRUE riding holiday? With every detail taken care of? Bike Assembly, nightly wash & tune and end of trip re-box are part of this package. All you need to worry about are the amazing trails, the campfire banter & Tasmania’s finest food and beverages.

Package Includes:
Bike Wash & Tune @ Welborough Hotel
Bike Wash & Tune @ St Helens

Buy Now

Bike Assembly & Boxing $150
Why delay hitting the trails? Pre-Book bike assembly on arrival and squeeze in a practice run. Also ideal, if you’re not confident with your own mechanical skills and want to know the bike will

Package Includes:
Unbox & Assembly on arrival at Branxholm
Bike Box ready for return travel

Buy Now

Parts not included in wash & tune, International travellers may require additional wash service (for customs clearance) prior to boxing, this is not included in standard pricing.

Single Speed Category

Yes for all of those of you drawn to this brutal yet somehow admirable style of riding …. this category is a go. You are forewarned – check those course profiles carefully! It’s just one category – a prize for the best male and female. – no age groups. If this appeals and you would like to change your entry, just head back to your entry and select this option. You can log in here.

Airport Transfer Updates Due to Flight Reschedules

A number of flights have been changed going into and out of Launceston airport. To help accomodate this, we have added a second earlier transfer back from St Helens to the Launceston Airport at the end of the event. It will leave promptly at 0700 on the 29th of March arriving at the airport around 0915.

To swap your transfer to the earlier one log into your entry and make the change. There is no charge for this. You can log in here.

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Quote by: Rohin Adams – Marathon MTB Master

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Minimal Waste Event From the Get Go

Just a reminder – while events like these have huge health, social and economic benefits for the region, they can create a lot of waste and burn a lot of resources. From the get go, we are aiming for Dragon Trail to be a minimal waste event. This way we can contribute to a better more sustainable world as well as protecting the pristine environment that we are headed to. There will be many initiatives at the race to embrace this theme and we ask that anyone attending do their best to support these measures.

Happy Training,
Your Dragon Trail Crew

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Posted on November 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

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