Entries for 2021 Are Open! Click Here to Enter
We are able to open to 150 more riders to the 2021 event. Enter before 15th December 2020 or until sold out
*Young Guns – To support the next generation, riders aged under 23 on the start day of the race will receive a 25% discount on their entry fee. This will be applied during the entry process.
** All participants will be required to sign an indemnity waiver during the entry process. An example waiver can be viewed here
Scroll down for other entry conditions.
Add On Options to Entry Fee
Want the luxury of arriving to an already set up campsite at the end of each day? Or simply can’t fit in the camping gear? A setup tent, a camp chair, tent lights, and a foam mat are a part of this package. Tents are a roomy 3 person size with a floor space of 2.8m x 2.25m. You will still need to BYO sleeping bag and sleeping mat.
Racing with a partner or friend and happy to share a tent with them? When entering just one of you select this option and there will be space to note the second person’s name on the form. Like the Single option above, you have the luxury of arriving at an already set up campsite at the end of each day. This option includes a setup tent, 2 x camp chairs, tent lights, and 2 foam mats. Tents are a roomy 3 person size with a floor space of 2.8m x 2.25m. You will still need to BYO sleeping bag and sleeping mat.
Either or both, Launceston airport to Branxholm at the start of the race and St Helens to Launceston airport at the end of the race. This includes the transport of personal gear and bikes. Bikes need to be transported in their protective case or box though that you use on the plane. They cannot be transported unpacked.
Transfers back to Branxholm for those who left their cars there prior to the race. This includes the transport of personal gear and bikes. Bikes will be transported on a custom built bike trailer (no need for cases or boxes)
Treat yourself to a breakfast box each morning. Boxes need to be pre-ordered with your entry and are filled with local yummy treats designed keep your stomach settled and give you the calories you need to get you going. There will be vegetarian and vegan options available.
For those flying in and can’t bring gas, you can pre-order gas canisters for stoves such as Jet Boils or MSR Pocket Rocket and collect at HQ. The Gas will be the 230g variety with a screw lid. Click here
for an example.
For those flying in, you can pre-order CO2 canisters for bikes. At the end of the race, if you haven’t used them, we will happily buy them back for $3 each
Entry Fees include
- 3 days of great racing run by one of Australia’s most experienced adventure event organisers Geocentric Outdoors.
- Camping in the race villages each night (Standard camping – restrictions on tent size apply)
- Feed stations, basic mechanical and medical support out on the course
- Transport of a personal bag (weight and size limitations apply) between race villages each day
- The normal race stuff including plates, timing, results, etc.
Cancellations, Transfers, and Refunds
Event cancellation, transfer and refund policy depends on when you entered the race.
New Riders Entry After April 2020:
For new riders to the 2021 Dragon Trail event the following policy applies.
- Cancellation prior to 31st January 2021 – 10% admin fee on entry fee portion of entry. All extras fully repaid.
- Cancellation up until 14th March – 25% on all fees paid including entry and extras.
If organisers need to cancel the event due to government restrictions from COVID, ie Tasmanian border closure, the following policy applies.
- Cancellation by organiser due to government COVID restriction before 1st February – all fees are fully refundable.
- Cancellation by organiser due to government COVID restriction – after 1st of Feb until the event – 25% of all fees paid.
If the race is canceled due to acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism or other reasons, etc, (other than COVID) the organisers will make every effort to refund as much of the entry fee as possible to all teams. The race will not be re-scheduled.
Original 2020 Riders Who Entered Prior to :
Riders who had entered the 2020 event prior to the COVID cancellation have the following 3 options.
All entries and extras for the 2020 event have been automatically rolled to the 2021 event. If for some reason next year doesn’t work, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
prior to November 30th 2020 and your entry/extras can be transferred to the 2022 event. If attending the 2021 or 2022 is NOT suitable for you, the below options are available
If you find a suitable replacement rider you can transfer your entry to this person. This can be done by clicking here
. This automated system allows the new participant to claim and pay for your entry. Once this is done, your original entry will be automatically refunded back to the card you entered with.
You can cancel your entry by emailing email@example.com
- a refund of 25% of your race entry fee + an $200 credit towards a future Dragon Trail Event
- a refund of 100% of the Tune Cycles package
- a refund of 40% of any of the other extras packages
We understand that having to cancel the 2020 event is far from ideal for everyone involved and it is the first time in 18 years of running over 100 events that we have had to enact the “acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism or other reasons” clause. The simple reality is cancelling a week out has come with devastating financial consequences for our small company as the majority of the 2020 fees have already been spent on the event. However, we are still committed to hosting this world-class event in 2021 and everything is now ready to deliver to you an unrivalled mountain bike experience. We appreciate your support in this tough time.
The event organisers have a public liability insurance policy to the value of 20 million dollars. This is a compulsory insurance policy in Australia for events that are organised on, or cross through, any form of government land/public place.
This, however, is not personal accident insurance for you! It is strongly recommended you have your own personal accident insurance.
It is a condition of entry that you must have ambulance cover. Unless you’re from Tasmania or Queensland, you’ll need to take this out (or ensure it is part of your private health cover). Here are some details.
Unlike many mountain bike events, is NOT compulsory to also purchase a Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) Day Licence. You may choose to buy one of these if you choose and can do so here. This race is not directly affiliated with MTBA. You may already have suitable coverage through your private health insurance or superannuation.