Entry Info

Entries for the 2021 event will re-open once there are more knowns about the impact of COVID-19. 


To celebrate the opening of this new event, the first 100 riders to register are eligible for our super special entry fee
Enter before 15th December 2019 for our Standard Entry
Our Late entry is available from 15th December 2019 until 15th February 2020
After 15th February 2020 – we can’t guarantee that we will fit you in or if we will have tents/transfers and correct t-shirt sizes available.
This is a great option if you are a MTB couple with kids, or you and a friend are not quite ready for the full race. Learn more about this category here

*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.
  • A great race t-shirt to remind you of the race in years to come

Cancellations, Transfers, and Refunds

New Riders: 

For 2021 Event – Entries will open for new riders soon.  The 2021 cancellation policy will be updated and will reflect the new situation event organisers and participants will likely find themselves adapting to COVID-19. 

Existing 2020 Riders:

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and the restrictions implemented by our federal and state governments, the 2020 Dragon Trail mountain bike race was cancelled one week prior to the start. 
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 info@dragontrail.com.au 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. Once the person who the entry is transferred to claims and pays for it, your original entry will be automatically refunded back to the card you entered with. https://geocentric.redpodium.com/dragon-trail-entry/transfer
You can cancel your entry entirely and receive:
<li>a refund of 100% of the Tune Cycles package</li>
<li>40% of any of the other extras packages</li>
<li>there is no cash refund available on your actual entry fee</li>


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.


Back to Top