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Entries Close March 5th

Get in quick for this special. Once they are gone, they are gone. 

There a total of 500 spots available for the 2022 race.   

If there are still places remaining, there will be a $100 late fee applied to entries after January 15th 2022.

*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

A pop up tent, 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.  A pop up tent, 2 x camp chairs, tent lights, and 2 x foam mats 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..
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)
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 $2.50 each
If your planning to leave your car in Branxholm (they start of the race) this option allows you to park at the Branxholm Lodge as opposed to unattended next to the oval.
Package Includes:
Unbox & Assembly on arrival at Branxholm
Bike Wash & Tune @ Welborough Hotel
Bike Wash & Tune @ St Helens
Bike Box ready for return

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

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

* Parts not included in wash & tune

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

*International travelers may require additional wash service (for customs clearance) prior to boxing, this is not included in standard pricing.

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 for 2022.

If a competitor voluntarily withdraws (injury etc) the following will apply:

    • Cancellation prior to 15th January 2022 – 90% refund on entry fee portion of the entry. All extras fully refunded.
    • Cancellation up until 15th February 2022 – 75% refund on all fees paid including entry and extras.
    • After 15th February 20222 – 50% credit on all fees paid towards a future Dragon Trail Event (for use in 2023 or 2024)
    • A competitor can transfer their entire entry to a new rider at any stage before the event. There are no fees for this.

If at the time of the event you live in an area where the border is closed or government requirements mean you need to quarantine on the way to Tasmania or on the way home to your place of residence the following applies;

  • You can cancel your entry and receive a credit of 75% on all fees paid.
  • The credit will expire in April 2024, meaning you can use it to enter either the 2023 or 2024 Dragon Trail.
  • To be eligible for this credit the border closure or quarantine requirement must be in place from March 10th, 2022 or over the duration of the event.
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 within 30 days of the race, or because you are in mandatory self-isolation over the event dates, you can receive a 100% credit towards a future Dragon Trail within the next 2 years (2023, 2024).

If during the event you are directed by the government or medical practitioner to self-isolate for COVID-19, or you test positive to COVID-19 during the event, you must remove yourself immediately and follow the government instructions. Geocentric will assist as much as practical and possible in the situation, but you will be ultimately responsible for leaving the event and following the government instructions including the costs associated with this.

A competitor can transfer their entire entry to a new rider at any stage before the event. There are no fees for this.


If organisers need to cancel the event due to Tasmanian government COVID restrictions, ie local lock down over the event, the following policy applies.
  • Cancellation by organiser due to government COVID restriction before 15th January – 90% refund on entry fee portion of the entry. All extras fully repaid.
  • Cancellation by organiser due to government COVID restriction – from 15th January to 10th March – 75% refund on all fees paid including entry and extras.
  • Cancellation by organiser due to government COVID restriction after 10th March – 25% refund on all fees paid including entry and extras.
  • Cancellation by organiser due to government COVID restriction after 16th March – No Refund
If the race is canceled due to acts of God, natural disasters, terrorism, pandemic 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.

Insurance

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.  This race is not directly affiliated with MTBA. You may already have suitable coverage through your private health insurance or superannuation.

 

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