FAQs

Yes. The entry system is set up so you can log back in at any stage and add extras like transfers and camping options once we are a bit closer to the race. You will be given a link at the bottom of your confirmation email that allows you to set up the account.
You need basic mountain bike skills and the ability to ride Green and Blue Trails. The race is, however, as much about the journey and the experience as it is the racing.  Start times will be staggered on your abilities and previous stage times, so you should mostly be riding with people of similar abilities around you.  And if a section of trail looks a bit tricky, or too steep, just hop off and push that section and keep riding afterward!  
Winners will spend approximately 2 to 3 hours riding each day. We will leave the stages open for approximately 8 hours to give anyone who is determined the ability to finish.
There are 2 x manned aid stations along the route you can withdraw from. If it just isn’t your day, or maybe you have had a major mechanical, we will transport you to the finish line from one of these points. You will be able to continue racing the next day with the race directors permission.
We have basic mechanical support at the aid stations along the route each day. We know it takes a lot to get to the start line and really want you to have the best chance you can of finishing. There will also be a full bike mechanic set up at the end of each day in the camps.
The course keeps to the Green and Blue graded trails. These are generally fairly fast tracks and any serious obstacle is well marked. You should be able to take a B line around anything that looks to tricky for you, or simply dismount and walk for that section. Some of the old mining and fire trails are quite rough. Again it may require hopping off and walking your bike for short sections. That being said, we believe the entire course is ridable… except a knarly uphill section Day 2….

No. On day 1 riders will be sent off on a 5km prologue in the waves they nominated on their entry.  The order you finish the prologue is the order you will start the Day 1 stage at 5-second intervals – fastest rider goes first and slowest rider last. Day 2 & Days 3 will start with waves of 20 riders approximately 2 minutes apart.  Your wave will be decided on your time the day before.

On the course each day there are 2 aid stations with some food, fruit, water, and nutrition. You will also have a finish line bag waiting for you at the end which you can stash food in. At the end of each day, information can be found on the Food Page.
The Dragon Trail is a race for solo riders and there is no category for pairs riding together. You and a friend are more than welcome to enter as two solos and ride each stage together and you will each receive an individual result.  More information on the Categories here
No, the race is designed so you can undertake the event without a support crew and vehicle.  We want to reduce the hassle and let you spend more time enjoying the event.  Each day’s stage finishes at that evening’s Camp and you begin the next day’s stage from there.  More information on accommodation.
If you are driving to the race, you can leave your car at the Day 1 start and book a shuttle back to collect it after the race has finished on Day 3.  The event is not organising shuttles back to the start of each day so you can bring your car along the course.   
Launceston Airport is the best destination – check out our Transfer page for all of the details
Sorry, we are not able to provide transfers from Hobart airport. It is possible to use public transport or book with a private shuttle operator.
It is a 2.5-hour trip back to the airport and most flights have departed by the time we can get you there.  We recommend you plan to stay in St Helens Saturday night, clean up, enjoy the after-party and book your flights for Sunday.
There is no category for E-Bikes. Initially, we were accepting entries for e-bikes, but after careful consideration, this option has been removed. There were concerns about how e-bikes may interrupt the regular flow of riders as they spread out across the course. We also don’t have enough charging facilities at this time at the race camps.
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.
Yes – we are lucky enough to have the team from Tune Cycles at the race with a bunch of experienced mechanics and mobile workshops. They will be located at the camps each night and also out on the course at aid points. You can even pre-book bike washes and tunes at the end of each day or get your bike assembled. To book, log back into your entry here.
Yes, there are. There are several options for showers and toilets at each camp. These range from free camp showers to fixed showers for a gold coins. If you find yourself lining up, make sure you refer to the camp diagram to see where other shower blocks are located.]

Yes – we are happy to transport this for you between camps along with your personal bag. Make sure it is clearly labeled as yours
The obvious answer is the bike you have. For an in-depth answer – take a look at Marathon MTBs article “What bike should you take to the Dragon Trail?”]

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