The Dragon Trail is mountain bike experience like no other. It is a solo mountain bike race of three stages, over three days, through the Tasmanian Wilderness. It welcomes riders of almost all ages and abilities.
SOLO – A rider participates as an individual and receives an individual stage time each day. Their overall race time is the sum of the three stages which determines their final category and overall placing.
MALE/ FEMALE – There are two categories for gender, the Male and Female categories.
AGE GROUPS – Each rider will receive an overall result within their age category. Age categories are Under 23**, 23-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60+ years
SINGLE SPEED – There is a single speed category – no age groups, 2 prizes for fastest male and fastest female.
E-BIKES – Pedal assisted e-bikes may be used provided they do not have a power output greater than 250watts or a powered speed faster than 25km/hr. E-bikes will have their own single category and will not be eligible for age group or overall prizes. E-bikes will not be able to start in lead groups and will be clearly identifiable by all riders with different coloured number plates on the front and back of bikes.
SOCIAL RELAY PAIR – This category is for pairs of riders who complete the course relay style. It is a social category and there are no specific age groups or gender categories. It is about enjoying the trails and having a flexible option to participate. Each stage has a change over point roughly midway which allows six separate relay stages throughout the event. Your pair chooses who rides which section and you don’t have to alternate each section. You may want to do a full day each, or you may want to swap at the midway points, or even change some days and not the others. You will need a vehicle though so the non-riding person can transport themselves and their bike along the route. Relay Pairs are welcome to stay at the race Camps like solo riders, though your vehicle must be parked outside the campground.
** Junior Riders under 18 years of age on race day must have the permission of a parent/guardian to participate AND complete each stage riding ahead of a designated parent/guardian who is officially entered in the event, and who agrees to assist the Junior in event of an emergency or another difficulty.