Derby trails close doors in response to COVID-19 restrictions

Blue Derby have made the inevitable decision to close trails in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Fellow Tasmanian trail hub Maydena closed on Sunday with restrictions around gatherings and travel forcing the hand of bike parks around the country. 

From 26 March, restrictions extend to outdoor activities with no more than 10 people allowed and social distancing strictly enforced.

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Blue Derby released a short statement explain the decision of Dorset Council to close the trails: 

Council has made the decision to close the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, Blue Tier and the Derby camp grounds. 

This decision has been made in the knowledge that Derby is still attracting large visitation and clearly this is not an acceptable situation in the context of the Federal and State Governments decisions to restrict gatherings of people both indoors and outdoors. 

We look forward to welcoming you back to the trails once it is acceptable to do so. 

The popular Tasmanian trails had already made the call to cancel the Dragon Tail event while the inaugural DerbyFest has been postponed.

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