DerbyFest to take place in April

It’s become synonymous with mountain biking in Australia and now Derby has its very own celebration, to be held in April. 

DerbyFest, as it will be known, will take place on 17-19 April and will acknowledge the town’s contribution to mountain biking as well as encourage younger riders to pave the way for the next generation. 

The three-day event will see the main road closed, additional camping sites made available and stalls featuring local produce as well as craft beer and wine. There will also be live music and stalls showcasing the latest and greatest in MTB gear. 

WTR Derby Devilwolf

On the trails there will be a number of skills classes, including beginner classes for the kids. There will also be new trails to explore and ‘ride with a pro’ sessions. 

Dorset Council general manager Tim Watson said the event was the next natural step in Derby’s evolution 

"Given the popularity of Derby with families Australia-wide, it has been apparent for some time that Derby should hold an annual event which can add to the experience of families and mountain bike visitors," Watson said. 

His sentiments were echoed by Dorset Mayor Greg Howard. 

"For the avid Mountain bikers there will be ride sessions with a pro, bike mechanic masterclasses, suspension workshops and of course shuttles to the best trails on the planet,” he said. 

You can follow their Facebook page for more updates. 

What – Mountain Biking Festival 

When – 17th – 19th April 2020 

Where – Derby Tasmania 

Early Bird Pricing - $30 Adult weekend pass, under 18s free, camping $15 per night. 

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