Derby in the North East Corner of Tasmania should be high on any rider's list of must-see places. The town was once a sleepy little place sitting on the banks of the Ringarooma River, but in 2013 it was transformed into a wonderland of tracks and trails.
Blue Derby, which opened in 2015, was specifically designed to weave through and around Derby and the adjacent Blue Tier Forest Reserve. The trail network now provides over 125 kilometres of single track. It has made this small town a mecca for anyone with an interest in mountain biking.
One of the most striking features of Blue Derby is the amazing single tracks, but it's also about the stunning environment that you experience from each and every ride, including a mix of many tree fern-filled rain forests, wet myrtle forests, sub-alpine terrain, granite slabs, views of rivers and waterfalls, significant elevation gain, and endless berms.
Testament to the quality of the trails, Derby has hosted the Enduro World Cup on three occasions, 2017, 2019, and 2023.
To find out about the trails and staying in Derby, visit www.ridebluederby.com.au.