Australian Mountain Bike Summit

'Building A Mountain Bike Destination'

November 19 & 20 with an optional one-day hands on trail building and trail maintenance workshop (November 21)

The 2019 summit theme is ‘Building a Mountain Bike Destination’ and who better to play host than the world-famous Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails.

Since opening the first 20km of trails in February 2015, Derby has established itself as one of the premier mountain bike destinations in the world and has well and truly put Australia on the map of the mountain biking world.

During the Summit you will hear real-life stories from Derby business operators and discover the secrets of the Derby journey from concept to international mountain biking destination.

You'll also hear from world famous mountain biking and adventure tourism legends, the event managers of the Enduro World Series, hear the trends in mountain biking and exciting new developments in Australia.

A third optional day is available for those who want to learn from the best - Australia's legendary trail builders, World Trail and Derby's trail maintenance crew, a one-day hands on trail building and trail maintenance workshop.

But being Derby, it's just not all work and no play, there'll be an afternoon ride or two, a feature film, beers, BBQ's and a few more surprises.


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  • Building a mountain bike destination
  • Successful management of international events
  • 'Hans Talks' - Mountain Bike Destinations throughout the world
  • The phenomenal story of Derby - from ghost town to one of the worlds premier mountain bike destinations in only five years
  • Adventure based tourism
  • Mountain Biking: a manufacturers perspective
  • Panel Session: Hear real life experiences of business owners who have relocated and invested in Derby
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  • Trail Rides
  • VIP Dinner
  • Return to Earth Feature Film with special guest star Thomas Vanderham
  • BBQ and Drinks

Thomas Vanderham - Special Guest

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For over 10 years Thomas Vanderham has been a mainstay in the sport of freeride mountain biking and has developed a following for his unmistakable style on a bike and ground breaking movie segments.

A self-proclaimed big mountain rider, he has placed in the top ten at every Red Bull Rampage ever held, and stood on the podium in 2008.

Thomas is prolific in the industry’s biggest and best media outlets.


Learn from the best as World Trail and the Derby trail maintenance crew lead an on-trail construction and maintenance practical workshop.

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TicketPrice (Excluding GST)
Day 1 and 2 (Early Bird, ends August 27th)$550
Day 1 and 2$600
Day 3* (optional) Trail Building and Maintenance Full Day workshop with World Trail and the Derby Maintenance Crew (numbers limited)$250
*Day 3 is only available to those purchasing Day 1 & 2
Lunch is provided both days and dinner on night two

This is a must not miss event for anyone involved in mountain biking projects, marketing and tourism, clubs, events or those who just want to get the inside scoop of how we did it and the people behind it.

Getting Here and Where To Stay

There are multiple accommodation offerings in Derby which typically cater for large groups there are also a number of new accommodation providers that cater for very small groups.

However for those travelling on their own we have secured a block booking at The Branxholm Hotel, Dorset Hotel and Dales of Derby.

For those unable to secure accommodation in Derby we recommend neighbouring towns Scottsdale and Branxholm.

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