Know Before You Go

Where to Stay

There is a diverse range of accommodation options to choose from your stay in Derby and surrounding towns (Scottsdale, Weldborough, Bridport, Branxholm and more).

From cabins, lodges, eco pods, holiday houses, camping and more. There’s something to suit everyone and every budget. Accommodation in Derby fills fast in peak periods, so it’s best to book in advance.

You can book your Derby accommodation directly through our website, by choosing to book through the Blue Derby website you are directly contributing to the maintenance of the Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails.

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When to go

The Derby trail network is open 365 days a year, maintained daily to ensure a premium experience all year round.

An annual winter closure affects Blue Tier and Big Chook only. These trails are closed for the majority of July and August but remain open at all other times throughout the year.

Derby's hot tip: April to mid-June and September to mid-November are when the trails are in peak riding condition.

Do I have to pay to ride?

The Derby trails are free to ride all year. There are climbing trails giving access to the whole network. Alternatively catch a shuttle to Black Stump drop off.

If you would like to support the maintenance of the trails, when booking your accommodation in Derby, book directly through our website. All Derby accommodation booking commissions directly contribute to funding our trail maintenance crew and world-class trails.

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Getting Around

Navigating your way around the township of Derby is easy, with majority of everything in walking distance and the Derby trails in riding distance from your doorstep.

However we recommend hiring or bringing your own car in order to get yourself from your accommodation in Derby to other attractions nearby.

Can I hire bikes?

We have multiple bike hire providers in Derby, find out who our local operators are by clicking below.

Bike Hire providers

Kids & Beginners

With over 125km of trails to choose from it can be tough to know where to start. If you are new to mountain biking, Derby has an excellent range of options with a pump track for the kids and the stunning Lake Derby trails, tunnel trail and the newly opened Hazy Days green flow trail.

Start on these trails

Where to eat?

There are plenty of options to recharge after a day of riding at Derby including a range of pubs, cafes and restaurants available with options to suit every budget.

We recommend stocking up at the Woolworths or IGA in Scottsdale or the IGA at Branxholm as there is only The General Store in Derby which stocks basic supplies.

Places to eat in & around Derby

Bike Safety

Download the Blue Derby App

The Blue Derby app features an interactive map, handy local tips and emergency information.

  • View the trails
  • Get up to date information
  • Keep yourself safe on the trails
  • Track your location live when you're on the trails

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Bike Safety Brochure

The Blue Derby trail network encompasses 125km of trails spread throughout a large wilderness area which is often inaccessible to vehicles. Pre ride preparation is paramount to ensure maximum enjoyment and rider safety whilst riding in the more remote areas of the trail network.

Download the brochure