Derby set to ride high at Derbyfest

Sarah Courtney,Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Tasmania is known for its bespoke and unique events, and Derby is now gearing up to host a new and exciting mountain bike festival in April next year.

Derbyfest will run from on April 23 and 24 in 2022, with the event celebrating all things mountain biking, showcasing regional produce and our amazing Mountain biking trails.

The festival will include bike skills sessions, group rides, craft beer, food, wine, mountain bike products, competitions, demo bikes, test rides and entertainment.

Run by Dorset Council and Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails, the festival is fast becoming a must-do annual event for Australian and international mountain bike enthusiasts.

Importantly, the 2022 event is expected to attract more than 2,500 visitors and provide a much needed boost to the local economy.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is investing $135,000 over three years through our Major Event Partnerships Program to support Derbyfest.

It’s fantastic to see tickets for the 2022 event now on sale and I commend the organisers for their hard work in delivering a COVID-safe Derbyfest in 2022.

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