Words: Mike Blewitt                                                                         Photos: Tim Bardsley-Smith

In five short years, Tasmania has gone from a place that had great mountain biking in a wild environment, to an international mountain bike destination that is on the radar for mountain bikers the world over. And while it's small on land size, our island-state is chock-full of primo mountain bike trails with more being built each and every year.

In this two part feature we take you on the road to two of Tasmania's biggest mountain biking destinations, Maydena and Derby. In part one we take the van to explore Maydena and find out what it's like on the ground and a bit of the back story about the bike park. Stay tuned for part two when we head to Derby!