Easy Ride Options
Are you a beginner? Come to St Helens and experience mountain biking on single track with a Vertigo Bike + Shuttle Bundle.
New to mountain biking? Want to ride with the kids?
We have shuttles and bikes ideal for starting out as a beginner, or as a novice looking for fun and flow. Simply choose a date, St Helens as your departure and your bike and you’ll be on a shuttle with our driver providing encouraging tips and advice before you head off down the trail.
Easy Ride Bike + Shuttle Options
flagstaff trail head Shuttle
Here’s your MTB adventure for beginners starting with a shuttle to the Flagstaff network for some of the best the green trails in Tassie. Ride at your pace. When you’re done, take the awesome fun descent: Townlink trail back to the Vertigo Shop
Shuttle from our St Helens shop to the Flagstaff Trailhead and ride the green beginner loop trails in the park. The shorter trails allow for multiple runs to build confidence, enjoying the trails at your leisure, with the opportunity for rest breaks around the canteen. The Townlink Trail is your flowy fun descending return to St Helens connecting into the scenic bayside ride back to town.
The perfect mountain bike experience for families, novice, and beginner riders!
Our friendly shuttle driver provides tips and tricks before you head off on your ride and will direct you to the best beginner tracks in the network.
The Bay Explorer
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Turbo Tero E-bike
Exclusive to St Helens
An awesome, easy to ride bike that’s perfectly suited to the beginner/green trails at Derby.
You’ll get hooked on mountain biking with this well balanced and playful hard tail that comes equipped with a dropper seat post, front suspension and wide, grippy tyres.
YOUTH & KIDS BIKES
Riprock 20 and 24
With the kids Riprock 24″ and 20″ range, we have the whole family covered for an awesome MTB experience at Blue Derby. These fun and stable bikes come with wide tyres for extra grip as your little shredder takes on the trails.
Vertigo MTB Easy ride bikes
OUR BEGINNER BIKES ARE ONLY PERMITTED ON GREEN BEGINNER TRACKS and are NOT SUITED FOR ANY OTHER SHUTTLES
The beginner bikes are to be ridden on the beginner / green trails only. They are not suited for any shuttles other than the Flagstaff and Bay Explorer Shuttles which is included in your Beginner hire.
There are many loops in St Helens which are green and suitable for beginner bikes from which can access from town and do not need a shuttle. Discuss this with our St Helens crew for suggestions on more trails options.
Please collect your bike from the VertigoMTB shop located at 66 Main Street Derby from 8:30am on the day of your hire.
Allow time for us to set up the bike for you, particularly if you intend to depart on the Branxholm Shuttle.
This bike is due back before 4:00pm. Late charges apply.
TRANSPORTATION OF HIRE BIKES NOT PERMITTED other than VertigoMTB Shuttle vehicles.
Our Beginner Bundles! – Great bikes and we’ll get you started on easy green mountain bike trail with a complimentary shuttle to Flagstaff with hire bike.
Helmets are included with your hire bike. Wear ride suitable clothing and flat, soft soled sports shoes. Gloves and back pack with water and snacks recommended. Sunscreen and a small first aid kit is also a good idea.
Come into the Vertigo shop to get all set up. Depending on when your Flagstaff shuttle departs or if you’re riding straight from the shop, give us at least 30 minutes prior to get you on your bike as it may be busy.
Vertigo hire bikes are to be collected from the Vertigo MTB Shop located at 7 Cecilia st, St Helens. Bikes are to be returned back to the Vertigo Shop by 4:00pm on final day of your hire period. Additional late return fees apply to returns after this time.
Vertigo can also store your hire bikes overnight. Just drop them into the shop at the end of the day and collect them the following morning.
No, just our shuttle bus to Flagstaff. All other riding can be accessed from the Townlink trail.
Not if you are staying in St Helens and within riding distance and there is secure bike storage area, you may keep it until your last day of hire when it will be required to be returned by 4pm. However, If you are staying further away and can’t ride it there, please return it before we close and we will store it for you for you to collect the following day.
20″ and 24″ Riprocks are available for hire to suit most kids aged 6-9yrs. We do not offer baby seats or shotgun seats for those not able to fit on a bike.
This is the trickiest question to answer. Best to ride together on trail that’s at everyones level. Experienced riders can jump on the Loila Tier shuttle first thing and ride down to Flagstaff to meet their Beginners at any time. All riders also ride the Green ‘Townlink’ trail together to return back to our shop where you started. You can also join in on the beginner trails (Flagstaff) first thing and still have time to peel off and jump on our intermediate level Loila Tier shuttle.
Other trails which may be good to ride, depending on ability are: Rock Lobster, Wedged In, See Ya Later & Send Helens. These can be found on Trail forks and St Helens MTB website.