Vertigo’s Options for Beginners

Vertigo’s team of PMBIA accredited mountain bike instructors live, work and ride at Derby. With the imminent opening of the new Derby Lake trails, beginner mountain biking is where you can really get started to experience all the fun without the extreme. Let us help you take to the trails with more confidence and get the most out of your Blue Derby experience.


Start with one of our Skills Session

Beginners Intro to Mountain Biking Sessions.

Join one of our Intro to Mountain Biking sessions with an accredited MTB instructor, to help you to master the foundational techniques of riding and operating a mountain bike on single track. A great way to start your Blue Derby experience if you’re a complete beginner, or have never been taught the basics. The session includes skills and a short ride along easy beginner single track to give you the confidence to go and explore some more.

Group sessions are 3-8 riders per instructor.Duration 1.5 hours

Personal bikes must pass our safety check and be approved for the ride.

If you have a group that’s interested in coming at a different time than our scheduled lessons please contact the shop to schedule your group lesson  0488463333

Hire a Beginner Bike

Beginner Bike Hire – Fuse

Beginner Mountain Bikes and Blue Derby’s green trails are the raddest way to try out mountain biking. With super grippy tyres, easy to change gears and smooth braking you’ll be riding like a champion in no time. Your hire includes an MTB helmet.

Your hire includes an MTB helmet.
Please select the size bike you require by selecting your height range.

Upcoming Skills Sessions

Thu, 29 Aug
 8am 10am 12pm 2pm 4pm
Sun, 8 Sep
 8am 10am 12pm 2pm 4pm
Thu, 12 Sep
 8am 10am 12pm 2pm 4pm
Sun, 15 Sep
 8am 10am 12pm 2pm 4pm
Thu, 19 Sep
 8am 10am 12pm 2pm 4pm
  • Absolutely mesmerising trail - BUKKKING brilliant! Huge thanks to Buck for the shuttle, hilarious banter and guidance. We will be back!

    Leonard LIeu Big Chook
  • I organised a group of mad keen mt bikers from South Aussie to ride 5 days in Derby and it was totally amazing. The trails are second to none but what made it easy for me was Jude, Buck and all the staff from Vertigo. They couldn’t have been more helpful. The package was set up to include everything we needed from hassle free airport transfers, beautiful accommodation, fabulous bike hire, food package and of course shuttles to the best tracks I have ever ridden. If your thinking of a Mt Biking Holiday go no further than contacting Vertigo to set you up for an amazing time.

    Julie Gore Ride Package
  • Just writing to say a massive thank you for the last 3 days, from the bike hire to the shuttles and local knowledge we had an amazing time. Special shout out to Kerry who looked after us so well and got my son out there riding with us! We will be back!

    the Taylors

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Group Packages

Riding together? Vertigo MTB arranges airport shuttles, local accomodation, bike hire, uplift shuttles and multi-day rides for groups.

Guided Rides & Walks

Discover secret spots and favourite trails with our local guides, either on wheels or by foot. We love sharing the spirit of the Blue Derby trails.