A mountain bike rider has died after a serious crash on the St Helens Mountain Bike Trail Head on Friday.
Police and emergency services were called to the trail, located at Flagstaff Road, St Helens, at 4.15pm after reports of an incident.
A 67-year-old male from the state's North-West received life-threatening injuries which police believe were a result of crashing his mountain bike while descending a technical part of the track.
Members of the public and ambulance officers provided first aid, but the man died from his injuries.
Break O'Day mayor Mick Tucker said he wanted to thank those who assisted and pass on his sympathy and condolences to family and friends.
"I don't think words can ever say enough, this is a tragedy," he said.
"This is devastating to any community and any family, no matter when it may occur. I think we really need to express that our community is a big family, mountain bikers are a big family and a part of our community.
"I think the Tasmanian family of mountain bikers will all be behind and showing support to the deceased's family, and will ... help them get through this tragic event."
The St Helens Mountain Bike Trails Facebook page posted to share thoughts and condolences for the family and friends of the rider.
"We would like to thank those members of the public who offered assistance and express our gratitude to the emergency services who attended the accident," the post said.
Inspector Nathan Johnston said the man was an experienced rider and was wearing appropriate safety gear at the time of the crash.
"Tasmania Police encourage people, when they are doing these types of activity, to ensure they are wearing the appropriate safety gear," he said.
Cr Tucker said everybody needed to be aware any sport had risks and people should do what they could to minimise risk, just as the rider had.
"Nobody wants to be hurt in any way, shape or form pursuing what they love," he said.
The name of the man and where he was from has not yet been released to the public.
The release of that information will be decided by the next of kin and the coroner.
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