Up to 40 junior mountain bike cyclists attend the monthly ‘dirt masters’ social day hosted by the Northern Rivers Dirty Wheels Mountain Bike Club (NRDW) at their New Italy track last weekend.
‘The kids participate in a skills session first where they learn about essential mountain biking techniques and then we take them free riding through the NRDW trail network at New Italy MTB Forest,’ club secretary Sheryn Da-Re said.
‘One of our objects is to encourage and organise education with respect to all aspects of mountain biking and conducting racing, training and social riding events,’ she said.
The NRDW has 165 members and is a non-profit community group formed in 2012.
Besides creating a social and friendly club, the group provide a united voice for MTBers in the local region for the purpose of advocating for more trails to become available in the area for the use of MTB enthusiasts.
An MTB rider ready to take on the dirt. Photo supplied