So­cial rid­ers hit the track

Isis Town and Country - - Sport - By JIM ALOUAT

THE Isis Dirt Bike Club will click into top gear this long week­end when it holds a three-day rid­ing event.

Club trea­surer Jacinda Smith said its aim was to cre­ate a fun, fam­ily-friendly en­vi­ron­ment where par­ents who did not own or have ac­cess to land could ride with their chil­dren.

“This week­end we are go­ing up to Lowmead to ride on a prop­erty called Clarke’s Petrol Head Par­adise,” she said.

“There are a lot of ex­ist­ing en­durance tracks there that suit all rid­ing abil­i­ties.

“We have a communal fire of a night-time where ev­ery­one can re­lax and share sto­ries about their rid­ing ex­pe­ri­ences.”

Smith said she was ex­pect­ing about 30 to 40 rid­ers plus their fam­i­lies to at­tend and en­cour­aged those new to mo­tor­bike rid­ing to come along.

“With the mas­sive va­ri­ety of mo­tor­bikes on the mar­ket now it is quite easy to learn how to ride,” she said.

“There are no reg­is­tra­tions and no cut-offs, just turn up and join the group.

“Our club is based on so­cial rid­ing for fam­i­lies and friends, so we don’t race or have any com­pe­ti­tions.”

Smith said the club en­cour­aged fe­males to join.

“There are quite a few girls in­volved in this sport and it’s some­thing that we pro­mote,” she said.

For those in­ter­ested in join­ing the club but un­able to at­tend the event, the club will hold its an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on Wed­nes­day, June 24 at Royal Ho­tel Childers at 7pm.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

READY TO RIDE: The Isis Dirt Bike Club is gear­ing up for three, fun days of so­cial rid­ing at Lowmead.

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