Skills clinics to give riders a race edge

Pilbara News - - Sport - Amanda Ewin

Moun­tain bik­ing is an in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar sport in Aus­tralia and in Kar­ratha it is no dif­fer­ent.

This week­end the Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club is host­ing two days of skills clinics, open to any­one keen to take part.

In an event spon­sored by Atco Power, coaches from Rock and Roll Moun­tain Bik­ing in Perth and the club’s Level 2 MTBA coach — one of only a hand­ful in Aus­tralia — will be teach­ing ev­ery­thing from fun­da­men­tals for those new to the sport to trail flow and ad­just­ing bike sus­pen­sion.

The skills clinics are a great leadup to the Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club’s main event of the year, the Yara Dr Baynton 6 Hour Rem­edy on June 17. En­tries are rolling in for the re­lay event, which can be booked on­line.

There is a 10km course that is rid­den as many times as pos­si­ble in the six-hour pe­riod, from 3pm to 9pm. Choose to ride solo or get to­gether a duo or a quad team.

There is a shorter loop for ju­niors and so­cial teams and cos­tumes are op­tional.

Last year’s event in­volved more than 120 riders, with some trav­el­ling from as far as Perth.

Af­ter the skills week­end, race round four of the club cham­pi­onship se­ries starts from the BMX track on Rose­mary Road at 4pm on Satur­day, May 27. In the morn­ing there will be a Dirt­mas­ters ses­sion for three to 12-year-olds.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to bur­ or Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club Face­book page.

Pic­ture: Amanda Ewin

Bur­rup Moun­tain Bike Club will hold skills clinics.

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