Kids hit track to show off their bike style
THE Mossman Trail Bike Club has been resurrected after a hiatus of almost 20 years. Aimee and Matthew Watson decided to re-launch the club after the family cane estate, Brie Brie, became a popular riding area for local kids.
“We had a lot of kids riding around the farm and it’s a dangerous area to ride without knowing the farm,” Aimee said.
“We saw a need to create a safe environment for the kids to ride.”
The first trail bike meet was held at Brie Brie, in Mossman, on Saturday.
About 20 children and 10 adults took part in the event on a dusty and creative track through the property.
“It’s not race-orientated, it’s just purely for fun for kids and adults of any sort of experience,” Aimee said.
“We’ve got two kids who ride quite well and there are other kids who’ve just bought their bikes so they help each other out, have fun and egg each other on.”
The social club aims to keep costs low and the good times rolling with monthly track meets.
“At the moment we’re just having it here at Brie Brie but we’ve got a few people interested in creating tracks on their farms as well so we’re looking running it all year round on a rotational basis,” Aimee said.
An annual family member costs $150 and social memberships $45.
For more information phone Aimee or Matt on 4098 3725.
Going hard: Jack Logan Photos by NEIL WEAVERS
Tough turn: Eleisha Mealing
Caning it: Cole Watson
Ready to ride: the kids at the starting line
Hang time: Joshua Mealing
Getting air: Cole Watson
Having a go: Harlan Kerswell
Surveying the track: Justin Fagg
Big air: Eleisha Mealing
Dirty work: Christopher Dwyer
Big jump: Harlan Kerswell