Kids hit track to show off their bike style

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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

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