Moun­tain bike expo gets rid­ers in gear

Com­mu­nity in­spired to get in­volved with unique sport

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS - Jor­gia White jor­gia.white@sc­news.com.au

MOUN­TAIN bik­ing is fast be­com­ing the sport of choice for many in the Sun­shine Coast com­mu­nity.

The Caloun­dra Off Road Cy­cling As­so­ci­a­tion have high hopes this will only con­tinue to grow, sup­port­ing this phe­nom­e­non with the very first moun­tain bik­ing expo this October 22.

Pres­i­dent of the As­so­ci­a­tion Steve

Ossedryver said he is hop­ing for up­wards of 300 peo­ple to at­tend the event which forms part of the Coast’s 50th an­niver­sary of the nam­ing of the Sun­shine Coast.

“We launched the club a few years ago and it was quite suc­cess­ful so we thought we’d have an expo,” he said.

“The main thing is we want to show­case moun­tain bik­ing to the com­mu­nity.

“They can come and get a free bike to hire, with free in­struc­tions.”

Mr Ossedryver said he hopes the expo will pro­mote fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of the Sugar Bag Rd trails.

The event will show­case moun­tain bik­ing to the com­mu­nity, with op­por­tu­ni­ties for be­gin­ners to use a free hire bike, free pro­fes­sional skills in­struc­tion and to take guided tours around the lo­cal trails.

There will be dis­plays, com­pe­ti­tions, lucky door prizes an ex­hi­bi­tion of retro and vin­tage bikes, work­shops for bike re­pair and main­te­nance and fit­ness for moun­tain bik­ing, a buy/sell/swap sec­tion and awe­some food and cof­fee avail­able.

The As­so­ci­a­tion is en­cour­ag­ing ex­ist­ing moun­tain bik­ers and join in for a ride and have their bike se­curely valet parked while you en­joy the dis­plays, demo bikes and the great food and cof­fee at this great event.

The main thing is we want to show­case moun­tain bik­ing to the com­mu­nity. — Steve Ossedryver

PHOTO: GREG GARD­NER PHOTOGRAPHY

READY TO RIDE: Chil­dren en­joy­ing the Sugar Bag Rd trails.

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