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Cycle of fun awaits all at Karratha Bike Festival

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BMBC president Damien Muller, Karratha BMX Club coach Dean Rodgers, BMBC vice president Kathryn Dart, BMBC coach and secretary Venne Kurilowski and Karratha BMX Club competitor Emily Taylor, 6 (front).
Camera IconBMBC president Damien Muller, Karratha BMX Club coach Dean Rodgers, BMBC vice president Kathryn Dart, BMBC coach and secretary Venne Kurilowski and Karratha BMX Club competitor Emily Taylor, 6 (front). Credit: Shannon Beattie

The people of Karratha are being encouraged to get on two wheels ahead of a bike extravaganza starting in town next week.

The Karratha Bike Festival 2019 will be hosted by the Burrup Mountain Bike Club and Karratha BMX Club from March 15-23.

BMBC vice-president Kathryn Dart said both committees thought it would be a nice reflection of the strengthening relationships between the clubs to host Bike Week activities together.

“The ultimate aim is to entice people to try a sport they may not have contemplated before, and teach them enough to do it as safely as they can while still having an absolute blast,” she said.

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Activities will include come and try sessions for both clubs, ladies’ and kids-only sessions, and a guided night ride through the Karratha hills.

“Offering a range of activities and different times across the week, we’re hoping to maximise exposure to ensure that as many people as possible can come down and have a go,” Dart said.

The week will finish with the Karratha Bike Festival Shindig on March 23, with a few bike skills and games followed up by a game of bike soccer and a barbecue under lights.

Participants in the BMTB activities will need a day licence or an MTBA membership.

For BMX sessions, people must have long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, socks, gloves and a compliant helmet.

The week has been supported by the Department of Transport through a shared grant of $2000 to the clubs, and there is a $600 voucher for Scott Cycles up for grabs.

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