Inaugural Karratha Bike Festival a big success

Kate TaylorPilbara News
Gracee Thomason having fun on the Karratha BMX Track.
Camera IconGracee Thomason having fun on the Karratha BMX Track. Credit: Kate Taylor

The Karratha BMX Club together with the Burrup Mountain Bike Club recently held the inaugural Karratha Bike Festival to celebrate Bike Week.

Sponsored by West Cycle, the Department of Transport and local bike shop Scott Cycles, this cycling extravaganza aimed to encourage all within the community to try out the sports of BMX and mountain biking.

Seven events were held over six days providing opportunities for riders of all ages to learn skills and have fun with experienced club coaches.

Josh Featherstone tests his skills on the BMX track.
Camera IconJosh Featherstone tests his skills on the BMX track. Credit: Kate Taylor

Events were run for riders of all ages from two through to adults and were run at several locations throughout town including the Balyarra Park and Pump Track, the Karratha BMX track and on the bush trails.

Events included a trail ride for teenagers, a Dirtmasters bike session for the youngest shredders, Come and Try events for both BMX and mountain biking, ladies rides and night rides.

All events were well attended with many new riders getting on two wheels and having a blast.

Shontay Cardew on the ladies ride.
Camera IconShontay Cardew on the ladies ride.

To conclude festival, event organisers had planned a shindig with a community sausage sizzle, DJ, dirt jumps, bike maintenance sessions and bike games and activities, but unfortunately plans were put on hold due to Cyclone Veronica spoiling the fun.

The season is set to start for both clubs with the Burrup Mountain Bike Club commencing round one on April 6 and BMX starting on March 29.

To find out more about the clubs look them up on Facebook – Burrup Mountain Bike Club and Karratha BMX Club.

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