March 15, 2017
by Jason Wyeth
The South Burnett Mountain Bike Club has held two rides this year, both along different routes, and they’ve been very well attended.
On Sunday, February 19, the club held a free Come And Try cycle ride along roads and single trails in the Nanango Forestry.
There was a terrific turnout for this event, with thirty riders from Nanango, Murgon, Kingaroy and the Wondai area meeting up at the Tipperary Flats barbecues mid-way between the BP Nanango and the Peanut Wagon at 6:45am for a 7:00am start.
Overnight rain made the single trails more challenging than usual – especially for new riders – and more than a few bikes need a clean after the ride.
But it was great to see many new riders come along and join the club for this unusual ride through a part of the region not that many people get to see.
This was followed by a different ride last Sunday (March 12), when members met up at near the rotunda in Kingaroy’s Memorial Park for a ride via the Rail Trail to Mt Wooroolin, again at 6:45am.
From there, riders took single trails and back roads to finish back at Memorial Park at around 9:30am for a sausage sizzle and cold drinks.
The club was formed in the latter part of last year, and it intends to continue holding monthly rides across a variety of trails and locations.
Members also want to continue developing the club’s identity and spreading the word about mountain biking, both within the South Burnett and further afield.
To help this process along, the club now has its own logo and ride jerseys, thanks to support from three local businesses who sponsor its activities: PSM Probike, John Provan Building and major sponsor Bill Hull Car Centre.
Club signage and a club shirt are now in the planning phase.
The Mountain Bike Club is also looking forward to being part of some upcoming events planned for the Rail Trail later in the year.
If you want to know more about the club, visit their Facebook page @SouthBurnettMTB or email them.