Beginner Basics 1x3hr session - 26/11/14, Taree
LET'S BE SOCIAL
New trails, new friends, more fun!
Bourkes Bicycles host regular social rides. These are a great way to practice your skills, meet other riders, learn the trails around the area or just as an excuse to go for a ride with like minded people!
These are SOCIAL rides, not skills courses! But we are always happy to help out with pointers and tips along the way. We can also assess you along the way to suggest which level courses may suit your riding level.
We will stop to rest, regroup, chat and session trail features regularly. No one is left behind.
Although they are mainly mountain bike rides on our local trails in the Kiwarrak State Forest, from time to time we will also hold mixed terrain rides or start them in other locations nearby as well.
What can you expect on one of our social rides?
Beginner - These ride are for everyone! Whether you are just starting out on your mountain bike path or have been riding for years, these rides are for you! On a beginner ride you will find a fun and supportive environment that is a great way to learn the trails and meet other riders. The pace will be kept social and the trails will flow!! We will come across the occasional tricky bit for you to try out if you would like to but there is no pressure to ride something you are not comfortable with. Rides will typically last around 1 hour but we will adjust to suit the group on the day.
Novice - Once you have a bit of fitness behind you and the basics dialed then an novice ride is for you. During one of these rides you may encounter more technical and challenging tracks (always with B line though) as well as a bit more climbing. Easy social pace with plenty of chance to rest and regroup.
Ride time of around 1.5 hours.
Intermediate - Here we go! If you find yourself concurring the green trails with ease and enjoy hitting some of the blue ones then come along to an intermediate ride. During one of these rides you will encounter more technical and challenging tracks as well as moderate amounts of climbing. We will ride at a reasonable pace with fewer rest stops, but still keep the ride nice and social.
Ride time of around 2 hours.
Advanced - If you want a challenge and love to push yourself, come along to one of these rides. Most advanced rides will focus more on technical challenges rather than flat out speed. As there will also be more climbing as well, a high level of fitness is required to get the most out of an advanced ride. Ride time of 2+ hours.
If you are unsure which level of ride is for you, start with a beginner ride and go from there.
When you come along to one of our rides be aware that they are RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Mountain bike ride and cycling in general is an inherently dangerous sport and as such Bourkes Bicycles take no responsibility for any injury to yourself, a third party or for any damage to your bike/belongings. We highly recommend that you have your own personal health insurance or MTBA membership to cover yourself.
Please note that due to insurance issues we will now need all participant to fill out a waiver (valid for 12 months) to come along on our rides, you can do this on the day before the ride or send us a email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you out a link.
What you'll need
A mountain bike in good, safe working order.
An Australian Standards approved bicycle helmet
Gloves, full fingered preferred
Water. Enough for 2+ hours of riding
Snacks if you think you might get peckish