The Clarence Valley BMX Club’s sign on and Free Come and Try Day at the South Grafton BMX race track was an outstanding success, with the new BMX riders taking the opportunity to gain bike skills and learn how to ride safely around the BMX track under the guidance of Australia accredited BMX coaches.
Grey skies and overcast conditions along with the odd light shower of rain to cool things down made conditions ideal for the riders and volunteers.
The club held two coaching sessions during the day to allow more people the chance to give BMX a go and by the end of the day even the youngest riders could complete a full lap around the track. Looking at the smiles on the rider’s faces and hearing them ask if they can ride a bit longer was the perfect reward for all the hard working volunteers that helped on the day.
Looking down the BMX start hill for the first time on a bike can be a bit daunting but by the time the new riders were shown some basic skills most were confident enough to line up on the start gate. Once the gate was dropped riders then pedal down the hill to gain enough speed to make it up and over the jumps before powering around the berm corners and along the track to the finish line.
The BMX club was ecstatic with the number of new riders taking up the four month trial BMX membership which gives the riders and families a chance to get involved and see if they would like to continue in the sport.
If you missed the come and try day you can still join in the fun and action by going along to any of the BMX club race meetings or training nights for more information or checkout the Clarence Valley BMX Club Facebook page or website. Greg Brown