Dirt bike riders Ross Spencer and Brett Scott at Sunday’s club day.
Dirt bike riders Ross Spencer and Brett Scott at Sunday’s club day. Submitted

Come and try dirt biking

GLADSTONE Dirtriders Club will stage a “come and try” day on June 6 and those people keen to experience the dirt track on two wheels can do just that.

With a stream of text messages to The Observer of late bemoaning the number of dirt bikes racing around, club coach Jason Rayner has issued the open invitation.

He said anyone who wanted to take their frustrations out could do so in a safe and legal way without disturbing the community.

“It's a great family sport: mums, dads and kids can all ride,” he said.

“There's a lot of people in Gladstone with dirt bikes and if they're looking for a place to ride....”

Rayner, who has been involved in dirt bike racing for 20 years, said the sport was not as expensive as many believed.

“It costs around $100 for 12 months, and this includes insurance on the track,” Rayner explained.

Motocross was not as dangerous, either, as the jumps and track had to meet all the necessary safety requirements and regulations, he said.

Rayner has no hesitation telling anyone the sport is a thrill and that two wheels are sometimes better than one.

“I get a lot of enjoyment out of it, and my children are just starting to get into it,” he said.

Open on most Sundays and every Wednesday, the Gladstone Dirtriders Club is hoping people take the chance to experience the track and the facility.

Anyone wanting information can contact Jason Rayner on 0437 933 420.

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