A great mixture of varied trails, and a date with the famous Kingaroy "barn" all await you at the upcoming Kingaroy trailride, on May 26/27.
Club Secretary Howard Jack gave us all the latest from Kingaroy, where 600 - 700 riders attended last year’s ride.
“But after the response to last year's ride, we may well get more this year. Our track is such that such numbers will not over-crowd the track.
The setting on bush farm land has both faster speed sections and sandy river runs, and offers improved tracks and great riding conditions.
A 14km novice track has an option of a 5 and 4 km section within it, while sandy sections offer a chance to improve your skills.
The Open track offers forest riding with easy going, and tight sections interspersed with numerous gully sections involving sand runs and challenging hill climbs (with easy ways around).
Two loops are centred on great camping area for a half-way rest and refreshment stop, with the first loop at about 30km and the second at around 25km.
The event also features a Peewee loop to keep the little riders happy.”
One place most visitors end up attending at one point or another is the fabulous camping structure called “The Barn" which has a concreted floor and serves for admin and catering purposes. It also includes an open pit fire and pizza oven.
It’s just the spot for Saturday night Karaoke, or Gymkhana/Barrel racing activities.
The Lions Club of Kingaroy distributes all profits to a number of local community organisations and other worthy causes. Last year the Kingaroy Club donated nearly $30,000 from the trail ride (and other catering events), while attracting quite few glowing reviews of its trails.
Rego forms are available at: www.dalbymoto.com.au or firstname.lastname@example.org