Rotorua BMX riders give it a go at Bike Wise event

28 February 2012

Riders of all ages and abilities turned out in force for Rotorua’s ‘Give it a go BMX Night’ held during Bike Wise Month.

Rotorua BMX club members started the night with a safety talk followed by bike checks for all participants’ bikes. Fuelled by positive determination and sporting huge smiles, participants turned into BMX superstars during the evening as they mastered the starter gate and track.

Event promoter, Denise Bradley, from Sport Bay of Plenty said that she was ‘stoked’ with the turnout.  Fifteen new BMX riders joined existing Rotorua BMX Club members.

“The night’s most inspirational new BMX rider was just four years old!” said Denise.
 “The new riders learned new skills and many took to the sport like ducks to water!”

The Rotorua BMX Club holds regular racing and club nights and this Easter, they will host the NZ BMX Nationals.

The club was so encouraged by the event that they now plan to hold regular skills nights for mountain bikers.

“This is what Bike Wise is all about!” said Denise.

For more information about the club visit