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Motorcycle Club event fantastic!

Over 120 trail bikes and cross-country bikes came, plus many motorcross bikes and their riders. The event was the opening of the Motorcross Track just outside Whitianga the last weekend in April.
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“It was fantastic turnout,” said President Garth of the Mercury Bay Motorcycle Club. “It was so good that the track caters for all the disciplines of riding i.e. trail and motocross,” added Rata Drum, committee member.

Congratulations to the motorcycle club which is run by a team of volunteers who formed a committee that organises the roster to run the track. The motorcycle track is open every Wednesday afternoon to cater for the school kids and local riders, and then every second weekend to cater for out-of-town visitors as well as locals.

Rata says, “We would love to emphasise that the events we run encourage people from out of town to come. This last trail ride event brought riders and their families and friends from Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Matamata, Tairua and Whangamata.

Anyone is able to join by signing up online via their website www.mercurybaymotorcycle.co.nz. The track is closed in Winter as it is too wet. The next event will most likely be in Spring.

Thank you to the local service providers who sponsored their time and resources to help with the event: Land owners of the track, Committee, Hot Water Beach Surf Lifesaving Service, Christensen Group Ltd, Bobs Takeaways and Mercury Bay Diesel.

All updates are on Facebook page Mercury Bay Motorcycle Club. Garth is contactable for anyone interested in joining the Club.