In the crazy world we find ourselves in at the moment it was such a respite to hang out in one of Tamworth's best outdoor recreational spaces.
Thank you to those of you who demonstrated you can connect, keep active, have fun and adhere to our strange new existence of social distancing and respect the health of our wider community.
It was a night full of fun, recognition of our talented young riders, consolidation of our club leadership at the AGM and the announcement of a successful application for a Stronger Country Communities Grant of $140,023.
It was business as usual for our Gravity Groms and Dirtmaster groups with Crummy and Alyssa choosing trails that could deliver fun and just the right amount of effort for little legs.
These little pinners take their riding seriously and its always hard to pull them off the trails at race end.
Lucky the park is designed around a picnic area hub with a designated kids trails and a pump track that keeps these energiser bunnies occupied while the big kids are out playing.
we had the opportunity to recognise three of our four returning champions who lined up at the start line of the MTBA National Championships in Bright last weekend and listen to their feedback on what sounds like a character building experience.
Then it was time for the fun stuff as the crew hit the track before knuckling down to the business of deciding who will help guide the club and park development over the next 12 months at our annual AGM (more to follow).
Thanks to the work of our trail fairies and a community work crew we have finally been able to re-open Creek Line so of course, after several months of absentia it had to have a look in on race night for the first time this year.
It's still pretty skatey out there but I think the only casualties were bikes and not bodies this week. Crummy and Tim Elliot have had a bout of bad luck lately and a bent hanger had Crummy walking the gap jump and moping back to base.
There were a few exciting sprint finishes and tight calls for our volunteer timers and I'm sure the photo finish call was made more than once.
If the MTBA and government guidelines still support the running of an outdoor sporting event of around 50-70 people we will run a race this evening 5.30pm rego.