helping to bring happiness through mountain biking
Sydney MTB Riders has a major goal of getting people on bikes. We recognise there are some groups that could benefit more from gaining access to mountain biking and we feel is very important to physical and mental wellbeing.
We know that several of our ride leaders have themselves experienced mental challenges such as depression, stress and anxiety, and we wish to afford those who are struggling with these challenges the opportunity to participate in a ride.
Ride to Smile is just that, providing a ride to help someone smile. We acknowledge that sometimes people just need to get out and meet people while participating in a healthy activity. What could be more healthy and freeing than mountain biking?
Riding in the bush is a very liberating experience as attested by anyone that partakes in that activity. This is an experience we wish to make available to those ordinarily not afforded the opportunity. Our experienced ride leaders will host the rides, many of which have been through their own personal mental struggles. The riding is held at venues with a degree of progression so that we can cater for many different activity and skill levels. We also have accredited coaches and trained first aid officers on hand.
You will join a group for several hours of basic coaching instruction designed to empower you and give you the confidence to ride real mountain bike trails before heading out to ride some of Sydney's trails. We will take time out on the trails to talk through corners and obstacles to help you conquer those trails and have fun!
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If you wish to donate to the project please do so via the Sydney MTB Rider Foundation page at the Australia Sports Foundation https://asf.org.au/project/sydney-mtb-riders-foundation/