New and improved trail riding

Pinjar Motorcycle Area open day hosted by the Recreational Trail Bike Riders’ Association and Department of Parks and Wildlife.
Pinjar Motorcycle Area open day hosted by the Recreational Trail Bike Riders’ Association and Department of Parks and Wildlife.

Hosted by the Recreational Trail Bike Riders’ Association and Department of Parks and Wildlife on October 12, the event was to welcome new trail riding families to the facility.

Younger riders lapped around the peewee circuit while more experienced riders headed off to explore the newly resurfaced family trail ” a 6km loop through the pine plantation.

Association president Steve Pretzel said Pinjar Motorcycle Area, a 300ha area controlled by DPaW, was an example of how public off-road vehicle areas could be developed and managed.

‘It is a safer, legal and more attractive option for parents to take their children,’ he said.

The mostly soft sand area is divided into two zones to separate novice and family riders from the more advanced.

Further development is planned with the construction of a practice motocross circuit already under way for the advanced area.

‘The people who ride at Pinjar really appreciate what has been developed and are keen to make sure it stays safe and attractive,’ Mr Pretzel said.

He is pushing for a similar facility to be developed in the southern suburbs.