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What a blast! Rotorua Give it a Go Event!

Updated: Jan 30

On 9th and 10th of July we ran another give it a go event. With the help of our awesome volunteers and supporting organisations, people with disabilities and their families had the opportunity to see if adaptive mountain biking could work for them as a recreational activity.

Although the weather was awful leading up to the weekend we were lucky to not be hugely affected by it. The location under the redwoods is so special and only became more magical with a little bit of misty rain. Also, the pumice soil of Whakarewarewa drained so quickly that the terrain was still firm!

This event was captured in the AttitudeTV doco that screened recently on TV, about #AdaptMTB co-founder James Littlejohn and his adaptive mountain biking journey. If you missed it you can catch up here

Organisations that supported the give it a go event

Thanks to Rotorua Lakes Council for the use of The Sails venue, Andy’s Party Hire for the outdoor heating. The Cambridge based Rapid-relief team for Saturday’s BBQ lunch, and the hot drinks. Parafed Auckland for the use of their covered trailer and gazebo. Tasti Products for the snacks. Shout out to Parafed Bay-of-Plenty and Parafed Waikato for sharing the event with their members who joined us on the day as volunteers and participants. To Casey Flood at Blind Sport and Dale MacDonald from Paralympics NZ to support and share the event with blind, deafblind and low vision riders.

To MaxAbility, Melrose Wheelchairs, Motom, Mountain Bike Rotorua and Trikes NZ - thanks so much for making your amazing bikes available!

We're planning to run more of these soon - so stay tuned if you want to participate or lend your support!

To see more images taken at the event visit our facebook album here



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