Sure, the summer season of riding has come to an end. But, as is the case with autumn and winter in Aotearoa, there are more and more opportunities coming up to ride your dirt bike. That includes the Hikutaia School Trail Ride, a stalwart of the trail riding calendar in the Waikato, taking place on Sunday, March 11.
Hikutaia School Trail Ride
If you’re like a lot of Kiwis, chances are you haven’t been able to ride all that much over the summer months. It’s understandable, as there are a lot more distractions to keep you from your moto. So, if that’s the case, it could be a good idea to use the Hikutaia School Trail Ride as a way to blow out the cobwebs.
It’s a good year to do that, too, since the Hikutaia School Trail Ride will be better than ever. As the title states, there will be 40 kilometres of trails to rip, taking riders across eight different farms. For those who aren’t as confident, or have younger riders in tow, there are shortcuts back to the pits, as well as a loop specifically for juniors. At this event, even the youngest of moto groms are catered for, with a dedicated peewee track to keep those rippers revving.
Remember, it pays to support these rides, as it helps keeps the local scenes alive. Plus, the people behind the events, whether it’s the local clubs, businesses and individuals, like to see people make the most of the hard work that’s put in.
The organisers are putting in the final touches to the trails, ready for Sunday, so we’ll see you there. If you see us, or “Whytey” on his Whyteline Kawasaki KX450F, make sure to come grab some decals.
Learn it. Know it. Live it.
The What: Hikutaia School Trail Ride
The Where: 8504 SH 26, Hikutaia
The When: Sunday, March 11
The Who: Mark Whyte – 021 729 012
Main Photo: Alick Saunders Photography