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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Ride Ready Eurobodalla workshops in May

Eurobodalla Council are holding Ride Ready Eurobodalla workshops for existing businesses intending to cater to the Mountain Bike market or for start-ups in response to the market opportunities. Destination Southern NSW, Eurobodalla Shire Council and Sapphire Coast Tourism have engaged specialist consultants to work with the South East tourism industry to prepare for Mountain Bike marketing opportunities to become available to existing and new businesses in readiness of the Mogo trail opening in the latter half of 2023. Two workshops will be replicated across Bega Valley and Eurobodalla to enable as many businesses associated directly or indirectly with Mountain Biking tourism as possible to participate. Mick Langdon, owner of the region’s most focussed mountain bike outlet, Ride South Coast told The Beagle “The interest in mountain biking in the South East is booming due to the fact that we have a coastline of tracks from Wollongong to the Victorian boreder that offers something to everyone. "The level of interest in mountain biking riding isn’t just with the thrill seekers looking for new trails but for families who are using the sport to bond over a weekend of riding, discovery and at the end of day to chill to enjoy our spectacular coastline. “While Ride South Coast specialises in top end mountain bikes we enjoy being able to provide a wide range of MTBs to suit most budgets and most riders, even those who are only just rediscovering cycling having experienced the new E-MTBs range that makes cross country so much more accessible and enjoyable to a wider fitness level”. Mick said it wasn’t at all uncommon for riders as far away as Sydney and Melbourne to contact the store asking for leads on where to go. “Ride South Coast isn't just our business name but it is also a mantra that we promote. There are no shire borders down here and we recognise that someone riding Burrill Lake today will no doubt venture further south to Narooma and Tathra tomorrow. This benefits everyone. When Mogo comes on at the end of the year it will add another network.” “I encourage anyone considering being involved in mountain biking and its ancillary businesses to sign up for these workshops. Get to know what is happening in the region and understand the market. Mick said "The long-term vision for Ride South Coast is to continue to encourage and welcome riders coming to the South East keen to explore. We are working on an information base that promotes mountain bike riding across the region”.

Places are limited to the workshops and bookings are essential via eventbrite. Introduction to MTB (Part 1)

Immersive MTB Product Masterclass (Part 2)

· Single session for participants from part 1.

For more information contact Teresa Lever on 44741271


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