For Marijke Patterson Sunday will be spent out on the bike with her family to celebrate Mother's Day.
The Cairns Mountain Bike Club member loves nothing more than getting on her bike and exploring the trails in Far North Queensland, as well as planning those family mountain bike trips across the country.
“I have found my tribe. Being in amongst the action is so much fun and learning new skills is a lifelong ability we all have. Riding allows you to push your boundaries, keep your brain and mind stimulated, meet new friends.”
In the past eight weeks 215 AusCycling Family Memberships have been processed, with 171 of those women.
The Patterson’s immediately recognized how useful it would be to take up the family offer which includes racing and recreational riding.
“All three of us had been members of MTBA for the past few years, and when I saw we could take up a family membership with AusCycling, it just made sense. Now we only have to remember one membership number which is is just one of the benefits we are finding.”
“Sharing the same passion as a family is so inclusive and levelling, I would say you won’t regret it.”
More and more women are taking up cycling with many clubs hosting women specific races or social rides to encourage participation.
To learn more about the range of AusCycling membership available head HERE