A come-and-try day at Broadford State Motorcycle Sports Complex offered new and experienced female riders a chance to try all three dirt tracks in a safe and encouraging environment.

The day was part of a Motorcycling Victoria Female Participation program and feedback showed the program is moving in the right direction.

Wild weather made for tough going for riders with freezing temperatures and rain but the day was still enjoyed by many.

While the motocross track wasn’t in riding condition, riders were offered an off-road riding experience on paddocks around the complex but it was the flat track that won the hearts of riders with many juniors riding well into the afternoon.

Meghan Hayes, from Motorcycling Victoria, was overwhelmed with how happy all of the riders seemed with the opportunity to ride.

“Despite the less than ideal conditions, the smiles and thanks from the riders really made all the behind the scenes work seem more thank worth it,” she said.

“I’m super keen to start planning the next one, and I hope to see all of the riders there again, and that they bring their friends.”

The day was made possible with the support of Shannons Insurance, Suzuki Australia, the Harley Club of Victoria and Seymour Motocross Club.

“The aim from the Motorcycling Victoria team was to give our riders the best possible experience and a chance to experience this sport and all it has to offer,” Ms Hayes said.

“This included our host club, Harley Club of Victoria, who was in attendance to support the program and answer any rider questions about Club events, memberships etc. Their support of this program is invaluable to its success.

“Lewis and the crew from Suzuki Australia came with the goods. The full Suzuki Truck full of some test bikes for the ladies to hire out and try.

“They even brought some goodie bags for the ladies. Lewis was very helpful and keen to ensure the program’s endeavour into the world of dirt was a success and will be working with Motorcycling Victoria behind the scenes on the next event.”