The Social Scene


Social Rides are a great way to introduce yourself & others to Mountainbiking. Anyone can organise a social ride, whether it be using one or more of the SCUM trails or any other trail in the local area. Social Rides are usually free with people just turning up to ride & have fun. You'll either find some new tracks or become better accustomed to the SCUM trails. One thing for sure is that you'll have loads of fun and you'll have met some other MTB riders that are keen to ride again (pic - some of the 2015 Husky Christmas riders).


Find out more on the SCUM Forum or the SCUM Facebook page.


Some that we're aware of include a Friday Night Social Ride at Cabbage Tree Lane; Tippos Social Saturday ride; The Mid Week Ride plus more.  Another Facebook page, the South Coast Pedalers also offers some social options for MTB rides.  Post details of a ride that you're planning so that others can join you.


Occasionally SCUM will organise a specific Social Event; members will be able to ride for free but non members will have to pay a small participation fee. These will be advertised on the Event Info page from time to time. Having said that every SCUM event has a social aspect with many being followed by a BBQ and a chance for riders to share tails and tell stories. 


Some Not So Fine Print:

Participants of all Social Rides do so at their own risk. SCUM members are afforded insurance coverage through MTBA. SCUM recommends that participants consider insurance coverage for any ‘cycling mishaps’ and advise participants that they can join MTBA* or Bicycle NSW. Both organisations provide riders with 24/7 cover, including Personal Accident; Public Liability & Loss of Income benefits.


*MTBA cover is preferred as it includes SCUM Club Membership & covers riders for races; Bicycle NSW does not.  See the Membership Page for more details.