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LOCATION: Gumtrailz

None the less I remembered it a couple of years back, and promptly took my kids.

My youngest was still riding one of those plastic push bikes. It works great on the pump track. My older kids were riding mountain bikes.

There are some smaller ramps for the kids to enjoy , a little pump track and then some bigger ones for the brave. Although the more you go there with your kids the braver they become and try out more daring jumps.

You need to watch out for the bmx guys and not walk on the lines other use you risk having a head on collision with a bmx'er and it probably won't end well for both parties.

I usually find going in the weekday mornings less busier.

It's an absolute must to wear helmets and closed shoes, we've have some bad experiences with toes being grated open. Remember that first aid kit... it comes in handy.

The guys have been building these tracks for years, a lot of blood sweat and tears have gone into building. If you do take your young ones, please make sure they don't destroy or hack away at the tracks. Stay off the face of big jumps. Just be respectful.

And if you do see someone damaging what looks like a track, please go ahead and tell them off.

This is a public park and I've even hosted one of my kids bday parties here, I did however get hold of the group of guys who build and ask if it's ok, considering the amount of work that goes into this.

The bmx guys are super cool, if your kid is starting to bmx or show interest in the sport, they have a wealth of knowledge and are always super keen to share knowledge and tick tips.

Some advice: take a first aid kit with, picnic blanket and snacks / water, phone for picture,

Our kids have fallen many times and broken bike chains, snapped off brake handles, parts have come loose on bikes. take some sort of a Bike Multitool with. a broken bike isn't a fun way to end the day. you can actually grab them from Chris Willense Cycles and they aren't too expensive.

Our youngest has subsequently upgraded to a Y-Bike Session, perfect to start him off on the trails.

The YBIKE Session features a dual position adjustable frame allowing the bike to grow with your child. Spoked Aluminium wheels with sealed bearings, high ground clearance, and strong steel frame make this bike perfect for all terrain use and hours of fun.

Easily Adjustable Frame Height

Low seat height at 36cm & High seat height at 40cm

Durable Lightweight steel frame

Pneumatic Tyres for Off-road capability

Disclaimer: your kid/s will fall. This is normal. Even the best bmx'er bail.

It's about getting back up and trying again.

Location: -33.846965, 18.636849

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