Social Mountain Bike Rides ★ Rockhampton

Social rides in Rockhampton area including Yeppoon, Cawarral, and Mt Morgan.

Hi and welcome. My name is Andrew Thompson. I've been working on human bodies for 30 years, and riding bikes for over 50. I will be your ride leader.

I am constantly amazed by the fact that I have a world-class network of mountain bike trails at First Turkey only a 12 minute ride from my shop. I often end a hectic day with a ride in the hills. I can't over-state how awesome that is.

First Turkey Mountain Bike Reserve, Rockhampton

Not surprisingly, I run a lot of social rides. They're a great way to meet local riders in a relaxed environment, explore Rockhampton's awesome MTB trails, dump some kilos, and make new friends.

And best of all, social rides are totally free.

Then what's the catch? What am I trying to sell? Nothing really. I promote social bike rides here on Man Thing because everything interconnects. Most of my free time revolves around cycling, particularly mountain biking. Quite a few of my clients are also people I ride with.

On top of that, many new clients who come in for a wax treatment or massage, complain that they're fat or unfit for a myriad of reasons. MT is about lifestyle, and I like to try and help them. Social rides give people a foot in the door.

Mountain Bike Beginner Skills Training

It's the same reason I provide mountain bike beginner skills coaching. I love seeing people make an effort to live healthier lives, and given the low impact nature of cycling, it ranks right up at #1 as far as healthy sports go.

Feel free to call me on 4926 7778 or 0422 276 202 if you'd like to tag along on one of our regular rides, or if you have any questions.

Have a brilliant day,
Andrew Thompson.

Andrew Thompson, Man Thing Rockhampton

Tuesday Night MTB Rides

Through Man Thing, I sponsor Rockhampton Mountain Bike Club. I take care of their web infrastructure, hosting, and maintenance. I also serve as a race Commissaire and coach, and regularly help out with trail maintenance.

My favourite gig for the club though, is running social rides, particularly the regular Tuesday night rides, a.k.a the Turkey Roll.

It's beginner friendly and it's FREE! Yes, doesn't cost you a cent AND it's so much fun you'll wonder how you ever got by without it.

Turkey Roll social rides are held every Tuesday night at First Turkey unless it's raining. Meet up points are:

Social ride updates are posted on the Man Thing Facebook page, so follow us there to stay up to date.

Further down the page, you'll find a list of things you need to bring, plus general terms and conditions.

Other Social Rides in Rockhampton and greater Central Queensland

When time permits, I also organise social rides in outlying areas like Lake Mary or down the Fitzroy River.

Gladstone MTB also hold some great rides over on Curtis Island, and if I'm tagging along, I'll share that on our Facebook page as well.

Finally, I really want to get some weekend social rides happening at the Mount Morgan MTB trails. Unfortunately the trails are managed by Rockhampton Regional Council and not maintained very well. That's another story but I live in hope. Stay tuned.

Mount Morgan Mountain Bike Trails

Social Rides - what you need

If you attend a Man Thing social ride:

Social Rides - night extras

Night Ride: Down Pegasus @ First Turkey Mountain Bike Park 13/6/2023