MY STORY

DAVE - RIVER TO RIDGE OWNER

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WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

As a kid my parents were never into bikes, I lived by the ocean at MacMasters Beach NSW and grew up surfing. From a young age I was fascinated by dirtbikes, even though I had never ridden one I would spend my pocket money on ADB magazines. I started my apprenticeship as a chef at 17 and bought my first bike at 18, a 96 model KX250 2 stroke, as a beginner I had to learn quick on this thing. I crashed a lot but I was hooked. 

MY JOURNEY

Through my 20’s I got married had kids and spent what ever spare time I had at the motocross track, I loved it. 

 

In my late 20s the mountain bike bug bit me and I got into DH racing, my patient wife put up with more big injuries and more money spent on toys, it seemed anything with two wheels was my drug.

Like most blokes the transition from motocross to enduro happened and then adventure bike too. After a riding trip to Bright in 2016 I was amazed by the high country and decided then that i’d bring my family back for a trip and if they loved Bright as much as I did then we’d sell our restaurant on the central coast NSW and move here. We bought Elm Dining in Bright and ran it for three and a half years then sold it in winter 2021. 

THE CAREER CHANGE

The move has been amazing for all of us, my son and I can ride out the driveway and be on single track in 2 minutes, I have spent many many hours riding and exploring the mountains and valleys throughout the high country. This really is Gods Country.

My Son and I can ride out the driveway and be on single track in 2 minutes. This really is Gods country.

— David, Owner River to Ridge Adventure Tours
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HOW THE ADVENTURE BEGAN

The opportunity came up to buy River to Ridge in Winter 2021 from two mates.
   
It was a no brainer for me, I love adventures, I love offroad bikes of all shapes and sizes, I love showing people awesome riding locations and I love having a beer around a fire at night with good company. If these things excite you as well come on a tour with us for a bucket list ride for any offroad rider.  

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