Get ready for the BMX boom
THERE is no shortage of talent in our midst at Bundaberg BMX club.
Jayde Parker leads the way, boasting a third place at last year’s world titles in Adelaide — but there are many others blazing a trail of their own.
The season jumps out of the blocks this weekend, weather permitting, with a sign-up on Sunday in line with a majority of the BMX clubs throughout Queensland.
Clubs from Cairns in north Queensland to Nerang on the Gold Coast will host a free session for riders of any age to give the sport a try.
Apart from Queensland being a leading state in the sport’s growth around Australia, it also boasts two of the five Australians selected for the Beijing Olympic.
The eccentric Kamakazi made his mark on the media world, while Toowoomba’s Jared Graves was seconds away from a medal when a crash halted his run.
“Queensland have always led the way as far as growth goes and particularly over the past five years,” BMX Australia President Barry Knight said.
“Queensland offer terrific grassroots-level activities. The zone racing they offer covers novice and expert class, which give beginners a fairer playing field when they start.”
Bundaberg BMX track will host a come and try session for children and adults this Sunday.
The session runs from 9am-noon at the Airport Drive track.
Wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants, and bring gloves, helmet and your BMX or mountain bike.
Every participant will receive a free bike check, some coaching tips and a gift bag.
The club will race Friday night from 6.45pm and practice Monday and Tuesday afternoon.
For details, call Glenn on 0411 809531 or Chris on 0427 535940.