One of the largest BMX tracks in Australia has opened in Queensland this week just in time for school holidays.
The BMX track in Bracken Ridge is Brisbane’s first professional BMX circuit and was designed by a specialist team with some experts who were behind the London Olympics BMX competition tracks.
The 5,700 square metre BMX facility contains runs for beginners, intermediate and advanced riders and will feature 640 metres of asphalt track with freestyle jumps and obstacles ranging from 40cm to 160cm.
The facility free to use, open to the public and is adjacent to the skate plaza and Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the Brisbane-first professional BMX circuit was part of Brisbane City Council’s commitment to create new lifestyle and leisure opportunities.
“The $2.3 million Bracken Ridge bicycle motocross track is the first of two-dedicated off-road freestyle and racing facilities to accommodate BMX enthusiasts and create more to see and do in Brisbane,” Cr Quirk said.
The BMX track is part of the Lord Mayor’s 2016-17 budget commitment for the construction of two new competition-grade BMX facilities.
A review of suitable sites across Brisbane identified Telegraph Road in Fitzgibbon as a preferred location to capitalise on existing infrastructure and best service Brisbane’s northern suburbs.
Free holiday BMX workshops
Freestyle riders from The Village BMX will be holding free lessons for children up to 17 years at the new Bracken Ridge BMX facility from 3-4.30pm on Wednesday, September 26 and Saturday, September 29.