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BMX racing brings sparkles to kids' faces
BMX racing took off in the early 1970s in Southern California when children found a love for racing their bicycles on dirt tracks. Although the bike has changed over the years, the bike generally used for racing these days are a freestyle design with the wheels having 36 spokes for the older kids and fewer spokes for the younger riders. The frames are made of various types of steel including aluminium and carbon. High-performance BMX bikes use lightweight 4130 chromoly, so generally, you race a bike that suits your performance and category.
On Saturday 10th August 2019, the Bayside BMX Club is having their annual open day at their track at 1994 Wynnum Road, Wynnum. The day will commence at 10:30am and conclude at 5.00pm. There is plenty of off-street parking on site and shade tables for spectators.
The club was founded in 1994 and are a not-for-profit organisation providing a safe, friendly and community environment where riders can develop their skills, grow confidence when riding and obtain the required knowledge for those rides. The club caters for all ages from two years upwards.
The track at Wynnum has been used for BMX since the 1980s, being specifically designed for beginners as well as experienced riders. The club also offers a range of programs and coaching, which are affordable to suit your situation. Tuesday evenings are club coaching nights where qualified coaches volunteer their time to help beginners and young riders develop skills, however, there are also individual coaching sessions if this is what you prefer. More information about prices, race schedules and programs can be obtained from their website.
Bayside BMX Track (Author's Photo)
This is sure to be a fun day for the whole family where your children can get an idea if this is something they would like to try. For information on the Bayside BMX Club Open Day 2019, please ring 0451 036 325.