Special guest rider Nathan Philps from the Gold Coast.
Special guest rider Nathan Philps from the Gold Coast. Tom Huntley

Riders in a spin over top action-packed BMX demo

IT was a case of "get on yer bike" at Bray Park on Saturday.

Local bike and scooter enthusiasts rode in droves to the BMX Australia Demo and Ride to show off their skills and see the masters at work.

Social worker Katie Macleod said at 3pm the day was only just beginning.

"A lot of the older kids are working so they'll come after their shifts," she said.

"But already we have 70 or so kids here.

"Everyone is doing tricks and showing off - it's great."

A Girl's Chill Out tent provided a haven for long-suffering sisters and girlfriends, who were able to get away from the action and relax.

"They're painting each other's nails right now," Ms Macleod said.

"There are also a bunch of temporary tattoos and that sort of thing."

A DJ playing throughout the day helped set the mood, with live bands set to take over at night.

"There's a really good vibe - everyone is having a good time.

"I expect we'll get over one hundred kids by the end of the day," Ms Macleod said.



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