Hayden Egan, Shay Spangen, 8, and Nicholas Hall, 6, go for a ride during the Harbour City BMX Club's come and try day.
Hayden Egan, Shay Spangen, 8, and Nicholas Hall, 6, go for a ride during the Harbour City BMX Club's come and try day. Tom Huntley

Club's open day shows BMX is a sport on a roll

REGISTRAR Dianne Young has declared the Harbour City BMX Club's come and try day a success.

Yesterday, those curious about the sport descended on the track at Sunvalley from 9am until noon to find out some more information and have a go.

There were about 37 newbies and five of those were keen enough to sign up on the day.

Another 10 or so people took away licensing forms, so Ms Young said she hoped they would add to the total.

There were coaches on hand and four senior riders from the club to help instruct attendees about gate starts, track work and the bikes.

"It's partly to tell parents what they'd be getting themselves into as well," Ms Young said.

The BMX come and try day was conducted in conjunction with Gladstone Regional Council's Year of Cycling 2012 initiative.

The club decided to hold the day separate to its usual one in February because previous come and try days had yielded good numbers of recruits, and with coverage during the Olympic Games in August, BMX racing had increased in popularity.

Today the club has more than 70 riders ranging in ages from three to 45, but it always welcomes new members.

"It's great to see so many children and parents enjoying the fastest sport on two wheels," Harbour City BMX president Mark Reyner said.

For information, phone Mr Reyner on 4979 1452.



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