Come and try BMX

Harbour City BMX Club is inviting the community to a come and try day.
Harbour City BMX Club is inviting the community to a come and try day. Christopher Chan GLABMXR

FANCY yourself as a bit of a BMX Bandit?

This could be your chance to make it happen on a real BMX track.

Due to the encouraging numbers delivered from previous Harbour City BMX Club Come and Try Days and additional support given by coverage during the Olympic Games in August, BMX racing has taken off.

Harbour City BMX president Mark Reyner said the club would host its final Come and Try Day for 2012 on Sunday, October 21 from 9am to noon at the Sun Valley, Gladstone track.

"New members are joining every week, with a great family atmosphere we are seeing all of the family participating in events that cover ages from four to 60 years of age," Mr Reyner said.

"Due to the increase in riders, we had decided to extend our riding season to cope with the increased participation.

"It's great to see so many children and parents enjoying the fastest sport on two wheels."

Council's Coordinator Healthy Communities Lee Baker said to participate on the day riders were required to wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants, gloves, socks, closed-in shoes and a full face helmet.

"A limited amount of bike gear will be available at the club on the day, so participants are urged to bring their own bike and gear to ensure that the track time is available to everyone," Mr Baker said.

All participants are covered by BMX Australian Rider Insurance for the day's activities. This is a great opportunity for all the family to enjoy a fantastic sport in a safe and friendly environment.

The BMX Come and Try Day is conducted in conjunction with Gladstone Regional Council's Year of Cycling 2012 initiative.

For information phone Mark Reyner on 4979 1452 or email

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