New World-Class Bracken Ridge BMX Facility is Now Open

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A new professional BMX facility, one of the largest in Australia, has opened in Bracken Ridge to add to the growing number of destination attractions in Brisbane.

A first for Brisbane, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk refers to the professional BMX circuit as part of Brisbane City Council’s commitment to creating a 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 5,700-sqm track was designed by a specialist team, including experts behind the London Olympics BMX competition tracks. The facility has entry, intermediate, and advanced level runs catering to junior and experienced riders. The facility features 640 metres of asphalt track with freestyle jumps with obstacles of heights varying from 40 cm to 160 cm.

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“We want Brisbane riders ranging from beginners through to professional riders, to have a high-quality track to learn to ride on, practice new tricks, improve skills or prepare for a BMX race.

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“There are currently no large, dedicated BMX facilities across Brisbane, and many talented young riders do not have the facilities to hone their skills to a competitive or professional level.

“This purpose-built track, together with one opening at Darra in mid-2019, will be available for up and coming BMX riders to do workshops and practice their techniques.”

“We are a lifestyle city, which is why Council is committed to creating more to see and do in Brisbane, and providing more recreation facilities in our local parks,” Cr Quirk concluded.

The BMX track would add to the destination recreation precincts in the area, Bracken Ridge Ward Councillor Amanda CooperThese are the Emily Seebohm Aquatic Centre and Bracken Ridge Skate Plaza..

“In addition to the riding facilities, the precinct is benefitting from 30 additional car parking spaces and lighting at the track and skate plaza until 10pm.

“A special artwork designed two local artists Cezary Stulgis and Benjamin Reeve, has also been installed at the facility, as part of the Brisbane Canvas initiative,” she said.

Bracken Ridge BMX Facility