future of Beenleigh's BMX facilities may be set for a smoother
ride following a push to upgrade facilities at Doug Larsen
A group representing the 300-strong riding community put its
case to a meeting with several Gold Coast City councillors at
Beenleigh on Friday.
The members presented
petitions seeking new facilities and improvements to the
Beenleigh BMX Club's infrastructure.
Nicholas Richardson, whose son rides at the park, said the
Beenleigh complex had produced at least two riders who had
turned professional and were now competing in the United
He said the Beenleigh site had been on the verge of
tion and possibly
hosting trials for the US-based X Games when a run of bad luck
said it was vital that local youngsters continued to have
access to the facilities.
"The meeting was positive and we will know in about 30 days if
the council will rebuild ramps and replace lights to help us
out," said Mr Richardson, who helped to initiate the Beenleigh
In recent months, the council has removed three homemade
ramps, while vandals have also struck the popular freestyle
Meanwhile, the search is on for a suitable site for a new
skate park at Eagleby. Funds have been earmarked under the
Community Renewal scheme.
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