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Georges River Council proposes BMX/Mountain Bike Track

Georges River Council proposes BMX/Mountain Bike Track
August 9, 2021

Georges River Council is looking to provide a location for a dedicated BMX/Mountain Bike track that is designed to provide a safe and suitable space for bike riders in the community while also delivering  the ultimate bike riding experience.

The feasibility study to examine the suitability of the track was unanimously supported at this month’s Council meeting.

Council’s Open Space, Recreation and Community Facilities Strategy identifies mountain biking as an emerging sport with rising popularity.

 Georges River Councillor, Sandy Grekas proposed the idea at the latest Council meeting and has seen the increasing demand within the community for a dedicated track.

Grekas notes “building a dedicated BMX track will give kids a place to go and will protect bushland like Oatley Park from damage, from illegal tracks.

“This is a rare win-win, where both sides of the issue can agree that a dedicated facility is desperately needed.”

With an increase in illegal bike jumps, the works often cause disturbance to native vegetation, impacting on fauna habitat, creating weed intrusion, and causing soil erosion and stormwater pollution running into creeks during wet weather.

There is additionally, a great risk to the safety of the public if Council is unaware of the track and cannot promptly remove it.

Council currently receives a high number of requests for dedicated BMX or mountain bike facilities from residents, and the emergence of mountain biking as a sport has meant there is a strong recreational and community need.

Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene adds that with BMX racing now an Olympic Sport – Australian was represented in Tokyo including Logan Martin who won gold in the men’s BMX freestyle competition – “It is a great opportunity for Georges River to provide a track for our bike riders to practice and hone their skills of future Olympians for years to come.”

Image: BMX track general. Credit: Hessel Geriet at Pexels

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