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RACE IS ON FOR JINDABYNE’S BMX TRACK
The future of BMX in the Snowy Mountains looks bright with an injection of NSW Government funds to build a world class race facility in Jindabyne.
The Member for Monaro John Barilaro and Parliamentary Secretary for Southern NSW Bronnie Taylor MLC today announced $250,000 in funding for the construction of the state of the art BMX track.
It’s hoped the new track will attract champion bike riders in the region, Mr Barilaro said.
“The track will be a drawcard for BMX enthusiasts and competitors from farther afield, boosting tourism opportunities for the area,” said Mr Barilaro.
“Obviously the Snowy Mountains attracts winter sports fans in droves but summer in Snowy Mountains is becoming just as popular.
“With BMX now an Olympic sport, I hope the track will bring a new breed of bicycle riders to our region.”
Mrs Taylor commended the Snowy Mountains BMX Club for their determination to see a track built.
“This is a terrific announcement that shows the drive of the communities involved,” said Mrs Taylor.
“The facility will be great for BMX lovers, for their families and it will mean that this exciting sport can be shared by so many and enhance the regions reputation for great outdoor activities.”
Snowy Mountains BMX Club President John Graham welcomed today’s funding announcement.
“This project has been in the making for over three years and it is great to finally be able to say it has all been worth the work,” said Mr Graham.
“The track will fit right in with the existing bicycle sports currently available in Jindabyne and will attract members from all over the region including Cooma, Berridale, Bombala, Adaminaby, Bredbo and beyond.”