THE Hawkesbury Hornets BMX Club will conduct a national sign-on day this Sunday at the club’s headquarters at Colbee Park in McGraths Hill for any interested riders.
The day will cost nothing for kids or adults to come down and see what the sport of BMX is all about.
The club will have equipment and bikes available on the day or riders may wish to bring their own bike.
The club will also provide bike handling training on the day.
Participants that attend will receive a show bag filled with BMX products including BMX hat, DVD, wristband and Jet Black BMX grips. There will also be a barbeque and drinks available.
The Hawkesbury BMX club started in 2001, when local residents worked with Hawkesbury Council to design and build a BMX track at Colbee Park.
The first design and construction of the BMX track was a basic, local level design, although it featured a five-metre tall start hill.
Over the subsequent years the track has undergone a number of layout and feature changes to keep it in pace with the changing face of BMX with faster, bigger corners improved jumps and features.
Hawkesbury BMX was the first track to add a junior training straight alongside of the race track to help develop the skills of younger riders and also the first to add a pump track alongside the race track.
The upside of this meant that Hawkesbury continued to produce proportionately more talented riders for its relatively small number of members.
The club has produced state, Australian and world plate holders, all coming from the Hawkesbury area and training upon the Colbee Park track.
Blake Moore is one of Australia’s top current junior elite BMX racers and he will be present on the day.
He has won numerous state and Australian titles and has marked himself as a future Australian superstar.
The day runs from noon to 5pm.
■ Details: Contact Brett Barnes on 0409 835 676 or Scott Eastwood on 0487101215 for more information.