BMX riders from across the State are set to descend on Underwood Park in Rockhampton next week, when the area hosts the 2021 Rocky Rumble.
Councillor for Sports, Parks and Public Spaces Cherie Rutherford said the event is one Council is incredibly proud to support.
“Our Region is home to some very talented sportspeople, and those taking on the BMX track are certainly no exception,” Cr Rutherford said.
“The Rocky Rumble is hosted by Rockhampton BMX Club each April, and annually welcomes hundreds of riders from around CQ and further to compete.
“It’s an event Council has long supported, and we look forward to welcoming it back to Hollingsworth Street next week.”
Cr Rutherford said as part of preparations, the track will be closed from April 10.
“In order to ensure the track is in the very best condition for the event, it will be closed for maintenance starting from this weekend,” Cr Rutherford said.
“This is to allow Rockhampton BMX to prepare the grounds, the amenities and the timing equipment required for the event.
“For avid riders looking for an alternate venue during the track’s closure – be sure to try out the pump track at Cedric Archer Park, as well as the new bike trails in Mount Morgan.”
Rockhampton BMX Club President, Scott Bone, said the club can’t wait to host some fantastic riders on home ground.
“The nominations for the event are going well, with over 100 riders registered already,” Mr Bone said.
“Of course, COVID regulations will be in place for the event, but we are ecstatic we are still able to host it this year.
“We welcome everyone interested to come along – you’ll be impressed by the skillset of our local riders at State and National level.”
Rocky Rumble will be held over two days, kicking off on Saturday April 17. A fundraiser night will also be held Friday April 16.