BMX track redesign celebrated
The person who spearheaded the redesign of the Matamata BMX track, Sport Waikato area co-ordinator Lou Beer, says the date of an official ‘‘give it a go’’ day is yet to be decided on.
A meeting will be held today to decide this, but Beer said it would be sometime during the summer school holidays. The date will be advertised on the track’s Facebook page.
She said both locals and people from out of town were already enjoying the track.
The next stage is to create a Matamata BMX Club and then make the track usable for races by installing a starting gate.
Beer said she and the riders were grateful for the Matamata- Piako District Council’s help with the track redesign.
She was especially appreciative of the council’s coordinator operations and projects manager, Bryan Turner, who had gone ‘‘above and beyond’’ to help while also pitching in at working bees.
FINALLY FIXED: Matamata-Piako District Council councillors Garry Stanley, Brian Hunter, Leonie Tisch, BMXer Ross Taylor, councillor Bob McGrail, mayor Jan Barnes and BMXer Ziggy Burch, show off the redesigned and resurfaced Matamata BMX track. The council recently funded the fix-up 10 years after the track was first started.