A world-class National BMX Freestyle Park opens on the Gold Coast
The Queensland Academy of Sport, in partnership with AusCycling and the Australian Institute of Sport, have launched a world-class National BMX Freestyle Park on the Gold Coast providing a home for the next generation of elite athletes in the lead up to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The new National BMX Freestyle Park located at the Gold Coast Sports Precinct could be reassembled into four different world class courses, making it eligible to host World Cup events in Australia.
BMX Freestyle is a hugely popular new Olympic sport where Australia is already on top of the world, so this course will help Queensland keep producing superstars like Olympic gold medallist, Logan Martin.
The Centre will also play host for international events over the next decade as we count down to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brisbane in 2032.
The challenging course will attract more athletes to the Gold Coast to base themselves for training and competition.
The outdoor course has been funded by a $1 million investment from the Queensland Academy of Sport, with further support from AusCycling, City of Gold Coast and the Australian Institute of Sport, and supported 25 jobs during construction.
The walls are up to 5.2 metres high and the course incorporates a plywood structure over a galvanised steel frame on a concrete slab with features similar to the Tokyo Olympic course including a quarter pipe, big spine, step up, fat spine, box jump, half bowl and transfers.
An additional HotBox 2.0 indoor BMX training course had also been built at the Gold Coast Sports Precinct, which would form part of the National Centre of Excellence for BMX Freestyle.
The indoor park now has sections of the replica Tokyo Olympic course where Queenslanders Logan Martin and Natalya Diehm honed their skills prior to the Games.
The new and improved facilities ensure future Queenslanders have the opportunity to be developed their skills in a world-class environment.
Last updated: 20 May 2022