The competition track is one of only three Union Cycliste International accredited tracks in Australia and it’s even better than before. The upgrade has seen the installation of Victoria’s first eight metre start hill, track upgrades and new lighting to extend training hours.
The new junior development pumps track will create a vital pathway for young riders to hone their skills and progress to senior competition.
The investment has already reaped dividends for Shepparton, with today marking the start of the racing action at the 2019 BMXA BAD BOY National Championships.
It’s the pinnacle event for the sport, attracting around 1900 riders and more than 4000 visitors to the Shepparton area for up to 10 days.
The Victorian Government is supporting the event through its Significant Sporting Events Program and Regional Event Fund.
Next year Shepparton will also host a 2020 UCI BMX World Supercross event – the first time such an event has been held in Australia in more than a decade. The Victorian Government is also proud to be supporting this world class event.
Since 2015, the Significant Sporting Events Program has helped secure more than 500 sporting events for communities across the state.
The program, in partnership with the $20 million Regional Events Fund, has also ensured more than half of these events were held in regional Victoria, boosting local jobs and economies.
It’s part of the Victorian Government strong commitment to sport and active recreation, gender equality and encouraging all Victorians to get out there and get active. Across Victoria more than $630 million has been invested in community sport and recreation facilities since 2014.