YOUNG BMX riders have flocked to the revived Inverloch BMX track after renewal works were completed recently.
Public interest from the local community and the growing nature of BMX activities worldwide has sparked the reopening of the track at Thompson Reserve.
A former venue for Inverloch BMX Club in the 1980s, Bass Coast Shire Council will ensure the track is shaped and maintained to a recreational standard.
Townsend Ward councillor, Jordan Crugnale, said the works done to the Inverloch BMX Track has provided another recreational opportunity for the community.
“Council recognises the need to cater for non-organised, less mainstream activities and has worked with the local community to complete the works and upgrade the track to a safe, recreational standard,” Cr Crugnale said.
“This uncovered gem of a track is now open and it has been a highlight to see plenty of riders with an equally fabulous age range here every day since the works were completed.
“Council would like to let the community know that an adopted Master Plan for Thompson Reserve exists, explaining that the current and future needs for BMX in that location were not previously considered.”
Inverloch resident, Janelle Bertacco, whose sons ride BMX competitively, said her family had enjoyed using the Coronet Bay track since its installation, but having a track close to home was fantastic.
“It’s excellent – we’ve been travelling elsewhere, so now the kids can practice here in Inverloch and ride with their friends, which is something they haven’t been able to do in the past,” Ms Bertacco said.