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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

A Farewell To The Regions First Ever BMX Track

The pedals are turning for a special event commemorating the farewell of the Walkerston BMX Track on Sunday, July 14th at 2pm.

Situated at McLennan Park in Walkerston, this track has been fundamental to the Mackay BMX community since its inception in 1981 and was the first BMX Club to exist in the Mackay region.

The track was founded by Fred Vella, Jamie Stuart, Joe and Ruth Gaviglio, Doug and Loraine Johnstone and Phil and Carmel Kirwan.

All past and present members, life members, and the wider BMX community are invited to attend, offering an opportunity to gather, reminisce and celebrate the track's memorable past.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own drinks and chairs for a casual afternoon, complemented by a sausage sizzle. This event provides a chance to reconnect with old acquaintances, exchange anecdotes and pay homage to the cherished memories created at this beloved site.

MAD BMX - Mackay and District BMX Club Inc welcome you to ‘Come along, catch up with old friends and share a story whilst we say farewell to a chapter filled with memories.’

What: Walkerston BMX Track Farewell
When: Sunday 14th July - 2pm
Where: Walkerston BMX Track, McLennan Park Walkerston.
What to bring: BYO Drinks & Chairs (Sausage Sizzle)

All are invited to attend the Walkerston BMX Track Farewell on Sunday the 14th of July to commemorate the historic BMX track loved by many. Images supplied

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