Thanks to a Brisbane City Council grant supported by Doboy Ward Councillor Ryan Murphy, TRACTION ran the "School's Out" community events at the recently upgraded Murarrie Skate Park on 21-22 September.
The "School's Out" sessions are inclusive, family friendly events intended for forge vibrant local communities. Riders of all ages and experience levels participated in the event, which featured pro-rider demonstrations, 'come and try' and free-ride opportunities, free bike maintenance and safety checks, sausage sizzle and drinks.
Saturday afternoon was a BMX Jam dedicated to the local community and featuring LUX BMX and COLONY BMX. Special thanks to Mitch and Evan, founders of LUX BMX, and Clint Millar, founder of COLONY, for joining in the Jam and for getting the word out about the events. LUX and COLONY are Brisbane icons with global reach in the BMX industry. It was awesome to have Mitch, Evan and Clint giving time to the community at grassroots level.
Shout out to Josh Dove, pro rider for the COLONY BMX team, who not only threw down some mind-numbing moves on his COLONY bike, but also shared his knowledge with younger riders and leading by example.
The atmosphere on the day was fantastic, with the older and more experienced riders welcoming the young kids and beginners, making them feel safe and helping them find their way on the skate park. It was a real testament to the BMX community.
Riders were thrilled with plenty of giveaways from LUX BMX and 3 participants, most new to BMX riding, were the lucky winners of 3 new BMX bikes thank to COLONY.
Heartfelt thanks to Councillor Ryan Murphy who supported the events first proposed by TRACTION in June and recommended them for community grants through the Lord Mayor Suburban Initiatives Fund.
To see more photos from the BMX Jam, head to @tractionbuilds on Facebook (click HERE) and check out the complete set of shots at https://photos.app.goo.gl/MnwqGxp7VUvN6US77
COMMUNITY EVENT BY TRACTION, featuring LUX BMX and COLONY, supported by The Lord Mayor's Suburban Initiative Fund