New family-friendly park promises plenty of bundu-bashing action

READY TO RIDE: From left, Jake Miles, Adam Miles, Holly Miles and Lisa Erasmus pose at the entrance to the BOHS Bike Park
Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

Those looking for a more active way to spend their weekends should visit the Beacon Bay Country Club to try out the new BOHS Bike Park.

According to club committee member Claude Miles, work began about seven weeks ago, with Andrew Frommolt as designer.

“We’ve got three different courses: the BMX track, Snake Track and through the bush we’re planning a 5km mountain bike trail,” Miles said.

At the time of writing, club staff were busy clearing the bush to make way for the trail.

“We’ve sold signage to come up with funding to do this.”

WELL BALANCED: Adam Miles pedals ahead at the BOHS Bike Park
Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

While the park was previously free to use, Miles said an “honesty system” was introduced at the weekend where patrons make a donation towards the park’s upkeep when they come out to ride.

The park is part of a larger effort by Beacon Bay Country Club to create a more “family-friendly” venue, said Miles.

“The club’s motivation is to create a family-safe environment where people can come. It’s a family-orientated experience,” he said.

RIDE ON: Jake Miles braves the bike track at the Beacon Bay Country Club
Picture: MATTHEW FIELD

In addition to the bike park, the club is also working on fencing off their premises and will be opening a coffee bar and restaurant in the near future.

Miles said they also planned on partnering with local cycling clubs to organise events once the park is complete.

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