Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

We Can Ride Rain, Hail or Shine

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

We Can Ride Rain, Hail or Shine

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BMX: Recent rain will not spook riders away from Ipswich & West Moreton BMX Club's annual Octoberfest club day.

That is the promise from club president Lee Smith ahead of Saturday's big event.

"We're pretty much all ready to go," Smith said.

"With the new surface we have, there's a few soft patches on the track but we'll have them touched up and ready to go.

"Before we got the new surface, the track would have been destroyed (by the rain). But as it is, our preparation hasn't been hindered too much."

With nearly a fortnight of constant rain, Smith said the club had been particularly cautious with the track just to be safe.

"The track was able, but we didn't ride on it in the off chance it caused some damage," he said.

"If the open day was (last weekend) we probably would have ridden, but it wasn't so we just focused on getting it ready."

Keeping riders off the track may have a positive effect on Saturday's event.

"Everyone will be itching to ride, that's for sure," Smith said. …

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