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The four-part series on the riders from the Nerang BMX Club left us in awe of the BMX community – here are some reactions from the BMXA family.

Last week, BMXA celebrated four families from the Nerang BMX Club who have had life changing experiences after finding their place at the Gold Coast club.

Their stories are different, but each one has underlying theme which we couldn’t resist sharing with the rest of the country.

No matter their challenges, they found that their BMX club was a resource not only as a place enjoy the sport, but to be a part of a special community.

Their stories were shared and celebrated and the recognition from the BMXA family was overwhelming. Each story sparked wildfire on social media, and we couldn’t help but share the support.

Take a look for yourself.


Our first story followed the Bentley’s.

 Struggling with his sister’s condition, Jensen Bentley found BMX as his little getaway from life. Whenever he touches the track, his thoughts, feelings and emotions would disappear, and he could enjoy being a nine-year-old.

To read the full story – HERE!

A special edition of #TheDirt.
Celebrating everything that is the #BMXAFamily 👇

Posted by BMX Australia on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

This is really special! BMX Australia are producing a 4 part series on four of Nerang’s very special riders, facing some…

Posted by Nerang Bmx on Wednesday, March 20, 2019


The second story followed the Payne’s.

BMX attracts tough riders from all parts of the country and Christian Payne is definitely one of them. Born with cystic fibrosis, Christian was struggling to find his sport. Due to his condition, Christian needs to be kept in excellent health and unfortunately there are days when he is unable to compete.

Dealing with CF himself is tough, but letting his team down is even tougher for the nine-year-old. But as soon as Christian touched the BMX track, he knew it was the place for him.

Read the full story – HERE!

Take a look at how the BMXA community reacted to Christian and his story below.

Part two of the #BMXAFamily series – The Payne family love Nerang Bmx. Here’s why 👇

Posted by BMX Australia on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Here is part 2 of a 4-part series from BMX Australia highlighting the battle some of our youngest riders are facing off…

Posted by Nerang Bmx on Thursday, March 21, 2019


The third chapter told the story of Max Walter.

This story is truly inspiring as a parent and as a rider, the story of Max Walter should be shared and celebrated by all.

Max Walter was born with a very serious condition, Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES), which results in an allergic reaction to almost all ingested foods, causing an inflammation of the small and large intestine.

While Max dealt with his condition, his mother Alex was doing her best to be the best mother she could be.

Yet the ability to let her three-year-old son run wild and free was something she could never let herself do, until she joined the Nerang BMX Club.

Read the full story – HERE!

Part 3 of our #BMXAFamily series of Nerang Bmx tells the story of Max.
This is a MUST read 👉 https://goo.gl/PPJh26

Posted by BMX Australia on Thursday, March 21, 2019

Our very own Mad Max is part 3 of the 4-part series. One of our youngest shredders, and at just 3 Max has fought so hard…

Posted by Nerang Bmx on Thursday, March 21, 2019


The final story in the series tells that of Joshua Hogg.

A little bit older than the other riders in the series, 13-year-old Joshua Hogg joined the Nerang BMX Club in 2017 and has loved every second of his time there. What some people might not know about Joshua is that he has autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ASD/ADHD).

Struggling with social interactions and communication, Joshua was finding it difficult to find his sport after trying a wide variety of team sports and the like. Yet Joshua has found a place at the Nerang BMX Club and his social skills are heading in a positive direction.

Read the full story – HERE!

The final chapter of a very special series – Meet Joshua Hogg and his #BMXAFamily at the Nerang Bmx Club. 👇

Posted by BMX Australia on Sunday, March 24, 2019

Our fourth and final story is here. Josh and his family are a much loved part of our community and we are so proud of…

Posted by Nerang Bmx on Sunday, March 24, 2019


So, there you have it!

BMXA have been very proud to share these special stories and wish the four families all the best in their endeavours.

BUT – we want MORE!

Are you part of a club that has its own stories?

We want to know about them.

Please don’t hesitate to email us at news@bmxaustralia.com.au.

Every person has a story, tell us yours!