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The fourth round of the 2020 BMX Australia National Series will make its way to the Lake Macquarie BMX Club in Argenton on August 8 for a one-day spectacle featuring some of the country’s best riders.

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The five round series will begin in Victoria’s Shepparton in January before heading to Nerang on the Gold Coast in February, the nation’s capital in April and the NSW club, two hours north of Sydney, in August.

The penultimate round of the series will attract riders from all around the country in a bid to compete on the national stage and earn valuable points before the series finale at The Cove in Adelaide’s Hallett Cove on October 24.

This year, the NSW round at Sydney Olympic Park recorded over 600 riders, the largest number of participants at a 2019 national series round and is the frontrunner once again to hold the most in 2020.

Riders of all abilities and as young as 5-years old through to 50+ will line up on the gate in their respective classes in the event that features not only competitive racing, but is also a celebration of BMX in Australia.

Capturing the spotlight will be the country’s fastest male and female riders who will compete in the superclass categories.

Lake Macquarie’s Nathaniel Rodway will look to use his home track advantage when he takes on his fellow elite riders in a blockbuster bout, while NSW’s female contingent show off their skills too.

BMX Australia’s CEO Martin Shaw said he is excited to finally announce the full national series schedule for 2020 and looking forward to another year of racing.

“We are very pleased to have the full national series schedule announced for the BMXA community,” Shaw said.

“The Lake Macquarie BMX track will be a fantastic venue to showcase the talent in not only the state, but the country and will no doubt be a memorable experience for those who attend.

“The national series is an event that caters for not only the elite rider but the rank and file competitor too. Whether you plan on competing in one round or five, or somewhere in between, we welcome you to enter the national series and come along and enjoy the fun.”

Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said the BMX Australia National Series event attracts a large number of competitors, sporting enthusiasts, support staff and visitors to Lake Macquarie City, bringing benefits for small businesses and local communities.

“We have a strong offering of active sports tourism and cultural experiences that inspire and delight. Whatever your interest, Lake Mac is a place of excitement and adventure, and events like these are important for City tourism and economic development,” Cr Fraser said.

“We can’t wait to welcome the competitors and spectators to Lake Macquarie, and I wish all the riders the very best of luck for the 2020 season.”

 2020 BMX Australia National Series

  • ROUND 1: January 31 – Shepparton BMX Club, VIC
  • ROUND 2: February 29 – Nerang BMX Club, QLD
  • ROUND 3: April 25 – Canberra BMX Club, ACT
  • ROUND 4: August 8 – Lake Macquarie BMX Club, NSW
  • ROUND 5: October 24 – The Cove BMX Club, SA