Proserpine BMX Club held its ‘Rumble for Ronald McDonald’ carnival on Saturday 19 August. The event is held each year in support of Ronald McDonald House and see’s riders and their families travel from across the state to compete in an inspirational weekend full of racing.
Many members of Proserpine BMX Club and their families have utilised the incredible services of the Ronald McDonald House in Cannondale and Airlie Beach over the years. Inevitably leading club volunteers to elect it was time to give a little something back to the organisation.
All money raised by the carnival is donated directly to the Ronald McDonald organisation.
With over 128 nominations and riders visiting from as far as Moranbah, Sarina, Rockhampton and Mackay. Proserpine BMX Club was extremely happy with the scale of this year’s event and what it was able to donate to the cause.
There was an abundance of local riders and local community members that attended the carnival this year, including Proserpine BMX club rider Anthony Pendlebury, who suffered a serious motor bike injury earlier in 2017. The kids were elated to see Pendlebury, who himself was also feeling delighted to be back on his bike at the track.
Pendlebury presented the winners jerseys to the podium finishers from the official 10-11-years boy’s ‘Rumble for Ronald McDonald’ race. Taking out the event was Lincoln Botfield from Centenary Plains BMX Club, followed by Jackson Elliot from Moranbah BMX Club and Harrison Midgely from Island BMX Club.
There were plenty of outstanding performances, with the carnival running races for all ages of riders, all the way from mini wheelers to 50+ men’s cruiser.
A special mention goes out to all of the fantastic carnival sponsors that contributed to the day, including a large number of local Proserpine community stores and services.
BMX Australia would like to congratulate the volunteers, committee members and families from Proserpine BMX club for running such a successful event.
What makes this fundraising effort even more special was the turnaround Proserpine BMX Club has had since being seriously affected by Cyclone Debbie earlier this year.
Despite have their track, canteen and other facilities flooded or destroyed, there was an enormous team effort to completely rebuild the club. Thanks to this they were able to host such an inspirational event.
Proserpine BMX club is back!
If you would like to make a donation to the Ronald McDonald House you can do so by clicking here.