For motocross enthusiasts around and beyond the state, Lake Macquarie Motor Bike Club has been a much-loved destination for decades – and it came as no surprise when the venue’s confirmation as hosts of round 1 of this year’s MX State Titles thrilled everyone in the motorcycling community.
Scheduled to host round 1 on Saturday March 23 and Sunday March 24, the club last hosted a State Championship in 2020, while it continued to host an eclectic range of Open events between then and now.
A Rich History
Ever since its inception back in 1976, Lake Macquarie Motor Bike Club has been home to many champion riders including the likes of Chad Reed and Craig Anderson, both of whom have been life members of the club as well. Over the last few decades, the venue has hosted major events like East Coast MX, Summer X, Lakes Memorial Weekend, as well as hosting visiting clubs with their series events.
Unsurprisingly enough, the club notched up two major awards last year at the Motorcycling NSW Awards night, taking home the Club of the Year and Youth Volunteer of the Year. This was preceded in 2022 when the club’s very own Carlie Roberts was named Volunteer of the Year as well as Administrator of the Year at that year’s Motorcycling NSW Awards.
An Upgraded Track & Local Talent to Watch Out For
True to its consistent and successful efforts in providing the best experience for riders and the broader motorcycling community every year, Lake Macquarie Motor Bike Club has undertaken refurbishment over the last year and a half which includes an upgraded track, sign-on, as well as medical facilities. At the upcoming opening round of the MX State Titles, the venue also looks forward to serving its attendees with a canteen that will remain open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with barista-made coffee and a slushie machine.
An attractively challenging track awaits us all this time round, with 40 gates and 1.6km of natural terrain which is sure to suit a wide range of riders across levels and age groups, from beginners to pros. Sharing her excitement and pride about hosting round 1, club president Carlie Roberts said: “The opportunity brings a great deal of prestige and recognition to the club. It’s a chance for us to showcase our venue, facilities, as well as local and national motocross talent.”
“Major events like the State Titles attract a broader audience, allowing our club to engage with the local community and bring people together around a shared passion for motocross. The economic impact is also worth noting, with the spending tendencies of the visitors, riders and spectators sure to benefit the local area,” she added.
Alongside being proud hosts of round 1, Lake Macquarie Motor Bike Club is also exhilarated about its local talent set to feature at the event, particularly among its younger crop of riders like the Burgess brothers (Flynn and Riley), Seth Thomas, Koby Reed among a few.
Entries Currently Open to Ride at Round 1
With round 1 of the MX State Titles coming our way in less than seven weeks from now, entries to ride at the much-awaited weekend is currently open on RiderNet.
More information about round 1 of the 2024 MNSW MX State Titles will be published on MNSW’s social media channels and website in due course of time.