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March 6, 2016 | by  | in News |
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Karori gets down with the cool kids

12,000 cubic-metres of dirt from a Victoria University construction site have been used to build a 400 metre BMX track in Karori.

The soil, originally destined for the tip, was used to construct the foundations of the track.

Built in Ian Galloway Park, the track opened on February 28 and is the largest in the lower North Island. It will be free for the public to use when not occupied by the Capital BMX club for racing and training.

The track was largely self funded by Capital BMX, with the WCC putting in approximately thirty percent ($130,000) of the total costs. Funds were also donated by the The Lion Foundation and New Zealand racing board.

Internationally renowned track designer Brett Barnes planned the design which was built by world class track builders Empire of Dirt.

The track is an International Cycling Union level arena, and is expected to attract high level competition.

 

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