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IRELAND’S BMX TRACKS
Currently Ireland has two BMX Tracks. A full size outdoor one in Ratoath Co. Meath and a fast and tight indoor track in Dublin 10. We are currently working on getting more tracks around the country. If you would like to help us with this please CONTACT US.
We will add more track details as they are completed.
Ratoath BMX Track (outdoor)
Ratoath, Co. Meath
Junction of Fairyhouse Road and the Glascarn Lane
Cherry Orchard BMX (indoor)
Unit 64, Cherry Orchard Industrial Estate, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin 10
There are a few different pots on the boil with regards to new tracks in Ireland at the moment but the guys over at MBW Bike Shop in Tullamore seem to be steaming ahead on a new 305m BMX track. The plan is to also incorporate Trails style jumps between the third and fourth straight which is going to make for some interesting times between the Moto’s and Semi’s.
Plans are a work in progress, more jumps to be added
If your over in Tullamore drop into the guys at MBW Bike store and ask them how the track is coming along … offer them whatever support you can.
Hopefully this time next year we’ll all be over in Tullamore for a round or two of the Irish National Series, we’ll have to get there a day early to play on the Airbag and ride the Indoor bowl. Who would have thought Tullamore may just be BMX central in Ireland …. happy days!
Contact MBW at info [at] mbikeworks [dot] ie or on +353-57-9360474 for more info.
If you, your aunt or your sister twice removed on your dads side have land and some spare cash under the mattress and are smart enough to want to build a BMX Track please get in touch with us HERE, we can help …
Shay McNally and the track volunteers have been busy over the last few weeks at Ratoath BMX, the track is getting some upgrades in preparation for the third round of the 2012 Irish BMX National Race Series.
The main difference you’re going to notice is the first jump on the third straight is gone, well it’s been pushed forward and blended with the second jump so now we have a ‘step up step down’ about 10m from the berm. In theory this is going to open up the third straight a lot, making it faster and a little easier to keep speed for the big doubles just after the new jump.
Those big doubles on the third straight have also been filled in a bit too which means if you don’t jump them you should be able to manual them and maintain speed.
Tom Campbell has been upgrading the start gate, it’s gotten much needed ramps to get rid of the 2″ drop onto the tarmac. I’ve been over these a few times, they make a big difference. Rumour has it that the gate is about to be made stiffer as well.
More spectating room too, the first and third berm’s have been joined at the back to add lots of standing space.
The third National is on Sunday 15th April, with practice on the Saturday.
Sign up details can be found at ratoathbmx.com
You can register on line for the race HERE