Queensland’s newest motocross destination, Motoland, has broken cover on its strategic alliance with the state’s governing body for motorcycle sport and recreation – Motorcycling Queensland.
In a first for motocross in Queensland and one of the first in Australia, a private entity will align with the state controlling body, and a local motocross club, to deliver a world-class motocross destination, in the Motoland ride park, located at the historic Tivoli Raceway site near Ipswich.
The purpose of the alliance is to not only create an incredible facility for the benefit of south-east Queenslanders but also to drive motocross participation and grass-roots competition in the region.
A unique component of the relationship between the three parties is that whilst the facility will open weekly for recreational riders of all skill levels, it will also host racing events, from club-level competition to plans for national and potentially international events in the future.
Traditionally, recreational ‘ride parks’ and motocross clubs, do not coexist in the same location. This unique partnership, a crucial element to Motoland’s mission, according to Founder, Adam Bailey.
“It’s been fantastic to have been able to create such a close relationship with Motorcycling Queensland since we began working on this project a little over 12 months ago. Our mission for Motoland is simple, to create the greatest place on dirt, for riders of all skill levels and their families to enjoy. By aligning with MQ and the Moreton Districts Motocross Club, we’re also able to offer the facility on agreed weekends, for club racing activity, as well as the potential for major competition events in the future.”
“This approach means we’re able to create a complete pathway for riders to get involved in motocross and eventually progress into racing in a safe and inclusive environment, on and off the track, that is unlike any other in the country. We have no doubt Motoland will encourage all forms of participation and can’t wait to open up to the public.” Adam said.
Motorcycling Queensland General Manager – Kim Rowcliffe said the opportunity to align with Motoland and work collaboratively to drive increased participation in motocross riding from a grassroots perspective, is key to their own strategic objectives of driving growth in motocross competition, in Queensland.
“We understand the Motoland vision and have absolute confidence that it aligns with Motorcycling Queensland’s objectives to get more people participating in motorcycling in a safe, controlled and enjoyable environment”.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to get a sneak peek of some of the work that has gone into redeveloping the facility to date, and I know people will be very impressed”.
In addition to three brand new tracks, designed to cater for all skill levels, Motoland’s facilities off the track, promise to be the best in the region. The park will boast multiple raised viewing areas, quality toilets and amenities and a brand new cafe and retail space. Bailey reiterated, that at Motoland, the consumer experience off the track, will be as important as the one on it.
“A key motivator for us is to remove barriers to entry for the sport. Obviously the on-track experience has to be absolutely world-class, but further to that, we must provide an environment that families, friends and partners enjoy coming to, regardless if they’re riding themselves. We can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve been working on!”
Details of Motoland’s operating times, pricing and booking information will be provided in the coming weeks, with an official open day expected to be announced for the early stages of October.
To register for your chance to be one of the first to ride Motoland, go to www.motoland.com.au.