Super heroes fly around BMX track
RACING around the track faster than a speeding bullet, 50 bikers checked out the recently re-opened Seaforth BMX track.
For the past two months the small seaside community has been waiting for the track to open after Mackay Regional Council closed it due to safety concerns.
This Saturday, more than 100 members of the community donned a cape, grabbed their bike and headed to the reopened track for a super-hero themed party.
The community enjoyed a picnic and barbecue, while racers buzzed around the track.
Hibiscus Coast Progress and Sports Association president Len Turvey said there were "kids running everywhere”.
He said the new track was being put to the test as "everything from tricycles to adult bikes” whizzed across its surface.
Mr Turvey said the kids were able to enjoy a BMX demonstration by the Walkerston BMX club.
The competition wasn't confined to the track. Isla Hocking, dressed as Batgirl, was awarded the best-dressed superhero.
The bike track reopening was hosted by Mackay Regional Council as part of Bike Week in the Try the Five Campaign.
The new council initiative aims to encourage active lifestyles in the Sugar city after Mackay was given the unflattering title of "fattest city in Queensland” last year.