Illalong News

  • 17th May, 2017

National BMX Team at age 6

Big things definitely come in small packages! When a little boy, has big dreams on his mind, and a BMX between his legs, anything is possible!

For Year 1 student, Zion Brown, life went a little bit like this…

Step 1: Crawl
Step 2: Walk
Step 3: Ride, without ever having training wheels of course!

Zion’s passion for bikes and BMX was apparent from an early age. At the age of three, he started riding his first real bicycle and refused to have training wheels attached. Later that year, Zion joined the Ashmore BMX Club and never looked back.  Despite his mother’s many attempts to steer Zion towards less thrilling sports, his love for speed and the adventure of BMX is where his heart lays.

Zion Brown’s determination, drive and passion for BMX has earned him a spot on the Australian National BMX Team.  He will represent Australia at the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships in the United States and race in the Sprocket Class for 6-year-old boys.

Rock Hill, South Carolina USA will host the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships from 24– 30 July 2017. The event is expected to bring an estimated 3000 challenge participants from more than 40 countries.

Training twice a week and competing in local races once a week, has helped Zion to consistently finish in the top four spots of all competitions.

Zion’s 1st and 2nd place wins at the Ashore BMX Open Day in 2016, was his first competitive race against other BMX Clubs from the South East Queensland region. The Open Day led to the August 2016 BMX Queensland State Championships, where Zion again received 1st and 2nd place wins.  

March 2017, gave Zion his first trip on an airplane, as he competed in his first international event at the Oceania Continental Championships in Bathurst NSW. The Oceania Confederation include BMX riders from New Zealand, Guam, Fiji and Australia.  Zion placed 3rd for the Oceania Confederation.

Zion’s great results in the 2016 Queensland State Championships and 2017 Oceania Continental Championships, helped prepare him for his first time competing at the 2017 Australian National BMX Championships in Brisbane, where he placed 1st and 4th.

We wish Zion every bit of support as he, at the early age of 6, slides down his helmet and prepares himself to represent our country Australia, at the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships in the United States.



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