Mountain Bike Wagga president David Reid says the city's cycling groups are prepared to wait as long as it takes for the multi-million dollar cycling complex at Pomingalarna Reserve to be completed to ensure they get "bang for their buck".
After a couple of delays the project took a major step forward after Wagga councillors endorsed a contract for the design and construction of the facility to be finalised with Joss Constructions.
Wagga's five cycling groups have been agitating for the facility for nine years, which eventually got the go-ahead when government funding for the $9.2 million facility was approved.
It is hoped it will be completed by mid next year and will feature an international level BMX track, velodrome with lighting, a criterium track and a cycling education centre.
"We want to get the most bang for our buck. That's why all the cycling clubs got together to form a committee to work with council, so they have people (giving opinions) that's been there and done that," Reid said.
"We've been waiting for it for a few years and it's finally kicked in, it will be interesting to see what the final design is going to be because I think it's changed from the original concept of it all."
"I've been involved with some big events in other parts of Australia and the money they bring in, this venue will help us attract those."
Reid also plans to set up a BMX club in Wagga as soon as possible.
"We haven't got a BMX club in Wagga, I've got to ring up BMX Australia and get it all sorted so I can officiate the BMX racing as well," he said.
"I guarantee you there'll be a club up and running probably by the middle of next year."