Pint-sized pedal-pusher Des'ree Barnes has put Redland Bay on the map after being crowned the world's best female BMX rider under 10 last month.
The nine-year-old was the only Australian female to win a title at this year's World Championships in Birmingham, England, on May 18.
The Year 4 student at Redland Bay State School was one of only two Australians to return from the event with world No1 titles.
The other Australian was Sam Willoughby, who won the elite men's category and qualified for the Olympics.
After a gruelling two days of training and another competing in seven races, Des'ree successfully edged out her main rival, former World Champion America's Leinani Peralta and Japan's Jui Yabuta, who came second.
Des'ree won with a time of 35 seconds.
The World No 1 title is the second for Des'ree in four years and was perfect preparation for the South East Queensland titles in Cooloola on June 23.
Despite her world title at the Olympic-qualifying championships, Des'ree was not competing at the elite level and will have to wait eight years to get a crack at Olympic contention.
BMX Olympic events are held only for elite riders older than 18.
But dad Luke Barnes said he did not expect Des'ree's dedication to BMX riding to wane in the run up to the 2020 Olympics.
He said an Olympic medal would be a dream come true for his daughter, who was thrilled to win the title, her second World Championship.
"She was so excited after winning the final race, she jumped over a cordon, climbed over the stand and bleachers when she saw us," Mr Barnes said.
"All she said was 'Dad, did you see me nearly crash on the second jump?'
"This second World No 1 just goes to show hard work does pay off," Mr Barnes said.
The trip was also special for Mr Barnes, who was crowned World No 2 in the 35 to 39-year-old Men's Cruiser category.