The sport of BMX was created by kids, for kids of all ages. Back in the early 1970s, a group of young riders were pretending to be their favorite motorcycle racing heroes by "racing" around a vacant dirt lot, twisting their imaginary throttle while they pedaled their bicycles. Thus, BMX was born.
That desire and vision has evolved into a full-blown Olympic sport in which riders compete on established tracks, elevating themselves to "hero" status. Races are organized according to age group and skill levels, so everyone get the opportunity to compete on a fair level. BMX offers every rider the ability to participate at his or her own pace...NO ONE SITS ON THE BENCH! There are no coaches deciding who gets to play, everyone gets into the action.
LOW COST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
For many families, BMX racing is a weekly ritual. You can choose to come whenever you like, as often as you like, to races, practices & clinics. Everyone is welcome to come out and cheer on the racers, and spectators are usually free! BMX is an affordable, family-oriented sport. It is quite common to see mom, dad, brother and sister ALL racing within their respective classes.
WHO WILL I RACE?
One fundamental aspect of BMX racing is that participants will compete with others their same age and skill level. Unlike other sports, BMX offers three proficiences per age: Novice, Intermediate and Expert. New riders are classified as Novice and, as their ability increases, they will move through the skill levels.
SELF ESTEEM: Builds confidence and teaches kids about setting and reaching goals.
FITNESS: Develops strong minds and bodies.
DISCIPLINE: Helps kids to focus energy in a positive direction.