2023 Iowa BMX State Championship
Des Moines’s nationally sanctioned non-profit BMX track is hosting the Iowa State Championship Finals for Bicycle Motocross (also known as BMX). The event is scheduled for Sunday, October 15th, and starts at 10:30AM with race registration and on track practice. Racing will begin shortly after 12:00PM, with the national anthem and riders meeting.
Bicycle racers of all ages - both boys and girls, will compete for the day’s awards as well as the title of Iowa’s State Champion in their age group. The race organizer, 80/35 BMX, and its national sanctioning body - USA BMX, will award all State Champions with number plates, State Championship backpacks and special trophies.
Since January, racers - as young as 2 years old up to over 75, have been competing at tracks around the state, tallying up their best scores to be added to their State Championship Final finish. The racer with the most points in each age and division will earn the title of 2023 Iowa State Champion.
SCHEDULE FOR IOWA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND:
The Iowa State Championship Final weekend kicks off Friday - October 13th and goes thru Sunday, October 15th at the 80/35 BMX track located at 1701 E McKinley Ave, Des Moines.
SPECTATING IS FREE - all weekend.
FRIDAY: Practice from to 6:00PM to 7:00PM, with Racing starting ASAP.
SATURDAY: Practice from 2:30PM to 4:00PM, with Racing starting ASAP.
SUNDAY: Practice from 10:30AM to 12:00PM, with Racing starting ASAP.
BMX Racing is a sport for boys and girls of all ages - from 2 to 75, with three skill levels per age. Up to eight riders speed down the starting hill, maneuvering over dirt obstacles and around banked turns in hopes of winning a trophy for their efforts. On average, each race is a 35 second sprint, with full contact, close-knit racing. The Olympic sport of BMX Racing is exciting for all ages - to either watch or participate. In USA BMX, nobody sits on the bench - and how far you advance in the sport is completely up to the individual as opposed to a team.