Rising From Disaster - Sand Springs BMX

PULL MagazineOctober 2019

Rising From Disaster - Sand Springs BMX
Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

BMX RACING IS A FAMILY SPORT.

We hear this statement day in and day out, from stories of families traveling the country together to stories of support during hard times. 2019 has been a year in the books for BMX related hardships, however, each hardship has proven how much BMX Racing truly is just that - a Family Sport. After each hardship, it seems that the BMX Racing Family has created the opportunity to excel every time. I use the word “family” because it is so much stronger than the word community.

Prime examples of family support this year include the nation-wide support for the Carson Stoffel family. Tracks in Michigan banded together to make sure that Capitol City BMX in Lansing was able to run an SCR during a track re-boot. It was not just volunteers either - the crew from GTC brought a PA system, computers and even donated all of the awards to make sure the SCR ran and Capitol City could continue. Most recently, Fort Wayne BMX was broken into and had over $5000 of equipment stolen, from quads to the equipment needed to operate the gate – just four days before their largest race of the year. Once again, the BMX Family came through and raised enough to replace everything on such short notice.

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October 2019