From the parents in charge to the grandparents and relatives in the stands, family influence has kept the wheels turning at Burlington BMX for 35 years.
Thanks to a core group of volunteers supporting Track Operator Paul Constantino, Burlington has seen a spike in interest and rider turnout in recent years. From 2017 to 2019, the track’s membership has grown exponentially, swelling from 60 to 152 riders – an increase of nearly 250 percent.
Effective membership drives, rider clinics, racing leagues and social media initiatives have certainly helped pique interest. As a result, today’s weekday practices regularly outdraw the track’s race day turnout from just three years ago. Even the track’s impromptu January racing series – thanks, good weather! – averaged nearly 30 motos of riders anxious to put in winter laps. (It was great to see so many Burlington riders turn those laps into podiums at the 2020 Blue Ridge Nationals in Virginia.)
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GOLD CUP NORTH CENTRAL
If there is one good thing about this year’s Covid closures of states and counties, it is that tracks that might not normally have gotten a shot at hosting a National or Gold Cup event, were now given that opportunity.
2ND COMING USA BMX STOPS IN NEBRASKA ...AGAIN.
GOLD CUP SOUTHEAST
This year the DK Bicycles Gold Cup South East Finals were held at one of the fastest BMX tracks in Alabama - Circle City BMX, in Dothan. If trying to claim one of the coveted Gold Cup Plates brought you to Circle City BMX for your first time you might have been surprised when you first saw the track layout.
GOLD CUP SOUTHWEST
When you roll into the local Quiktrip and one of Tucson’s finest looks at your shirt and asks if you know Corben Sharrah, you can only be in one city in America. Often coined as the loudest city in BMX, it doesn’t matter if there is a single fan or a gaggle of Tucsonans, they know how to bring the energy.
GOLD CUP NORTHEAST
With all of the uncertainty in event planning this year, it was not a huge surprise that the DK Bicycles North East Gold Cup Finals shifted locations somewhat last minute. We were very lucky to have it and at a great location, Akron BMX in Akron, Ohio. The Big Red Truck was last here for the 2018 North East Gold Cup Finals, and the track is located in a pretty incredible location.
FALL CLASSIC NATIONALS
JUST OVER THE UTAH BORDER WE’D FIND THE WEST’S LAST STAND FOR 2020
It might not have been LaborDay, but the BMX world was anxious to finally return to the longtime Louisville tradition. ...and it was well worth the wait!
1998 HARO Monocque
“Captain America” ShowBike Custom painted by Troy Lee.
HOW TO GROW THE SPORT OF BMX RACING
Are you interested in starting a new track?
SECOND TIMES A CHARM
It just seems like yesterday that we were in Rock Hill for the Carolina Nationals and here we are again.
LINDA HAMILTON SHATTERED BY TRAGIC LOSS OF TWIN
TERMINATOR” star Linda Hamilton has been left reeling by the sad and sudden death of her identical twin sister, according to sources.
HOSPITALS TURN TO ONLINE MATCHMAKERS TO SWAP SUPPLIES
Facing shortages of protective equipment, two New England hospital systems tried the latest twist in internet matchmaking: online swap meets.
A UNIQUE RESCUE
This couple refurbished an “obsolete” duplex dwelling, built-in 1899 as factory-worker housing.
The Bitter Truth
Whiskey bitters became an elixir for women on the frontier.
The awkward art of acting English
Diffidence, restraint, over-politeness... Robert Bathurst, the modern master of playing Englishmen, salutes the craft of his heroes
Lie back in a LUXURY BATH
SLEEK SHAPES, MIXED MATERIALS AND SIZES FOR ALL SPACES – THESE BATHING BEAUTIES ARE MADE FOR INDULGENT SOAKS. JUST ADD BUBBLES…