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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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
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SECOND TIMES A CHARM
It just seems like yesterday that we were in Rock Hill for the Carolina Nationals and here we are again.